Creative Surface Development with Andy Cooperman
Tired of relying on a handful of basic surfaces and textures? Want to develop some new ones? Here’s your chance.
This fun, fast-paced 3-day class helps to uncover new ways to consider surface. Through play (it’s not a dirty word) and experimentation, we’ll develop a series of samples accompanied by detailed notes so that surfaces can be replicated. Then, using some of the surfaces discovered, participants will build a brooch or pendant. A simple but elegant brooch finding system will be demonstrated
This class will focus on heat-generated surfaces as well as rolled, hammered and abraded finishes. We’ll look at how different surfaces can be combined and layered and discuss when to best apply a surface or texture during the construction of a piece. Bring a sense of play, an open mind and a sharp pencil--there are sure to be lots of tips and tricks. This class is limited to eight students. There is a required student supply list for this workshop. Tools will be available for use.
Friday, March 29 - Sunday, March31, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm each day
Basic metalworking and independent soldering skills are required for this workshop. (Ages 18 & up)
Class Fee: $780
Materials Fee: $30 payable to the instructor the first day of class.
Instructor: *visiting artist* Andy Cooperman
Please note our *visiting artist* registration policy for this workshop. Registration & Refund Policies
Visiting artist Andy Cooperman makes all sorts of things from all sorts of things and is known for applying the ethos and discipline of High Craft Metalsmithing to a wide variety of often disparate materials, including wood, pingpong balls, quills, bronze, sterling, steel and gold. He has been a jeweler and metalsmith for over thirty years and a writer and educator for close to that. As a teacher, Andy’s goal is to help students develop the creative problem-solving tools that will allow them to open new doors onto the creative process.
Andy’s work has been exhibited widely and can be found in public and private collections as well as books and publications that include The Penland Book of Jewelry, Humor in Craft and many more. Exhibitions include Protective Ornament: Contemporary Amulets to Armor at the National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis, a solo exhibition at the Appalachian Center for Craft and most recently in Metalmorphosis, the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial Exhibition. Andy lectures nationally and has spoken at the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference, the annual Colorado Metalsmithing Association conference and as keynote speaker for the International Society of Glass Bead Makers and the East Carolina University Symposium.