Friday 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm
This workshop is designed for people with no experience in casting but who feel the creative urge to design and produce their own unique piece of artwork. The class introduces you to the basic processes used to create cast iron sculpture–patternmaking, mold making, casting and finishing–in an intensive three-day weekend that leave you with works of metal art.
What to expect: Most participants make their pattern from several pre-made forms we have in stock. These include vessels, light switch covers, book ends and wall plaques. Students embellish these forms with their own designs, making them uniquely their own and in the process, learn the basics of patternmaking. The workshop includes instruction in the use of wax and plasticene, an oil-based clay. Alternatively, participants may make an original wax pattern using the wax-working techniques demonstrated in the workshop or bring a ready-made wax pattern from home. Saturday is devoted to making molds for the completed patterns, Sunday is casting day. Cost $325
To register, visit the events ticket page.