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Bronze Casting (July)

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 30th June

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 1st July

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 2nd July

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 7th July

Burnout bronze moulds

Puttying up shells

Refire fire shells

Redip

Pre heat + light furnace + pour metal

Day 5, Saturday 8th July

Breakout moulds

Fettling and chasing

Day 6, Sunday 9th July

Patination

Final finishing

Pop 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: £550

Course Dates: Friday 30th June, Saturday 1st July, Sunday 2nd July & Friday  7th, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th July 2017

Course Times: 10am – 4pm

Number of places available: 14

Tutors: Giles Corby (RCA)

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