Hard Flex Remix: mold making in various materials – S0304-17

Date: Jun 19 - 23, 2017

Skill Level(s): Open to All i

Instructor(s): Carissa Samaniego

Tuition: $925
Studio Fee: $150
Registration Fee: $45


Explore the fundamentals of mold making and establish a solid foundation for sculpture in the process. This week-long workshop is designed for students with little to no previous mold making experience, but its comprehensive approach ensures a solid understanding of mold making and casting through a dual lens of technical and conceptual possibilities. Explore various methods and processes that are grounded in reproduction, copies and multiples. Investigate negative and positive space, materiality and composite objects. Participate in generous studio time while you receive training and personal guidance from faculty.

Media & Techniques:

Students learn to cast multiple-piece plaster molds to introduce students to diagnostic methods that address mold divisions, undercuts and efficient mold piece assemblage. Flexible urethane molds are used with less traditional casting options, including pourable and brushable methods.


Using a studio workshop format, students create works that utilize replication as a point of departure. Various mold making demonstrations and lectures inform on the production and development of individual projects.


Carissa Samaniego is a Colorado based artist and educator whose work explores the intersection of place and identity. Her creative practice combines craft traditions, experimental sculptural processes, photography, and video. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder and her B.A. from St. Catherine University.


Plaster Mold of Starfish

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