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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 175 METAL CASTING


3 Units 1.5 hours lecture 4.5 hours lab
Transfers: CSU
Recommended Preparation: ART 70  
A specialized course in foundry procedures. Activities will include direct and indirect techniques of developing wax models to be used in the lost wax metal casting process. Students will design unique sculptural forms which will be cast in metal using either plaster investment or ceramic shell molds. Course emphasis will be placed on the safe and proper use of hand and power tools and upon a variety of foundry practices such as: mold making, spruce and gate systems, mold dewaxing, metal pouring procedures, metal finishing, and coloring techniques.
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