In this one-day class, students will make their own decorative miniature weather vane out of sheet copper. Please scroll down for a detailed class description.
Miniature Copper Weather Vane
Instructor: Fred Eberly
Date: Saturday, April 2 OR Sunday, April 3
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Number of Students: Min 6 / Max 8
Materials Fee: $30.00
Total Fee: $180.00
In this one-day class, which is offered on Saturday and again on Sunday, students will make their own decorative miniature weather vane out of sheet copper, selecting either an angel, a horse, a dove, a pig, a chicken, or a fish design. Hand hammered to shape; a chemical patina is then applied, followed by soldering the pieces together. Students will complete the project by creating a wooden base enhanced with Japanese shou sugi ban, a charring technique that originated in the 18th century. If time allows, students will be able to transform a piece of tin sheet into a punched tin hanging ornament.