2024

Spring

Iron Melt

and

Membership Drive

Sold Out & Postponed to June 1st

 

The Spring Iron Melt at the Andres Institute of Art is being postponed to Saturday, June 1.

Molds should now be returned by Friday, May 31 by 4pm to the Welcome Center or the morning of the pour by 10am to the Welcome Center. Returning molds before June 1 lets us get a head start on setting up for a timely pour.

We understand that watching the iron pour is a big part of the experience. If you would like to hold your purchased mold until the Fall Iron Melt, either at the AIA if you have already returned it, or at home, please respond to president@andresinstitute.org  The Fall Iron Melt will be on Saturday, October 19th.

If you have any questions, feel free to email president@andresinstitute.org 

Molds and Memberships

Make your mold selection, choose a membership to get a discount.

Membership is a separate purchase.

Pick up your mold,

take it home

and carve it.

Return carved molds

to be prepared for

the Iron Melt.

 

Iron Pour

 

Cast Iron Tiles

Return to the AIA to watch the Iron Melt and take home your art!

The Iron Melt will be Saturday, May 18th. The Spring Iron Melt is SOLD OUT. If you purchased a mold and have not picked it up, they are now ready at the Welcome Center.

You may pick up purchased molds at the Studio on June 1st to carve that morning. Arrive by 10am to the Studio.

Carved molds should be returned to the Welcome Center before June 1st if possible, or by 10am that morning.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 1st so you can see the pour in person, even if you aren’t participating with a mold. The pour should happen between noon and 1pm.

The mold pickup and drop off location is at the AIA Welcome Center (formerly the Big Bear Lodge), 106 Route 13, Brookline, NH.

Molds must be picked up in person, they are too heavy to mail. You can reserve a mold online through the store. To pick up your mold, visit the Welcome Center on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 11 and 4. Or, visit Brookline’s Finest – they are open every day, 9-5. In either case, please print or be prepared to show proof of purchase on your phone. Cash or check is accepted at the Welcome Center or Brookline’s Finest as well.

Drop molds off at the Welcome Center or with Brookline’s Finest. Return the carved mold, carving tool and board. They may be returned the morning of the Iron Pour, but should be received by 10am. 

The Iron Pour is estimated for noon; however, molten iron can be finicky. Please be patient. Once poured, the casts need to be cooled, cleaned and have rough edges removed. This is a good time to explore the trails! Then, return to the Studio to claim your unique work of iron art.

The cost for the Iron Melt is $45 for non-members and $35 for members.

To purchase Iron Melt(s) use this link for the AIA Store.

For Individual or Family Memberships use this link to the Membership Page then visit the Store page to purchase the Iron Melt(s).

Here’s a video of the Remote Iron Melt process:

Sculpture Park Entrance &

Visitor Center

106 Route 13, Brookline, NH 03033

Call or Mail

(603) 673-7441  (8am-5pm)

Andres Institute of Art, PO Box 226, Brookline, NH 03033-0226

Email

Kristi St. Laurent, AIA President

President@andresinstitute.org