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Sheet Patterning and Fabrication Techniques

In this class, master fabrication artist Jaydan Moore will cover sheet patterning techniques to create all types of 3-dimensional shapes. Students will learn how to lay out all types of forms, from simple to complex, for the benefit of a smooth and effective fabrication process. This class will additionally cover building compound curves through sinking and raising, how to expertly cut metal as efficiently as possible using both the hand and equipment, how to attain sharp edges through scoring and bending, and larger scale soldering techniques to bring pieces together.

Meet the instructor

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Jaydan’s work is motivated by how an object moves through the world, changing in meaning as it is passed down, and how it is cherished as its significance grows. This history of objects has led to his continued exploration of our culture’s heirlooms. Jaydan’s career began as an undergraduate student at California College of the Arts and received his MFA and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He furthered his career through artist in residencies at Penland School of Crafts, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kohler Arts/Industry, and a fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University. His work is in the permanent collections of the Carnegie Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, and Honolulu Museum of Art.

Materials & Tools

There is a $65 materials fee for this course, which is payable upon registration. The kit will be comprised of 12"x6" sheets of brass and copper, sandpaper sheets in full range of grits, split mandrel, and other miscellaneous items need for project objectives.

Students should bring
  • any of their of metal that they may wish to use in addition to what they get in their kit

  • closed toed shoes - required in the Metalwerx studio

  • any of their own favorite tools - Metalwerx is equipped with communal studio tools

  • pen/pencil and notepad for notes and sketching

  • lunch


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