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Direct Casting

at Brooklyn Metal Works - Prospect Heights

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Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
640 Dean St 2nd Fl
Btwn Vanderbilt & Carlton Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11238
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: MJ Tyson

What you'll learn in this metal working class:

This 3 day workshop is an introduction to direct casting. Students will learn to make molds, melt, and pour silver in the BKMW studio, allowing for the quick translation of ideas into metal. 

This course will cover cuttlefish bone and sand casting. Students are able to create fully formed jewelry or components ready to incorporate into larger designs. 

Open to all levels.

There will be a $20 kit available at the first class. Bring your own metal and dress appropriately for casting. 

Basic Materials

  • Jeweler’s saw frame 
  • Jeweler’s saw blades 
  • Metal files 
  • Assorted sandpaper 
  • Solder 

Metal Supply 

1-3 lbs of Ancient Bronze Casting Grain  

Sterling Silver Casting Grain - the amount is up to you 

*for reference, a generously sized ring might require about 1.5 troy oz of sterling silver for casting. Clean sterling silver sheet or wire may be used for casting, but it must be solder-free. 

What to Wear

  • Long cotton pants. Avoid synthetic fabrics. No shorts. 
  • Boots or similarly protective close-toed shoes. No sandals.

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Refund Policy
Withdrawals from class 7 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund for the class minus a 10% processing fee. If cancellation occurs 3-6 days prior to the class, we will provide a 50% refund. Cancellations 48 hours or less receive a 25% refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows or same-day cancellations.

We do not refund tuition for classes that students miss due to their own circumstances. Students enrolled in multi-session studio courses (excluding workshops and intensives) may make-up missed class sessions during open studio hours for up to two weeks after the last class meeting.

We reserve the right to cancel or discontinue any class, in which case you may choose to receive a refund, apply the class credit towards a different course, or receive a tuition credit for future use. Tuition credits are valid for up to one year. Refunds will be issued within 30 days.

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Direct Casting
Reviewed by Maxine B. on 8/5/2019
MJ exceeded all expectations as a teacher. I was nervous to start casting, but as soon as I got over it, she helped me complete every project I had in mind-- plus a few more. She and the TA managed to make sure everyone was on the right track, but never in a rushed or overcomplicated way. I'm really glad I took this class. The possibilities of what someone can make in this class, and also what they can expand on from this class, are really vast.
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