Sculpture and Mouldmaking Course | Sydney Short Courses

Sculpture and Mouldmaking Course

What you'll learn

Learn how to sculpt or create moulds with our sculpture short courses in Sydney!

Learn clay sculpture techniques and mouldmaking processes to create your own masterpiece in clay! In this sculpture and mouldmaking course, you will work on your own project at your own pace. You’ll take home clay techniques in hand building, slab building and clay sculpting.

You may choose to create a one-off piece for kiln firing or create multiples through the mouldmaking process. Moulds can be made of clay, plaster or latex, depending on your desired casting material.

Get a short glimpse of a sculpture and mouldmaking session.

Please note: Raku clay and casting plaster are provided by SCC. If you wish to work with latex, this will need to be purchased by the student after discussing requirements with your teacher on the first night. Firing services are not offered by SCC, but your teacher will assist you with information regarding your nearest community kiln.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this sculpture and mouldmaking course, you should have:

  • gained an understanding of the relationship between subject matter, the dynamics of form, proportion and the correct choice of materials.
  • learned how to model and construct in clay
  • learned how to construct a sculpture in preparation for firing, or
  • learned how to make a mould from clay, latex or plaster or your sculpture
  • learned how to cast into the mould

What will be covered in this sculpture and mouldmaking course?

  • Design and create your own sculpture
  • Learn how to construct a sculpture in preparation for firing, or alternatively,
  • Learn how to mould your sculpture
  • Learn why you would choose a clay, plaster or latex mould
  • Learn about the casting and demoulding process

Who is this sculpture and mouldmaking course for?

This sculpture and mouldmaking course is intended for beginners through to experienced students.

What to bring to class

Please bring to each session:

  • two large garbage bags to cover your work
  • any clay working tools you may have
  • P2 dust mask for working with plaster
  • any ideas you have for a sculpture
  • pencil and paper

Depending on your project, additional materials may be required and will be discussed at the first session (may cost between $20 - $100).

What we provide:

  • One slab of hand-building clay
  • Casting plaster
  • The use of classroom sculpting tools

Additional information

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Clare Nicholson is an exhibiting sculptor and painter. She holds a 1st class PhD (Sculpture), a 1st class Master of Visual Arts degree (Sculpture), an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (Painting)...

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Sculpture and Mouldmaking Course

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