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Digital to Tangible at IYRS: Discovering the Art of Investment Casting

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IYRS School of Technology and Trades

449 Thames Street

The Brooks Building

Newport, RI 02840

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This course provides an opportunity to experience object making through both modern digital and traditional hands-on techniques.

Over the course of five-days, students will learn the fundamentals and principles of design, form, and scale to create their own investment cast piece.

The novice student will be carefully guided through:

  • Tools of 3D Computer Modeling

  • 3D printing

  • Investment Casting in Bronze

  • Hand Finishing

Computer modeling will be created in AutoDesk’s Fusion 360 software. 3D printing this computer model will done on site by FDM, fused deposition modeling. Hand working techniques will be taught while investment casting will be accomplished by one of our local vendors. Students get to keep their own creations!

Course Schedule

Monday, July 8: 10:00am-3:30pm
Tuesday, July 9: 10:00am-3:30pm
Wednesday, July 10: 10:00am-3:30pm
Thursday, July 11: 10:00am-3:30pm
Friday, July 12: 10:00am-3:30pm


No Previous Experience Neccessary

There is no previous experience needed. Come and re-discover your creative side and have fun while learning the techniques and skills of design and investment casting. You must provide your own laptop with Fusion 360 loaded. (Your instructor will provide instructions to guide you through the download process.)

Workshop Instructor: Sarah-Anne Wildgoose

About the Instructor

Sarah-Anne Wildgoose started teaching in the Industrial Design department at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1996. Her classes have included a diverse combination of studios and presentation courses blending her passion for design and industry knowledge.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati she started her design career in the medical field with Johnson & Johnson. After moving to New England, she worked for Tupperware and Johnson & Johnson Orthopaedic earning two patents for her surgical instrumentation designs. For over 20 years she ran her own Design Firm creating work for companies that included Schick, Georgia Pacific and many others. This consulting business lead her to stepping into a Manager of Marketing position for the Kochek Company using industry standard digital art programs to produce printed and web graphics, with a focus on branding and promoting the company. Currently she is the Digital Arts Department Head at Pomfret School in Pomfret, Connecticut.

When she is away from the computer screen she enjoys playing tennis, sailing and walking. She is a proud mother of two sons.


FAQs

What should I bring into the event?

All tools, materials and safety/protection will be provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes or boots and wear clothing that you do not mind getting dusty or dirty.

What's the refund policy?

No refunds will be offered once you have registered for the course.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the workshop?

Yes, please bring your ticket to the event or have your registration pulled up on your smartphone.


Is there parking on-site?

Yes, IYRS has a parking lot right off of Thames Street. While it is a paid lot year-round for Newport guests and visitors, you will be provided a parking pass for the day at no additional cost.

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IYRS School of Technology and Trades

449 Thames Street

The Brooks Building

Newport, RI 02840

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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