What you'll do
Fold-forming is a exciting technique where metal is folded, repeatedly forged, and unfolded creating beautiful organic forms. Explore the many possibilities this technique has to offer using simple tools like hammers, anvils, vices and your fingers. Imagine yourself in a supportive and creative environment with your friends at one of the largest artist colonies. I’ll guide you with creative and fun instruction and you’ll jump right in to: *Learn how to stretch and move metal by hammering to start shaping your copper forms like leaves, pods, pinched and sculptural metal & then some! *Play with uniquely texturing copper with your handiwork. *Learn how to anneal copper (using a torch to soften the metal). *Learn to flame work copper colors (using fire). *Sanding areas to create depth and contrast on your metal forms. *Shape and hammer brass to create a decorative wire hanging for your pieces. *You will have the option to add protective metal sealer for a glossy finish. *Take home your beautiful fold-formed pieces! *Perfect experience for an individual, group of friends and couples. No experience is necessary.
Assorted snacks, Sparkling Water
Tools provided Copper sheets, torch, hammers, anvils, brass & copper wire, safety glasses & more!
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Where you'll be
We will have our workshop in my cozy studio, a place that encourages self-expression and is sensitive to the needs of the individual and to the dynamics of a group. It is a place to collaborate, comfortably stretch the boundaries of your imagination and create magnificent works!
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. No prior experience is necessary.
If you'd like to capture your fun time, feel free to bring your camera! If you don’t see a date/time that works for you, please get in contact and I’d be happy to accommodate your schedule!
Hammer it Out in a Metalsmithing Studio