SAMANTHA DICKIE: Paper-Plaster Mold Making

July 1 - July 2




SAMANTHA DICKIE: Paper-Plaster Mold Making

This course explores the potential of using molds as a tool with endless applications for functional work, sculptural work, and large-scale work. Students will learn how to make plaster molds with paper fiber to increase the strength and decrease the weight of each mold. The workshop will be a hands-on approach by making numerous 1-piece and 2-piece plaster molds from solid clay forms that will be made in session. Discussion and demonstration of using molds in multiple ways from slip casting to press-molding, texturing, altering and multiplying will be explored. More experienced mold making students will be invited to experiment with more complicated multi-component molds.

Course Fee: $280      Supply Fee: $20       Student Supply List: DICKIE_StudentSupplies2017
Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks, Prices include all applicable taxes.

Samantha Dickie is a contemporary ceramic artist, focused on abstract sculpture and public installation. Her work explores visual narratives of the geographies of space, physical topographies, personal identity, movement and stillness. Employing various techniques in hand-building, mold-making, and wheel-throwing, her work preserves the raw, visceral quality of clay with textural surfaces on simple organic forms in multiples, or in large-scale. She has been awarded project grants from Canada Council, BC Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Yukon Arts Fund for projects that have been exhibited in public galleries across Western Canada. In addition to her studio in Victoria, her favorite place to work is when attending artist residencies nationally and abroad.


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  • Accommodations

    Staying on campus is recommended to fully experience a creative immersion. All rooms are set up in a dorm style with four beds, each with a desk and closet space, on the same floor as a central washroom with shower facilities. Rooms are available in double or quad occupancy and you have an option to request a specific roommate. Please contact the MISSA office if you have any special requests.  Accommodation costs include breakfast and dinner and lunch and two snack breaks are included in your course fees. See the Accommodation page for more details.

    • 125 $
    • 206 $

    We will do our best to accommodate your preference, but space will be based on availability.

    To inquire about friday night double occupancy accommodations please fill out the notes during checkout or contact the MISSA office.

    We will try to accommodate your preference but placement will depend upon space available.

    If you are sharing a quadruple occupancy and desire more than one shared occupant please list in order for both name and workshop and separate with a comma.

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