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Bronze Casting (September 2015)

11 Sep 2015 – 20 Sep 2015

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Course Times: 10am – 4pm

Cost of entry

Course Cost: £575.75

London, United Kingdom

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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.

About

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.London Sculpture Workshop will create a pop up exhibition of the work made during the day of the bronze pour.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 11th September

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 12th September

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 13th September

Bronze Mould making begins

Begin dipping waxes, 1st dip Talk “From wax to bronze”Low melt alloys casting demonstration

2nd dipNB: 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 18th September
Burnout bronze moulds
Puttying up shells
refire fire shells
redip
pre heat + light furnace + pour metal
Late night Bronze Pour event

 

Day 5, Saturday 19th September
Breakout moulds
Fettling and chasing

Day 6, Sunday 20th September
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 Dates:  Friday 11th, Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th & Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2015

Number of places available: 14

Tutors: Giles Corby (RCA) Dr Aaron McPeake (PhD, Chelsea, UAL)

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