The Art of Bronze : Creative Casting

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Spring 2018
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Alair Wells

Explore the art of bronze casting. This is an intense hands-on course that explores the lost wax method of bronze casting, an age-old technique of creating bronze statues and sculpture.  A pattern is created out of wax, then encased in a gating system.  The piece is invested in a plaster/sand mix and the wax is melted out.  The negative space is then filled with molten bronze and once cooled, broken from the investment mold.  The gating system is removed and the bronze piece chased and finished with a hot or cold patina.  

Full attendance is mandatory to complete the process and additional outside of class work will be required in the metal shop and/or 3-D studio. 

Fields of study: 

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in: visual arts

Online learning:
  • No Required Online Learning - No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional.

$250 for project materials

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

Final schedule and room assignment:


Advertised schedule:

Tue, 5:30 - 9:30 pm