The Original Imaginative Captures

Andy Cooperman
  • Instructor: Andy Cooperman
  • April 17 – 20, 2020
  • Friday - Monday, 4 days 9:30-5:00
  • Class Fee: $750

This class has been rescheduled to July 24-27.  

  • Must be able to solder unattended.
Materials Included:
  • -Copper and brass wire for riveting
    -Finishing materials, such as sandpapers/emery and polishing compounds
Students Must Bring:
  • -$25 materials fee payable to instructor, cash or check
    -METAL: Sheet: 18-22ga.Appox. 6 X 6 - Whatever metal you wish from which to make several small brooches or jewelry objects: Sterling, copper, brass, bronze (even small amounts of gold). (Remember, we can always roll down thicker material.)
    -Clean (no solder) scrap (sterling, gold, bronze - if you have some): This can be handy to melt for wire or small amounts of sheet or simply to play with, fuse, etc.
    -Silver Wire (if desired) for riveting: 18 or 20 gauge round
    -Wire for possible forging or forming: 8, 10 or 12 ga. (We can even make wire from scrap)
    -Sawblades: 2/0, 6/0
    -Silver solder: wire or sheet: easy, medium and hard
    -Drills: any you have, especially: 1mm (18ga) approx. #58, .8mm (20ga) approx. #66
    -Magnifiers (loupes/optivisors) - if you need them
    -Measuring devices (if you have or use them)
    -Sketchpad and pencil
    -Dust mask

    -Several objects to incorporate:
    -Participants should bring to class some small artifact, gemstone or found object that you find interesting-- or in some way compelling — for examination and even group discussion. Time permitting, these objects can be included in or even serve as points of depart for a piece of jewelry or a non-wearable item.
Students May Bring:
  • -Flex shaft tools: any burs, buffs, abrasives, etc. that you might like to use favorite pliers, files, small riveting or goldsmith's hammer or any hand tools
    -Solder pick (if you use one)