Celebrating 20 Years!

Celebrating 20 Years!


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University (OLLI) is a group of more than 1,000 individuals, age 50 and over, who learn together through three distinct programs: OLLI Classes, OLLI Learning Trips, and OLLI Study Groups.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Hot Scotsmen -- February 1, 2013

On the first day of February, OLLI visited the Hot Scotsmen fine art foundry in Peoria.

Owned and operated by two Bradley University alumni, Corey Kinsman ('04) and Kyle Chipman ('06), Hot Scotsmen is a full-service foundry that provides bronze casting services to the fine art industry including mold making through patination, metal fabrication, restorations, sculpture commissions, and consulting.

During our private tour, we learned the process of fine art casting using the lost-wax method, how and why bronze statues are restored, and saw examples of fabrication solutions for a wide range of projects. Hot Scotsmen has produced life-size statues located nationwide and pieces ranging in size from miniatures to large-scale statues (including the recently dedicated A.J. Robertson statue on Bradley's campus).

OLLI thanks BU alums Corey and Kyle for welcoming our group to the foundry. For more information, please visit www.hotscotsmen.com

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