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MOLD MAKING & CASTING CLASS

Mold Making & Casting Class
MOLD MAKING & CASTING CLASS

MOLD MAKING & CASTING CLASS

6 Lessons

15,144 Enrolled

Beginner Level

Welcome to the infinite world of Mold Making & Casting!

In this class, you'll learn how to make easy molds that will allow you to cast multiples of virtually any object – including 3D prints – in a variety of materials, like soap, plaster, chocolate, crayon, resin, metal, and more!

In this introductory class, you’ll gain a solid foundation of fundamental techniques that will empower you to tackle almost any mold making project.

You'll learn what undercuts are and how to recognize them on your models, determine what kind of mold and mold material to use, how to build and properly seal mold walls, and how to cast in numerous materials.

It may seem daunting, but I’m a product designer and ceramicist who has been making molds for over 15 years, and I'll be with you every step of the way. I look forward to teaching you how to cast your way to a customized world!

Class Author:Paige Russell

Made in Canada, I grew up crafting, making, and baking. Out of this love for designing and creating, I pursued a BFA in Product Design from Parsons School of Design in NYC. Since then I've done work for Martha Stewart Living, Sunset Magazine, Fossil, Crate & Barrel, and my own ceramic design company. I now have the most fun ever as a full time content creator for instructables.com, making a wide range of projects from food recipes to furniture. You can check out all my Instructables here and my ceramic work here.

Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction to Mold Making & Casting

In this foundation lesson, you'll be introduced to the basics of the mold making and casting process.

Lesson 2: Tools & Supplies

What's in a mold maker's tool box? You'll find out in this lesson!

Lesson 3: Simple One Part Mold

Learn to make the simplest kind of mold - an open faced one part mold. This type of mold is used for 'relief' style models that have a flat back and no undercuts.

Lesson 4: Flexible Block Molds

Flexible block molds are the jam! I'll show you how to make two versions of this incredibly versatile one part mold for two different kinds of models.

Lesson 5: Two Part Molds

While flexible block molds will work for many different types of models, there are a few shapes that require a two part mold. I'll tell you what those shapes are and show you the two part mold ropes!

Lesson 6: What's Next?

Now that you have a grasp of mold making and casting fundamentals, where should you go next to develop those skills even further? I'll tell you in this graduation lesson!

Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!