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Sculptural casting training for teachers and educators

Workshop Sculptural casting training at the Institute Arts and Design Education (IADE), 4. November 2023

Key data

ECTS points
Next start
2 December 2023
1 Day
Final application date
Sat, 4.11.2023
Teaching language
German / Englisch
CHF 180.– (artistic material included)
Study mode


Sculptural casting technique, alienation, transformation, metamorphosis. Further education training for secondary and high school arts and design teachers, and art educators.

In this workshop, you will gain insight into the production of negative molds, which are commonly used for reproductions in sculpture or design procceses. Different molding materials such as silicone, vinamold, plaster, or alginate will be presented, and their diverse uses will be shown. Casting materials such as plaster, wax, concrete, polymer plaster, or plastics have different requirements for a mold. Factors such as intended quantity, working situation, and budget must also be considered when creating a negative mold. In the practical part of the workshop, you will create a two-piece mold and cast it in one of the provided materials. This will enable you to apply the basic principle to various other objects, and also educational settings, and deepen your understanding in your own artistic and educational projects.

Institute Arts and Design Education (IADE)

Art and design, and imparting their contents open up new ways of perceiving and shaping the world. Learning in art and design is marked by an intense experience of self-agency and dealing with highly diverse contexts.

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Dreispitz Basel

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Basel Academy of Art and Design Freilager-Platz 1 4142 Münchenstein near Basel
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