Body Casting as an Art Form
Continuing Education Course
Have you ever wanted an exact copy of your face, head, hands, torso—or a combination—to keep for prosperity? Perhaps you want to create work that would be enhanced with body castings. Through a variety of mold-making techniques and the use of some very unusual materials, the goal of this course is to do just that. We will explore the newest materials in the commercial market for casting the human body, as well as discuss their benefits and hazards. Only safe and non-toxic materials will be used. Demonstration will include casting stones, urethanes, gelatin and silicones. Each student will create a personal or commercial project.
NOTE: This course does not include access to the SVA Sculpture Center outside of class hours.