In this workshop, the first of our Molding and Casting Workshops Series, you will learn professional techniques to make a platinum silicone mold and a custom colored resin cast. During these three hours, you will:
-- Build an adjustable mold wall to fit your original model
-- Learn how to secure and protect your original model
-- Learn about the different types of silicone available and how to choose the best silicone for your mold
-- Make a mold in platinum silicone rubber
-- Learn about adding pigments and fillers to resin
-- How to prevent imperfections in your cast
-- Make a cast in a silicone mold with liquid plastic resin
You will take home a sample of reusable modeling clay, a platinum silicone mold, and a colored resin cast.
Instructor: Alyssa Ravenwood is an award winning sculptor and owner of Ravenwood Masks. She worked as a special makeup effects artist making sculptures, molds and casts for Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights and PBS' American Experience. Alyssa has been a guest instructor at the J. Paul Getty Villa Museum, Loyola University, Arcata Economic Development Center, and the Brewery Artists Colony.
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