Art project at Springville Elementary School
Students and staff had chiseled sand and resin molds in their own designs, with nails or screwdrivers. Students were provided with materials for the aluminum pouring at no charge and could take their sculptures home at the end of the project. The undertaking was funded by the Springville Parent Teacher Association and an Arts in Education grant.
Art teachers Christy Komenda and Becky Szpaicher took their classes behind the school, where the Ashford Hollow crew poured molten aluminum into the molds. Zach Boehler of the foundation explained the process to the students and removed the cooling sculptures from the molds.
The Ashford Hollow Foundation has been a partner with S-GI in educational endeavors for many years. The metalworking and casting education programs offered by the foundation are the only ones of their kind in the United States.