Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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: 6

Schedule: 14.08.2023 - 01.09.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Denise Ziegler, Kaisaleena Halinen

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course concentrates on mold making 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.

    There will be exhibition in the end of the course that will showcase the artworks created during the course.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    3 weeks of very intensive course + exhibition building / critique on 4th week. Student is expected to be present during all contact teaching days, as well as complete self-directed tasks.

    92 h contact teaching, 20h lectures and studio visits, 50h independent work


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Summer
    2023-2024 Summer

    Enrollment :

    Registration for Courses in Sisu.

    Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: 

    Minimum amount of participants is 8 students. Maximum amount of participants is 15 students.