What’s Included in the 3 Day In-Studio Workshop

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Prenatal belly casting sculptures

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Baby hand and feet impressions

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Mom and baby holding hands

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How to frame in deep shadow box frames

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Understanding framing formats

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Raised Impressions as Medallions

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Group or family castings

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Workshop Schedule

  • October : 20, 21, 22
  • November : 5, 6, 7
  • November : 15, 16, 17

Workshop to Create a Business From Home

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How to create prenatal belly casting with models

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Create a mother and child embrace hand casting composition

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How to create raised impression medallions & how to frame

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Create 3D impressions of baby feet and hands

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Learn to assemble castings and picture in a deep shadow box

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Designing and casting a Family or Friends Group sculpture composition

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Receive a Binder with Information to set up your business

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Receive continued support and access weekly webinars

In-Studio Course Breakdown

Day 1

– Prenatal Casting with model
– Two applications – a) small cast with alginate, b) large cast with plaster bandage.
– Plaster bandage design and decoration options.
– How to re-enforce both castings
– How to prepare both sculptures for either wall hanging or standing base
– How to mix 3 min. alginate using proper proportions and water temperature
– What tools and materials to use and where to purchase on going supplies
– Discussion with regard to operating a business from home
– Marketing information, list of wholesalers and ongoing support

Day 2

– Adult hand casting using 3 min. alginate
– Visit from Mom and baby for two hand and two feet casting sculptures.
– Mother and child hand casting composition and method
– How to create Medallion and Free Form castings
– How to create a Group Casting Composition
– How to mix and pour casting stone to create “the positive”
– De-molding your castings – what tools to use – Problem solving discussion
– Create additional samples to take home

Day 3

– Completion of all casting sculptures
– Preparing castings for framing
– What finishes and sealers to use
– Understanding framing techniques and formats developed by Life Casting School of Art
– How to prepare and secure the sculptures in-to the shadow box
– Finishing your frames for presentation
– Understanding acid free mats and why it is important
– Presentation of Certificate of Completion from Life Casting School of Art

We have included an optional day to Add to the Workshop – or – to Switch Day 1 for Day 4. Please request more information and details.

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Day 4

Morning Class

  • Glass Effects Baby Feet
  • Working with new mold method from the positive baby foot
  • Product used and safety
  • Mixing proportions
  • Time laps required for setting of rubber
  • Working with resin
  • Coloring resin
  • Creating the positive
  • Tools, materials required for this specialized method
  • Where to purchase products
  • Problem solving
  • Costs and profit margins
  • Marketing information 
  • Binder with printed directions
  • Ongoing support

Afternoon Class

  • Silver Fingerprint Jewelry
  • What is silver clay?
  • Where to purchase necessary materials
  • Preparation method for imprint
  • Shapes and shaping your charm
  • Molds and shaping tools
  • Drying time required
  • Firing methods and supplies
  • Oxidizers and Colorants
  • Using chains, findings
  • Binder with printed directions
  • Ongoing support
  • All tools and supplies are included for the class workshop

Please request more information regarding this option.
Adding the 4th Day will require additional cost.
Substituting Day 1 for Day 4 requires additional materials and therefore an
additional small charge.