Bushwick Jewelry Casting

at Bushwick Jewelry Casting - Ridgewood

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$350 4 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Sep 04, 7:00pm - Sep 25, 10:00pm (4 sessions)

Location:
Ridgewood, Queens
63 Woodward Ave Ste 6317
Btwn Metropolitan & Flushing Avenues
New York, New York 11385
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 4

What you'll learn in this casting class:

Learn the technique of lost wax casting – a fascinating way of making silver and gold jewelry by carving jewelry out of wax, then creating a mold of the wax, melting the wax and pouring molten silver or gold in to make a solid silver version of your wax mold. A great class for anyone interested in making jewelry or small sculpture.

In the class, all students will learn to carve and shape the wax into different shapes and design whole pieces of jewelry in wax. Students will be able to work on their design throughout the course as well as learning the techniques.

Course Outline:

Week 1 Class:
  • Overview of lost wax casting process
  • Familiarization of tools and materials
  • Design and wax model techniques
  • Begin project design and wax model
Week 2 Class:
  • Finishing process and techniques
  • Work on wax mold
  • Weigh wax and metal
  • Pour investment into mold
  • Load kiln
Week 3 Class:
  • Cast project
  • Review finishing process & technique
  • Finish & polish project

    Classes with a 4 week duration allow students an extra day to work on waxes as well as finishing and polishing.
Techniques:
  • Wax Sculpting, Forming and Construction
  • Spruing
  • Lost Wax Mold Making
  • Wax Mold Burnout
  • Smelting
  • Centrifugal Casting
  • Sawing
  • Filing
  • Sanding
  • Finishing
  • Polishing
Fee includes all the following materials, equipment and tools:
  • Graph and Sketch paper
  • Drafting Pencils
  • Waxes
  • Wax Files
  • Sculpting Tools
  • Alcohol Lamps
  • Casting Flasks
  • Sprue Caps
  • Scales
  • Investment (plaster)
  • Investment Mixing Bowels
  • Dust Masks
  • Eye Protection
  • Burnout Kiln
  • Flex Shaft
  • Flex Shaft Bits
  • Metal Files
  • Sand Paper
  • Anvil
  • Assorted pliers
  • Metal Snips
  • Belt Sander
  • Grinder
  • Drill Press
  • Polishing Lathe
  • Polishing Compound
  • Tumbler
  • Torches
  • Centrifugal Casting Machine
  • Borax
  • Sparex

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Refund Policy
Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 5% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 3-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 10:00pm Scott Alexander Fowler 4 $350
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Sep 11 7:00pm - 10:00pm Scott Alexander Fowler
Wed, Sep 18 7:00pm - 10:00pm Scott Alexander Fowler
Wed, Sep 25 7:00pm - 10:00pm Scott Alexander Fowler

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Reviews of Classes at Bushwick Jewelry Casting (39)

(39 Reviews)
Bushwick Jewelry Casting
Reviewed by Vanessa R. on 11/15/2018
Scott is so knowledgeable and patient; I can't wait to become a member! The piece that he helped me make is beyond my imagination; I am so pleased. Thank you, Scott :)
Bushwick Jewelry Casting
Reviewed by catherine lepp on 9/18/2018
This casting class was great for my first experience of working with silver...I made an amazing piece that Scott carefully and thoughtfully guided me through. The class was full, but Scott is a professional metal smith and adeptly handled the students, the tools and materials for the final casting.
Bushwick Jewelry Casting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/13/2018
Three stars because I was able to, for the most part, achieve the goal I had for the course. Nothing against Scott as a person, but as a teacher he needs to figure out a better time management method. Every lesson was very rushed, casting day was very hectic which felt borderline unsafe. I don’t really feel I got my money’s worth considering how rushed and frantic everything was rather than a studio course with time to experiment and ask questions and learn the process.
Bushwick Jewelry Casting
Reviewed by Jess P. on 8/16/2018
This was a wonderful class. The instructor is great and helps as much as you need it. The other students were very interesting and encouraging, too. I'm looking forward to taking another one of Scott's classes. I'm hooked.
Bushwick Jewelry Casting
Reviewed by Tanisha S. on 6/1/2018
Scott is very down to earth with a great sense of humor. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. Though the class moves quickly, Scott provides one-to-one support and guidance. I thoroughly enjoyed the class, learning to use different equipments and honing my creativity. Well worth the price and I will definitely take this class again.
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Bushwick Jewelry Casting

Scott Alexander Fowler studied metalsmithing at The University of North Texas from 1993-1999. For the past several years, Scott has experimented with various techniques and materials to develop the craftsmanship necessary to create his unique designs. His pieces fuse modern clean lines with organic...

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