• Creative Surface Development

    w/Andy Cooperman

  • 4 Days: Monday, Oct 23rd -Thursday, Oct 26th, 9am-5pm

    Tired of the same old surfaces? Want a chance to develop some new ones?

    This fun, fast-paced 4-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 focuses on heat-generated surfaces as well as rolled, hammered and abraded finishes. We’ll look at where surface ideas come from, when to apply a texture during the construction of a piece and how surface interacts with form and idea. Bring a sense of play, an open mind and a sharp pencil--there are sure to be lots of tips and tricks.

    There will be a $30 material fee payable to the instructor. 

    PLEASE NOTE: If you need to cancel your registration for this workshop a full refund will only be given if you contact us one full month prior to the class. If you cancel with less than a months notice you will receive a credit for half of the workshop price to be used toward a future offering. If you cancel with less than a weeks notice no refund or credit will be given. 

    *There will not be daytime Open Studio Access during the week due to this workshop. 


    BIO: Andy Cooperman is a working metalsmith, educator and writer living in Seattle, WAwhere he builds jewelry and objects from metal, wood, glass, quills and pingpong balls. His work and writing has appeared in books, magazines and blogs including Metalsmith, Art Jewelry Today (I, II & III), The Penland Book of Jewelry, Humor in Craft and is held in private and public collections. Recent exhibitions include Refined IX at Stephen F. Austin State University, 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 The Rabbit Hole, a large body of work in the Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial Exhibition.
    Andy teaches and lectures nationally and has spoken at the Society of North American Goldsmiths 2014 conference, the 18th annual CoMA (Colorado Metalsmithing Association) conference and in 2016 as the keynote speaker for the International Society of Glass Bead Makers.
    He is always available as a visiting artist, teacher, curator and creative pot stirrer.
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