Sculpture: Body Moulding & Casting Workshop

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Learn to sculpt with our Sculpture courses in Sydney.

Experience the fascinating sculptural detail and textures of the human form. In this one-day sculpture workshop, you will learn how to cast small sections of the human body. This workshop is an introduction to skills used often in special effects for film, theatre and photography.

Join this class to learn how to take a mould of a body part in plaster bandage and then cast it in Plaster of Paris. The creamy plaster gets warm as it cures and must cool before de-moulding. Moulds are then prepared with release agents for casting. Recreate your own feet or work with another participant to create hands, arms or sections of the torso. We will then work to refine and finish the body sculpture with different colours and sealants. You’ll take home your finished works, that can then be used in artworks, window displays or in the garden as sculptural elements.

Ideal for

No experience required. Suitable for beginners and students with some experience in sculpture.

Course content

  • Introduction and information on materials and health & safety
  • Audio-visual presentation and practical demonstration
  • Students create body moulds using other students as models
  • Preparation of moulds for casting
  • Casting the moulds, finishing, and sealing

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will have learned how to:

  • create a perfect batch of plaster
  • recognise an undercut in a mould
  • design a successful life cast by avoiding undercuts
  • utilise muslin and plaster to cast sculptural forms from life
  • demonstrate plaster finishing skills

Equipment & resources

All materials and tools supplied.

Please come prepared

  • Please wear old clothes and tie back long hair
  • Closed shoes required
  • You may prefer to bring packed lunch, snacks and water, as choices are limited nearby

Note: Students with sensitive skin may opt not to be a model. If you want to cast someone’s face you may bring them as your model.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Kassandra is an excellent teacher. She has all the skills and knowledge, explains and demonstrates well, but more importantly she created a friendly, supportive, and adventurous environment.

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