Mini Molds & Metal Melting Module 1
with Lloyd Mandelbaum
June 11-14, 10am-12:30pm
$190, includes most metal casting supplies
Foundry FUNdamentals for beginners! In this class students will learn about basic sand mold making techniques, aluminum casting, and finishing. Over the course of four days, each student will get to make one or more open-face artist tile sand molds, carve original designs in those molds, and pour them in molten aluminum. Students will also learn about basic metal finishing including shaping, cleaning, patination, and sealing. Each student will leave the class with one or more pieces of original cast metal art. No previous experience required.
Lloyd Mandelbaum is an artist and owner of the art casting foundry Chicago Crucible, which has been producing cast bronze, aluminum, and iron sculpture for public and private clientele since 2009. Lloyd received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in metal arts and has been in the field ever since. Lloyd also designs and builds foundry equipment for himself, other businesses, and institutions. Lloyd’s personal sculpture is figurative and abstract and is intended to evoke an energetic liveliness despite being made of static cast metal. In addition to operating his business and creating his own work, Lloyd has taught, lectured, spoken on panels, and consulted on foundry craft, operation, construction, and development for universities, industry, and individual artists.