Accumulation: the multiple – S1312-19

Date: Aug 26 - 30, 2019

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Aaron T Stephan & Lauren Fensterstock

Tuition: $975
Studio Fee: $175
Registration Fee: $45


One object can quickly multiply into a field, changing its meaning and implications. In this workshop, students learn to quickly cast multiples of any object for applications in sculpture and installation. Participants investigate the notions of the singular and the plural as well as the original and the copy. Students leave with at least two molds, cast objects and the models and sample components for large-scale installations.

Media & Techniques:

Students make basic plaster and rubber molds and have the opportunity to cast multiples from these molds in variety of materials, including plaster, wax and resin. Other mold-making and casting techniques are discussed and demonstrated. Students also learn basic maquette-making techniques to depict installations.


Activities include lectures and group discussions on: the concepts of the singular and the plural; the original and the copy; and the placement, composition and logistics of installation art. There are daily technical demonstrations on model and mold-making as well as independent work time.


Aaron T Stephan has completed large-scale permanent public commissions across the United States, and has exhibited at Locust Projects, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Portland Museum of Art, California Center for the Arts, ICA at MECA, DUMBO Center for the Arts, and Quint Contemporary. Aaron has held residencies at Skowhegan, Yaddo and Kohler.

Lauren Fensterstock creates elaborate sculptures and installations that explore the evolving history of our relationship to nature. Her work has been the subject of nationwide exhibitions and is represented by Claire Oliver Gallery in New York. She is currently the Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair at the University of Georgia.


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