Advanced Sculpting and Resin Casting Techniques

Jud Wimhurst is a Kyneton based artist whose practice explores contemporary iconography through subversive sculptural image making. 
Wimhurst is a firm believer in DIY, research and experimentation, which often informs his approach to ideas and is an important part of his practice.  Jud Wimhurst’s obsession with making often leads him to new materials and techniques.  The artist often can be found custom making tools from scratch and experimenting with media to do a specific job.
Conceptually Jud Wimhurst’s sculptures are inspired by consumerism, design, pop culture, mortality and humour - and in particular the point of which these themes may meet or intersect.
Recent solo exhibitions include, Gimme Freedom (or gimme death) at Bendigo Art Gallery,  Protection at the La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo, Safe/Secure at [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne and Future Primitive at the 2012 Melbourne Art Fair.
He recently exhibited as a part of The Best of the Best at the National Gallery of Victoria.


Advanced Sculpting and Resin Casting Techniques

Over a period of 6 weeks students will be able to design and build a small scale sculpture, approximately 15cm X 15cm x 15cm or less, using professional grade oil based clay similar to the medium used in the film and special effects industries.  Participants will learn how to make a reusable silicone mould of their sculpture and then finally how to cast a polyurethane resin version of the participants clay sculpture that they can then finish, paint and keep.

In the 6 sessions Jud Wimhurst will be covering:

  • An insight into his practice
  • Materials and techniques
  • Design and concept
  • Construction and modelling techniques
  • Silicone mould making
  • Resin casting
  • Cleaning up casts
  • Finishing techniques

This course is intended for students who have low to moderate sculpture experience (i.e. have worked with clay before).

All materials and tools required will be supplied.

6 evening sessions of 3 hours


March/April sessions

Monday 20th March – 6:30 – 9:30
Monday 27th March – 6:30 – 9:30
Monday 3rdApril – 6:30 – 9:30
Monday 10th April – 6:30 – 9:30
Monday 17th April – 6:30 – 9:30
Monday 24th April – 6:30 – 9:30

Cost :
$699 per student

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