Thank you for your interest, but at this time, due to COVID-19, we are not holding any classes in our Foundry, but please stay tuned and sign up for our email newsletter for more updates. See below for a description of our Sip and Scratch class which we will hopefully start back up again soon!

Join the Buffalo Maritime Center for an evening of making, drinking, and fun! Participate in an aluminum casting event while creating your own low-relief sculpture. Participants will be provided with instructions on what to do, tools to scratch, and what is called a scratch block mold.

Scratch block molds are a resin bonded sand mold with a blank “face”. They are sort of like a blank canvas, but for hot metal! Every participant of this event will be given their own scratch block, shown how to create an interesting image on it, given examples of what a successful sculpture created in this method looks like, and be allowed to sip on beer and wine in the process!

Once completed with your scratch block you will be able to see it poured with hot metal right before your eyes. The castings will then be cooled and ready to take home that night!

RSVP Online. $45 admission includes:

  • Tours of the Buffalo Maritime Center
  • Craft beer from Pressure Drop Brewery
  • Live Hot Metal Casting

Bring your own snacks!

Create a 6” x 4 ¾” Low Relief Sculpture!

For more information about the specifics of the event email: