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Casting & Sculpture in Jesmonite ( Sat & Sun, 9 - 10 July 2022)

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London Sculpture Workshop

Unit 0, First Floor

Harrington Way

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SE18 5NR

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This two day course is an introduction to working with Jesmonite.

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Jesmonite can be used to replicate the appearance and texture of any surface finish, and even the finest of detail. It can mimic the appearance of materials such as stone, wood, leather and fabric. It is strong and durable, can be pigmented to any colour and used to create decorative surface effects.

It is often used as lightweight alternative to stone and concrete. It has become an increasingly popular material widely used by artists, designers and prop-makers.

Jesmonite is a brand name for a group of products that have a gypsum base and a water based acrylic resin making it kinder to the environment than other resins.

This two day course will explore the different applications of Jesmonite . You will have the opportunity to work hands on, constructing geometric and curved forms, creating decorative effects using pigment, and you will learn how to replicate other materials and textures using Jesmonite.

Day 1

-Introduction to the material, experimentation with mould making techniques using Polypropylene sheets that can be cut, scored and folded to make geometric and curved moulds relatively quickly that you will cast into.

- You will learn how use Jesmonite pigments, create decorative effects such as Terrazzo and mar- bling, join objects together using Jesmonite and finishing processes.

Day 2

You will learn how to make a simple Silicone mould to mimic another material such as leather, fabric or wood and will learn how to laminate hollow castings with Jesmonite using Thixotrope and Quadaxial glass reinforcement.

You are welcome to bring your own silicone moulds to cast into if you wish. Recommended for beginners and those with some experience.

Please wear protective clothing.

Masks, gloves and basic materials for a small size cast are included.

Please note: The cost of the course includes 1kg of jesmonite. Additional jesmonite is available to purchase on the day if required.

Course cost: £295

Course date: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July 2022

Course times: 10am-1pm & 2pm - 4pm

Number of places available: 8

Tutor: Ben Lee (CSM, UCL)

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Is there parking available?

There is free parking available on site.

Is my ticket refundable?

Refunds for courses are not generally offered unless they are requested at least three weeks before the start of the course or in exceptional circumstances.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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London Sculpture Workshop

Unit 0, First Floor

Harrington Way

London

SE18 5NR

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Organiser London Sculpture Workshop

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London Sculpture Workshop is an independent sculpture studio in Woolwich, South East London, located within Thames Side Studios, offering exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making three-dimensional work.

 

Our short course programme covers a wide variety of technical and skill-based processes, taught by practicing artists in superbly equipped workshops. We teach a range of skills including welding, casting, mould making, metal and wood work, ceramics and hot metal practices.

 

London Sculpture Workshop is a not-for-profit, community interested company, established in 2012 by artists Giles Corby and Jessica Mello, trained at Royal College of Art and Slade. LSW has partnered with a number of prestigious organisations including; The British museum, The Crafts Council, CRISIS, The Architecture Association and Oxford Brooke's University. In 2013 and 2014 LSW was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust ‘Artist Run Space Award’ and awarded a grant for our work from the Mayor of London in 2016.

Courses available to book throughout the year.

More information here: http://londonsculptureworkshop.org/

 

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