Develop and refine your practical and creative sculpture skills, exploring a complete creative arc: from preparatory working drawings and observation skills, to the development of a three-dimensional composition, and practical methods for constructing, modelling and finishing your sculpture. My courses focus on sculptural techniques using fired clay, wax modelling, wire armatures, and mould making for lost wax bronze casting. There are one or two tutors for each workshop depending on the technical requirements of the...
An excellent opportunity to learn the lost wax method of bronze casting during this 2 day course led by experienced teacher Mark Halliday RCA. All the materials and equipment you need will be provided to enable you to make a small sculpture or object and to cast this in bronze.
You will learn:
- about different types of bronze casting techniques
- how to manipulate modelling wax and how to use other waxes in the...
Have a go at this age old technique of Pewtersmithing and create your own unique designs in a cuttlefish cast.
Ella is an award winning Pewtersmith & will guide you through the process of carving your ideas into the cuttlefish before pouring molten pewter into the mould and finishing your design using metalwork tools.
This time served technique using this unusual material produces fantastic tactile results and is a great way to experience pewter in...
Bronze Smelting and Casting
Introduction to metallurgy:
Looking at the evidence for the first use of metals. It reviews the archaeological evidence and considers the problems for those wishing to reconstruct the processes.
Pulling swords from Stones: The smelting of minerals:
Working in groups of 2-3 this session provides you with the opportunity to transform minerals in to metal. You will reconstruct some of the earliest processes used by humans to win metal from the...
This six day course will take place over two weekends in June, in which the participants will be shown how to make a bronze sculpture from the initial wax-process to the final bronze sculpture, which will culminate in the bronze pour.
For this special opportunity, there will be space for 14 participants, to actively participate in the pour. The event will take place over six days and you will learn the process of bronze casting...
This price is on a 1:1 basis.
Learn to use 3D printing software to design and create your own artwork with our FREE Fluid Designer for 3D Printing software which we have helped develop.
If you want to design your own artwork then you should be learning how to create your own designs using apps such as Fluid Designer for 3D Printing (Parametric Blender).
Learn how to combine complex objects by modifying existing models to...
The Figure : Making and Meaning with sculptor Kenny Hunter
Kenny will be leading this Clay Modelling course on the narrative possibilities of the Figure in Sculpture at Powderhall Bronze.
* Please note the course dates have changed and this course will now run in March 2019. Kenny will give an Introductory ArtistsTalk on Wednesday 6th of March 2019 from 6 - 9 pm
The talk and slideshow will introduce new approaches to working with...
Create your own Bronze Sculpture
Day 1 and 2: working with wax to create your sculpture for casting. Wax working techniques and help with design and development of ideas. You will also have additional time to work on your piece at home or here at Make Studios by arrangement. Days 3 and 4: preparation and pouring, including spruing and mould making. Day 5: Burning out moulds and pouring. Day 6: Finishing and patination.
Life Casting with Rebecca Truman . Life casting is a beautiful craft which captures the personality of the individual. Cast hands, faces, ears or feet depending on a willing model, who can either be other workshop members or models brought along who participants wish to cast. Choose whether to do hands individually, holding hands with a friend or we can put family groups together.
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Discover the art of pewter casting using the ancient ‘lost wax method’ in this 4 session course.
Make a sculpture from wax or clay to cast in pewter. Explore and experiment with new sculpture techniques.
What is Pewter? It’s a silver coloured metal alloy containing over 90% tin with copper and bismuth to strengthen it. Traditionally it would contain lead but the pewter we use is lead free so it’s less toxic to melt...