Ironcast Workshops

Aluminum Casting Session

About The Workshop

This workshop is a great way to explore the metal casting process and get your feet wet.  No prior experience or artistic background necessary! Take a class with a friend; create a special gift or unique piece of art.  Participants will learn how to create a unique pattern from every day materials and invest this one-sided design in resin-bonded sand.  Cast aluminum objects can be taken home at the end of the workshop.
Interested in a private workshop or group rates? Contact Chris McGinnis @ 412 464 4020 x 253 or cmcginnis@riversofsteel.com

Details

Cost: $60.00
Length: 3 Hour evening workshop
Time: 5-8:30pm

Dates:
5.21.19
7.8.19
8.13.19
10.15.19

 

Age: 12 and Up

Intro to Iron Casting

About The Workshop

Iron casting is a community workshop experience!  Intro to Iron participants work with experienced Rivers of Steel teaching artists to learn the basics of foundry work and an overview of the iron casting process step by step. No prior experience necessary.  This workshop covers multi-part mold and pattern design, lost wax casting, resin-bonded sand molds and iron smelting. The course results in your own unique design cast in solid iron!
All workshop items are cast on Saturday during the day. Participants in the September workshop will learn to cast their work during the Festival of Combustion as an official member of the casting team!

Intro to Iron workshops include up to 250lbs 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 for $.30/lbs.  Waste removal and foundry consumables are included in this price

Details

Cost: $250.00
Length: 3 Day Workshop 
Time: 4-7pm
Dates:
6.25-6.27.19 (Iron Pour 6.27.19)
9.26-9.28.19 (Iron Pour 9.28.19)

Age: 16 and Up

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!

This 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 various pattern-making materials and create numerous large and complex multi-part sand molds.  Prior experience/Intro to Iron Casting is recommended. Registration includes access to the Carrie Furnaces foundry daily between 10am – 7pm and the ultimate experience of participating in an iron pour from a coke fired cupola—just like the historic furnaces on site!

Intro to Iron workshops include up to 250lbs 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 for $.30/lbs.  Waste removal and foundry consumables are included in this price.

Details

Cost: $400.00
Length: Mon – Sat
Time: 10a – 7p daily
Dates:
6.22 – 6.27.19 (Iron Pour 6.27.19
9.23 – 9.28.2018 (Iron Pour 9.28)
Age: 18 and Up

Bronze Casting @ Touchstone Center for Craft

About The Workshop

Join Rivers of Steel Arts and Touchstone Center for Craft for a three-day Bronze-casting workshop in the beautiful Laurel Highlands! This workshop is perfect for anyone looking for an unforgettable creative experience.  All experience levels are welcome and participants will work with leading foundry artist, Ed Parrish, to build and transform your unique creations into solid bronze. Starting with the creation of a pattern from wax, oil clay, or other basic materials, you will go on to invest your pattern design in resin-bonded sand molds and work with the teaching artist to cast each object on the final day of the workshop.

Details

Time: All day
Dates:
6.26 – 6.28.19
Age: 18 and Up

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

 

          

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