Casting Galore

July 19 - July 23, 2024

Casting Galore


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $770
Material Fee: $90

We will begin this workshop by casting jewelry and small-scale objects using a mix of natural objects and carved waxes. Participants will develop hands-on skill sets and gain a fundamental understanding of the technical process of lost wax casting. We will cover subtractive carving using files, burs, carving tools, and additive processes such as wax welding and forming during the workshop. Throughout the workshop, you will learn tricks for designing jewelry to cast, fixing mistakes, and preparing the waxes for casting.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Everett Hoffman

Everett Hoffman is a cross-disciplinary artist, currently living in Philadelphia. He received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (2018), and BFA from Boise State University (2013). He recently finished a three-year artist residency at Penland School of Craft (2020-23). He completed a yearlong residency at Arrowmont School of Art and Craft (2018-19), and the three-month residency at the Baltimore Jewelry Center (2019). Everett’s work has been published in BmoreArt, Metalsmith, and Jewelry and Metalsmithing Survey. He has written for the publications Metalsmith, and Art Jewelry Forum. His work has been exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Contemporary Craft Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, Sienna Patti Gallery, Lennox, MA, Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, and the Benaki Museum in Athens Greece. Everett’s current body of work examines contemporary forms of protection and iconographic communication, illuminated through lights, sculptural forms, and jewelry.

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