Enrol in Sculptural Sheet Metal Forming
Course Code: ARTS2373
This course involves the use of hot forges and metal. You must be prepared to work independently with a high level of concentration, physical exertion and mechanical aptitude.
Learn the basics of fabricated sheet metal sculpture in a hands-on studio environment. With safe practice as the foundation, instruction will provide an introduction to sheet metal shaping, cutting, forging, and welding. Accomplish shaping with impact hammers, rollers, swage blocks, and punches. Cutting techniques will include shears, cold chisels, grinders, and a plasma torch. Basic forging will involve the use of hammers, anvils, swage blocks, and vices. Upon creation of the pieces to be assembled, you will learn basic MIG, stick, and torch welding techniques. There will be project plans available, or you may bring your own. Please consult the instructor before the course to determine manageability of your design if you plan your own. Contact information is available on the material list.