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Mold Making 101: Body Casting with Plaster & Alginate

at MakerPlace - Moreno Mission

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Moreno Mission
1022 W Morena Blvd Ste H
Btwn Buenos Ave & Sherman St
San Diego, California 92110
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 6

What you'll learn in this crafts class:

This is an introduction to lifecasting class. In this class students will learn how to use alginate, hydrocal, and wax to make single use molds of the face, hands, and other body parts. Using alginate (Algi-Safe, Smooth-On) you can safely cast molds of the skin and body. It reproduces fine detail and makes an excellent temporary mold – good for one or two reproductions of any body part with plaster, wax and many other products.

Class time includes:

A) Instruction regarding SAFETY and materials set up for various casting practices

B) Instructor Demonstration:
  • Mixing and casting with Alginate for appendages and vertical body surfaces.
  • Mixing and pouring plaster(hydrocal) to create a strong and detailed casting out of alginate mold.
  • Heating and pouring wax methods to create solid and hollow wax castings using an alginate or plaster mold that can be used for future lost-wax mold-making and metal casting processes.
C) Student Work Time:
  • Make an Alginate mold of body appendage or instructor approved small object of stuents choice.
  • Use the Alginate mold they made to then make original Plaster Casting to take home and reproduce on their own.
D) Clean Up!

Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork. Our shop can be a little tricky to find so we suggest giving yourself extra time for traffic and parking.

Please wear closed-toe shoes. Some classes will require long hair to be tied back and no loose or baggy clothing.

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We reserve the right to postpone or cancel any course without notice. Attendees may cancel up to 48 hours in advance without penalty. Cancellations up to 24 hours in advance incur no penalty if the minimum number of attendees is maintained. Otherwise, and always in the case of no-shows (except in the cases of medical emergency and family bereavement) a 100% penalty of the tuition (not including materials fees, if any) is levied.


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Mold Making 101: Body Casting with Plaster & Alginate
Reviewed by jacob s. on 7/1/2019
This was my first time here. I had a great time touring the shop. Everyone was very friendly and open to talking about what they were working on. I learned new things about working with plaster and left with a cool hand mold and wax slip casting.

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