Copperwork – Design & Make Your Own Christmas Decorations

Tutor: Charlotte Tollyfield

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 6 people.

Full Day

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A fun session for the festive season and a gorgeous new medium to try!

Learn the copperwork skill of hand piercing to produce unique copper creations for the tree or as an ideal token gift to commemorate the year. Charlotte is a Sheffield based metalsmith and she will introduce to the joys of copperwork. During the day you will:

– see examples of what you can create
– view a demonstration on saw piercing copper
– practice using the piercing saw, navigating curves and angles
– learn how to use textured punches to create different effects
– learn techniques for finishing

During the day you will work up your own designs. You will be able to choose from a selection of ready-made templates that you can adapt, or have a free rein and create your own unique designs. You should go home with two completed decorations together with your practice piece.

Please note there is a £8 materials charge payable to the tutor on the day.

Click the title below to see if there’s anything you need to bring with you on the day.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

All materials will be provided.

Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy - aprons are available to feel free to bring your own.

Remember to bring your specs if you wear them.

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