Beyond The Flat: Creating 3 Dimensional Forms From Sheet Metal

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Beyond The Flat: Creating 3 Dimensional Forms From Sheet Metal
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Beyond The Flat: Creating 3 Dimensional Forms From Sheet Metal says
Have you ever looked at spiculums (those neat tapered tubes of metal that look like trumpet flowers or seeds), pods, or other 3-D forms, and wondered how the artist got from a flat sheet of metal to that shape?

Well, wonder no more! In this class, you will learn how to use hammers with wood blocks to create impressive shapes from sheet metal. We will cover which hammer creates which shape, how to dress your block to get it to create the shape you want, how to use dapping punches to create shapes, and how to combine the techniques to create organic elements for use in jewelry and sculpture.

You will need a steel block, a cross peen hammer, jewelry files, and jewelry pliers. Included in your class fee will be the use of spiculum forming hammers (I will have some for purchase after the class), wood forming blocks, dapping punches, and rubber blocks. Your copper sheet shapes, and templates are also included. Depending on your speed, you should complete 5-7 pieces in class, all of which can be incorporated into art or used in jewelry.

MBG members $85/non-members $99. Call 636-4128 for more information, supply list, or to register.
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By: Memphis Botanic Garden