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ONSITE: Lost-Wax Metal Casting

Learn to cast metal using the lost-wax technique to cast work in silver. By creating jewelry models of your own design, you’ll learn about model preparation, investing, burning out and casting with centrifugal and vacuum-casting machines.

Special Notes

  • Some materials are provided; the instructor will discuss other necessary supplies and how to purchase them.
  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

  • Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined by our website. For more info visit visarts.org. This is an On-site course. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.

    There was a mistake in the print catalog; the correct meeting time for this class is 9:30am-12pm.
About the Instructor

Shawn Noroian

Shawn graduated from University of Massachusetts—Amherst studying Printmaking and Graphic Design. In Boston, working as a graphic designer she renewed her interest in metal working at the Museum school, eventually attending Rhode Island School of Design where she received an MFA in Jewelry and Light Metals. Shawn considers herself a lifetime student continuing to improve her skills and craft by taking classes at MetalWerx, Visarts and Penland School of Art and Crafts. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University—Qatar and currently at VisArts.

 

Shawn’s current work draws on her discoveries and observations from nature, combining realistic and abstract forms, cast and fabricated, into individual compositions. These pieces are one-of-a- kind, limited edition or production. 

 

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ONSITE: Lost-Wax Metal Casting

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Class Details
January 10 - February 289:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $225.00
Member Tuition: $202.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Shawn Noroian
Level: All Levels
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