Workshop in Bronze Sculptures

 Gabriela Spector works with TASIS students sculpting in wax before sending the pieces to the foundry.

Gabriela Spector works with TASIS students sculpting in wax before sending the pieces to the foundry.

In late April, Gabriela Spector, an internationally recognized sculptress, led a workshop in the Ferit Sahenk Fine Arts Center, where IB Visual Art students had the opportunity to find out how to make their very own bronze sculptures. Students learned about a process, perfected during the Renaissance and which initially involves sculpting in wax. The wax models TASIS students made in this workshop found their way to the Perseo Foundry in Mendrisio where they were cast into bronze. Below are photographs of students sculpting in wax and also a number of the final bronze castings.