Summer 2015 // Casting Out Of The Foundry

Summer 2015 // Casting Out Of The Foundry


3 day workshop w/ JJ Harty
July 25 – 27, 2014 (3 Day + 4 Night)
Class Size | 10 - 12 Students
Students arrive July 24, 8pm, optional leave July 29

Registration covers workshop fees, room & board and workshop materials.

Explore molten aluminum by learning historic casting techniques. Investigate metalworking as a tool and method for making objects. Learn the processes and discover the tools, materials and steps necessary to cast objects using either sand casting or lost wax casting. Set up and run a forge, learn the melting points of aluminum and develop pouring techniques and crucible handling. Caution: casting is extremely addictive and this class will teach you time proven, economical methods to start casting on your own. Once you cast your first object you will want to do it again and again. 

JJ Harty was born in Roseburg, Oregon and grew up in Northern Idaho where he spent much of his free time exploring the mountains, lakes and rivers of the Inland Northwest. JJ attended The University of Idaho where he received a BA in Art and a BFA in Studio Art and Washington State University for his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture. His work has been shown and installed regionally and nationally. He was chosen as one of the 2014 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture recipients by the International Sculpture Center and his work featured in the October 2014 issue of Sculpture Magazine. He currently resides in Moscow, ID and teaches Beginning Sculpture and Ceramics at WSU in Pullman, WA. 

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