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Bronze Casting Course

5(16 reviews)
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!
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In-person
£620 pp
6 session course
Beginner
Next available date:6th September 2024
What happens in this class?

Participants will be shown how to make a bronze sculpture – from the intial wax-process to the final bronze sculpture. This course culminates in the bronze pour and is followed by the finishing and patination of your sculpture.

First Weekend: Day 1: 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: Finish waxes, Presentation on Bronze moulds, What is a Bronze Mould?, Finish off wax, What is wax gating, Wax gating, Begin degreasing Day 3: Bronze Mould…

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Things to remember

At the beginning of each course/workshop your tutor will go over H&S protocols with the group.

It is essential to wear old clothes and strong footwear.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Latest Reviews
5(16 reviews)
Loreal - 1 April 2024
The bronze workshop with Giles at the London Sculpture workshop is absolutely amazing! It is my 4th (maybe 5th) bronze workshop, and I for sure will return! Giles, is not only a great instructor, providing clear and concise directions, but also provides incredible guidance for specific ideas each student has! I highly recommend signing up for this (or any for that matter) workshop at the LSW! 🙌
Yangzi - 25 March 2024
Giles and London sculpture workshop team is extraordinary in both technical knowledge, communication and workshop guidance. I keep returning back to join the bronze casting class because I feel I am keep learning new things and refine to improve all the time. Giles is extremely patient and clear in guidance. Highly recommend the course to people who interested in sculpture to join no matter who artist level it is. The course is friendly to brand new beginners who has not create sculpture before as well.
Robin Ashford - 24 March 2024
Excellent course, highly recommended
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£620

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Age Requirement

18

Flexible cancellation policy

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

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…

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Class Location
This course takes place at a location of your choosing.

Reviews

Loreal - 1 April 2024
The bronze workshop with Giles at the London Sculpture workshop is absolutely amazing! It is my 4th (maybe 5th) bronze workshop, and I for sure will return! Giles, is not only a great instructor, providing clear and concise directions, but also provides incredible guidance for specific ideas each student has! I highly recommend signing up for this (or any for that matter) workshop at the LSW! 🙌
Yangzi - 25 March 2024
Giles and London sculpture workshop team is extraordinary in both technical knowledge, communication and workshop guidance. I keep returning back to join the bronze casting class because I feel I am keep learning new things and refine to improve all the time. Giles is extremely patient and clear in guidance. Highly recommend the course to people who interested in sculpture to join no matter who artist level it is. The course is friendly to brand new beginners who has not create sculpture before as well.
Robin Ashford - 24 March 2024
Excellent course, highly recommended
Tina - 21 April 2023
Really fantastic experience and good learning new ways of making. Giles was super helpful.
Laura - 21 April 2023
Such a brilliant course, Giles is an amazing tutor and creates a really productive, warm and friendly learning environment. I have learned so much over 6 action packed days, casting in alginate, plaster, bronze and then techniques for finishing bronze.
David Hunter - 4 July 2022
Just completed the 6 day bronze casting course which was great fun. The course is hard work but extremely rewarding and I now know the process of bronze casting. I came away with a few small personal pieces of bronze which are each reminders of a great two weekends. I might just enroll again ...........
Dawn - 4 July 2022
This course was excellent... the first 3-day weekend was spent getting to know the whole process, the materials, meeting the others artists and their plans for creating bronze cast artwork, and then casting a wax model of your artwork and preparing the pouring and venting tubes. The 2nd 3-day weekend was spent watching bronze being poured, breaking out the bronze sculptures, and finally finishing with cold and hot metal working tools and patina... A wonderful experience that I would definitely do again... thank you !
christina paparestis - 21 September 2021
I'm always impressed with the level of support Giles is able to offer the participants on the bronze casting course. I'm delighted with the bronze I made which would not have been possible without his guidance. I'm truly addicted and will be back again. I find the London Sculpture Workshop an inspiring place!
Sue Caulfield - 20 September 2021
I highly recommend this bronze casting course. Excellent tutor and facilties with a great view of the Thames.
Christina - 30 September 2020
The London Sculpture Workshop is a very special place and the course on bronze casting was brilliant! This is my second bronze course because I am so impressed with what I have managed to achieved on it and it is such good value for money! Giles is a gifted and excellent Tutor managing the diverse needs of the different individuals in our group, all working with different ideas/concepts. I look forward to going again. It’s hard work but wonderful! Thank you!
Gavin - 25 September 2020
With some great teaching/support from Giles, came out of the 6 day course having learnt loads and some pieces that I am very happy with.
Liz - 21 September 2020
Fantastic, highly recommended. Giles worked very heard to ensure that all students aspirations were met and everyone ended up with finished work to take home. He's a great teacher and LSW is an invaluable resource.
Gillian - 2 November 2018
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.
Arthur Lo - 13 October 2018
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.
Jay - 11 October 2018
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
Emilie - 6 June 2018
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