Art teacher Elizabeth Greene writes: Sculptor Glenn Campbell visited the HHS Art Department's sculpture class for an in-school field trip in December. He set up his temporary casting foundry in the back parking lot to melt bronze so that students could cast their work using the "lost wax technique." Students worked all day casting, cleaning and polishing.
Glenn has been visiting the sculpture class since 2003, starting as a guest artist on a Friends of Hanover Schools grant. Each year the students create wax pieces. Glenn makes molds for the work and brings the molds to HHS. The class (and any others interested) are invited to observe the casting. Students finish the bronze pieces in the school's art studio. It is an incredible opportunity for the HHS community to participate in such a complex and exciting process.
Glenn has a foundry in West Rutland, VT where he enlarges and casts the work of nationally-known artists. In December he installed a finished piece by Jim Sardonous (of 'Whales Tales' fame) in New Jersey.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Posted by Hanoverlife at 7:00 AM