Mould Making Level 1

Where: FSAS Sculpture Workshop
When: Friday 10th & Saturday 11th May
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Cost: €200

Over this two-day workshop participants will be introduced to the various stages and materials used in the mould making process. The workshop will start with the basics, beginning with demonstration of making a two-piece plaster mould. Following this, participants will be introduced to using silicone rubber and more advanced techniques for mould making. No experience of mould making is required. All materials will be provided.

Please note: spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book a place, please email:

Mould Making Level 2

Where: FSAS Sculpture Workshop
When: Friday 24th & Saturday 25th May
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Cost: €200

This two-day course builds on the experience of the previous workshop (Level 1) by focusing on the process of mould making and casting objects in various materials. More advanced mould making processes will be discussed and demonstrated. There will be an opportunity to discuss and cast in different materials such as plaster, wax, jesmonite, and various resins. All materials will be provided.

Please note: You must have completed Level 1 to take part in the Level 2 course.

To book a place, please contact

Welding Fabrication (Beginners)

This two-day welding course is designed to introduce participants to different welding processes including Arc, MIG and TIG. It will focus on health and safety practice, basic welding joints and fabrication. Participants will work through set or designed projects, articulating responses from concept, design to realisation. The course is aimed for beginners and no experience is required.

Mick O’Hara is an artist and a lecturer in Fine Art at TUD. He was also the Workshop Manager of Firestation Artists Studios from 2014-2021. He has spent the last two decades working as both as a technician, manager and educator across a variety of arts organisations and businesses including Bronze Art Foundry, Leitrim Sculpture Centre and National Sculpture Factory.

To book your place on this course email Places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Sculptural Skills Courses: Mould Making Level 1 & 2

Upcoming in-person workshops at Fire Station Artists’ Studios: Mould Making Level 1 & 2 with Ciaran Patterson

FSAS is pleased to announce the Sculptural Skills Courses: Level 1 & 2 Mould Making with Ciaran Patterson. Each course will take place in-person at the Fire Station Artists’ Studios Sculpture Workshop, at 9-11 Lower Buckingham Street, Dublin 1, D01 R6P3.

Ciaran Patterson studied Model-making and Special Effects in IADT. He has worked extensively in the bronze casting profession for more than twenty years, both in Ireland and Australia. Ciaran has experience in making large moulds in a variety of materials, including silicone rubber, plaster, fibreglass, and ceramic shell. He currently works at Bronze Art Fine Art Foundry, where he specialises in mould making, wax work and patination. Ciaran is a visiting Lecturer at NCAD, teaching patination techniques in the bronze casting evening class.

Please note: spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book a place please email:

Mould Making Level 1

Ciaran Patterson  / Bronze Art



Mick O’Hara IE

15-16 July

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