The Catchall Vessel: An Introduction to Aluminum Casting

The Catchall Vessel: An Introduction to Aluminum Casting










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This weekend workshop will teach methods of aluminum casting using resin sand. Students will carve designs and patterns into pre-made molds of bowls and elongated trays and will leave with their own personalized aluminum catchall vessel as well as a better understanding of the casting process!

This class is a great fit for beginners with no prior experience. Participants can suit up and assist in the casting if they like but this is not a requirement.

Materials and tools will be provided but feel free to bring any carving tools you prefer.



The Steel Yard is located at 27 Sims Avenue, Providence RI 02909



For all courses, students must wear a pair of close-toed shoes like sneakers or boots (no sandals, no flip-flops, no peep-toe pumps). Also, you should dress expecting to get a little dirty. Art is messy. In addition, students in metalworking courses must wear clothes made from either cotton or wool—synthetic fabrics like fleece and polyester are not safe near an open flame. Pants are required and long sleeves are recommended. Any clothing that has been frayed is not permitted. The studio is well stocked with heavy-duty welding jackets, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it.



All enrollments are subject to our REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT POLICIES. Notable changes to accommodate the uncertainty during the current pandemic include the following adjustments to our policies:

Students may withdraw from a course without penalty within 5 days prior to the start of the course. Exceptions will be made for students impacted by COVID-19; in which case, last-minute withdrawals will be accommodated with documentation of a COVID-19 test (confirmation of appointment) for the student or their household member. For any cancellation of a paid course, students can expect to receive a full refund, less a $5 processing fee, to their original method of payment. Please allow for 10 business days before the refund is reflected on your account.



SCHOLARSHIPS applications are available for students who may not otherwise be able to enroll in a course.  Additionally, standing sliding scale scholarships exist for QT/BIPOC students.