Sand Casting with Aluminium (April 2016)

4 Apr 2016 – 7 Apr 2016

Regular hours

09:30 – 17:30
09:30 – 17:30
09:30 – 17:30
09:30 – 17:30

Cost of entry

Course cost: £263

London Sculpture Workshop

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 73, 1
  • London Bridge
  • London Bridge

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This exciting four day course offers you the opportunity to engage with and understand the sand casting process.


The workshop will be hands on throughout the four days, covering the essential requirements of moulding with sand, pattern making, melting and pouring Aluminium, and final finishing of the casting.

Day 1

Monday 4th April

A short presentation about sand casting and its counterpart the lost wax method, followed by the practical session taking you through the moulding process.

Day 2

Tuesday 5th April

A talk about patterns and pattern making followed by the practical workshop making a pattern. You may take the pattern away to work on.

Day 3

Wednesday 6th April

Moulding your pattern up,pattern removal,melting and pouring the aluminium knocking out the casting. Reclaiming the sand.

Day 4

Thursday 7th April

Finishing the casting by fettling and chasing. Followed by a discussion about the workshop and techniques and processes.

Please note the cost of the course includes 2kg of Aluminium. Additional Aluminium will be available to purchase over the period of this course.

The course is technician supported.

Dates: Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th April 2016

Number of places available: 12

Course Times: 10am – 4pm

Course cost: £263

Tutor: Phillip White. Phillip is a sculptor and a painter and has spent many years working as a tutor and technician in Fine Art eduction (UAL). At Camberwell College of Arts Phillip was able to embed a sand casting process in the foundry related practices alongside the established lost wax method of casting.

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