The Cast, the Found & the Fabricated (beginner to advanced metal fabrication)
Dates: Saturdays: June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, and July 14 (7 sessions total – This is a longer class with the understanding students may miss 1-2 sessions. Students that miss 1-2 sessions will still be able to complete the class.)
Time: 10:00AM-Noon. Open Studio hours 1:00PM – 6:00PM on Saturdays. Weekly open studio hours – TBD.
Fabrication Instructor: Chad Plunket, MFA Clemson University and CASP Director.
Foundry Instructor: Harrison Brooks, MFA Texas Tech University.
Location: The CH Foundation Metals Studio and Foundry in the studios at 1106 5th Street.
Class Description: The challenge of this class is to incorporate three distinctively different sculptural processes. the first process will create an aluminum casting utilizing a one to two part sand mold. The second process will teach students how to utilize found objects. The third process will teach students metal fabrication skills such as welding, cutting, grinding, and bending of mild steel. This class accommodates beginners through advanced students.
Additional Information: Students will be able to adapt the project to their skill level. All project materials are provided except for individual found objects. Please wear appropriate studio clothes (long pants and closed toed shoes) and bring your own welding gloves. Lubbock summers are hot, bring water! The course includes access to open studio hours Saturdays 1-6pm and weekdays TBD.