What you will do
Four session course
The words 'beating' and 'brazing' might sound a bit violent, but they'll take on a softer meaning when you learn to sculpt with sheet copper. This four-day course at London Sculpture Workshop is the perfect beginners' introduction to working with this splendidly shiny and marvelously malleable material.
In this course
This course takes place in the fantastic metal working workshop at LSW. On day one, you'll start by creating designs using paper templates and carving wooden moulds and formers. On day two, you'll learn how to cut, shape and fold copper by heating and beating (hey, that rhymes!). Day three will see you join copper by brazing using brass filler rods or rivets. And you'll wrap it up on day four with surface finishes, patinas and effects for sheet copper sculptures. We think you'll deserve a fresh copper ale by the end of all that!
Now you can
- master the basics for making copper sculptures, water features, hanging mobiles and more
- navigate your way around a metal workshop and the tools involved
- start calling yourself a 'coppersmith', which sounds super impressive and intriguingly old-school
Select a class time
Tue 18 Aug, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 19 Aug, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 20 Aug, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue 6 Oct, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 7 Oct, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 8 Oct, 10:00am - 5:00pm
None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.
You will only receive an email from us if new dates are added for this class, you will not receive any marketing emails, and that's a promise!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, London Sculpture Workshop
London Sculpture Workshop is an independent sculpture studio in Woolwich, South East London, located within Thames Side Studios, offering exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making three-dimensional work.
Our short course programme covers a wide variety of technical and skill-based processes, taught by practicing artists in superbly equipped workshops. We teach a range of skills including welding, casting, mould making, metal and wood work, ceramics and hot metal practices.
London Sculpture Workshop is a not-for-profit, community interested company, established in 2012 by artists Giles Corby and Jessica Mello, trained at RCA and Slade. LSW has partnered with a number of prestigious organisations including; The British museum, The Crafts Council, CRISIS, The Architecture Association and Oxford Brooke's University. In 2013 and 2014 LSW was awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust ‘Artist Run Space Award’ and awarded a grant for our work from the Mayor of London in 2016.
We offer Day, Evening and Weekend courses - ranging from a 3 hour Introduction to Welding to a 6 day Bronze Casting Course, available to book throughout the year.
Participants are encouraged to bring along sketch books, ideas, small models or any reference material that might aid their work. Old clothes and strong footwear are essential in the workshop environment.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.