|When:||View in Calendar » July 19, 2013 – July 20, 2013 (all-day)|
|Where:||View Map » Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 West Water Street, Decorah,IA 52101, USA|
|Tags:||bronze pour Decorah IA Kelly Ludeking medallion Norwegian-American Museum Thor's hammer USA Vesterheim|
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Casting Medallions and Thor’s Hammer
$126 members / $176 non-members
This is one class you will never forget. Students will learn the history of bronze and its significance throughout the Viking Age, as well as the role it played in the history of Scandinavia. Students will create their own medallion designs, first in a dense foam type material, which is then packed with sand. Once the sand mold is completed, the bronze will be heated to a liquid form, around 2,100 degrees, then poured into the sand cast mold. After the metal is cooled, the sand is cleaned off and the medallion is filed, buffed, and ready to use. There will be a $40 materials fee.
Level of instruction: All levels. Youth ages 12-17 signed up with a participating adult receive a 25% discount.
Kelly Ludeking has been casting and fabricating metal since 1997, when he completed his BFA at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in Sculpture and Furniture Design. He is the founder of KRL Metals. Kelly has worked for large companies building sculptures on billboards in Times Square and for interior designers making small one-of-a-kind custom pieces. He was one of ten artists chosen from around the world to attend and present at the U.S./U.K. Iron Casting Symposium in Lumsden, Scotland. Kelly lives in Northeast Iowa and specializes in teaching and creating simple to complex bronze, aluminum, and iron sculptures. Kelly says, “My art is all about recycling. Taking what is old and giving it a new life. I also like to take ideas from the past and bring them back with a new style that is reminiscent of the origin.”