Students will gain an overview of cold techniques used in fine metalsmithing. They will learn how to create forms with copper and brass sheet and wire using piercing and sawing, filing, cold forming, and a variety of cold connections. Students will complete three assignments exploring adornment, small sculptural work, or both with the materials provided. Students will be encouraged to include found objects and recycled materials as well.
Presentations will provide students with a historical and contemporary context of metalsmithing. They will keep a visual research journal to guide their personal exploration of objects and materials that inspire their work. Students will participate in critiques and receive written observations for each project.
To successfully participate in this program, students will need a small dedicated work table in their homes and have reliable internet. Our class will meet for synchronous work on Thursday evenings for 2-3 hours over Zoom. Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous participation if conditions require. Technical demonstrations will be recorded to allow for flexible viewing.
Students will receive kits with all the materials and tools necessary to complete fine metals assignments.
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Art, design, craft, art history, teaching.
$190 for required project materials and metalworking kits