What’s Included in the 3 Day In-Studio Workshop

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Prenatal belly casting sculptures

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Baby hand and feet impressions

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Mom and baby holding hands

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How to frame in deep shadow box frames

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Understanding framing formats

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Raised Impressions as Medallions

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Group or family castings

Workshop to Create a Business From Home

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How to create prenatal belly casting with models

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Create a mother and child embrace hand casting composition

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How to create raised impression medallions & how to frame

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Create 3D impressions of baby feet and hands

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Learn to assemble castings and picture in a deep shadow box

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Designing and casting a Family or Friends Group sculpture composition

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Receive a Binder with Information to set up your business

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Receive continued support and access weekly webinars

In-Studio Course Breakdown

Day 1

– Prenatal Casting with model
– Two applications – a) small cast with alginate, b) large cast with plaster bandage.
– Plaster bandage design and decoration options.
– How to re-enforce both castings
– How to prepare both sculptures for either wall hanging or standing base
– How to mix 3 min. alginate using proper proportions and water temperature
– What tools and materials to use and where to purchase on going supplies
– Discussion with regard to operating a business from home
– Marketing information, list of wholesalers and ongoing support

Day 2

– Adult hand casting using 3 min. alginate
– Visit from Mom and baby for two hand and two feet casting sculptures.
– Mother and child hand casting composition and method
– How to create Medallion and Free Form castings
– How to create a Group Casting Composition
– How to mix and pour casting stone to create “the positive”
– De-molding your castings – what tools to use – Problem solving discussion
– Create additional samples to take home

Day 3

– Completion of all casting sculptures
– Preparing castings for framing
– What finishes and sealers to use
– Understanding framing techniques and formats developed by Life Casting School of Art
– How to prepare and secure the sculptures in-to the shadow box
– Finishing your frames for presentation
– Understanding acid free mats and why it is important
– Presentation of Certificate of Completion from Life Casting School of Art