Prosthetic Processes: Introduction to Casting

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Learn how to create and cast unique molds using silicone and alginate in this two day intensive. Each class participant will work with the instructor to identify the appropriate materials and techniques for their own project, and will work over the course of two days to realize that vision.

This class serves as an introduction to casting and an initiative to radically reimagine human embodiment. It will include a brief survey of ‘prosthetics’ within creative, medical, and engineering fields, life casting demonstrations and recommended readings. While student projects may fall outside this frame, all are invited to duplicate, substitute and fabricate new landscapes for the body and rethink ways in which our bodies can exist beyond the limits of our skin.

Price: $175

Audience: Open to all adults regardless of sculpture experience.

Materials: Class participants will have access to a limited supply of materials and will work with the instructor to identify the appropriate additional materials for their individual project.

Jes Fan is a Brooklyn based artist from Hong Kong/ Canada. Fan’s practice is based on a material inquiry into otherness as it relates to identity politics. They received a BFA in Glass from Rhode Island School of Design. Fan is the recipient of various fellowships and residencies, such as Pioneer Works Artist Residency, Edward and Sally Van Lier Fellowship at Museum of Arts and Design, CCGA Fellowship at Wheaton Arts, and John A. Chironna Memorial Award at RISD. Fan has exhibited in the United States and internationally. Selected solo exhibitions include No Clearance in Niche at Museum of Arts and Design (New York), Ot(her) at Brown University (Providence).