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Sand Casting with Aluminium (March 2017)
Thu, 2 Mar 2017, 10:00 – Sun, 5 Mar 2017, 10:00 GMT
This exciting four day course offers you the opportunity to engage with and understand the sand casting process.
The workshop will be hands on throughout the four days, covering the essential requirements of moulding with sand, pattern making, melting and pouring Aluminium, and final finishing of the casting.
Thursday 2nd March
A short presentation about sand casting and its counterpart the lost wax method, followed by the practical session taking you through the moulding process.
Friday 3rd March
A talk about patterns and pattern making followed by the practical workshop making a pattern. You may take the pattern away to work on.
Saturday 4th March
Moulding your pattern up,pattern removal,melting and pouring the aluminium knocking out the casting. Reclaiming the sand.
Sunday 5th March
Finishing the casting by fettling and chasing. Followed by a discussion about the workshop and techniques and processes.
Please note the cost of the course includes 2kg of Aluminium. Additional Aluminium will be available to purchase over the period of this course.
The course is technician supported.
Course cost £283
Dates: Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th March 2017
Number of places available: 12
Course Times: 10am – 4pm
Tutor: Phillip White. Phillip is a sculptor and a painter and has spent many years working as a tutor and technician in Fine Art eduction (UAL). At Camberwell College of Arts Phillip was able to embed a sand casting process in the foundry related practices alongside the established lost wax method of casting.