Metal Sand Casting for Beginners

Next Available: Sat, 07 Dec 10:00AM
3.0 hours x 2 Weeks
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Learn the ancient process of sand casting to create your own wearable objects out of metal!


In this two-part class you will be introduced to the process of sand casting to create small metal objects and jewellery. The course fee includes all materials including over $50 worth of metal, gas, sand, etc.


We Will Cover:

  • the essential elements needed to select a successful pattern for sand casting
  • creating a mould from sand
  • pouring molten metal safely and correctly
  • cleaning up a metal casting
  • using a blow torch to melt down metal

 You will leave with their own metal peg cast from a wooden one which will be supplied.


Shane Wells is a knife making enthusiast, blacksmith and self proclaimed jack of all trades. Soon to apply for membership of the Australian Knife makers Guild he is a regular face at knife shows around Australia and the Australian Blade Symposium. Having left high school to pursue his own passions, Shane finds it hilariously ironic that he is now a well regarded teacher in his own right. He has managed workshops for the past 7 years and is a wealth of knowledge on everything from prop making to steel fabrication to resins and fibreglassing.

PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.

The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here:

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 


We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.

Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment.  All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

 MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course.  It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

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What you will learn
  • The essential elements needed to select a successful pattern for sand casting
  • Creating a mould from sand
  • Pouring molten metal safely and correctly
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear

Casual (Warning: this might get messy)

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Terms & Conditions


 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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