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Advanced Sculpting and Resin Casting Techniques


  • Stockroom 98 Piper Street Kyneton, VIC, 3444 Australia (map)

JUD WIMHURST
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 - 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

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Jud Wimhurst’s course Advanced Sculpting and Resin Casting Techniques is an intensive, three day course providing a fascinating insight into an approach to sculpture which incorporates model making and special effects techniques using contemporary industrial media.  Participants will be guided through techniques involved in modelling a small-scale sculpture using oil-based clay.  Jud Wimhurst will then show the learners step-by-step techniques to create a silicone mould, finishing with a cast resin sculpture. 

Advanced Sculpting and Resin Casting Techniques

Over a period of three days students will be able to design and model 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 from which they will cast a plaster version of the clay sculpture that they can then finish, paint and keep.

In the 3 sessions Jud Wimhurst will be covering:

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

Requirements
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.

Duration
3 x days of 5.5 hours each (with a one hour lunch break)

Next session
Friday 3rd November to Sunday 5th November: 10:30am – 5pm (each day)

Cost
$599 per student including materials.

Earlier Event: October 28
Self Portrait Painting
Later Event: November 4
Marathon Drawing