Enrol in Art Knitting with Copper Wire
Course Code: ARTS2395
Please note: Knitting experience is required but you don't need previous experience working with metals.
Break with tradition and learn the basics of knitting with copper wire to create small sculptural pieces, flat pieces, and lots of options in between. Experiment with very wire fine wire and play with nontraditional ways to knit with thicker gauges. Test samples will be created and freestyle knitting encouraged. Instruction will include the basics of metalsmithing (hammering and shaping), black patinas, heat patinas, and the beautiful blue-green patinas for which copper is so famous. Explore how to seal pieces with shellac, varnish, and create effects using wax. Basic patterns for creating small orbs and vessels (knit on four needles in the round) will be provided, but you will be encouraged to pursue and explore your ideas as well. Feel free to bring other textile tools and materials with which to experiment. Free-spirited experimentation is whole-heartedly encouraged!