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2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

VPAS 678 Visual Arts for the Classroom: Lost Wax Casting

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This class will focus on the technique of lost wax and centrifuge casting to produce small scale sculpture and jewelry in base and precious metal. Beside casting wax, the students can cast seed pods, twigs, bugs (organics), balsa wood and plastics. The concept of casting is simple. Molten metal is poured into a negative space producing a 3- dimensional object. Casting (melting of metals) is one the most important developments in metal working dating back to the bronze age. Students will learn how to make investment molds and calculate weights of alloys and base metals for casting. Basic metal finishing and patinas will be covered.

Open to graduate students from the Division of Continuing Studies.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.