Discover the lost wax casting process and its applications for jewelry design, functional objects and art metal forms. Explore wax carving and techniques for model making, model investing, centrifugal casting and finishing objects. Techniques will be demonstrated through crafting rings, pendants and jewelry scale objects. We'll also cover the proper use of tools and equipment necessary to carve waxes for successful model casting, spruing techniques, proper investment procedures and design elements that relate to better cast objects. Additional topics may include: stone setting in wax, simple mechanisms and finishing tricks. We will also discuss how to work with the jewelry industry to get your production work done. Students should have basic jewelry skills, including how to saw, file, solder and finish. See Textbook and Supply List for supply list. Students who take this class are invited to participate in our Summer CE Student Art Show. Visit our Art Show page for more information.