Taking Shape with Copper
Using copper that is soft enough to be manipulated by hand and can be soldered with a benzene torch, explore small-scale metal sculpture using basic tools. Create shapes out of flat copper using a propane torch, hammers, and anvil. Learn ways to color copper and create textures. Students will build armatures for sculpture and learn how to manipulate the copper into any shape. Bring ideas to replicate, such as flowers or animals; abstract ideas are welcome, too.