3-Hour Taster: Foundry


3-Hour Taster: Foundry

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Class Time: Please make a selection above10am-1pm2-5pm10am-1pm2-5pm10am-1pm2-5pm2-5pm10am-1pm10am-1pm2-5pm (3 total hours)

Age Group: Ages 16+

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Entry Level Class (No prerequisite required) in Foundry

Price: $195.00

Member Price: $185.00

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Description

3-Hour Tasters are a great way to explore a new art form without the deeper commitment of a full course. After a basic introduction to creating sand molds, craft your own mold for a small aluminum tile or medallion, then watch our faculty pour molten aluminum into your piece. Take a Taster and meet new friends or give the gift of creativity to someone special.

All students must review and adhere to all of The Crucible's Health and Safety Guidelines to best protect our students and staff during this public health crisis. Proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test is required for all students. Starting January 1, vaccinations are required for everyone age 12+. If your class is cancelled by The Crucible due to updated county guidance, we are pleased to offer you a refund for a class or session that cannot run.
For adult classes, youth ages 12+ are welcome to take any adult class for ages 16+, if the parent/guardian is registered in the same class with them. The only exception is for classes in the Glass Blowing Department, where youth must be 14+ to register with their parent/guardian. Adult classes marked 18+ are only for adults over the age of 18. For youth classes, the age requirements stated on the class are generally non-negotiable, unless a student has taken multiple prior classes with us and gets approval from Crucible staff and the class instructor for an exception.
Students who withdraw at least seven days prior to the first scheduled session of a class will receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable $50 registration fee. No portion of tuition will be refunded or transferred if a withdrawal is made less than seven days before the class start date. Classes are subject to cancellation; and in the event that The Crucible cancels a class, students receive information about refund, credit, or transfer. If you are interested in taking a class, register early so we know you're interested! There are no make-up classes. No exceptions. While it is infrequent, instructors are subject to change. See all of The Crucible's Policies and Resources.
At The Crucible, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Layers are encouraged as the studio can be very cold or very hot. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection. Bandannas will not be accepted inside The Crucible.
The Crucible is conveniently located at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA, just two blocks east of the West Oakland BART station. There is a student parking lot with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot fills up quickly, and we encourage students to bike or take public transit to class. For weekend or weeklong classes, there are great places to grab food around the area, including at 7th West and Mandela Grocery Cooperative, as well as a microwave on-site at The Crucible for students who wish to warm up packed lunches.

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Laurel Hermes

Laurel is a part-time Foundry Instructor. By day, she works with youth and young adults in Public Education. As a long ago art major (foundry/multimedia), trained Carpenter, and former special projects director (steel art fabrication company)-- she brings an array of experience. A 30+ year study of astrology and a love for the organic makes its way into her creative work.

Vanessa Zagaroli

Vanessa Zagaroli is a multidisciplinary artist who lives in Oakland, CA. Through the mediums of installation, performance, sculpture, video, painting, and relational aesthetics they explore life as a human in America. Vanessa is part of The Crucible staff as the Director of Studio & Facilities, as well as teaching in the Foundry Department.

Ivan Berejkoff

Ivan has accumulated talents in a broad range of craft processes. The drive to seek out these skills has roots in his desire to be a better metal caster, as a great variety of materials can serve a mold pattern maker and furnace fabricator who can manipulate them. Wood, wax, metal, feces, ceramics, foam, rubber, plaster, flesh, chicken wire, and Bondo all have their place in mold making given the right geometry goals and given circumstance.

In addition to completing an undergraduate degree with an emphasis in sculpture and earning vocational diplomas in industrial maintenance, machine, and welding technologies, he also has journey-level recognition as a Foundry Patternmaker from the California Department of Industrial Relations and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). These experiences have provided him with well-rounded knowledge in many building materials and tools that he has used to contribute to studio operations, manufacturing, and industrial arts faculty roles.

While Ivan's longest-running love affair to date is with sculpture, he also enjoys self-care through fitness and indulging his inner child with his nephews.

Ivan Berejkoff

Ivan has accumulated talents in a broad range of craft processes. The drive to seek out these skills has roots in his desire to be a better metal caster, as a great variety of materials can serve a mold pattern maker and furnace fabricator who can manipulate them. Wood, wax, metal, feces, ceramics, foam, rubber, plaster, flesh, chicken wire, and Bondo all have their place in mold making given the right geometry goals and given circumstance.

In addition to completing an undergraduate degree with an emphasis in sculpture and earning vocational diplomas in industrial maintenance, machine, and welding technologies, he also has journey-level recognition as a Foundry Patternmaker from the California Department of Industrial Relations and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). These experiences have provided him with well-rounded knowledge in many building materials and tools that he has used to contribute to studio operations, manufacturing, and industrial arts faculty roles.

While Ivan's longest-running love affair to date is with sculpture, he also enjoys self-care through fitness and indulging his inner child with his nephews.

Laurel Hermes

Laurel is a part-time Foundry Instructor. By day, she works with youth and young adults in Public Education. As a long ago art major (foundry/multimedia), trained Carpenter, and former special projects director (steel art fabrication company)-- she brings an array of experience. A 30+ year study of astrology and a love for the organic makes its way into her creative work.

Vanessa Zagaroli

Vanessa Zagaroli is a multidisciplinary artist who lives in Oakland, CA. Through the mediums of installation, performance, sculpture, video, painting, and relational aesthetics they explore life as a human in America. Vanessa is part of The Crucible staff as the Director of Studio & Facilities, as well as teaching in the Foundry Department.

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   

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