Bronze Casting Sculpture Course

Make your own bronze sculpture step by step at this six-day sculpting course in London.


London Sculpture Workshop
London Sculpture Workshop
4.8 (11)
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36 hours total (over 6 dates) Class size 1 to 14     label £620

If you've ever been fascinated by the process of making an impressive metal sculpture, this six-day bronze casting course is a fantastic opportunity to try it for yourself. Under the expert tutelage of an experienced sculptor, you'll be making your own design in wax or clay before learning how to cast it in beautiful bronze to create a stunning work of art.

Over the course of six sessions, you'll enjoy some interesting background history, practical demonstrations and hands-on activities to bring you through the complete process of casting in bronze, culminating in a stunning sculpture for you to bring home and display with pride.

You and your fellow students will also display your finished pieces in a mini pop-up exhibition to show off the fruits of your efforts before heading home with your sculpture. It's a brilliant way to end what's sure to be a fun, informative and creative course!

During the course, you'll learn:

First Weekend:
Day 1, Friday

  • Introduction to Bronze Casting.
  • Practical wax demonstration.
  • How to work with wax eg wax welding, taking wax from a mould, wax sheet making/casting from alginate to create a wax.

Day 2, Saturday
  • Finish waxes.
  • Presentation on Bronze moulds.
  • What is a Bronze Mould?
  • Finish off wax.
  • What is wax gating.
  • Wax gating.
  • Begin degreasing.

Day 3, Sunday
  • Bronze mould making begins.
  • Begin dipping waxes, first dip.
  • Talk on “From wax to bronze”.
  • Low melt alloys casting demonstration.
  • Second dip.

Please note: During the following week the moulds will be dipped in readiness for the next weekend for students to continue their work.

Second Weekend:
Day 4, Friday
  • Burnout bronze moulds.
  • Puttying up shells.
  • Refire fire shells.
  • Redip.
  • Pre heat, light furnace and pour metal.

Day 5, Saturday
  • Breakout moulds.
  • Fettling and chasing.

Day 6, Sunday
  • Patination.
  • Final finishing.
  • Pop up exhibition.

Please note:
  • The cost of this course includes 1 kilo of bronze, any additional used will incur an additional charge.
  • The stated class duration includes a one-hour break for lunch.


Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly.
 
What you'll get
All the materials, tools and equipment to make and cast a bronze sculpture to bring home with you, including 1kg of bronze.
 
What to bring
  • Old clothes and strong footwear.
  • A packed lunch.
Session repeats

After the first session, the next session is: the following Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Location

London Sculpture Workshop, Unit 0, First Floor, Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR

Bronze Casting Sculpture Course location
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London Sculpture Workshop
London Sculpture Workshop

4.8 (11)
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London Sculpture Workshop is an independent sculpture studio in Woolwich, South East London, located within Thames Side Studios, offering exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making three-dimensional work.

Our short course programme covers a wide variety of technical and skill-based processes, taught by practising artists in superbly equipped workshops. We teach a range of skills including welding, casting, mould making, metal and woodwork, ceramics and hot metal practices.

London Sculpture Workshop is a not-for-profit, community interested company, established in 2012 by artists Giles Corby and Jessica Mello, trained at Royal College of Art and Slade. LSW has partnered with a number of prestigious organisations including; The British Museum, The Crafts Council, CRISIS, The Architecture Association and Oxford Brooke's University. In 2013 and 2014 LSW was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust ‘Artist Run Space Award’ and awarded a grant for our work from the Mayor of London in 2016.

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