Ironcast Workshops

Aluminum Casting Session

About The Workshop

This Metal Taster is great way to explore the metal casting process and get your feet wet. Take a class with a friend; create a special gift or unique piece of art. Have an itch to just try something new without too much commitment. This class is for you! At the conclusion of each workshop every participant will leave with his or her own unique idea professionally cast in solid aluminum!

Details

Cost: $75.00
Length: 3 Hour evening workshop
Time: 4-7pm

Dates:
7.20.18
(Casting 7.21.18 during Community Day)

 

Age: 12 and Up

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Foundry I

About The Workshop

Explore the basics of foundry work in this three day workshop with an overview of the iron casting process step by step. This class introduces foundry processes, including pattern making, sand mold making and iron casting. Participants in the September workshop will learn to cast their work during the Festival of Combustion as an official member of the casting team!  The course results in several unique objects of your design cast in iron.

Foundry 1 workshops include up to 300lbs of sand and corresponding chemical. Weeklong intensive workshops include up to 500lbs of sand and corresponding chemical. Sand and chemical needs beyond this allotted amount are available at $.25/lbs.

Details

Cost: $250.00
Length: 3 Day Workshop 
Time: 4-7pm
Dates:
9.27 – 9.28.2018 (Iron Pour 9.29)

Age: 12 and Up

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Weeklong Iron Intensives

About The Workshop

Rivers of Steel Arts (Rosa) is seeking participants for a week long iron-casting workshop at the Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark. This workshop is perfect for iron enthusiasts looking for extended working time on site or those with limited prior experience looking to hone their existing skills.  All experience levels are welcome and encouraged to participate!

The workshop features extended shop time on site and in-depth instruction and/or assistance catered to the needs of each individual.  Participants will have the chance to learn and experiment with multiple pattern-making materials and create complex multi-part sand molds.  Registration includes access to the Carrie Furnaces foundry daily between 8am – 8pm and the ultimate experience of participating in an iron pour from a coke fired cupola—just like the historic furnaces on site!

Foundry 1 workshops include up to 300lbs of sand and corresponding chemical. Weeklong intensive workshops include up to 500lbs of sand and corresponding chemical. Sand and chemical needs beyond this allotted amount are available at $.25/lbs.

Details

Cost: $400.00
Length: Mon – Sat
Time: 8a – 8p daily
Dates:
9.24 – 9.28.2018 (Iron Pour 9.29)
Age: 18 and Up

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Cast Iron Workshops with Touchstone

About The Workshop

Join Rivers of Steel Arts and Touchstone Center for Craft for a three-day iron-casting workshop in the beautiful Laurel Highlands! This workshop is perfect for iron enthusiasts or those with limited prior experience looking for an unforgettable experience.  All experience levels are welcome and encouraged to participate!

This workshop features extended shop time from 9am – 5pm on the Touchstone campus with in-depth instruction and/or assistance catered to the needs of each individual.  Participants are encouraged to bring a pre-made pattern to learn the process of investing this pattern in resin-bonded sand but opportunities are available to learn and experiment with pattern-making materials including plasteline and styrofoam.  Registration includes the three-day workshop (clean-up on Saturday morning), meals and accommodations during your stay and the ultimate experience of casting your own unique design in solid iron from a coke fired cupola.

Due to the size of our furnace there is a 75lbs weight limit for any single object cast during this workshop.  Workshop fees include up to 200lbs of sand and corresponding chemical.  Sand and chemical needs beyond this allotted amount are available for $.25/lbs.  Waste removal and foundry consumables are included in this price.

Details

Cost: $350.00
Length: Mon – Sat
Time: All day
Dates:
7.25 – 7.27.2018 (Clean up 7.28)
Age: 18 and Up

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Rivers of Steel Arts would like to thank the following material sponsors for supporting Metal Arts programming.

 

          

Workshop Photos

Festival of Combustion 2015

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