Making a Ring – Wax Carving to Metal Casting
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Monday, Apr 11, 7-10pm
$12 WCCW Member / $15 Regular for materials
Additional casting costs from $10 (brass) – $300 (gold) will be discussed in class
Carving, piercing, sanding and finishing a ring out of wax that we will then send out to be cast in sterling silver, brass, gold or pink silver. The surprise and playfulness that occurs when rapidly executing ideas is empowering and exciting for individuals involved in the creation of the work, and also for me as an artist and host. This workshop will encourage the honing of fine mechanical skills by use of purposeful tools that can then be applied to use of other tools on larger scales.
Deanna deVries is a metalsmith & designer creating jewelry, housewares and products for children from her studio in Mt. Washington under the name CRFT SHW.
While most WCCW programming is free or donation-based, with no one turned away for lack of funds, we do offer some workshops that have fees associated. This covers materials and allows us to pay the leaders of these workshops for their time and expertise, and to put a small percentage back into WCCW. This income, in addition to memberships, is what lets us keep the doors open and the lights on. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested though, so we also offer volunteer opportunities and free community tickets to each event or workshop (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email email@example.com for more info or to find out more about this opportunity for a specific event.