Tooling: Creating Relief Images in Sheet Metal

22oct1:00 pm5:00 pmTooling: Creating Relief Images in Sheet MetalWith Kingston School of Art

Event Details

This ancient practice was one of the earlier methods used to ornament sacred objects with iconography. The Arts and Crafts Movement revived tooling in their quest for simplicity and as a direct expression of the maker’s hand. 


And hands-on this workshop will be! Participants will first receive safety advice, a sample tool, and a piece of metal to practice on. Their kit will also contain a piece of sheet copper for their final design. Photographs of ancient work and actual samples made in the 1950s will inspire! 


We will start by “playing around” on the sample metal, trying out different tools, learning how the metal reacts to them, and the general characteristics of metal so participants can evaluate the supplies and materials they might find in stores. 


With Teaching Artist Colleen Lynch

Open to Ages 16



(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Kingston School of Art

#101 647 Princess Street, Kingston, ON, K7L 1E4

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