• 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. 

Please Note: This course will be offered in 2-5 week sessions. If you will be starting the casting process from the beginning, please consider signing up for both sessions, as it typically takes a full 10 weeks or more to complete the process. If you plan to finish a piece started previously, a single 5 class session may be sufficient.

Winter 2021: 5 Weeks: Base Tuition: $264 + Materials Fee: $25.00 = Total: $289

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: 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

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

All materials are provided and covered by 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.