New Sculptural Skills Courses: Mould Making Level 1 & 2

5 April, 2024

Level 1: Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May
Level 2: Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May
9:30am – 5:00pm
€200 per course

The Mould Making courses led by Ciaran Patterson are two-day workshops introducing participants to the various stages and materials used in the mould making process.

Level 1 starts with the basics including a demonstration of making a two-piece plaster mould, using silicone rubber and more advanced techniques for mould making. No experience of mould making is required. All materials will be provided.

Level 2 builds on the experience of the previous workshop over two days 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.

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.

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