Sinking: Forming a Simple Copper Bowl 2-Part ONLINE Demonstration (11/15 & 11/22)

Dates:
November 15-22, 2020  Check for other dates
Meets:
Su from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 2 sessions
Hours:
18.00
CEUS:
18.00
Location:
Remote Learning
Instructor:
Avery Lucas
Fee:
$125  
Notes:
For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy in the Metals Department: Closed-toe footwear (no high heels), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured.

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Course Description

Discover the beauty of moving metal! This seemingly solid, hard material can be 'sunk' to make a bowl or small vessel by using heat and hammers. Demonstrations will cover but are not limited to shape layout, cutting, annealing, sinking, texturing, and planishing simple bowl shapes.

Jewelry/Metals 1, Blacksmithing Basics or Dept permission required.



Session 1
This 2-hour Zoom session will include:
- Safe practices for using a torch in the home studio.
- Metal prep
- How to layout a shape
- How to cut the metal
- How to anneal
- How to Sink, Texture and Planish
- Troubleshooting
- Q&A

In-Between Sessions
Students will have time to apply the techniques demonstrated in Session 1 and prepare for the discussion in Session 2. The Zoom recording from the first session will be available for review.

Session 2
This 2-hour Zoom session will include:
- Time for Follow-up Q&A
- Review of techniques as needed
- Time to share your work and receive feedback from fellow students and from Avery

The goal for the second session is to provide time to ensure you understand the techniques and feel confidence to continue exploring on your own.

Students will have access to the Session 1 & 2 Zoom videos for two weeks after the last session.

There is no kit available for this workshop.
Student Material Needs:
- At least one piece of 20 or 18 gauge copper or brass sheet in a 6"x6", 5"x5", or 4"x4" square
- Sharpie pen, ruler, metal dividers, compass, or center punch
- A jewelers saw frame (and blades) or bench shear for cutting
- A large hand file for filing edges
- A safe place to use a torch
- A torch to anneal the metal, Acetylene (great), MAP gas (good), hand held propane (OK for smaller pieces)
- Pickle pot for cleaning metal (optional)
- A ball peen hammer
- A planishing hammer
- A raising hammer or horizontal faced hammer (optional)
- Any wooden, plastic, or raw hide mallets (optional)
- A wooden stump (optional)
- A small piece of 2"x 4" or 4" x 4" pine (6" to 8" long roughly, should fit in a vise0
- A vise for holding the 2"x 4"
- Mushroom stake (optional)

Please note: The format for Metals Online Classes will differ from that of a traditional in-studio class. Registered students will receive an invitation to join a Private Facebook Group, where they they can ask questions and share photos/videos of their works in progress. We will meet as a class via Zoom for the 2-hour time listed in registration. Students will have access to Session 1 & 2 recordings for 2 weeks after the last session.

Participation in scheduled class time is restricted to enrolled students only.

Once registered for the class, students will receive a more detailed tools/supplies list with suppliers/order numbers and any applicable discount codes.

Refund Policy

Student cancellations for online offerings made at least 5 business days prior to the first class meeting are eligible for a full refund. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing via email to the Registration Office at wccregistration@worcester.edu.

No refunds or credits will be given for student absences nor for student cancellations made less than 5 business days prior to the start date. Any and all related materials and kits are non-returnable and are non-refundable once shipped.

When course or workshop is cancelled by the WCC, a full refund will be issued.



Worcester State University ("WSU") & Worcester Center for Crafts ("WCC") Consent & Release of Liability

By submitting your registration for this course ("Activity"), you acknowledge that all registered parties are 18 years or older and legally competent to make this agreement. You agree to comply with all rules and regulations set forth with regard to the Activity, and you agree that all issues of civil liability shall be determined in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws. By completing you registration, you acknowledge that all registered parties have read and understand the below terms and that by enrolling you are giving up substantial legal rights that you might otherwise have, and that you have registered knowingly and voluntarily.

1. In the event that I should require medical care or treatment, I agree to be financially responsible for any costs incurred as a result of such treatment. I am aware and understand that I should carry my own health insurance.

2. To agree that the activity is entirely voluntary and to be fully aware that participation involves risk of injury and/or property damage including the possibility of short-term or long-term disability and even death; to agree that these risks can come from many varied causes and that many of these risks are not foreseeable; to acknowledge, accept, and assume all such risks.

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4. To the extent authorized by law, I, individually and on behalf of my heirs, successors, assigns and personal representatives, hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Board of Higher Education, WCC, WSU and their employees, agents, and representatives from all liability, loss, damage or expense, including attorneys' fees, that they or any of them incur or sustain as a result of any claims, demands, actions, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs or expenses (including attorneys' fees) which arise out of, occur during, or are in any way connected with my intentional or negligent conduct during my participation in the Activity, including traveling to and from an event related to this Activity.

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