Introduction to Bronze Casting with Doug Borkman

This two-day program teaches the basics of bronze casting through making small basswood forms with minimal undercuts for sand casting. Techniques reviewed: pattern making, sand casting, pouring bronze, polishing, patina, and finishing. All tools and sand materials are provided.

The bronze will be weighed and priced at the end of the class for each piece.

Maximum class size: 8

Doug Borkman is an expert in metallurgy. He teaches wood and metal shop practice in the RISD BFA and MFA sculpture programs and has previously taught at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the Apprenticeshop in Maine. He has worked on many design projects, including the Providence Children’s Museum and the Dunes Club, Narragansett RI, and he has been a consultant for a number of large-scale projects, including a public sculpture for the artist Martin Puryear and the Getty Museum.

The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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