SRL: Casting/Mold Making

Casting, as an integral component of the sculptural process, covers a wide breadth of mediums, processes and concepts. Mold making is used in a wide range of casting processes from traditional to contemporary conceptual ideas both physical and non-physical. The field of casting encompasses time, movement, imprinting, shape alteration, repetition and the transition of one material to another. It can be solid, liquid or somewhere in between. Casting is an interdisciplinary practice employing a variety of materials and techniques used by related programs such as Sculpture, Architecture, Glass, Industrial Design and Ceramics. Casting/Mold making is truly interdisciplinary. The emphasis of this course will be on exploration and experimentation, building concepts through developing skills in casting and mold making. Students will experience a hands-on approach in different types of mold making such as flexible, rigid and sand. There will be lectures and demonstrations covering mold making, form building, pattern making, wax working and non-traditional methods of casting/molding other plastic materials.