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!
Over the course of four weeks, construct your very own fanciful 16-inch "Mr. Pumpkin Head" while learning how to sculpt, build, pattern, coat and finish different types of foamed plastics.
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. Come out of class with your very own 'Mr. Pumpkin Head' creation and the knowledge and practice to design and create a foam project of your own.
No experience necessary; students must be at least 18 years old.
There will be a $40 materials fee for practice materials, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.
Bob Field 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: Wednesday, March 19, 7:45-10 PM
Session 2: Wednesday, March 26, 7:45-10 PM
Session 3: Wednesday, April 2, 7:45-10 PM
Session 4: Wednesday, April 9, 7:45-10 PM
REFUNDS: We offer full refunds for any class cancellations more than three days in advance of the class start date. After that point refunds are contingent upon the Asylum being able to fill the seat. No refunds whatsoever are offered for same-day cancellations. To request a refund for a class, please fill out this form.
CANCELLATIONS: Your class may be cancelled if too few people register. A decision will be made a few days before the class is scheduled to run, and you will be notified of the cancellation and your registration refunded in full.
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.