Weekends at Beam Center
Insight Into ______! Free Sunday Workshops for students in grades 7 and up
We asked a group of artists, filmmakers, musicians, designers and engineers what ideas they were obsessed with right now. What they told us - animating humans, building ping pong mazes, forging crystals, and more - got us excited! So we've asked them to design workshops around these ideas where middle and high schoolers can investigate, dive deep, make and learn.
Insight Into _______! workshops meet on Sundays from 1pm - 4pm. The workshops are free with advance registration. Students can sign up for one or more at a time, but each workshop is limited to twenty participants.
Sundays, December 7 & 14, 1-4pm
In this two-day workshop, you will create a jewelry set (necklace, earrings, and a ring) based on a design of your own creation. We'll be learning actual metalsmithing techniques including sawing, soldering and the concept of lost wax casting. We will start by disassembling some small plastic toys (think little green army men and vending machine animals) and reassembling them in whimsical configurations. During the week, our toy mashups will be sent to the mold maker and caster in the Diamond District to be cast multiple times in bronze. We will clean and refine the raw castings and assemble them into jewelry. At the end the students will have their jewelry creations and a mold that can be used in the future to make more!
Bring some small plastic toys to the first class (we will also have some available).
Materials cost: $30