WHEN: 9.30am-4.00pm, Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th March 2019
WHERE: Rosby Mud Hut, 122 Strikes Lane, Eurunderee MUDGEE
COST: $350 Includes basic materials & complementary lunch
TEACHER: Claire Tennant
Spend a truly unique weekend in Mudgee with casting superstar, Claire Tennant, and discover the true meaning of ‘hands on’. During this creative and fun two-day master class you’ll learn all the tricks of the trade needed to create a cast mould of your hands. You’ll also cover the various products available, the health and safety aspects of life casting plus discuss the various mould application techniques, casting materials, and finishing techniques. You’ll study the attributes of plaster, how to pour a set of good casts, limit bubbles and other imperfections, open the moulds without damaging the casts and how to detail the final product. During the workshop you’ll have time to make 2-3 moulds each (depending on the pose and size of your hands), taking home a few new friends and at least one statement piece to admire for years.
Day 1: During the first day you’ll be paired up to apply your life cast moulds in silicone. You’ll then learn how to apply the backing mould in plaster bandage. You and your partner will take turns to prepare the moulds and then all participants will come together to discuss the various casting techniques and materials available, including where to buy them, mix them and accurately pour them for best moulding results. To finish, you’ll cast your hands in plaster of Paris as well as casting some sample pieces to test your patinas on.
Day 2: Day two will focus on finishing techniques, patination and other surface treatments. Participants will open their cured castings for inspection and use the time to clean up any problem areas and patch any bubbles using the tools supplied. You’ll then discuss finishing techniques and applications before using your sample plates to test the various combinations of bases and patinas with a choice of three different finishes and pattinas to apply. At the completion of the workshop you’ll have completed a hand casting with a professional metal-look patina of your choice and take home a truly unique statement piece (or a few) to capture just about anyone’s attention.
This workshop has been carefully curated to ensure the experience is a truly unique and immersive one, one that challenges convention and leaves you feeling inspired to push yourself creatively.
Coinciding with a truly picturesque time to visit Mudgee and the iconic Mudgee Region Food + Drink Trail event, this workshop offers the ultimate wine and food experience. By building a range of other cultural delights into the workshop, Rosby aspires to offer you a truly holistic experience. This includes paddock-to-plate style dining set against a romantic and utterly breathtaking backdrop. You’ll feel very much at one with nature in Rosby’s gorgeously rustic mud hut. Perched upon a hill overlooking the picturesque vineyard, you’ll also be treated to an exclusive wine tasting with the vigneron followed by a walking tour of the vines. Accommodation in Rosby’s charming hilltop guesthouse is an optional addition well worth looking into and will certainly complete this refined country escape.
The workshop caters to all levels of artistic experience, from beginners wanting to try their hand (excuse the pun) at something new and have a bit of fun, to proficient artists. Come alone or bring a few friends, everyone is welcome here at Rosby
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Claire Tennant was carefully handpicked by the team at Rosby. She is a highly experienced and accomplished moulding and casting expert who runs her own business in Sydney. She has been in the industry for nearly 15 years and has worked on a number of feature films in Australia and abroad, as well as with many high-profile artists, advertising campaigns and exhibitions. She predominantly works with visual artists to create and replicate their sculptural works in a variety of materials not limited to bronze, resins, silicones and gypsums.
Claire brings with her a wealth of knowledge and an exceptional learning environment. Her passion for the arts is contagious and her determination to impart knowledge in an engaging, fun, interactive and supportive setting sets her apart. clairetennant.com.au
Things to bring to the life casting workshop:
· 4 x 10L buckets for mixing the products.
· Sun smart/ weather appropriate clothes (preferably ones that can get a little dirty)
For more information contact Kay Norton-Knight 0428 635 993 firstname.lastname@example.org