W H A T  A  R E L I E F  !

Our Master-caster Abilu is back this season, bringing her skills to the beginning of Spring with a new and exciting take on relief casting. 


Relief Casting Course 

Starts: Wednesday 14th March 2018

Continues: Wednesday 21st and 28th March 2018 

Course time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Course level : Beginners 

Tutor: Abilu

A superb introduction to multiple casting methods. this super fun experimental course will get you thinking in a multi-dimensional way with fascinating materials!

You'll be learn a 3 part process of relief casting using exciting and innovative mould-making methods to create a clay tile, cast a silicone mould and then use that mould to create repeat casts in Plaster and then finally in Low Melt Alloy Metal.

Guided tuition at each stage of the process to build confidence in working with relief mould-making techniques

Week 1: Clay Tile and Silicone Mould Making

Learn how to engrave, emboss and score and use slip to build up a clay tile as a base for your silicone mould. Work with silicone itself and understand mixing, setting and pouring times to create an initial silicone cast of your tile. 

Week 2: Plaster Casting from Silicone Mould

Develop your knowledge of plaster mixing, pouring and setting times and create repeat casts from your silicone moulds that are clean, crisp and can be re-poured multiple times!

Week 3: Low Melt Metal Casting

Learn how to safely work low- melt metal to create a final cast of from your silicone mould, this time in molten metal. A stunning finish and skills that can easily be re-used at home anytime!

What to expect: A cosy, friendly fully equipt studio setting. Expert tuition and a sense of confidence and independence in your practice.

What to bring: Just yourselves. Aprons, refreshment, biscuits and banter are all available in abundance. 

How to book:

Book online to secure your space. E-vouchers are available on all purchases, just click the gift option at checkout. 

 The three part casting process demonstrated here

The three part casting process demonstrated here

How to find us: Our little Studio is nestled in a little courtyard at the front of the farm. Plenty of parking, toilets etc. No need to bring anything, just yourselves. 

Studio location: Surrey Art School, The Old Dairy,  Dean House Farm, Newdigate, RH5 5DL



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