Wednesdays, March 13th - April 10th 6-9:30
Explore the ancient art of casting and see first hand the range of possibilities you can get from working in wax to create a model. Wax comes in blocks, ring tubes, sheets, and a variety of wire and is ideal for making models.
Demonstrations include both additive and subtractive techniques, such as filing, drilling, sawing, carving, shaping, and texturing, all offering students a variety of creative design options.
Learn about wax-working tools, calculating casting grain, mixing investment, understanding the burnout process, casting with the vacuum method, and basic finishing.
Students will periodically need to come in outside of class to prep wax and invest flasks during Open Studio hours which are Tues & Wed 10-4pm or select Sundays from 12-6pm. The focus is on understanding the entire process to cast independently.
Class fee includes: wax, use of wax working tools, investment, and kiln time. Sterling silver and bronze casting grain is extra and will be available for purchase by the ounce. Let the casting begin by taking your skills in a whole new direction! Feel free to bring your own wax, dental & carving tools, and wax files. Please have your own tools marked with your initials.
*Please arrive early so class can start on time with everyone present.
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.