Bronze Casting Course (October 2018)
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.
Day 1, Friday 19th October
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 20th October
Presentation on Bronze moulds
Bronze Mouldmaking begins
Begin dipping waxes, 1st dip
Talk “From wax to bronze”
Low melt alloys casting demonstration
NB: During the following week the moulds will be dipped in readiness for the next weekend for students to continue their work.
Burnout bronze mouldsPuttying up shells
Pre heat + light furnace + pour metal
Day 5, Saturday 27th October
Day 6, Sunday 28th October
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 Dates: Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st & Friday 26th, Sat 27th & Sunday 28th October 2018
Course Times: 10am – 4pmNumber of places available: 14Tutors: Giles Corby (RCA)