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Intro to Jewelry Casting

at Bushwick Jewelry Casting - Bushwick

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$360 3 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Aug 16, 7:00pm - Sep 06, 10:00pm Eastern Time (4 sessions)

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Location:
Bushwick, Brooklyn
327 Irving Ste 1A
Btwn Gates Ave & Linden St
Brooklyn, New York 11237
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 4

What you'll learn in this casting class:

Learn the age old technique of lost wax carving – a fascinating way of making silver and gold jewelry by carving jewelry out of wax, then creating a mold of the wax, melting the wax and pouring molten silver or gold in to make a solid silver version of your wax mold. A great class for anyone interested in making jewelry or small sculpture.

In the class, all students will learn to carve and shape the wax into different shapes and design whole pieces of jewelry in wax. Students will be able to work on their design throughout the course as well as learning the techniques.

Course Outline:

Week One Class

Designing and creating your wax model

  • Overview of lost wax casting process
  • Familiarization of tools and materials
  • Design and wax model techniques
  • Begin project design and wax model

Week Two Class

Investing your wax

  • Finishing process and techniques
  • Work on wax mold
  • Weigh wax and metal
  • Pour investment into mold
  • Load kiln

Week Three Class

Casting and Finishing

  • Cast project
  • Review finishing process & technique
  • Finish & polish project

Techniques:

  • Wax Sculpting, Forming and Construction
  • Spruing
  • Lost Wax Mold Making
  • Wax Mold Burnout
  • Smelting
  • Centrifugal Casting
  • Sawing
  • Filing
  • Sanding
  • Finishing
  • Polishing

Tools, Materials and Equipment:

  • Graph and Sketch paper
  • Drafting Pencils
  • Waxes
  • Wax Files
  • Sculpting Tools
  • Alcohol Lamps
  • Casting Flasks
  • Sprue Caps
  • Scales
  • Investment (plaster)
  • Investment Mixing Bowels
  • Dust Masks
  • Eye Protection
  • Burnout Kiln
  • Flex Shaft
  • Flex Shaft Bits
  • Metal Files
  • Sand Paper
  • Anvil
  • Assorted pliers
  • Metal Snips
  • Belt Sander
  • Grinder
  • Drill Press
  • Polishing Lathe
  • Polishing Compound
  • Tumbler
  • Torches
  • Centrifugal Casting Machine
  • Borax
  • Sparex

Note: All materials, equipment and tools are provided in the classroom. This course offers an extra day for finishing and polishing.

*Silver is not included on the class price.


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Refund Policy

Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 10% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 4-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund minus a 10% processing fee. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations. The first day of class is only possible to be made up by a private lesson, at the students expense.


We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students may make-up missed class sessions (excluding the first class or one day classes) during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
7:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Scott Alexander Fowler 4 $360
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Aug 23 7:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Scott Alexander Fowler
Tue, Aug 30 7:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Scott Alexander Fowler
Tue, Sep 06 7:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Scott Alexander Fowler
7:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Scott Alexander Fowler 4 $360
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Thu, Sep 15 7:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Scott Alexander Fowler
Thu, Sep 22 7:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Scott Alexander Fowler
Thu, Sep 29 7:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Scott Alexander Fowler
7:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Scott Alexander Fowler 4 $360
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Wed, Sep 21 7:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Scott Alexander Fowler
Wed, Sep 28 7:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Scott Alexander Fowler
Wed, Oct 12 7:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time Scott Alexander Fowler

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Question from Mark C.
Through these four sessions could you conceivably walk away with a gaudy cocktail ring you made yourself?
Answer from Scott F. Verified Educator
Yes you can, However, if you plan on Stone setting, you would have to take the Prong setting class (1 night 3 hour class). On the last day of the casting class we finish and polish. There is not enough time to finish, teach stone setting and set your stone or stones. I hope I have answered your question. feel free to contact me so we can discuss your design and find the the best way to accomplish the results you desire.
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Question from Kenya R.
Do you need to have soldering skills to take this course?
Answer from Scott F. Verified Educator
Soldering skills are not required for the Intro to Casting, but are necessary for the stone setting classes.
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Question from Christina
Hi, is the silver or gold needed to cast the piece, included? Do we get to take home the finished piece?
Answer from Scott F. Verified Educator
Hello, silver or gold is needed to cast the piece. The amount of metal is determined by the weight of the wax or waxes. Depending on the size of the piece, silver can cost as little as $10 (metal market prices fluctuates daily) you may source your own metal or place an order with the class. I encourage students to make as many pieces as possible. All of your work is yours to keep.
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Is there parking available?
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Hi James, yes there is parking.
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Question from Cora F.
Hi! I'm interested in the course starting Monday the 6th, but I will be out of town on the 20th. Will I be able to do a makeup session?
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Hi Cora! Students may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting. Thanks!
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Question from Alfonso S.
When is your next class?
Answer from Scott F. Verified Educator
September 4th.
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Reviews of Classes at Bushwick Jewelry Casting (48)

(48 Reviews)
Intro to Jewelry Casting
Reviewed by brittany c. on 6/30/2022
I really wanted to get into jewelry making and found the class Bushwick Jewelry Casting. Absolutely amazing! It taught me a lot about lost wax casting and what goes into making jewelry. Really glad I took it and love Scott the instructor!
Intro to Jewelry Casting
Reviewed by Eva J. on 12/15/2021
Scott is an excellent teacher! I gained a great understanding of the wax casting process and got hands-on experience every step of the way. I came out of the class with cast silver jewelry (which I love). Would recommend to all.
Intro to Jewelry Casting
Reviewed by Cameron L. on 9/23/2019
Scott is a great instructor -super knowledgeable and very fun. I will definitely be back in the Studio in the future!
Intro to Jewelry Casting
Reviewed by Vanessa R. on 11/15/2018
Scott is so knowledgeable and patient; I can't wait to become a member! The piece that he helped me make is beyond my imagination; I am so pleased. Thank you, Scott :)
Intro to Jewelry Casting
Reviewed by catherine lepp on 9/18/2018
This casting class was great for my first experience of working with silver...I made an amazing piece that Scott carefully and thoughtfully guided me through. The class was full, but Scott is a professional metal smith and adeptly handled the students, the tools and materials for the final casting.
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Scott Alexander Fowler studied metalsmithing at The University of North Texas from 1993-1999. For the past several years, Scott has experimented with various techniques and materials to develop the craftsmanship necessary to create his unique designs. His pieces fuse modern clean lines with organic...

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