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Metals A Summer Session 7

Metals Summer Session 7
August 14–19
Beverly Penn
Still Nature: Direct Method Casting

Working from observation of the Penland landscape, students will create work using direct-method casting techniques. We’ll explore the Penland grounds to understand the connection between art and nature while collecting botanical and other organic samples for direct casting in either bronze or silver. Students will also learn techniques for preparing organic materials such as cloth, rope, lace, etc. for casting. There will be in-depth casting instruction, and students will combine cast elements to create finished artworks. We’ll also cover soldering techniques for incorporating appropriate mechanisms into finished forms. Basic metalsmithing skills will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. Upper metals studio. 

Professor at Texas State University; Fulbright Fellowship, Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency, Lux Art Institute International Artist Residency; collections: National Museum of Women in the Arts (DC), Yale University (CT), Cooper-Hewitt Museum (NYC), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Racine Art Museum (WI); representation: Lisa Sette Gallery (AZ).

Beverly Penn, Asclepias, cast bronze, 24 x 10 x 10 inches
Beverly Penn, Asclepias, cast bronze, 24 x 10 x 10 inches