Designing Mold Systems – S10W03-20

Date: Aug 03 - 14, 2020

Skill Level(s): open to all i

Instructor(s): Jake Weigel

Price Option(s):
$500 — Reduced Tuition Includes $50 Studio Fee (COVID-19 Artist Relief Offer)
$1,025 — Full Price Tuition Includes $50 Studio Fee (For those able to pay at this time)

Students may choose to pay the Reduced Tuition or the Full Price Tuition. Additional need-based scholarships available upon request.


In a world of increased automation, digitally fabricated molds are becoming standard in industry and production, but they also have a place in the art world for their technical and conceptual innovation. This online workshop introduces students to 3D modeling and designing systems for mold-making in Fusion 360, a powerful CAD (computer-aided-design) software for design and engineering. Through video tutorials and live Zoom demonstrations, students gain traction in digital design and learn the basic considerations of mold making. Everyone walks away with unique digital molds ready for 3D printing output. The course will culminate in a project to be 3D printed at Anderson Ranch and mailed to students with shipping and materials covered by the studio fee.


Fusion 360, digital mold making


Jake Weigel is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at California State University, Stanislaus. As a multidisciplinary artist, he focuses on object-making and installation methods. Jake combines traditional media and processes with new technology. He has received numerous grants to research technology in the classroom and exhibits throughout the United States.

Additional Information: This workshop will meet virtually as a group 10:00 – 11:30AM MST Monday, Wednesday, Friday for two weeks with time for one-on-one sessions between 1:00 and 4:00PM every class day. Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from will be used to facilitate the class sessions.

An Anderson Ranch staff member will coordinate the online platform. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

Image Courtesy of Jake Weigel

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