Bronze Casting Workshop February 12 & 13
An introduction to a variety of techniques in the creation of wax sculptures. Once the wax sculptures are made, students prepare their waxes with gates and sprues in preparation for the ceramic mold-making process. Waxes are coated with state-of-the-art ceramic shell and then the wax will be burned out and the molten bronze poured into the molds. Cost includes a five-pound bronze sculpture, with the option to purchase additional material for large works.
The cost includes a five pound bronze sculpture. *Additional fees will be charged for large works.
Registration deadline one week prior to workshop.
David Lee Cumbie
Devoted to the art of sculpture, David Lee Cumbie is a one-man institution at Crealdé School of Art, where he joined the joined the faculty in 1980. He directs the sculpture program, teaches classes and workshops to adults and youth, including mold-making, clay sculpture, bronze casting and independent study. Hundreds of students have been initiated into welding through Cumbie’s popular welding workshops and classes, and he has introduced hundreds of summer art campers to the art of free-form clay sculpture. Cumbie manages Crealdé’s on-site bronze foundry, which is the only such community-based facility in Central Florida. Since 1996, he has served as the curator to the lakeside Contemporary Sculpture Garden, which is home to more than 60 pieces that represent art work created in Central Florida.