Art League: Metal Casting (Ages 15-18)
At the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, high-school aged students can expand their artistic practice, grow their personal portfolios and prepare for possibly attending art school. Take an Art League class and get the chance to work in professional studios, alongside working artists.
Explore the process of creating three-dimensional objects in metal. You’ll create a silver ring or a small bronze sculpture using the lost wax casting process. We’ll carve positives in wax, create a mold and cast your finished piece in metals. Walk away with your polished metal creation and an advanced understanding of how to apply the principles of design to three-dimensional objects.
- This class counts as a special topics course toward the Art League Certificate.
All materials are provided.
About the Instructor
Ginny Benton received formal training from Savannah College of Art and Design, B.F.A for metals and jewelry in 2011 and New Approach School for Jewelers. She created rings that were published in the 2012 "SCAD Lookbook", a yearly publication of best student work. Her rings were featured at the Young Designs Exposition in Taipei, Taiwan. Ginny undertook 4 years of professional jeweler's apprenticeship, 3 years spent under Jeweler Jay Sharpe. Ginny began teaching jewelry classes October 2012. Currently, Ginny is creating work through her brand "gb Jewelry" through which she makes jewelry on commission, for galleries , and stores.See More Classes By Instructor Instructor Website