Casting in Concrete and Plaster with London Sculpture Workshop



This 2-day workshop is designed to both introduce participants to the methods and processes involved in casting and moulding in plaster and concrete, whilst also encouraging the exploration of experimental mould construction and the possibilities of negative space (the mould) and positive space (the cast).

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Day one Methods and Experimentation Day one will introduce the two main casting materials that we will be using through several quick moulding and casting exercises including making relief panels from clay and sketch moulds from plastic sheet/cardboard. We will follow this up by exploring colouring through making bowl forms to also understand reinforcement of plaster to enable it be cast hollow. We will end the day with by discussing possible personal projects for the following day and other techniques that participants might wish to see demonstrated. Day 2 Personal Project and Extrapolation The second day is an open-ended exploration of the techniques learnt on day one through the development of a small personal project. The tutor will be on hand to assist and go over techniques explored on the first day and offer advice and possible routes for development. There will also be small demonstrations of various forms of finishing plaster and concrete and discussions focused on where best to use each material and alternative materials and methods. Please feel free to bring material to experiment with for mould making and casting into.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts


London Sculpture Workshop (LSW) is a not for profit CIC and artist led maker space, founded in 2012 by graduates from The Royal College of Art (RCA) and The Slade School of Fine Art as an open access sculpture workshop with a short course programme. LSW was founded to meet the need for accessible, inclusive, affordable, high-quality facilities for anyone who wants to make in 3D.

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London Sculpture Workshop, Unit 0, Mellish Industrial Estate, Harrington Way, LONDON, Greater London, SE18 5NR