2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Metal Casting

Summer quarter

Faculty: Bob Woods sculpture

Fields of Study: visual arts

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40083 (8) First Session  

Credits: 8(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Day and Evening


In this program, participants will learn about the production of sculpture as well as everyday objects through the process of casting. Students will design and construct models in plaster, clay, and wax. We will experience the process of sand casting in aluminum. We will do plaster molding, wax fabrication, and investing for (the ultimate) lost wax casting in bronze. After the work of de-gating and chasing, we will experiment with various patina applications for final presentation. This is a process-intensive studio class where we turn ideas into bronze. Beginners are welcome.

Maximum Enrollment: 14

Advertised Schedule: 12-4p Tue/Wed/Thu, 12-2p Fri (Jun. 21 - Jul. 22)  There will also be two Tuesday evening metal pours (6-10p) and a day-long field trip.

Required Fees: $190 for materials and supplies

Preparatory for studies or careers in: sculpture, visual arts

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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