Learn 3D Design and get hands-on experience casting metal fantasy pewter coins in our Day Camp for middle and high school students.
Students will design and laser cut a billet mold, and pour their own 1/2 oz. pewter fantasy coin. We will start with the design of the coin and mold parts in a vector editing program. Students will then use the laser cutter to engrave their design in MDF and cut out the parts. We will then stack the mold together and pour in molten pewter to make the coin. Finally we will use the band saw and belt sander to remove the button and finish the coins.
IMPORTANT: All students are required to participate in the Zoom-based Virtual Design Class on June 26th, 10am -12pm to be able to attend the in-person casting session on the 27th. Class is limited to 16, with everyone able to attend the zoom class at the same time. For the in-person coin making part on day two, students will select one of the four timed blocks (see tickets for options), working in groups no larger than four.
This class can be FREE for middle and high school students thanks to a generous donation from Gateway Rotary! To qualify, please fill out this brief form and we will send a special event coupon code within 24 hours . Class fee is $75 if you do not choose to fill out the form.
Requirements: Students need to bring Safety Glasses (ANSI Z87.1), a face mask, and a Windows/Mac laptop with Silhouette Studio installed