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CAT 003-S18-1 | SCULPTURE: Mold-Making

CAT 003-S18-1 | SCULPTURE: Mold-Making

Mon-Thurs, 6/25-6/28, 8:30AM-12:30PM, Room 502

Maximum Enrollment: 2 LBS

Course Description

Molds are conventionally used in many creative disciplines and manufacturing as a means to make high-quality reproductions; often on a very large scale. But there is another dimension to the mold making process, along with many exciting attendant opportunities, in which meaning can be transposed and transfigured when a form is converted from one material to another. Meaning may be further explored, clarified, or thwarted by way of molding and casting with the introduction of concepts such as sequence, alteration, modification, anomalies, mutations, and deviations. In this workshop, you will sample a variety of mold making and casting processes, including: body-safe alginate molds, silicone block molds, resin casting, and porcelain slip casting. You will learn the tangible skills of how to make several types of molds and how to generate reproductions from them, and hopefully begin to see the potential of the molding process as a framework to create meaning in your work.

TUITION: $130 + FEES: $20
CEUs: 1.2

*This Art Educator course is priced at a reduced rate and no other discounts may be applied.

Ben Asselin 08 is a sculptor and illustrator who has worked for youth electronics designer and toy inventor Bill Goodman, for whom he created prototypes and did proof of concept work. Ben also ran a concept art company called Out For Justice, devoted to writing and developing original concepts for TV animation. Out for Justice also worked with clients to provide character design, animation, storyboards, character maquettes, scripts, web, brochures, and package design. Ben earned his BFA in Sculpture from MECA and currently teaches Moldmaking and 3D Design.


  • any self-hardening casting materials you'd like to experiment with (including edible materials)
  • modeling / sculpting tools
  • sulfur-free plasteline modeling clay
  • clothes you don't mind getting dirty
  • a healthy variety of small found objects you'd like to try to mold and cast (these should fit comfortably within a 12 oz. coffee cup)

This course has reached maximum enrollment.

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