Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Through short creative projects, the student will become familiar with moldmaking and casting techniques, and understand which types of form can be reproduced with different casting materials and techniques.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 17.08.2020 - 04.09.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Andrew Best-Dunkley, Kaisaleena Halinen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Andrew Best-Dunkley, Kaisaleena Halinen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course concentrates on moldmaking techniques, as well as mold and casting materials.
    Students learn to make molds using a variety of materials and forms, learn one-piece and multi-piece moldmaking, and to perceive which mold and casting material is most suitable for which purpose.
    Depending on the student's project, the following mold techniques are studied
    Single and multiple-use molds from plaster
    Soft molds from silicon
    Alginate mold
    Casting materials such as plaster, concrete, wax, resin and acrylic resin are investigated. In addition two days will be spent working in the glass studios.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Individual and small group discussion and critique. Active participation in classwork. Successful completion of own project.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    3 weeks intensive course. Student is expected to be present during all contact teaching days, as well as complete self-directed tasks.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Provided in class

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Taide Nyt!, Havainto, Studio A, Studio B

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption



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