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Sculpture: Making Mould Cast – A Beginners Introduction

Malahide Community School Adult Education


Sculpture: Making Mould Cast – A Beginners Introduction

Course Description:

A beginners step by step introduction to the art of sculpture and mould making.

Dive into the captivating world of sculpture as you are guided through each step of the process. From shaping clay into forms inspired by the wonders of the natural world, to learning the art of pouring plaster to create moulds. This course is designed for beginners who would like to develop an interest in three-dimensional expression.

Students will develop an artistic appreciation as they explore various finishes, whether it’s adding vibrant colour washes or embracing the beauty of plain plaster. Students will enhance their sculptures by perfecting the art of presentation, discovering how to mount their creations on wooden blocks. If you’re looking to explore a new medium, this course offers an enriching experience for anyone eager to unleash their creativity.

Course Day & Time: Monday evening 7.30 – 9.30

Start Date: 16/09/24

Cost: €140 (Please Note:  The price includes all materials for this course. This includes Buff Stoneware clay, Fine Casting Plaster, Reeves Gouache set of 12 paints, 3 Paintbrushes, varnish & woodblocks) 

Course Format: In class with tutor (Maximum of 10 students)

Duration: 10 weeks

Enrolment: You can enrol online through our website by clicking on the Easy Payments Plus button. Enrolment will open on Monday the 12th of August at 11am. 

Tutor: Sharon Belton

Drawing from her diverse background in sculpture, photography and education, Sharon Belton is passionate about inspiring creativity in individuals of all levels. Having studied Fine Art and Design at Dublin Institute of Technology, Sharon has shared her knowledge and skills at various secondary schools and institutions. Sharon’s skill set encompasses a wide range of techniques, from mould making using silicone and plaster, to casting in jesmonite and plaster. Her work has been featured in exhibitions such as the Royal Hibernian Academy and the Sculpture in Context at the Botanic Gardens.

Sharon maintains an online presence through her professional website and Instagram.

College Name Malahide Community School Adult Education
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Sculpture
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Co. Dublin
Course Start Date 16th September 2024
Course Fee €140 ( This includes all materials for the course)
Course Duration 10 weeks
Course Times Monday Evening 7.30 - 9.30pm
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