Casting and mouldmaking project: resin and jesmonite

Course Dates: 04/07/19 - 18/07/19
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Liane Wolf

Learn how to make silicone moulds for casting multiples, in different materials and repeat units. This week-long course is great for those who would like to gain experience with the process of mould making and casting with resin and Jesmonite.


What is the course about?

This coursse is an introduction to the principles of mould making with silicone and casting with resin and Jesmonite. Make moulds from your own designs or found objects, and experiment with colour to produce unique replicas and repeat editions.

What will we cover?

- Make a master.
- Make one part silicone moulds.
- Demoulding.
- Mix and add colour to epoxy resin and Jesmonite.
- Best practice/Health and Safety considerations.
- Finishing - sanding and polishing resin.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Make a master of your own design with modelling materials.
- Make a one part relief and split mould
- Demould castings.
- Mix and add colour to epoxy resin and Jesmonite.
- Best practice/Health and Safety considerations.
- Sand and polish casting.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is for beginners or those who would like an introduction to mould making and working with the casting materials resin and jesmonite.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Through practical demonstrations both to the group and to individuals. Group discussions and feedback are encouraged.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, handouts and for health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

You will be taught by Liane Wolf. Liane is a jewellery designer and maker from Australia, and has a background in Fine Art, majoring in painting at the National Art School in Sydney. She has been making jewellery since 2000 and teaches metalwork, resin, colouring anodised aluminium, silicone mould making and Keum Boo.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Materials are supplied. Feel free to bring small objects or your own designs for casting. All items may not be suitable for casting, but do bring them along for the tutors guidance.

NOTE: For safety reasons open footwear should not be worn in the workshop, rm308. Please wear appropriate footwear and sensible clothing. Aprons and PPE are provided..

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offer a wide range of short and year-long courses in Jewellery design and making, from beginners to advanced, and for professional development.

These courses, from the Summer School or 17-18 Main Programme might be of particular interest to develop what you learned or your outcomes from this course:

VV719 Jewellery production: wax carving, casting and finishing
VV458 Jewellery making: creative cold connections and marvellous mechanisms
VV408 Contemporary Jewellery.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


Book your place

Course Code: VV493

Thu, day, 04 Jul - 18 Jul '19

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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