Intro to Metal Casting (CST110-05)


Intro to Metal Casting (CST110-05)


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This class is a Core Class and used in lieu of the Department STUC for Studio Access during the term

Class Meets: see Section Options
Start Date: see Section Options
Duration: 5 weeks
Location: CIADC, 3rd Floor
Instructor: see Section Options
Skill Level: All Levels
Prerequisite: None
Ages: 18+ (16-17 w/ signed Liability Waiver Form by parent/guardian)

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Explore multiple materials and mold making processes commonly used to cast 3D functional, decorative, or sculptural works. Understand the benefits of casting compared to other methods of creating objects. Learn the fundamental design considerations used in choosing one casting material over another. New students will create an assigned series of objects with casting materials including: plaster, wax, and aluminum, and learn the appropriate mold making process for each material and design of object. Finishing techniques will also be discussed. Returning students may immediately start on independent projects with instructor guidance. Group demonstrations, class discussions, and one-on-one attention are used throughout the course to assist each student with their creative casting goals.

Please note: No experience required. Attendance in the first class is mandatory. Project material fees not included. Open Studio Access and Advanced Studio Access times available for additional fee. Natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe shoes are required while working at CIADC. Complete information given during class #1.