Time & Location
Mar 15, 2020, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
HOBA Gallery, Louisville, KY, USA
About the event
Lifecasting is the process of creating a three-dimensional copy of a living human body, through the use of molding and casting techniques. This 4 hour work shop will cover, from start to finish, how to create cost effective molds with reusable, skin safe, materials!
The class will cover:
A quick overview of different approaches to lifecasting Where to purchase the materials needed for lifecasting
A demonstration on how to use Flexwax 120 to create molds
The opportunity to create your own lifecast mold of your hand
Procedures for casting a finished mold in plaster
Students will have the opportunity to create their very own lifecast piece to take home with them!
This workshop focuses specifically on Felxwax 120 as a mold making material. Wax is an extremely cost-effective mold making material because once you are done casting a mold you can simply melt the wax down and reuse it! Flexwax doesn't contain any harsh chemicals and is as safe as a spa paraffin dip! The process does involve dipping you hand into hot wax, so if you are particularly sensitive to heat this may not be the best process for you.
The class will be taught by Lauren Bader, art director at HOBA House. Lauren has her MFA in sculpture. Her thesis work included many forms of life casting and she has done multiple demonstrations of this process in an academic setting.