Mold-Making and Casting is a process that has been used by artists and industry for hundreds of years to replicate objects from life or to transform an object into a different material. In this four-week exploration, students will learn how to make one part and multipart molds to replicate everyday objects, their own sculpture, or even their body parts. Some of the materials we will be experimenting with in the class include rubber, plastic, foam, wax, alginate, and plaster. Students should be ready to get their hands dirty trying all the techniques and processes they are shown!
The goal of the class is for students to come away with a few new castings of their own design and armed with the knowledge required to continue doing mold-making and casting on their own.
All tools and materials will be provided by the instructor. Materials fee is $50 per student and is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
Kat Ely studied glass at Massachusetts College of Art and has since worked as a mold-maker for a number of different artists. She currently co-owns a design and fabrication business that uses mold making and casting to produce plastic and rubber prototypes for customers. In any free time she continues to make her own work using glass, metal, wood, and resin.
Session 1: Tuesday, November 6, 7-9:30PM
Session 2: Tuesday, November 13, 7-9:30PM
Session 3: Tuesday, November 20, 7-9:30PM
Session 4: Tuesday, November 27, 7-9:30PM
When & Where
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.