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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Dec 18, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

3DSC220 Iron Casting 3 cr


Ironcasting as an art form has grown out of hundreds of years of ritual ceremony and industrial innovation. This convergence has been reinvented and found new life in the contemporary sculpture field. This course will cover the multi-faceted discipline of ironcasting, including the function of the furnace and corresponding equipment, cast iron art objects, and the performance potential of the material in its liquid state, with particular emphasis on safety and proper procedure. We will examine different mold possibilities used in conjunction with this process; including ceramic shell, the introduction of resin-bonded sand, and alternative, unconventional, casting practices. Throughout the course will discuss the historical, contemporary, and conceptual attributes of cast iron as a sculpture material, approaching our investigation this from both a technical and aesthetic vantage point.

Prerequisites: 3DSC220

hybrid studio/critique
elective
Fall