Teens interested in learning about metal arts will have an opportunity to study in July with sculptor L.P. Runyon at the Sharon Arts Center School of Art and Craft, 457 Rt. 123, Sharon.
Runyon, whose work has been included in many group and solo exhibitions throughout the country, is a recipient of a BFA in Sculpture from Maine College of Art. His metalwork includes fine art sculpture, production furniture, and commercial installations. He also teaches sculpture and coaches at the Dublin School.
From July 16 to 20, 10 am to 3 pm, Runyon will be teaching a class titled “Metal-Casting,” which will explore the creative possibilities on the ancient technique of creating small objects using the lost-wax casting method, a process of carving and shaping in wax, which is then reproduced in molten metal. Participants will be able to design their own rings, pendants, charms, and small sculptures, and replicate them in sterling silver and other precious metals.
“Welding” will be the next class, which will be held July 30 to August 3 from 10 am to 3 pm. This class is an introduction to welding metal sculptures. Students will learn about welding tools, safety and basic welding techniques while creating unique sculptural forms. No experience is necessary.