• 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. 


6 Weeks: Base Tuition: $290 + Materials Fee: $75 = Total: $365

Notes: 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 ensure they get through the whole molding and casting process. Students may use extra materials if desired; the instructor will keep track and office will invoice them.
* 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

All materials provided and covered by Materials Fee. Students may wish to bring an apron and their own tools, but TSA has a large selection of tools to provide to students.