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Copper Tooling CLOSED

Using common household tools, create bas-relief copper art.

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Copper Tooling CLOSED

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Video Class

About the Event

Using common household tools, create a bas-[low-] relief fashioned from a 9”x12” sheet of 36 gauge copper. If you can gather up nail punches, small wooden dowels, ‘inkless’ ink pens, small artist paint brush handles, wooden ‘shish-ka-bob’ skewers, etc., you can shape, form, work, and decorate copper!

This video will show the basic “how-to’s” of [1] tooling textures in copper, [2] oxidizing and sealing your copper, and finally, [3] showing some options of how to present your finished piece.

Once you have registered, LREF will mail you a free instructional package for this class that will have all of the essential materials and supplies. Please be advised that you will be required to obtain some of your own ‘working tools’ [such as those mentioned above], and other easily obtained items, a list of which will be included in the instructional package. In addition, whether you tool your own design or use one of the sketches provided in the instructional package, please feel free to re-size your 9”x12” copper sheet by cutting it to a proportion that suits you. A small ‘practice piece’ of copper will also be included in the instructional package.

The video is designed so you can view it at any time and participate at your own pace. Communication with the instructor will also be provided for you if needed or desired.

Holly Wade Landes received her B.A. in Art Ed [K-12] from WVU in 1977. Obtaining a Master’s in Education in 1997 from Shenandoah University, Holly retired as an art teacher from Hardy County Schools in 2015. Her work in river rock mosaics has been published in “Birds and Blooms” magazine, and she has won a couple of ribbons here and there through the years. Holly and Skip, her husband of over 35 years, divide most of their time between gardening, golfing, skiing, and fly fishing. Both Holly and Skip are native West Virginians.





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