Utility Reconsidered: forming non-ferrous metal – S1009

December 11, 2014

Posted In: Sculpture

Yumi Roth

DATES: August 3 – 7, 2015

SKILL LEVEL: Open to all, a basic knowledge of metalsmithing is helpful.

CONCEPT: Uncover the malleability of non-ferrous metals and forge new works borne of your imagination. In this workshop, we reimagine everyday forms and objects. Students learn how to use a variety of hammers, stakes, stumps, and shot bags to produce forms through the process of sinking, shaping, and raising soft metals. Students also learn how to use the hydraulic press to complement working with hammers and stakes. Soldering, filing, and sawing are reviewed during the first day of class. Students should bring an assortment of inspired objects to explore during the workshop.

MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students participate in forming, sinking, raising, shaping, and basic metalsmithing techniques with copper, brass, and silver.

ACTIVITIES: We learn through demonstrations, slide presentations, studio time, and individual student assistance with projects

FACULTY: Yumi Janairo Roth currently lives and works in Boulder, CO where she is Professor of Art at the University of Colorado. She received a B.F.A. from the School for the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston and an M.F.A. in Metals from SUNY-New Paltz. Yumi has exhibited and participated in artist-in-residencies nationally and internationally.

Tuition:  $775 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $975
Studio Fee: $95

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