Early Fee

Bronze Casting

$1,035.00 $935.00

2 May – 20 Jun 2020, Saturdays 10:00am-4:30pm
Clara Hali

Discover the mystery of bronze, from modelling a figure in wax, to making the ceramic shell casting and planning a sculpture to cast in bronze. Find full details including course overview, teacher profile and materials list below. 

Early fee ends 18 March 2020

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Full Details

Term: Term Two 2020
Start Date: 2 May 2020
End Date: 20 June 2020
Time: Saturday, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 7
Teacher: Clara Hali

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full fee: $1,035.00
Early Fee: $935.00
Concession Fee: $985.00
Location: National Art School
Availability: Available

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Overview

Discover the mysteries of bronze, from planning a sculpture to casting a unique artwork in bronze. Model a figurative sculpture in wax, then make the ceramic shell casting, including sprueing the waxes, burning out the ceramic moulds, pouring the metal, and using metal chasing and patina techniques. Expert figurative sculptor Clara Hali demonstrates methods, teaches skills and guides you through this exciting process; all materials supplied (excluding bronze).

Note: Students will be required to come into the sculpture studio for a short time on additional days (out of regular class time) in order to complete the mould making process. Clara will advise you on the exact times and dates of the additional days. Due to the timing of the process no class is held on the fourth Saturday (date) of the course.

Teacher Profile

Clara Hali is one of Australia’s leading figurative sculptors. She has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions for 30 years and received numerous awards and commissions. Clara was awarded the Sculpture by the Sea Distinguished Invited Artist Award, has a Masters in Fine Art, and is represented by Beaver Galleries, Canberra. She exhibits regularly at Sculpture by the Sea and lectures in the sculpture department at the National Art School. Her work is held in many public and private collections in Australia, as well as in New Zealand, USA, Singapore, Italy and Holland.

materials list

For the first class bring the following materials:

3x old kitchen knives of varying tips (or similar tools for modelling wax)
Sketchbook and drawing media such as a pencil to jot down notes and ideas
Hot water bottle
Plastic shopping bags (4 or more)
One square meter bubble wrap
Old wood or plastic kitchen chopping board

Clara Hali will discuss other materials in the first class, including the requirements of the bronze, which she will buy it in bulk (as you can’t buy it in small amounts). The cost of bronze to each student is dependent on the sizes of the sculptures to be made. Students generally spend between $60 – 150 on bronze.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential


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