Introduction to Casting & Casting Techniques

Introduction to Casting & Casting Techniques

This course is dedicated to all things casting and the various techniques to get you started on your way to replicating your sculptures in a permanent material.

You will learn about the difference between gypsum cements and resin, and the various options in each category; I will show you the difference between solid and slush casting and how to clean up and repair a resin cast to make it ready to be primed and painted.

There is one episode solely dedicated to cold casting, a special casting technique involving real metal powder, and I will explain what vacuum degassing and pressure casting are, how they can help you to get a bubble free resin cast, and some general measures to take to avoid running into problems along the way.

Overview

Casting in Various Materials

You will learn about various gypsum cements and their properties, as well as some types of resin and how to cast these mediums to create permanent replicas of your original clay sculpture. The resin casting techniques demonstrated are solid, slush and cold casting. You will also learn about the materials and techniques you need to repair a resin cast, and what to do to avoid problems when casting in resin.

This course is dedicated to all things casting and the various techniques to get you started on your way to replicating your sculptures in a permanent material.

You will learn about the difference between gypsum cements and resin, and the various options in each category; I will show you the difference between solid and slush casting and how to clean up and repair a resin cast to make it ready to be primed and painted.

There is one episode solely dedicated to cold casting, a special casting technique involving real metal powder, and I will explain what vacuum degassing and pressure casting are, how they can help you to get a bubble free resin cast, and some general measures to take to avoid running into problems along the way.

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