Sculpture Class: Body Moulding and Casting

How to make body molds and cast sculptures


Kassandra Bossell

Kassandra Bossell

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

4.6 (7)
5k+

6 hours 5 to 12 label $161


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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will either postpone your booking, or refund you.

Learn how to make body molds and cast sculptures at this fascinating workshop in Sydney.

This class is ideal for both beginners starting out in sculpture, as you will be introduced to the skills used often in special effects for film, theatre and photography and learn hands-on how to cast small sections of the human body. 

This one-day sculpture workshop will begin with taking a mould of a body part in plaster bandage and then casting it in Plaster of Paris. You will then allow the creamy plaster to get warm as it cures and then cool before de-moulding, before preparing the moulds with release agents for casting. You can recreate your own body parts of work with another student to create hands, arms or sections of the torso. To finish off the sculpture, you will refine the piece with different colours and sealants. 

By the end of the class, you can use your sculpture in artworks, window displays or in the garden, and will confidently know how to create a perfect batch of plaster, recognise an undercut in the mould and utilise muslin and plaster to cast sculptural forms from life. This interesting workshop is a must do in Sydney.

Note: Students with sensitive skin may opt not to be a model. If you want to cast someone’s face you may bring them as your model.


Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS 1 day prior to the class

 



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Knowledge Required

Perfect for beginners. 

What you'll get

All materials and tools supplied.

What to bring

 

  • Please wear old clothes and tie back long hair
  • Closed shoes required
  • You may prefer to bring packed lunch, snacks and water, as choices are limited nearby
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon St Rozelle

Your teacher
Kassandra Bossell

Kassandra Bossell

5k+
4.6 stars (62+)

Qualifications

  • Green Card, Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Puppetry for Film and TV, Sydney Film School
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training
  • Master Class in Puppet Making with Phillip Millar, Puppetry Festival, Blackheath
  • Short Course in Art Direction, Australian Film and Television and Radio School
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts, Sydney College of Arts, major in sculpture
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, majors in English literature and German honours
  • Diploma of Art, East Sydney Technical College, ending in a transfer to Sydney College of the Arts, for completion

Experience

Since 2007, Kassandra Bossell has run her own business creating designs, props, models, sculpture, moulds and backdrops on a commissioned basis, for theatre, film, events, museums and festivals. She’s held many other positions including sculpture lecturer at the National Art School, and art teacher at Macquarie University, Chatswood Evening College, Manly Warringah Community College, and Pine St Community Centre.

Kassandra’s extensive experience also includes a five-year involvement as art workshop leader for the Mascon Festival, curator for the Sydney Community College art exhibition in 1997, and manager of The Laughing Museum in 1995.

Achievements

Kassandra’s work has involved sculpture, mould making and props in film, theatre, museums, production companies, events, festivals, puppetry and private commissions. Her creations have appeared in House of Wax, Stealth, Matrix 2, Matrix 3, Gene-X, and Star Wars. Kassandra’s first of many solo exhibitions was held in Germany in 1992.

Other achievements include creating large event-scaled sculptures right through to miniature model-scaled works for the Melbourne Museum, the Powerhouse Museum, Old Parliament House, Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company, and Sydney International Airport.

Kassandra has also worked with several community-based organisations such as Sydney Community College, Greenpeace, Newtown Festival, Amnesty International, Bondi Pavilion, Mascon Festival, Woodford Festival and Mardi Gras.

Teaching Style

Kassandra is relaxed and open-minded about art and the teaching of it. She likes playing music during the classes and delivers structure to those who require it, and the green light to those who need space â€" so it’s about meeting the needs of each individual. Her aim is to establish an open community among her students. She is still learning, too.

Something Unique

Kassandra loves her job.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

4.6 (7)
5k+

Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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