Center for the Arts in Wayzata Offers Unique Art Classes
Carey Netherton spends his time molding and melting bronze into beautiful artwork. At a whopping 2,100 degrees, he works under some hot conditions, even when it’s below zero outside. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts, in Wayzata, is awaiting the unveiling of these new sculptures for their spring collection.
Dating back at least 1,000 years, this technique of bronze melting dates back to the Greeks and Romans. Pieces are heated, then poured into casts which are put into a pit of sand to cool. Sounds like a tedious process – because it is. It takes up to 40 hours of preparation before Netherton can even start creating.
You can’t find places in the Twin Cities area that partake in the tradition of bronze pouring. Actually – the Center for the Arts is one of the only places that allows public viewing. You can also enroll for classes here, and they offer a wide range of choices. Stop in at the art center in Wayzata next time you are close by, you never know what might be happening inside!