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Sculpture: Casting with Jesmonite (Mixed Level)

Course Description

In this course we will learn how cast in jesmonite using silicone moulds. Leaners will follow a set project to make a jesmonite terrazzo coaster from a prepared mould as well as having the opportunity to make a silicone mould of their choice to cast with. We will also explore colouring jesmonite, relief moulds, two-part moulds and finishing techniques. Students who complete the program will leave with at least two completed casts and a silicone mould so they can keep casting at home.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

All levels welcome

Course Content

In this course we will look at how to cast in jesmonite using Silicone moulds. We will first explore the properties of jesmonite and how to mix, colour and pour it through a set project to make a terrazzo coaster using a prepared silicone mould. After this we will look at a variety of silicone mould making techniques and Leaners will then design and make their own silicone mould to cast from. Finally we will cast from our moulds and will look at finishing techniques. Students who complete the program will take home at least one jesmonite coaster, one Silicone mould and one silicone cast. More advanced students will be permitted to undertake their own jesmonite and silicone projects if considered appropriate by the tutor. However materials, tutor time and studio space are limited, so please contact the tutor prior to the class to check the feasibility of the project. Learners can progress onto develop these skills in either the sculpture studio or mixed ability courses at WMC or other specific casting courses elsewhere.

Teaching and Learning Methods

There is no formal homework, however, your tutor will discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, gigs or websites for you to visit to enrich your study.

Assessment

There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the Creative Arts department. For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work you could consider applying to the Foundation Diploma in Art and design as a Pathway in to Higher Education. Studio courses are for those learners with some subject knowledge or who have been studying the same subject at the college for 3 full years. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
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NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
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