Metals Casting I: Mold Making and Bronze Casting Intensive


Kari Reardon

SCULPT 618 001
1 credit hour
Lab Fee $100

The beginning Metal Casting course will concentrate on casting bronze into green sand and sodium silicate bonded sand molds. Students will learn to create patterns and molds, the process of melting and pouring the metal, and finishing and patination techniques for their castings. Class time will focus on safety in the foundry, history of the metal casting process, and developing an understanding between the foundry process, pattern generation, and personal expression. Students will be encouraged to work in response to the natural environment at Ox-Bow while simultaneously working in an open-air metal sculpture studio/foundry.