Lifecasting: Introduction to mould-making

Learn the basics of lifecasting and make your own moulds in this 5-hour workshop.

Produced by the City of Sydney

Darling Square Library opens on Monday 28 October.

Make an impression in this lifecasting and mould-making basics workshop. Guided by film and theatre prop-maker Alexi Creecy, you’ll learn plaster-working processes and techniques to make alginate castings and silicone block moulds.

What you’ll learn

  • How to create a cast of a feature of your face or hand
  • Choosing the right materials and relevant processes for casting the body and releasing a mould
  • Different design effects, including using multiple colours, materials, and scenic effects.

What you’ll get to take home

  • 3 castings of a part of your face or hand, made from alginate, silicone and plaster
  • A fridge magnet made from your casting
  • A silicone mould made from your casting that can be used for chocolate or baking.

Tuesday 3 December, 11am – 4pm
Saturday 7 December, 11am – 4pm

Bookings and class size: Maximum 12 people – bookings are required
Suitable for: Ages 16 years and over
Experience level: This is a beginner project with no required knowledge. An interest in sculpture, mould-making and gaining skills in the makeup effects industry is beneficial
Wear: Enclosed shoes and no loose-fitting clothing or jewellery
Bring: Yourself – all materials provided.

This workshop is not suitable for people with allergies or sensitivities to alginate, silicone, plaster, plaster bandages, resin and Vaseline.

We aim to deliver inclusive and accessible events. If you have any access or communication needs, please contact us.

Facilitator: Alexi Creecy

Alexi is an effects and prop maker. He studied design and properties production at Enmore TAFE and NIDA. He has worked on movies like Aquaman, Ghost in the Shell and Power Rangers, and has made animatronics for Belvoir St Theatre. Alexi lectures on prosthetics and effects at NIDA and runs an independent studio in Stanmore.



Tuesday 3 December 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Saturday 7 December 2019 from 11am to 4pm


Adult: $150.00
Concession: $120.00

Accessibility services

  • Mobility access
  • Hearing loop

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