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

  • March    Friday 18 – Saturday 19 –  Sunday – 20    
  • April       Friday   1 –  Saturday  2 –  Sunday – 3 
  • April       Friday  22 – Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 
     Classes are held from 9:30 to 5 pm each day. 

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

Just a note to let you know how very inspired you have made me feel. Your patience, guidance and talent, have opened up my creative side again. Finding you on your website “LifeCasting School of Art” was perfect timing. Your talent has given me the incentive to pursue this new adventure in my life. thank you for opening those doors. I do plan on taking a few more classes with you Gabrielle

– Rosemarie Fenelon

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.