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    Erie Community College
  Feb 17, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

AT 232 - Exploratory Art Casting

Credit Hours: 3

Students will learn foundry techniques such as melting and molding in gas and electric furnaces. They will cast projects using processes such as sand molding and investment casting using a variety of molten material such as bronze, iron, and aluminum.

Fulfills SUNY General Education -- The Arts.

Course Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • design an art object, construct it in various materials and use it as a pattern for casting;
  • understand the basic metallurgy of casting alloys;
  • operate both gas and electric furnaces;
  • melt and cast ferrous and non-ferrous alloys;
  • work with several types of molding media-ceramic, sand, rubber compounds; and
  • understand Sculpture history and technology's influence on contemporary and future sculpture.

Prerequisites: AT 230 or permission of the instructor.
F/S (N)