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Sheet Copper Sculpture Course

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This course runs over multiple days. Click here to see additional dates.

Tue 25 Jul, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 26 Jul, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 27 Jul, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 28 Jul, 10:00am - 5:00pm

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.

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.

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

Things to remember

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.

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Mon 24 Jul, 10:00am - 5:00pm

+ 4 additional classes

Tue 25 Jul, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed 26 Jul, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu 27 Jul, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 28 Jul, 10:00am - 5:00pm
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Mon 27 Nov, 10:00am - 5:00pm

+ 3 additional classes

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