Wax Sculpting for the art of Lost-Wax Casting.
This course gives you an insight into the endless possibilities of sculpting with wax, as a piece in itself, or to create bronze castings. The session begins with a quick presentation on the Art of Lost-Wax casting, followed by an introduction to a variety of wax-sculpting techniques, using locally sourced natural beeswax. The tutor will guide you through an introduction to all core wax modelling to techniques, leaving you ready to embark on making whatever you wish, including jewellery, trinkets, household décor, figurative sculpture, ornamental animals etc! Abigail Burt has travelled to Nepal and India to learn the traditional techniques of lost-wax casting, as a Winston Churchill fellow. Abigail is a fine art sculptor and contemporary medal maker. For private enquiries and more details, please contact Abigail.
What's included in the price?
Natural modelling wax and tools will be posted to you in advance. **Please book a date allowing at least one week post time.** You will be invited to post your wax models back to the tutor to be cast in bronze! This will require an additional casting cost, dependent on the weight of wax.
What you will need
Messy clothes or overalls advised! 1 X tealight or/ 1 X spirit lamp fueled with isopropanol. Flat knife. E.g. Unserated butter knife. Several metal sculpting tools. - set of stainless steel dentist tools for sculpting Is suggested. Microwave or/ small saucepan and hob. Optional- Hairdryer. Old toothbrush. Artists casting plaster. Old paintbrush.
1½ hours (flexible times to suit)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
This course is taught online
- Wheelchair users
- Limited mobility
- Pet lovers
- Corporate days out & team building
- Suitable for beginners
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries