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SHORT COURSES INVOLVING MODEL MAKING

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SHORT COURSES IN MODELMAKING

 

BASICS OF MOULDMAKING SEMINARS

Basics of mould making and casting

ABOUT THE COURSE

This full day seminar will cover the basics of mould making and casting. Using slides, videos and demonstrations of various techniques and materials we aim to maximise the learning experience.

Dates:

Seminar Location:

Cost:

Contact martin@benam.co.uk to book your place (places are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis)

 

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Email

t: 44 (0)2087 516521

 

 

SPFX & LIFECASTING

 

ABOUT THE COURSE

Learn How Movie F/X Masters Do It! See How To Create Astonishingly Real Skin Effects.

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Seminar Location:

Cost:

Contact martin@benam.co.uk to book your place (places are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis)

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

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Email

t: 44 (0)2087 516521

 

 

MODELMAKING - AN INTRODUCTION

 

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ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH
Wallisdown
Poole
Dorset
BH12 5HH

ABOUT THE COURSE

An insight into the world of professional modelmaking, where you will discover the processes, materials and techniques used to create amazing models, puppets, sets and props.

Taught by professional modelmakers Gideon Bohannon and Sarah Bohannon, during the course you will have the opportunity to create a different model each week using a number of key skills used by the industry.

You will learn architectural modelmaking, sculpting, mould-making, armature building, casting, prop making, set building, and 3D printing. Working with resins, silicones, plastics and polymer clays the course encourages you to develop your own abilities, culminating in a personal project driven by you.

From props and sets to architectural models, sculpted figures to rubber faces you will be challenged to produce professional models working in a rewarding, fun and vibrant environment.

Seminar Cost: £299 per person.

Further information & booking: website

 

 

MODELMAKING SKILLS FOR DESIGNERS AND ARCHITECTS

Modelmaking Skills for Designers and Architects

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WHERE?

ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH
Wallisdown
Poole
Dorset
BH12 5HH

ABOUT THE COURSE

An intermediate-level course, designed to further your experience of professional modelmaking techniques. This course will build on your basic skills and introduce the approaches and techniques used by professionals.

Alongside practical modelmaking, you will be challenged to engage in ‘Design Thinking’, and to experience the use of modelmaking and prototyping as part of this valuable approach to design.

Taught by Will Strange, a professional modelmaker and senior lecturer in design at AUB, you will be guided through a series of exercises to explore a range of different models.

Each exercise has been designed to build to a portfolio of work that will demonstrate your knowledge and confidence.

From props and sets to architectural models, sculpted figures to rubber faces, you will be challenged to produce professional models working in a rewarding, fun and vibrant environment.

Seminar Cost: £299 per person.

Further information & booking: website

 

 

MODELMAKING TECHNIQUES

David Neat model making short course

COURSE LEADER

David Neat

Course dates:  June 4th - 8th.

ABOUT THE COURSE

David Neat is a professional model-maker with more than 30 years experience in theatre, film, 3D design, architecture and exhibitions. He is a practicing sculptor and a qualified teacher. His book ‘Model-making: Materials and Methods’, a comprehensive, interdisciplinary book on model-making, was published by Crowood Press in 2008 and is fast becoming a teaching standard.’

David’s emphasis in these workshops is on accessible techniques of building, modelling, surfacing and finishing relevant to designers and makers in various disciplines. There is a focus on ‘realism’ in representation, geared more to theatre and film work, but the aim in keeping the course solidly materials-based and covering as many of those as possible in a short course may even stimulate architectural or product model-makers looking for something new. Each session will offer a wealth of information, supported by specially prepared examples and worksheets, and clarified through demonstrations and practical exercises.

Areas covered include: Methods of constructing or shaping with card, plastics and foams; methods of making model furniture; mouldmaking in silicone rubber and casting in polyurethane resin; modelling with soft materials; techniques of soldering (demonstration); scenics, such as plants and trees; various surface/texture treatments and paint finishes.

Materials are provided, and participants need only bring some basic tools. Each will also bring with them their own varied knowledge and talent, making this a valuable opportunity to discuss and compare personal experience. Whether a beginner, or with more of a hobby interest, or a professional seeking more specific guidance…this unique course will help you on your way.

The cost per person will be £330. At present places are limited to just 6, for the most effective teaching and participation. This does however mean that courses do tend to book up quickly!

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

website

Email

t: 07989 474786

 

 

MODELLING, MOULDMAKING & CASTING

 

COURSE LEADER

David Neat

Course dates: TBA
MakeBelieve Arts, Creek Rd SE8 3BT

ABOUT THE COURSE


Participants are asked to bring some small objects for casting with them, fully 3D for 2-part mouldmaking and also simpler one-sided forms (or anyone who prefers can use objects from my own stock of examples). Independent projects may also be accommodated after discussion in advance if they involve the same, or similar, scheduled materials and processes ..i.e. it may be difficult to give them that much separate attention.

We begin by looking at the various mouldmaking options and preparing the 3D objects, culminating later in making both hollow and solid castings. The practical emphasis of the course is on mouldmaking using a standard, general-purpose silicone rubber and then casting in a few of the most commonly used materials .. principally polyurethane resin, casting plaster and polymer-modified plaster ( aka.‘Jesmonite’ ).

We will also look at other mouldmaking materials such as re-meltable Vinamold; liquid latex; life-casting alginate and so-called ‘Oogoo’.

By the third day the moulds are ready to start casting in different materials, including the addition of colourants and fillers, or press-casting in Sculpey and Polymorph. We will also be considering metallic ‘cold casting’ with polyester resin and absorption casting using latex or clay slip. Finally attention is given to methods of painting or patination.

The course is full-time, Monday to Friday, starting at 10.00 and finishing at 5.30 each day. The cost per person is £400 and all practical materials (and a full instructional CD) are included.

DAVID NEAT

More than 25 years experience as a sculptor, model-maker and specialist tutor/lecturer at many of the leading art/design colleges. His other short courses in model-making are much in demand. He is author of the book Model-making: Materials and Methods, published in 2008 and fast becoming a teaching standard.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

website

Email

t: 07989 474786

 

 

Costume and Set Design for 16 - 18 Year OldsUAL: WIMBLEDON

COSTUME AND SET DESIGN FOR 16-18 YEAR OLDS

COURSE LEADER

Jacqui Gunn

Course dates: July 30th - August 3rd (5 days 10am - 4pm)
Cost: £599
Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall Road SW19

ABOUT THE COURSE

Step behind the scenes as you enter the magical world of film and theatre! We will waste no time in getting you experimenting and exploring with a range of materials. Working with an enthusiastic and experienced artist, you will to translate your ideas into sketches, illustrations and small scale models as you find out what goes on behind the scenes to bring characters and settings, magically, to life.

You will have created a scale model supported by sketches and illustrations.

Suitable for students aged 16 – 18 years, with an interest in theatre, film and performance or for those considering further studies in art and design.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

website

Email

t: 020 7514 6311

 

 

CITY LIT

City Lit is London’s largest college for adult students and located close to Covent Garden.

City Lit offers short courses in Model making, Interior design and decoration, decorative surface treatment, garden design and computer aided design (Sketch up Pro, Vectorworks).

DESIGN AND MODEL MAKING

An introduction to three dimensional model making, using a variety of simple materials and techniques to achieve effective 3D models, suitable for architecture, interior design or photographic/ art projects.  This course is for beginners, plus projects for advanced students.

You will be taught by experienced modelmakers, working with London's leading architectural and design practices.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

website

Email

t: 020 7492 2600

 

 

LONDON SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

London Sculpture Workshop offer a number of excellent short courses.

Whether you wish to develop a skill or technique, they offer a range of courses including Ceramics, Casting, Drawing with Steel, Plaster Mould-Making, Wax Modelling, Welding for Artists and many more.

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

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TWO DAY UPHOLSTERY COURSES

Dates: various
Run by: J A Milton

Our upholstery courses are designed both for beginners and the more advanced. Classes are small with 4-6 students and most courses have a tutor plus an assistant to ensure everyone gets time with the tutor but work and learn at their own speed.

The classes take place in our workshop in Ellesmere, Shropshire from around 9:15am until 5pm including a cold buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day. If you would like to come to us for a course we can recommend some of our local accommodation.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

website

t: 01691 624023