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Bronze Casting Course (April)

This six day course will take place over two weekends, in which the participants will be shown how to make a bronze sculpture from the initial wax-process to the final bronze sculpture, which will culminate in the bronze pour.

For this event, there will be space for 14 participants, to actively participate in the pour. The event will take place over six days and you will learn the process of bronze casting from start to finish. Please note that each session will run 10-4 with an hours lunch break, but some days may run over due to the amount of work that needs to be completed within the given time.
First Weekend:
Day 1, Friday 20th April
Introduction to Melting point
Practical wax demonstration
How to work with wax eg wax welding, taking wax from a mould, wax sheet making / casting from alginate to create a wax
Day 2, Saturday 21st April
Finish waxes
Presentation on Bronze moulds
What is a Bronze Mould?
Finish off wax
What is wax gating
Wax gating
Begin degreasing
Day 3, Sunday 22nd April
Bronze Mouldmaking begins
Begin dipping waxes, 1st dip
Talk “From wax to bronze”
Low melt alloys casting demonstration
2nd dip
NB: During the following week the moulds will be dipped in readiness for the next weekend for students to continue their work.
Second Weekend:
Day 4, Friday 27th April 
Burnout bronze mouldsPuttying up shellsRefire fire shellsRedip

Pre heat + light furnace + pour metal

Day 5, Saturday 28th April
Breakout moulds
Fettling and chasing
Day 6, Sunday 29th April
Patination
Final finishingPop up exhibition

Please note the cost of the course includes 1kg of Bronze. Additional bronze will be available to purchase over the period of this course.
Course Cost: £560Course Dates: Friday 20th, Saturday  21st, Sunday 22nd & Friday 27th, Sat 28th & Sunday 29th April 2018

Course Times: 10am – 4pm

Number of places available: 14

Tutors: Giles Corby (RCA)

 

 

 

 

 

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