Materializing Design | Creative Formwork + Casting Party

April 7 to 14, 2022, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Goldsmith Hall
Concrete Cast Model

The Materials Lab concluded the ‘Materializing Design’ series for 2021-2022 as  students to participated in a two-part workshop. This two-part workshop consisted of a Creative Formwork Demonstration followed by a Casting Party!

In Part One on the workshop, Materials Lab staff led an in-person demonstration covering formwork construction for cast objects at the model scale. Participants were able to using a variety of common materials in creative ways to construct formwork to cast objects in Part Two of the workshop.

In Part Two, participants were supplied with concrete and plaster to cast objects at model scale with their own formwork constructed in Part One. Participants learned techniques to mix and pour concrete while also exploring different manipulations of casting mixes to achieve a range of finishes.