Sculpture

Code: S1211-21

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      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Bronze & Aluminum Casting

Aug 23 - Sep 3, 2021

9AM-5PM

Concept

This workshop is an intensive, hands-on exploration of the lost wax foundry process and its many applications. Students learn the intricate stages of the foundry process. Class time consists of in-depth demonstrations balanced with plenty of studio work time. The class explores making aluminum and bronze sculpture; however, the lost wax process can open the door to many creative, functional object-making directions that can be added to your toolbox.

Media

Microcrystalline wax, hot working tools for wax work, spruing and gating, ceramic shell, aluminum and bronze casting, demolding, tig welding aluminum and bronze, chasing, sandblasting, finishes and patina

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Faculty

Samantha Pasapane

Samantha Pasapane is a sculptor who uses foundry methods, metal fabrication, concrete, and mold making in her work. She received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Samantha has taught foundry and metal fabrication at RISD, Pratt, SUNY Purchase, and currently works at Williams College.

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Samantha Pasapane, Savaging

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Sculpture

Express your creativity and vision by exploring the limitless art of sculpture. At Anderson Ranch, our sculpture program offers a vibrant spectrum of workshops that reflect a variety of studio practices. At the confluence of tradition and technology, these programs are material and technique-rich, ranging from classical metal fabrication to experimental digital production.

Students work in communal and interactive studios designed for all levels of experience, supporting traditional and nontraditional methods. The sculpture studios are fully equipped with advanced machinery and offer additional outdoor covered workspace.

Our renowned sculpture faculty work closely with students through critical discussions, material demonstrations and individual assistance. Instructors encourage exploration and experimentation, emphasizing process and idea development. We complement this with a focus on process and sound construction. You leave with far more than finished pieces—you walk away with the tools and inspiration required to elevate your studio practice.

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

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Lodging & Meals

Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations. 

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.

 

Scholarships, College Credit & Discounts

Making Art Accessible

Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.

Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Discounts are available for students and teachers.

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