Sculptural Skills Courses: Mould Making Level 1 & 2

15 March, 2023

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.

Mould Making Level 1 (April 21/22 – Friday & Saturday)
9:30am – 5:00pm (both days)

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.

Mould Making Level 2 (May 19/20 – Friday & Saturday)
9:30am – 5:00pm (both days)

This two day course builds on the experience of the previous workshop 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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