Wax Carving for Casting: The Basics

November 14, 2020  Check for other dates
Sa from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, 1 session
25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio
Hailey Angione
$155  Fee Breakdown
Pre-requisite: Jewelry 1 or equivalent or Department Permission required.

For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy in the Metals Department: Closed-toe footwear (no high heels), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured.

If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.

There are 4 openings remaining at this time.


Course Description

In this 1-day workshop students will be introduced to a variety of different wax carving techniques and several different types of wax. You'll learn to use wax files and burs to create a ring, pendant or small sculptural object. This workshop is for those who wish to learn the basics of wax carving. Jewelry/Metals 1 or Dept permission required.

The mandatory kit includes waxes, spiral blades and consumables.

The Optional Kit ($40) includes an assortment of files and burs which are necessary to carve the wax. If you own most or all of the following items you do not need the kit. If you do not own or have access to assorted wax files, a wax rasp, wax probes and a wax bur set we strongly advise you to purchase this kit during registration or request a list to purchase independently. These items will not be available for purchase during the workshop. Contact pfarren@worcester.edu

This workshop is limited to 6 students.

Re-Opening Guides for Students

All registrants are asked to review the Craft Center's COVID-19 Response page for guidance on the measures we are taking to re-open our studios safely and the policies we are asking all students to abide by in our combined efforts to maintain a healthy work environment. Please review this information on here.

Cancellation Policies

Effective August 1, 2020, the Craft Center will have updated policies regarding Refunds and Cancellations for Adult and Youth In-Studio Course, Adult & Youth Online Courses, and for Cancellations due to illness as it pertains to all programming schedule for Fall 2020 onwards. Please read through these policies carefully on our website's policy page

Craft Center Re-Opening Policy Acknowledgement & Release of Liability

Every registrant will be expected to complete an electronic form included in their registration receipt acknowledging that they understand and agree to comply with the policies outlined, and that they thereby release the Worcester Center for Crafts and Worcester State University of any liability. This form must be submitted no less than 48 hours prior to the start of the first class.

To access the form, click here or please refer to your emailed registration receipt.

Inclement Weather Policy

For information on the Craft Center's inclement weather cancellation policies, please visit our website's policy page. Students are encouraged to also check our homepage and our Facebook page for status updates and closure announcements.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301

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