Thursday, May 14, 2009

Louisiana Artworks - Bronze Casting Workshops

Louisiana ArtWorks
May 14th, 2009

Louisiana ArtWorks is pleased to announce Bronze Casting workshops for the month of May. Beginning and Advanced Bronze Casting will run concurrently from May 23rd through the 30th. Tuition for each workshop is $325.00 plus bronze costs at $8.00 per pound. Workshops will take place at the Louisiana ArtWorks building at 725 Howard Avenue, New Orleans, LA. Enrollment limited to 15 students per class. To register for a workshop please call the Louisiana ArtWorks office at 504.571.7373, or visit our website at and click on the printmaking page.

Course Schedule is as follows:
Saturday, May 23rd, 12-4 PM;
Sunday, May 24th, 12-4 PM;
Monday, May 25th, 6-9 PM;
Wednesday, May 27th, 6-9 PM;
Saturday, May 30th, 12-4 PM.

In Basic Bronze Casting, participants will learn the basics of making a pattern, constructing a sand mold, and bronze casting and finishing techniques utilizing the foundry and a variety of materials. The workshop is open to all levels of experience. Over the course of the workshop, each student will create up to a 12 pound bronze sculpture.

In Advanced Bronze Casting students may cast larger and more complicated patterns and the size limit for the final bronze casting is 50 pounds (larger castings may be made with instructor approval). In this class, students will learn more about the finishes and patinas of their bronze castings. Requirements for this class are completion of a previous Basic Bronze Casting class. Students with prior casting experience are also welcome to enroll, by permission of the instructor--call the Louisiana ArtWorks office to inquire.

The Louisiana ArtWorks Team
818 Howard Avenue, Suite 500
New Orleans, LA 70113
T: 504.571.7373
F: 504.571.7368

This program is supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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