My very first workshop, Introduction to Mold Making and Body Casting, was held at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center yesterday. It went as smoothly as it could and I appreciate the students who chose to spend this Labor Day weekend making molds.
There were six students. Although I wish more people had sign up, it turned out to be a good number. A mold making class where people are constantly walking around and handling powdered materials can get messy quickly.
People expressed a lot of interest in the next workshop--a Halloween class in which the students will make a silicone finger while learning silicone painting techniques. It will be designed as a mixed level class where students who want to learn more can come in earlier for an orientation and hands-on activities. Those who just want to make a finger will have a shorter class and work with pre-measured materials.
I received lots of encouragement to teach this mold making class again. The rest of the year is already filling up quickly but I think next January will be a good time to do this again.