• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Sculpture

This course covers the casting of objects and clay sculptures into a permanent material such as plaster, resin and cold cast metals. The course will guide students through the entire process of turning a clay model into a solid, lasting sculpture, as well as creating multiple copies of a specific object. Students will be making an appropriate mold type for their subject, such as waste mold or silicon mold. Once the mold is completed, a cast in the chosen material will be done. Finally, depending on the desired look, a patina finish will be applied. Various techniques of finishing and patinas will be explored. For larger-sized sculptures, an extra materials cost may be required. 

Note: Students must bring an existing figure sculpture or object of their own to cast. This course is an appropriate follow-up course to the Figure Sculpture course, or equivalent. Students should focus on 1 project to help ensure that they can complete the whole molding and casting process. However, depending on the project, students may not be able to complete the entire casting/finishing process during this session. Students may use extra materials if desired. In this case, the instructor will keep track of the additional materials/expenses and the office will invoice them.

Spring 2021: 8 Weeks: Tuition: $355 + Materials Fee: $100 = Total: $455

Summer 2021: 8 Weeks: Tuition: $355 + Materials Fee: $100 = $455

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID 19, special policies and regulations will apply. Students must be in agreement with these health and safety regulations and TSA's policies in order to enrol.

Notes: Florian Jacot is a visual artist who has been teaching at the Toronto School of Art since 2009. As well as instructing at TSA, Jacot has been teaching figure sculpture, artistic anatomy, and figurative drawing and painting since 2004 at such schools as Max the Mutt Animation School, Artist 25 Studio, Centennial College and Sheridan College. Jacot works traditionally in fine arts and does freelance work digitally for the film and gaming industries. His work has been exhibited on several occasions in shows and galleries. In 1999, he received an award from The Sculpture Society of Canada for two of his sculptures.
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Defining proper mold type and approach specific to your work
  • Mold-making options: waste molds, rubber molds
  • Casting options: plaster, resin, wax, cement, cold cast metals
  • Patina finishes: sealers, stone & metal finish effects, weathering techniques

Materials to Bring

Please keep your receipts to all purchases incase you need to return any materials.

All materials are provided and covered by the Materials Fee.

Students may wish to bring an apron and their own tools and TSA has a large selection of tools to provide to students but during COVID shared tools will be kept to a minimum. Disinfecting before and after each use is required.