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Sheet Copper Sculpture (November)

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:

Day One
Creating designs using paper templates for cutting sheet copper. Carving wooden moulds and formers to beat against to shape sheet copper.

Day Two
Cutting shaping and folding copper by heating and cold beating

Day Three
Joining copper by brazing using brass filler rods, or riveting.

Day Four
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.

Beginners welcome.

Basic materials are included.

Course cost: £299

Course date: Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th November 2017

Course times: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm

Number of places available: 12

Tutors: Robert Worley (RCA)

 

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