Bronze Casting Course by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London
Bronze Casting Course by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London

Bronze Casting Course

Come and join this six day course taking place over two weekends, in which the participants will be shown how to make a bronze sculpture from scratch!

Sculpture Class

Six session course

Beginner

Woolwich SE18

Bronze Casting Course
by London Sculpture Workshop
Six session course
£560 per person

Classes

Six session course

Daytime

Come and join this six day course taking place over two weekends, in which the participants will be shown how to make a bronze sculpture from scratch!

In this course

This course runs over 6 days and will take place over two weekends. Participants will make a bronze sculpture from the initial wax-process to the final bronze sculpture, which will end in the bronze pour.

  • Day 1, Friday 20th April Introduction to Melting point 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 21st April 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 22 April Bronze Mouldmaking begins Begin dipping waxes, 1st dip Talk "From wax to bronze" Low melt alloys casting demonstration 2nd dip

NB: 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 27 April Burnout bronze moulds Puttying up shells Refire fire shells Redip Pre heat + light furnace + pour metal

  • Day 5, Saturday 28 April Breakout moulds Fettling and chasing

  • Day 6, Sunday 29 April Patination Final finishing
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Fri 21 Jun, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR

Sat 22 Jun, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Sun 23 Jun, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Fri 28 Jun, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Sat 29 Jun, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Sun 30 Jun, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Fri 13 Sep, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Woolwich, SE18 5NR

Sat 14 Sep, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Sun 15 Sep, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Fri 20 Sep, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Sat 21 Sep, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Sun 22 Sep, 9:00am - 3:00pm

None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

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Did you know?

'Dancing Girl' from Mohenjodaro belonging to Harappan Civilization dating back to 2500 BCE is perhaps the first bronze statue of the world.
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Emilie
6 Jun
The London Sculpture Workshop is a gem of a place I totally recommend! I loved its atmosphere so much I attended all of the short courses they offer. Inspiring tutors – all practising artists, a great variety of classes - from metal work to bronze casting or wood furniture design, in super well equipped workshops. There I met students with very different profiles and objectives, from practising artists willing to upgrade their skill-set or experiment with new processes & materials, to absolute beginners wanting to just “do things with their hands”. They also offer a open access scheme to a versatile metal and wood workshop where you can develop your own creative projects in your own rhythm, once you feel confident to go autonomous. Truly brilliant place! Emilie
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Jay
11 Oct
This. Was. INCREDIBLE! I was a complete beginner but there were a range of experience levels & they catered for us all. I learnt so many techniques, processes & how to use a range of tools. Everything was hands-on & the teachers put so much energy & expertise into supporting us. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Reviews

review
Emilie
6 Jun
The London Sculpture Workshop is a gem of a place I totally recommend! I loved its atmosphere so much I attended all of the short courses they offer. Inspiring tutors – all practising artists, a great variety of classes - from metal work to bronze casting or wood furniture design, in super well equipped workshops. There I met students with very different profiles and objectives, from practising artists willing to upgrade their skill-set or experiment with new processes & materials, to absolute beginners wanting to just “do things with their hands”. They also offer a open access scheme to a versatile metal and wood workshop where you can develop your own creative projects in your own rhythm, once you feel confident to go autonomous. Truly brilliant place! Emilie
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Jay
11 Oct
This. Was. INCREDIBLE! I was a complete beginner but there were a range of experience levels & they catered for us all. I learnt so many techniques, processes & how to use a range of tools. Everything was hands-on & the teachers put so much energy & expertise into supporting us. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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Anonymous
13 Oct
Giles, my instructor for the bronze casting course, was brilliant. The atmosphere in the studio was great, and I found the class very enjoyable. Giles is also beyond knowledgeable, being a professional artist himself he has a very good eye and is instinctive about the execution of a design. I would highly recommend this course.
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Gillian
2 Nov
I thoroughly enjoyed the bronze casting course. Giles worked extremely hard on all of our behalfs to ensure that we ended up with pieces to be proud of. I have a renewed appreciation for the medium and the time and effort involved in producing bronze artefacts. I will look to attend a further course in the future.

Class location

Woolwich
Unit 0, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London

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Bronze Casting Course by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London

About your host, London Sculpture Workshop

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 practicing artists in superbly equipped workshops. We teach a range of skills including welding, casting, mould making, metal and wood work, 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 RCA 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.

We offer Day, Evening and Weekend courses - ranging from a 3 hour Introduction to Welding to a 6 day Bronze Casting Course, available to book throughout the year.

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Notes

The cost of the course includes 1kg of Bronze - wow! Additional bronze is available to purchase if you need too as well.

Flexible cancellation policy

Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.

Bronze Casting Course
by London Sculpture Workshop
Six session course
£560 per person
Six session course
from £560 per person