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Pewter Sand Casting Taster (29th January, Afternoon)
Sun 29 January 2017, 14:00 – 17:00 GMT
We are delighted to offer this free taster session in working with pewter.
This course is fully booked.
Discover the sculptural possibilities of casting with pewter metal. Draw patterns into damp casting sand and cast relief panels of pewter from the designs you make. Make up relief moulds in wood to create impressions in the sand. Bring in textured found objects to cast impressions in the sand. Develop designs through assembling multiple cast shapes into architectural structures by soldering and cold working with metal hand tools. Develop patinated and polished finishes for your final artwork.
Pewter is a silver coloured tin alloy with a low melting point of approximately 200 degrees this means it can be easily melted on a gas stove to cast into sand moulds. It can also pick up fine detail in casts and because it is a soft metal it can easily be cold hand worked with hammers and chisels.
Students can attend 1 secession or develop their work across repeat sessions over the weekend by creating sculptural structures from multiple casts.
Beginners and those with some experience of casting are welcome.
Please bring work clothes with covered arms and legs and covered boots or shoes.
Please note you must be Aged 18+ to partake in this taster session.
Course Dates: Sunday 29th January 2017
Course times: 2pm - 5pm
Number of places available: 12
Tutor: Robert Worley