ANDY COOPERMAN "Creative Surface Development"

  • 16 Feb 2013
  • 9:00 AM
  • 17 Feb 2013
  • 5:00 PM
  • Pima Community College West Campus Metals Studio, 2202 W Anklam Rd, Tucson, AZ , Info: 520-206-6600
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Notice: Sorry this workshop has filled but please send an email to: Chris Eggers to get on the waiting list. if an opening becomes available you will be notified on a first come first serve basis.

Our world is covered in textures and patterns that inform and delight us. In the studio, a unique or well-chosen surface adds character and depth to an object, enhances and even defines it. But it so often happens that we come to rely on a handful of basic textures rather than developing our own creative surfaces. The goal of this workshop is to fix that, to uncover new ways to consider surface, to loosen up and experiment, generating a wide variety of metal samples - "flash cards". Each sample will be accompanied by notes detailing how the surface was produced, so that the effect can be replicated for future application. We will explore heat-generated surfaces as well as rolled, hammered, abraded, spontaneous and complex surfaces. Discussion includes using natural surfaces as source material as well as how and when to apply surface texture during the construction of a piece. Bring a sense of play and sharp pencil --there are sure to be lots of tips and tricks. Please note that we will NOT be investigating patinas (except for liver of sulfur).  Please remember that this is a sample generating workshop; it is not our goal to complete a finished piece.

BIO: Since 1984, metalsmith Andy Cooperman has lived and worked in Seattle where he builds jewelry and small objects for museum exhibitions, galleries and private clients. His work has been featured in many publications, including Penland Book of Jewelry and the new book Humor in Craft and is held in private and public collections that include the Victoria and Albert Museum, Central College in Pella, Iowa and the Tacoma Art Museum. Andy teaches and lectures nationally and taught in the metals program at the University of Washington 2006 - 2008. His work has been shown recently in Esoterica: Through the Looking Glass, a Tributaries solo exhibition at The National Ornamental Metals Museum in Memphis and in Radical Alchemy in the Courthouse Galleries, Portsmouth, Virginia. Andy was honored to be selected as the 2011 - 2012 Eric Yake Kenagy Visiting Artist at Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana which included an exhibition of his work, Disparate Elements at the Goshen College Hershberger Art Gallery. 
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SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate/ Advanced

WORKSHOP FEES: $190 ADC Members/$215 Non-Members

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