First, students will use an alginate-based non-toxic process to make a full life-cast of their hands. Then, tarot and palmistry expert Zac Monday will teach us the basics of palm-reading and we will read our wax casts.
Students will partner up and assist each other during the making of their life-casts, and then later practice palmistry on one another. Each student will receive a personalized reading by Zac and a wax cast of one of their hands to take home. (Should students choose, they will have the option to turn their waxes into bronzes through a local foundry for an additional cost.)
Students will be provided with information on classic palmistry via email before showing up to class, in case they would like to get a head start on the material. Please wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting messy!
Mary Hill is an artist and professional mold-maker, specifically in life-casting. She has previously produced works for Richard Prince, Louise Bourgeois, and Richard Jackson, among others. For the past three years, she has been casting large-scale silicone and resin sculptures for Paul McCarthy.
Zac Monday is an artist and mystic living in Highland Park, Los Angeles. He earned his MFA from UCSD in 2010. In addition, Zac has been reading the tarot and the palm professionally for 11 years. He currently reads for the Crystal Matrix in Atwater Village each Tuesday.