ANDY COOPERMAN "Jewelers Tips & Tricks"

  • 19 Feb 2011
  • 9:00 AM
  • 20 Feb 2011
  • 5:00 PM
  • Pima Community College West Campus Metals Studio, 2202 W Anklam Rd, Tucson, AZ , Info: 520-206-6600
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Improve your efficiency in the studio; learn tricks and shortcuts that can get you out of sticky situations. This hands-on seminar style class will include detailed information on basic, advanced and unorthodox techniques. Areas of focus will include soldering, expanded flex shaft utilization, melting, manipulation and pouring small ingots, cold connecting and some alternative approaches to the incorporation of stones and small objects. Some solutions to the nuts and bolts problems of the studio space itself will be addressed. Students are encouraged to bring their jewelry nightmares and problem pieces. Students MUST be able to solder unattended and have a functional familiarity with tools including rolling mill, disc cutter, flex shaft and buffing machine.

BIO: Andy Cooperman is a metal smith, writer, and Andy in his studioteacher who lives in Seattle, WA. His work is featured in galleries nationwide. He is a past recipient of a WESTAF/NEA Fellowship, and has recently taught as a visiting lecturer at the University of Washington. His work can be found in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum and appeared most recently in the exhibitions The Art of Gold and Metalisms and the books Art Jewelry Today, 1000 Rings and The Penland Book of Jewelry.

Please visit his website. Andy is a member of the The Professional Development Seminar Committee along with Harriete Estel Berman and Don Friedlich. The PDS presents four hours of lectures and discussion designed to offer students, emerging artists and established professional’s information vital to establishing and maintaining a career in the arts. To read about the entire program go here:

SKILL LEVEL: All levels

WORKSHOP FEES: $170 ADC Members/$195 Non-Members

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