Lo-Tech Aluminum Foundry (S-6)

Lo-Tech Aluminum Foundry (S-6)


Nicolle LaMere


Thursday evening, 6:30 – 9:30 PM

January 17 – March 14
9 weeks
$350 members / $385 public

Ever wonder what to do with all of those leftover soda cans? In this class students will be making their own backyard mini metal foundries. The class will practice using the foundries by first making aluminum ingots for quick and easy melting. Students will then either carve and sculpt original foam objects and/or create molds of found objects to duplicate utilizing spray foam. Demonstrations for various sculpting techniques and step-by-step instructions for mold making will be provided. 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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