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Metal Casting with Resin Sand Molds

August 4 - 9, 2024

Jeremy Colbert  ·  jeremycolbert.wixsite.com

Workshop Overview

This introductory workshop explores the fundamentals of metal casting, industrial design, and molding techniques . Basic concepts involving industrial design in visual art will be explored through discussions, and the creation of sculptural forms. Special emphasis will be giving to material process, effective image making, and problem solving. The goal of this workshop is to introduce students to the basic concepts and techniques of casting, mold making, and its processes. The most important elements in this class will be the exploration of process and material, the development of ideas, creative thinking, time-management, and aesthetic appreciation. Open to all skill levels.


  • An ability to use a wide variety of tools, materials, and processes
  • Proper studio procedure, upkeep, and safety
  • Apply appropriate terminology and vocabulary in the discussion of art, metal casting and mold making
  • Effectively manipulate the elements and principles of industrial design to develop creative compositions
  • Develop introductory creative strategies
  • Apply learned techniques and knowledge to creatively solve problems
  • Demonstrate research skills into a variety of different approaches to forms in art


  • Class Materials List
  • Please note any materials you are expected to purchase prior to arrival
  • Estimated fees vary based on class size and materials used


  • Students should take away a cast sculpture
  • Knowledge of various approaches to molding techniques



Fees exclude housing and meal plans. Review housing options here.

Artist Bio

Jeremy Colbert is a Senior Lecturer of Art in Sculpture, Ceramics, and Foundations at The University of Kentucky. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he received his B.A. in Studio Art from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1999 and his M.F.A. in Sculpture and Ceramics at Florida State University in 2002. He taught sculpture at Florida State University and The University of South Alabama, before becoming the Facilities Specialist in Sculpture and Ceramics at the University of Kentucky from 2008 to 2015. In 2016, he was promoted to Lecturer of Art and gives lectures and demonstrations in a variety of process including patinas, powder coating, molding and casting techniques to sculpture classes. He also teaches Metal Casting, Blacksmithing, Drawing, and Three-Dimensional Design, as well as BFA practicum course to prepare students for technical assistantships, as well as maintain sculpture and ceramic facilities, including equipment, and operation budget for Sculpture Area. Jeremy’s work has been shown nationally and internationally including in Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, Delaware, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Germany, and Paraguay. His art is about personal expression with multiple levels of communication.

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In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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