Complete Plaster Casting Course for the Total Beginner
4.0 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,336 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add Complete Plaster Casting Course for the Total Beginner to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

Complete Plaster Casting Course for the Total Beginner

A-Z Guide to creating amazing statues from casting plaster. All the information you need to launch a career.
4.0 (9 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,336 students enrolled
Created by John Hesnan
Last updated 4/2015
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
5 hours left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Start a lucrative career in Plaster Casting
  • Measure, mix and pour casting plaster into a rubber mould
  • Train others to make beautiful objects using casting plaster with a rubber mould
  • Enjoy a new hobby or career
  • Make and Sell beautiful Statues, figures and many other objects
View Curriculum
Requirements
  • You do not need any previous knowledge or materials to take part in the course
  • Once you have studied the course a few times, you can then purchase the materials
  • All the materials required are listed in the course
Description

This Plaster Casting Course is for the Complete Beginner. It is assumed that you have never cast a statue or figurine from plaster, using a rubber mould. (NOTE: Mould is spelled Mold in some countries) This course is about MAKING MONEY, using Casting Plaster to make statues or other objects; objects that you can sell for a profit in markets, shops or from your house. On completion of the Course, you will have all the information you need to start a career in Plaster Casting (or Moulding). Plaster Casting is a very rewarding and lucrative career and I hope, like me, that you will find great enjoyment doing it. Whether you want to cast the same statue over and over again, or make many different statues, the pleasure and excitement is always there, every time you remove a finished statue from a rubber mould. As a career, you can vary it in many different ways and make it more interesting. For example, you might want to make only small statues for inside a house - or maybe you would like to make a selection of small and large items, - or you might want to make statues and ornaments for outside, - both big and small sizes. Ready-made moulds are available online for every type of statue, figurine and character you can think of. This course will be show you how to cast a small statue nine inches tall, from plaster powder to a statue ready for sale. You can follow this very same process exactly, for any other object you choose. At the end of the course, I will show you how to paint and varnish the statue, once the plaster has dried. When the statue is completed, you can sell it for a significant profit.

Who is the target audience?
  • This Make Money Plaster Casting course is for complete beginners and covers the A-Z of Plaster Casting, using a rubber mould.
  • This course is suited to those looking for a new and enjoyable career
  • This course is also suitable for anyone looking for a fun hobby
Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed
Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
01:07:39
+
Purpose of this Course
1 Lecture 03:19

Students will understand the purpose of this course

Preview 03:19

This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of the Purpose of this course

Knowing the Purpose
8 questions
+
Before you Start
1 Lecture 04:09

Students will understand the Safety Precautions required when casting plaster in a rubber mould

Preview 04:09

This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of the Safety Regulations

Safety First
9 questions
+
What you need, to cast a beautiful Statue
2 Lectures 10:15

Students will have a full knowledge of all the materials required to go into production

Preview 03:47

Students will have a full knowledge of all the materials required to go into production

Materials List (B)
06:28

This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of the Materials required for this course

Materials Required
12 questions
+
Accurate Measurements
1 Lecture 04:11

Students will learn how to accurately calculate the amount of water and plaster required to fill the mould

Calculating Water and Plaster quantity
04:11

This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of Measuring the water and plaster

Measuring
5 questions
+
Supporting the Rubber Mould
1 Lecture 02:31

Students will learn how to support the rubber mould in sand

Placing the rubber mould in sand
02:31

This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of Supporting the rubber mould

Mould Support
6 questions
+
The Mixing process
1 Lecture 03:57

Students will learn how to mix the Water and Plaster together

Mixing Water and Plaster together
03:57

This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of mixing the water and plaster together

Mixing Plaster
6 questions
+
Adding the mix to the Mould
1 Lecture 01:18

Students will learn how to accurately pour the mix into the rubber mould

Pouring the Mix
01:18

This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of Pouring the mixed plaster

How to Pour the mix
6 questions
+
DeMoulding
1 Lecture 04:31

Students will learn how to carefully remove the finished statue from the rubber mould

Removing the Statue from the rubber mould
04:31

This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of removing the statue from the rubber mould.

Removing the Statue
3 questions
+
Getting ready to paint
1 Lecture 02:04

Students will learn how to dry and Touch-Up the finished statue

Drying and Touch-Up
02:04

This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of drying and touch-up.

Drying
5 questions
+
The finishing touches
1 Lecture 07:40

Students will learn to paint and varnish the statue

Painting and Varnishing
07:40

This quiz will test your knowledge and understanding of painting and varnishing

Finishing
4 questions
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
John Hesnan
3.3 Average rating
25 Reviews
5,082 Students
4 Courses
Artist & Inventor

A successful entrepreneur (with granted patents), John has designed, patented and commercialized many interactive products which are endorsed internationally. He has represented Ireland at international design exhibitions and won a number of business innovation awards.

He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from NUIG, Galway, Winner of Young Scientist of the Year 1971, Winner of Galway Mayoral Enterprise Award,Represented Ireland at International Product Design Exhibition 1997, Dublin Institute of Technology Enterprise Award, Featured as Entrepreneur on RTE Nationwide, TG4 and The Late Late Show, Winner, Regional heat, Best in Business Award, Winner, Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award 2011

John is also an accomplished Artist (Watercolour, Oils and Charcoal), Plaster Caster and Woodcarver.