Sand Casting with Aluminium by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London
sculpture classes in London
Sand Casting with Aluminium by London Sculpture Workshop - art in London
sculpture classes in London

Sand Casting with Aluminium

Sand casting with aluminium workshop in Greenwich, London - learn the process of making and using sand moulds to cast aluminium objects

Sculpture Class

Four session course

Beginner

Woolwich SE18

Sand Casting with Aluminium
by London Sculpture Workshop

Classes

Four session course

Daytime

No, not sand castles, though this class is nearly as fun as a day at the beach. We're talking about sand casting with aluminium - the process of making and using sand moulds to cast aluminium objects. This intensive four-day course at London Sculpture Workshop is the ideal introduction to the sand casting process.

In this course

Day one will introduce you to the sand casting process with a useful presentation and practical session. Day two will cover pattern-making. On day three, you'll learn how to mould your pattern up, and melt and pour the aluminium. On day four, you'll finish the casting by fetting and chasing, and enjoy a lively discussion about your workshop experience to wrap it all up.

Now you can

  • Mould with sand and work with aluminium;
  • work with patterns to produce a final product;
  • be as metal as Metallica.
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Did you know?

Sand casting was first mentioned in a book by Italian metallurgist Vannoccio Biringuccio around 1540. Biringuccio is often considered the father of the foundry industry - a foundry being the name given to a workshop or factory for casting metal. Follow in Biringuccio's footsteps at this sand casting course at LSW.
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Class location

Woolwich
Unit 0, Harrington Way
SE18 5NR
London

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Sand Casting with Aluminium 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 2kg of aluminium, and more will be available to purchase if necessary. Clothes and shoes suitable for a workshop environment are essential.

Flexible cancellation policy

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

Sand Casting with Aluminium
by London Sculpture Workshop
Four session course
from £0 per person