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WORKSHOPS AT 4D MODELSHOP

 

 

LIFE CASTING WORKSHOP

 

Life casting workshop

DATE:

Saturday 14th September 9:30 - 17:00

DETAILS:

Learn how to life cast in this full 1 day workshop run by Alchemy Forge FX.

This is a practical course and all materials and equipment will be provided.

Suitable for complete beginners, you will learn how to take a life cast of a face using alginate and plaster bandages and then how to create a plaster positive.

Working in groups of 3, you will experience every aspect of life casting a face. You will take it turns to experience each of the roles:

  • Model: If you plan on life casting other people in the future, we always recommend getting it done yourself so that you can talk them through the experience. This also means you can take home a copy of your own face, ready to create prosthetics/masks onto, or just to have and creep your friends and family out with! *
  • Life caster: This is where you will take the lead (with our assistance) on taking a life cast of the models face.
  • Assistant: This enables you to help with a life cast, whilst also learning and seeing the process from a different angle.

* If you do not want to have a life cast done of yourself, please get in touch ASAP, and we can try to arrange an alternative. If you have a beard/moustache, you will need to shave prior to the life cast. We recommend doing this the night before.

You will leave with:

  • A plaster copy of your own face
  • The knowledge and techniques to life cast others
  • A completion certificate
  • A 15% discount voucher to use in 4D modelshop that day

Please wear old clothes, or bring a change of clothes with you, as the process is extremely messy.

Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

Unfortunately we cannot offer somewhere to eat on site, but we can suggest a few of our favourite places to eat nearby.

Workshop places are limited to ensure you get attentive support and advice.

Tickets are non-refundable due to material cost in preparation for the workshop, however if you do need to cancel, get in touch and we will do our best to reschedule your class or book you onto a future workshop. In the very unlikely event that we need to cancel the workshop, full refunds will be issued.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Alchemy Forge FX

Bookings via Eventbrite: 10th August 14th September

 

LIFE CASTING AND WORKING WITH SILICONE

 

Life casting and working with silicone

DATE:

Saturday 28th September 10:00 - 14:00

DETAILS:

Life Casting Workshop (with a Halloween theme) run by Alchemy Forge FX.

Learn how to life cast and make realistic severed fingers in this half day workshop.

In time for Halloween, why not learn how to make a creepy prop to add to your costume, decorate your home or simply scare your loved ones with? Always wanted to learn life casting? Then get started with the basics and create something spectacularly spooky at the same time.

This is a hands on (pun intended) workshop and each participant will leave with their own severed fingers!

You will learn:

  • How to use Alja-Safe (a Smooth-on product) for basic life casting.
  • How to mix silicone.
  • How to colour silicone to replicate skin.
  • Painting a prosthetic/prop.

You will leave with:

  • Your own PROP severed fingers.
  • The knowledge and techniques to make more silicone props/a knowledge of basic life cast.
  • A completion certificate
  • A 15% discount voucher to use in 4D modelshop that day

You will be taking a cast of your own finger. We feel this is the best way to learn, as you get to experience both sides of the life casting process. However, if you do not want to do this, then please get in touch with us, and we will arrange a model for you to cast from.

The workshops are limited to ensure you get attentive support and advice.

Please note:

All equipment and materials will be provided but please bring/wear old clothes as casting can get messy!

Tea and coffee (as well as Halloween themed snacks) will be available.

Tickets are non-refundable due to material cost in preparation for the workshop, however if you do need to cancel, get in touch and we will do our best to reschedule your class or book you onto a future workshop. In the very unlikely event that we need to cancel the workshop, full refunds will be issued.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Alchemy Forge FX

Bookings via Eventbrite: 14th September

 

MODELMAKING - A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MODEL SCENERY

 

Model-making - A beginners guide to model scenery

DATE:

To be confirmed - if you would like to be notified when the next course is taking place (in 2020), please contact office@modelshop.co.uk

DETAILS:

Learn the basics of model scenery in this 1 day workshop run by Alchemy Forge FX.

The techniques learnt can be applied across different fields; such as railway models, wargame scenery, set design, architecture, dioramas, displays.

We will be using mostly Woodland Scenics - one of the world leading companies for realistic model scenery. All material and equipment will be provided and is included in the price.

You will learn:

  • How to create a landscape
  • How casting techniques can be implemented for model scenery
  • Different methods on how to make model trees
  • How to create water effects
  • How to apply these techniques into different practices.

You will leave with:

  • A small 'diorama' style model (200mm x 200mm)
  • The knowledge and techniques to make more model scenery
  • A completion certificate
  • A 15% discount voucher to use in 4D modelshop that day

Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

Unfortunately we cannot offer somewhere to eat on site, but we can suggest a few of our favourite places to eat nearby.

Workshop places are limited to ensure you get attentive support and advice.

Tickets are non-refundable due to material cost in preparation for the workshop, however if you do need to cancel, get in touch and we will do our best to reschedule your class or book you onto a future workshop. In the very unlikely event that we need to cancel the workshop, full refunds will be issued.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Alchemy Forge FX

News article: March 2019

 

BEGINNERS PROP MAKING - 1 DAY SHIELD WORKSHOP

 

Beginners Prop Making - 1 day Shield Workshop

DATE:

To be confirmed - if you would like to be notified when the next course is taking place (in 2020), please contact office@modelshop.co.uk

DETAILS:

Learn how to make an impressive looking shield from foam in this 1 day course run by Alchemy Forge FX.

This is a hands on workshop and each participant will leave with their own shield, knowledge and techniques to make their next project, a voucher to use in store* and a completion certificate. All materials and equipment will be provided.

You will learn:

  • How to make a pattern for foam props.
  • Gluing foam.
  • Making foam look like different materials, including plastic, leather, metal and wood.
  • Adding details, texture, effects and ageing using a variety of tools.
  • Sealing foam.
  • Painting foam.

You will leave with:

  • A foam shield
  • The knowledge and techniques to make more foam props
  • A completion certificate
  • A 15% discount voucher to use in 4D modelshop that day

The workshops are limited to only 6 students, so you will get full 1 on 1 support and advice.

Please note:

All PPE will be provided but please bring/wear old clothes as prop making can get messy!

Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

Unfortunately we cannot offer somewhere to eat on site, but we can suggest a few of our favourite places to eat nearby.

Tickets are non-refundable due to material cost in preparation for the workshop, however if you do need to cancel, get in touch and we will do our best to reschedule your class or book you onto a future workshop. In the very unlikely event that we need to cancel the workshop, full refunds will be issued.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

 

Alchemy Forge FX

News article: July 2018