Intro to Foundry: Lo-Tech Aluminum Casting (S-2)

Intro to Foundry: Lo-Tech Aluminum Casting (S-2)


Nicolle LaMere


Wednesday evening, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

July 11 – August 22

7 weeks

$310 members / $345 public

Ever wonder what to do with all of those leftover soda cans? In this class students will be making their very own backyard mini metal foundries. Students will all practice using their foundries by first making their own aluminum ingots for quick and easy melting. Students will either carve and sculpt original foam objects utilizing foam board and/or be creating molds of found objects to duplicate utilizing spray foam. Demos will be made on various sculpting techniques and step by step instructions for mold making. Students will learn how to prepare their foam objects to cast in the burnout sand casting method, how to safely pour molten metal, and how to polish their final projects to a shine. This class is designed for beginners, so everyone is welcome. Please note: For safety reasons while casting all students must wear leather shoes.

Current Art League Houston Members can save $35 per class!  Check your membership status by calling us at 713-523-9530.

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