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Class Days: Please make a selection aboveSaturday
Class Time: Please make a selection above2-6pm (32 total hours)
Age Group: Ages 16+
Class Code: Please make a selection above3FOU25F22-A
Entry Level Class (No prerequisite required) in Foundry
Member Price: $545.50
In this course, you will complete a finished iron sculpture. You will explore mold construction and preparation while building your own sand mold with resin-bonded sand. Learn the steps required to prepare the cupola for an iron pour. At the spectacular iron pour event, students prepare iron and coke charges, operate the cupola, and pour molten iron into their new mold.
NOTE: This class have additional class time on Saturday, May 14th from 10am-2pm.
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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. 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.