Learn the ancient process of sand casting to create your own wearable objects out of metal
In this two-part class you will be introduced to the process of sand casting to create small metal objects and jewellery. The course fee includes all materials including over $50 worth of metal, gas, sand, etc.
We Will Cover:
- the essential elements needed to select a successful pattern for sand casting
- creating a mould from sand
- pouring molten metal safely and correctly
- cleaning up a metal casting
- using a blow torch to melt down metal
You will leave with a metal object cast in bronze made from something you bring from home. You could cast a ring, something for your keyring, a piece of jewellery or any other small object, the possibilities are endless!
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Majella Beck is a powerhouse of knowledge on anything metal. A jeweller, object designer and teacher based in Sydney, Majella combines precious and non-precious materials and sees her work as a constant exploration and evaluation of what makes jewellery precious. She currently teaches a variety of courses relating to contemporary jewellery and objects. Her passion for sharing knowledge and creative thinking is inspiring. Majella participates regularly in exhibitions and has work held in private collections.
You will be sure to come out of a class with Majella even more excited and energised than you went it. She will ignite your passion for working with metal and help you see its endless possibilities.
PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.
The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here: http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/faq/
Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all.
We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.
Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment. All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).
MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course. It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.
What you will learn
- The essential elements needed to select a successful pattern for sand casting
- Creating a mould from sand
- Pouring molten metal safely and correctly
What you will get
- Expert tuition from an expert coach.
What to bring
- Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear
Casual (Warning: this might get messy)
Open to everyone interested!
A place for people to make things
Our agenda is to build a culture of innovation and excellence in Australian design, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing people together.
We are a place for locals to participate in the culture of making, and for visitors to experience the best in Australian Design across furniture, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, industrial design and more.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at MakerSpace & Company or organised by MakerSpace & Company must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by MakerSpace & Company.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give MakerSpace & Company unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at MakerSpace & Company classes and events or on MakerSpace & Company's premises. (For use of MakerSpace & Company marketing materials).
MakerSpace & Company requires 5 days (120 hours) notice in writing prior to the class for a 75% refund or transfer. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Terms & Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email email@example.com
Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date.
Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.
Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.