Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Casting Workshop

The casting workshop I was meant to be holding this weekend has been postponed and moved to my home. It will now be a one day workshop on Monday 27th October 10am - 4pm, please contact me if you are interested in participating. We will be making some jewellery pieces using plaster, clay and paper.

Here is the blurb

Using Plaster to Make Cast Papers

Learn how to design clay pieces for casting in plaster and how to carve plaster to make low relief artworks. Then learn several ways to bring out the best in your pieces with paint and dye. Day one will be spent making a clay maquette and casting it in plaster. Then a slab of plaster will be carved to produce a low relief design which could be used for a book cover or a brooch. Paper will be cast into both pieces and left to dry overnight.

On day two the casts will be dried off completely and either painted or sprayed with paper dyes to pick up the design. More paper casts will be taken and there will be the opportunity to make changes to the casts if needed.

Materials fee $5 per student.

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