A four day introduction to working with sheet copper as a sculpture material using the techniques of beating and brazing.
Taking advantage of the excellent metal working workshop at LSW this course will show you the possibilities of working sheet copper, a great material for making outdoor sculpture, water features and hanging mobiles.
This course will cover:
Creating designs using paper templates for cutting sheet copper. Carving wooden moulds and formers to beat against to shape sheet copper.
Cutting shaping and folding copper by heating and cold beating
Joining copper by brazing using brass filler rods, or riveting.
Surface finishes, patinas and effects for sheet copper sculptures
Bring along ideas, sketch books or small models for what you wish to make and any reference materials for ideas.
It is essential to wear old clothes and strong footwear.
Basic materials are included.
Course cost: £320
Course date: Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd & Thursday 24th May 2018
Course times: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Number of places available: 12
Tutors: Robert Worley (RCA)