The Art of Bronze : Creative Casting

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Spring 2018 quarter

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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. 

Program Details

Fields of Study

aesthetics visual arts

Preparatory For

visual arts


Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Tue, 5:30 - 9:30 pm

Online Learning

No Required Online Learning


$250 for project materials