The Summer Youth Apprenticeship was founded on the importance of passing on the history of Sloss and the many techniques and traditions of metal art in face to face learning and observation.
This eight-week program employs 12 students, ages 16-18, to work and study under professional artists for 30 hours a week, at a minimum wage. The program is designed to expose students to a variety of processes and techniques in a hands-on, individualized environment.
The teachers in the apprenticeship program are all professional artists working in cast iron and/or fabricated steel. These intructors integrate ideas about form, design, and materials into a series of projects that teach the apprentices the processes used to cast, weld, and forge metal art. The casting processes include; patternmaking, moldmaking, casting, and finishing. Students are also introduced to welding and forging and may choose one of those areas for concentration. Students will end the summer with a final project and exhibition of their work, made during the program.
I M P O R T A N T I N F O
When: June 3rd -July 31st
Where: Sloss Furnaces Foundry
Work Hours: Monday –Friday | 9:00am-3:30pm
Application Deadline: May 1st
Mandatory Casting Workshop- TBA
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