Sat, Jul 24 | Josh's Hope

Scratch Block Workshop

Learn how to carve a design into a scratch block and then cast in aluminum!
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Scratch Block Workshop

Time & Location

Jul 24, 2021, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Josh's Hope, 40 Terry Brook Ln, Durham, NC 27712, USA

About the Event

Each participant will be provided tools and a 6”x6” tile mold made from resin-bonded sand, which is referred to as the ‘Scratch Block.’ Using the tools provided, you will carve a design of your own creation into the mold. When your design is finished, melted aluminum will be poured into the block to set the design. After cooling, everyone will take their completed block home.

Course instructor is Tripp Jarvis, MFA, an acclaimed metal sculptor who has many years experi- ence teaching welding and plasma cutting at Liberty Arts in Durham, NC, and at other facilities. He was the featured subject in a recent documentary, “Temple of the Heart.” Learn more at

No prior experience is necessary to participate in and enjoy this creative class. Staff and volunteers at Josh’s Hope will provide instruction, safety gear, tools, and all materials. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Cost is $95 and includes all materials. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due when registering with balance due by start of the first class. Registration closes when class capacity is met.  Class is limited to 20 participants. Registration will close when class capacity is reached.

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