Making copies of objects has long been a method of making them accessible. But casting objects also allows for the construction of large scale installation and making visible the act of alchemy. In this class, we will make molds and cast objects of your choice in a selection of materials, such as plaster, wax, ice, and non-toxic resins, and study the range of processes available. Through demonstrations, studio time, and creative assignments, you will learn how to make molds, cast them, as well as use these duplicates to make your own sculptural work. Looking at these techniques through both a contemporary fine arts lens, you will walk away with completed personal projects in duplicate.
Marshall Elliott received his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute and BA degrees in Film Studies and English Literature at the University of Colorado. In addition to numerous Bay Area spaces such as The deYoung museum, The Headlands Center for the Arts, City Limits, and the Jules Maeght Gallery, he has shown work in Colorado, Oregon, Chicago, Nebraska, and Puerto Rico. He is an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts and currently lives in Oakland.View Gallery »