Casting for Teens: Ages 12-15 (CST610-05)


Casting for Teens: Ages 12-15 (CST610-05)


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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: 12-15 (requires signed Liability Waiver Form by parent/guardian before 1st class)

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Casting is a multi-step, indirect process to create objects. First, a mold is created with a hollow “cavity” of the desired shape or form. Next, the cast material is poured into the mold cavity. This cast material can be cold (like plaster) or hot (like molten aluminum). The material takes on the exact shape of the mold cavity and hardens. The cast object then can be removed from the mold. The casting process is widely used in both art and industry.

Learn the safety, skills, and multi-step process to cast 3D objects in many different materials. Gain an understanding of the benefits to casting compared to other methods of making objects. This hands-on class will allow students to create a series of work in materials such as plaster, foam, plastic, wax, and aluminum. New students will work on assigned projects, with creative freedom to make the finished works their own. Returning students will work on projects of their own design, with instructor guidance. Group demonstrations, class discussions (with an emphasis on safety and applications), and one-on-one attention are used throughout the course.

The aluminum pour may occur outside of class time. Students and parents will be invited to attend and watch our staff complete the mold pours.

Please note: No experience required. Attendance in the first class is mandatory. Assigned project material fees included; additional materials/supplies can be purchased in class. Open Studio Access currently not available to Teen classes. Natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe shoes are required while working at CIADC. Complete information given during class #1.