5 Wednesdays starting September 19th, 26th, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 6-9:30pm
Want to learn how to carve a wax model with a seat or bezel for a stone? Explore the technique of wax working while sculpting and building a setting for a faceted stone. Along with wax working, students experience the transformative process of lost wax casting. Emphasis is on wax layout, accurate or creative wax working, and vacuum casting. Finishing will also be presented.
Take your casting skills to a whole new level by customizing your wearable with a specific stone. The course schedule includes one-on-one time with the instructor to problem solve wax working and fitting. Students are expected to come outside of class to open studio hours to complete models and invest flasks prior to casting. Bring your favorite faceted stone: suggestion of 5mm for larger to the first day of class.
Suggested tools to bring: wax burs, mini wax files, carving tools, eye magnification, dividers. Included in the class fee: investment, burnout time, wax, use of tools and equipment as well as finishing supplies.
If you've already taken the Lost Wax Casting with Linda email us for a discount code to save $100 on this workshop, must register by August 22nd to use discount.
Please note: If you need to cancel your registration for this workshop a full refund will only be given if you contact us one full month prior to the class. If you cancel with less than a months notice you will receive a credit for half of the workshop price to be used toward a future offering. If you cancel with less than a weeks notice no refund or credit will be given.
Biography: Linda Seebauer Hansen earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts form the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in 1994, and Master of Fine Arts degree in metalsmithing from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1997. After completing her graduate degree she was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Wisconsin State Arts Board and became a member of MetalPeople Studio in Madison, WI. She was a visiting instructor at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and Madison, and Milwaukee Area Technical College. In 2004, she accepted a position as Art Metals Department Head at the Worcester Center for Crafts, MA, and received the Barrett Morgan Award for exemplary leadership and teaching. In 2007, she moved to Minnesota to pursue directing a comprehensive education program for a Minneapolis based non-profit arts organization. In 2014, she was the recipient of a scholarship to attend the Women’s Art Institute (WAI) at St. Catherine’s University, and in 2015 she was invited back as a Teaching Assistant. Also in 2015, she completed a Winter Residency and was selected for a Summer Studio Assistantship at the Penland School of Crafts, NC.