Classes at The New Flesh Workshop

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR SUMMER WORKSHOPS!

New Flesh offers classes on fabrication for various applications such as electronics, animatronics, mold making, body casting, sculpture and engineering . We are currently hosting all-ages classes for adults and children (when accompanied by a guardian), and will soon be offering a dedicated afters-school program for kids ages 8-18. We provide fun, hands-on, immersive courses geared towards direct experiential learning. We also host private tutoring sessions by appointment for various topics in Fabrication, Science, Art and Biological sciences..

Summer workshops at New Flesh are 3-4 consecutive day intensive courses focused on specific projects. Each class is 3-4 hours depending on the project. Because these are intensive courses we advise all students to  attend all classes. There will be make up days throughout the summer if needed but some projects have time sensitive steps and it may become difficult to catch up with the class. All materials costs are included in the course fees.

Parents and children working as teams to make a single in-class project only pay ONE fee!

Fill out the Registration Form below to sign up for classes. You will receive a separate email with Payment and Terms of Service information once your Registration is processed.

Are you a Tutor looking for a place to teach? Do you have any questions about our courses? Would you like to Volunteer? Contact us at thenewfleshworkshop@gmail.com .

Summer Workshop Projects:

HEAD-AND-SHOULDERS BUST: MOLD AND CASTING,  ANIMATRONIC TENTACLE, LOST WAX METAL CASTING

 

Head-and-Shoulders Bust: Molding and Casting

 In this workshop participants work in pairs to make full head-and-shoulders silicone molds identical to those used for special effects in movies and theater! The mold is then used to make a plaster cast of the students head. This workshop covers mold making materials and techniques, casting methods and plaster carving/finishing. Each participant leaves with a completed plaster bust in their own likeness which can be used for creating prosthetic makeup effects, wearable art or can be displayed on its own! Students also take home their molds which can be used repeatedly to make new castings.

The process of making a full head mold can be physically and psychologically challenging for the participant. We advise any participants with heart conditions, claustrophobia or severe anxiety to consult a medical professional before being molded. Due to these considerations this class is for ages 16 and up and only when accompanied by a guardian.

This class is MESSY! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Class dates & Times:

June 26: 6pm-10pm

June 27: 6pm-9pm

June 28th: 6pm-10pm

Cost: $350

 

Animatronic Tentacle

                Make your own Animatronic Tentacle Puppet!  Participants in this course will create an armature, skin and cable operated control device for an animatronic tentacle. This course covers fabrication of the cable powered tentacle and controller, the sculpt for the skin, molding, latex casting and finishing.

Please let us know if you have a latex allergy as we will be casting with liquid latex!

 This class is MESSY! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

 

Class dates & Times:

July 23rd: 6pm-9pm

July 24th: 6pm-9pm

July 25th: 6pm-9pm

July 26th: 6pm-9pm

Cost: $250

 

 

Lost Wax Metal Casting

          Lost wax casting has been used for millennia to create metal objects using readily available materials. Participants in this course will learn how to create a silicone mold of a small object which will then be cast in wax. That wax mold cast is used to make a special plaster mold called an investment. The wax is then burned out of the investment leaving room to pour in molten metal! This course covers the lost wax process as well as how to pour metal ingots and create a DIY metal casting furnace! All participants should bring several small objects (anything that would fit in a 3in x 3in x 3in cube) to choose from as some objects may be far more difficult to cast than others.

This class is MESSY! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Class dates & Times:

August 21st:  6pm-10pm

August 22nd: 6pm-9pm

August 23rd: 6pm-9pm

August 24th:  6pm-10pm

Cost: $300

 

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