Course Start DatesThursday 2nd April 2020
About the Course
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.
The 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.
This is a four day course. Please see the website for the schedule of dates on which this course runs. Course times: 10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm
Number of places available: 12
Tutors: Robert Worley (RCA)
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What's included in the price?
Basic materials are included.
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.
I went on a bronze course at London Sculpture Workshop first, then got so addicted I booked up this course in sheet copper sculpture, and my next one will probably be silicone mould-making.
This course was incredible. I genuinely didn't want to leave on the final day, and the next morning was really disappointed I wouldn't be going back in. On the first day I learnt how to raise a bowl out of a small disc of copper (so happy about that), planishing (technique for smoothing the surface) and about and how to use patinas. On the next day I learnt soldering, brazing and riveting - and made a small saxon helmet. On the next days I learnt repousee and made a series of copper coins and artefacts using patinas to make then look ancient.
Other people worked on one project all week. One person made a female bust, another woman made a copper water feature that looks like a dragon-fly, there was someone who made a huge abstract outdoor sculpture and a series of copper lilies for his garden when he had some time and copper left over at the end, another made an African mask.... so many amazing things.
You get a mix of demonstrations and tons of one-to-one help. I couldn't believe how absorbed I got in it. When the tutor said it was time for lunch everyone would look shocked and sigh. Such a good sign.
I can't rave about this course enough. I loved it. A few people I know are booking up places now after they saw my photos of my 4 days there. Also, some people on the course who lived in London signed up as members of LSW so they could continue making things in the workshops (which are really excellent - so large and so many amazing tools and machines).
I always attend these courses on my own but there is always a warm, friendly environment. It's not daunting and it's always a mix of different abilities. I'm always a complete beginner so I really appreciate this as it stops it being daunting.
Jay Price - - #21826
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