Whether it's making a quick 3-D mock-up, a pattern for casting in fiberglass, a lightweight prop or a monumental sculpture, foam is the perfect material. Learn how flexible and rigid foams can be patterned, fabricated, coated and molded. Learn about suppliers, unusual materials and obscure foam facts and techniques.
Each class will focus on a particular set of foam sculpting techniques. Students will practice each technique in class, and will go home with their practice materials.
Students will learn about the arcane world of foam props and sculpture, including how to choose the proper foam, how to shape it, frame it, detail it, coat it and finish it.
There will be a $50 materials fee for practice materials, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
Bob Fields built his first ham-on-rye costume in 1985 and the following year opened Foam Props. He's done 60' dragons and 25,000 over-sized Berry Berry Kix. He's sent 15' goldfish to Osaka, Japan and a 18' Nike sneaker to the Olympics. 25 years later, after finishing a 15' tall high heel shoe for MasterCard, he's wondering if anyone else out there would like to make something weird out of foam?
Session 1: Sunday, January 8, 1-3:30 PM
Session 2: Sunday, January 15, 1-3:30 PM
Session 3: Sunday, January 22, 1-3:30 PM
Session 4: Sunday, January 29, 1-3:30 PM
Session 5: Sunday, February 5, 1-3:30 PM
Session 6: Sunday, February 12, 1-3:30 PM
Session 7: Sunday, February 19, 1-3:30 PM
Session 8: Sunday, February 26, 1-3:30 PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:
* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.
* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.
* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility.
* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.
* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship.