Coppersmithing Workshop

$165.00
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$165.00

NOTE: Students under the age of 16 MUST contact Arc + Flame Blacksmithing Director (Candace Martens) for an evaluation prior to enrolling in a smithing class. Candace can be reached at blacksmithing@rocafc.com or 585-617-9644.  Interested Students MUST COMPLETE this underage student APPLICATION prior to meeting with Blacksmithing Director.

If you have a question about the facility or registering for a class, please call Arc + Flame directly at 585-349-7110.

Arc + Flame Metal & Coppersmithing Workshops are an excellent way to learn and explore working with metals. Our experienced instructors will use a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on instruction to enhance your learning experience.

No prior experience is needed. Students with prior experience or who have already taken a class can email project ideas to the instructor for pre-approval. Each Class will cover different topics so be sure to check the class listing prior to checking out.

Workshop Schedule: (Each class will focus on the topic listed. Click the "Details" tab for a list of project descriptions)

  • Sunday, November 21st: Decorative Copper I (9am-5pm)
  • Sunday, December 19th: Decorative Copper II (9am-5pm)

 

Details:

  • 8-hour class period: 9am-5pm
  • Enrollment: 3 to 10 students
  • Experience required: None
  • Breakfast snacks and lunch included in price
  • Vending machines available

Project Descriptions:

  • Decorative Copper I: Learn the basics of coppersmithing in this hands-on workshop. Students will learn to use simple tooling to create "chased" designs in metal, how to anneal copper, and the basics of making their own tools while making a frame-able work of art.
        Copper work can be done with minimal investment and space. It's perfect for people that wish to work with metal but don't have the room for a large studio. Copper work also beautifully compliments both woodworking blacksmithing projects and is a great skill for those who make jewelry. (Open to all levels. Returning students can take on more challenging designs.)
  • Decorative Copper II: Learn the basics of coppersmithing in this hands-on workshop. In this second class, the focus will be on applying chasing and texturing techniques to cylindrical vessels. Students will learn to use simple tooling to create designs in metal, how to anneal copper, and do soldering while making a small decorative vase with chasing.
        Copper work can be done with minimal investment and space. It's perfect for people that wish to work with metal but don't have the room for a large studio. Copper work also beautifully compliments both woodworking blacksmithing projects and is a great skill for those who make jewelry.
        **This is a complementary class to the Decorative Copper Workshop I which is advisable but not required.** (Open to all levels. Returning students can take on more challenging designs.)

(Above are examples of various topics offered, however each class focuses on only one. Each available class date will specify the corresponding project.) 

 

NOTE: Metal & Coppersmithing Classes are very interactive and involve significant physical activity. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. If you any have concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all of our students!

PLEASE READ: Student Health / Refund Policy / Age / Dress Code

NOTE: Our programs are designed to be as inclusive as possible. However, if you have any concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health please contact Arc + Flame Center at 585-349-7110 before signing up for this class. We want to ensure the best possible class experience for all our students.

Please read our class refund policy. If you have any questions, contact our administrative team at 585-349-7110 or email: info@rocafc.com.

Students must be AT LEAST 16-years of age to attend class unless otherwise noted (ie: Fusing Tike, Teen and Creative Kids Classes) OR approval from Department Director.

Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton t-shirt. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes, shorts, skirts, or highly flammable clothing.




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