Sheet Copper Sculpture Course

    This four-day course at London Sculpture Workshop is the perfect beginners introduction to sculpting with sheet copper

    Sculpture course

    Four session course

    Beginners welcome

    London Sculpture Workshop, SE18

    What you'll learn

    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


    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.

    Did you know?

    Aside from gold, copper is the only metal on the periodic table whose colouring isn't naturally silver or grey. We think we get enough grey in rainy old London, so a brilliant shine of colour is always welcome! Learning to work with copper in this welcoming workshop will unlock a gleaming world of sculpting possibilities.

    Dates & times

    Mon 27 Nov, 10:00am - 5:00pm (all sessions)

    Tue 28 Nov, 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Wed 29 Nov, 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Thu 30 Nov, 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.

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    Class location

    London Sculpture Workshop, Woolwich

    Unit 0, Harrington Way

    SE18 5NR


    About your host, London Sculpture Workshop

    London Sculpture Workshop is the first, not-for-profit, community interest organisation, based in London, with exceptional facilities for artists and those interested in making work in 3D. Its workshop is right on the river by Thames Barrier and has incredible views of the Thames guiding lots of inspiration for 3D pieces. It offers a superbly equipped metal and wood workshop with additional mould making and ceramic areas.

    London Sculpture Workshop was established in 2012 by two founding members Giles Corby, MA (RCA) and Jessica Mello, MFA (Slade) and it also has a studio manager Melis van den Berg, MFA (Slade). They are all practicing artists’, bringing their own ideas and inspiration to the organisation, and between them, have 21 years of teaching experience.

    In 2013 and 2014 London Sculpture Workshop was awarded awarded a “Artist’s Run Space Award” by the Chelsea Arts Club Trust.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.