ART A244 - Metal Casting and Forming

An introduction to various processes in metalworking for sculpture and industry. Activities will include direct and indirect techniques of developing wax models to be used in the lost wax metal casting process. Students will design unique sculptural forms which will be cast in metal using either plaster investment or ceramic shell molds. Students will fabricate metal forms using techniques of forging and forming. Course emphasis will be placed on the safe and proper use of hand and power tools and upon a variety of foundry and metal-forming practices such as: mold making, sprue and gating systems, mold dewaxing, metal pouring procedures, forging, fastening, cold finishing, metal finishing, and coloring techniques. Prerequisite: Art A141. Advisory: Art A241. Transfer Credit: CSU.
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