Silicone: moulding technique and reproduction
This course is technically oriented and shows how a mould is made with silicone. It consists of two materials, silicone and a support form made of plaster.
The impression can be used multiple times and is used to reproduce an object or a work. Impressions are made with found objects from which wax objects can be created. At the end of the course, these objects are used to create a wax assemblage.
In this technically oriented course, the basics for moulding with silicone are taught. For this purpose, we create negative moulds from silicone and you will learn the basics of mould making.
With small found objects or your own works, mould divisions are defined and the moulding process is broken down into further manageable work processes.
You can bring personal items with you to the course. These objects are used for viewing and as a basis for discussion, and not necessarily with the production of a negative in mind.
With the two-part silicone mould, it is possible for you to reproduce shapes, objects and individual parts of wax and to combine them playfully in new ways. In this subsequent artistic experiment, new objects and spatial assemblages are created from wax parts.
We try to keep costs for materials as low as possible. However it is necessary on some courses to add a charge for materials. These have to be paid for as and when required. On this course there will be an additional charge of CHF 200 for materials. These include 5000 grams of silicone, plaster ans wax for each course participant.