Undergraduate Course: Metal Casting (LLLA07007)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course will consider the techniques and methodologies of metal casting and the role of the process in contemporary art. The focus will be on investment casting, considering how this has been utilized and modified for centuries in many cultures. Through practical demonstrations, presentations and group discussion students will explore a range of technical processes leading to the creation of a final cast metal piece suitable for exhibition. This introductory class is intended for students with an interest in foundry practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
generate ideas from research through text and haptic means to develop 3D visual ideas to cast as sculpture.
demonstrate a practical and aesthetic use of investment casting methodology, rubber mold making and wax modeling, metal chasing and metal finishing patination
explore ways to present and resolve sculptural works developed from casting techniques into a range of coherent finished sculptural works.
MEILACH, D., 2001, Direct metal sculpture : creative techniques and appreciation, Atglen, PA: Schiffer
HUGHES, P., 2008, Raising the bar : influential voices in metal, Ruthin: Denbighshire County Council
BARKER, R., 1968, David Smith, 1906-1965 : small sculpture of the mid-forties, London: Marlborough Gallery
BARKER, R., 1976, Netsuke : the miniature sculpture of Japan, London: Marlborough Gallery
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Skills in working with metal casting techniques and processes
Knowledge of designing sculptures with metal casting
Abilities in making sculptures, mould making and patination
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of foundry practice within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400