Pattern-Making for Casting in the Foundry

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Small Classroom 6:30-8:00pm, Class Code: MA081022JO
  • 5


  • $87 tuition + $5 material fee
  • $67 tuition + $5 materials fee


BARN’s Pattern-Making class is where you learn one of many ways to create a pattern of the casting you envision. Once completed, you'll use the pattern in our “Metal Casting in the Foundry” class to create a mold that molten bronze or aluminum will be poured to produce your casting.

Making a Pattern is the first of three basic steps of the Foundry Art:

  1. Make the Pattern,
  2. Form the Mold and pour metal to create the Casting, and
  3. Finish the Casting.

BARN offers related casting classes including “The Basics of Metal Casting” (an online event), “Pattern-Making for Casting in the Foundry” where you learn how to make patterns used to produce a working mold, and “Metal Casting in the Foundry” where you make casting molds from patterns and actual casting of molten metal to form the casting. An ongoing Advanced Casting (in an Open Studio format) event will also be offered to those with demonstrated competency in the foundry. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these events are offered.

After completing your mold, register for our next metal casting class here


  • Ages 14+ are welcome.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols. 

  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

Instructor Bio:

Jeff Oens is a widely renowned sculptor with his bronze artwork exhibited in prominent art collections and public displays across the United States and Canada. Jeff is best known for his outstanding wildlife sculptures, but his portfolio also includes human figures, mythical creatures, and other diverse subjects, ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Many of Jeff’s sculptures can be seen around the industrial park on Three Tree Lane.

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