Hardcrafts- create beautiful forms in copper, develop skills in metalcraft.

Join Tom every Saturday afternoon to work with copper and fire to make a beautiful copper bowl.

Copper work is an ancient art form. We will see how we can shape copper through the annealing process: ‘annealing’ refers to heating and cooling of a material such as metal or glass, in order to remove internal stresses, to increase ductility and reduce hardness, making it more workable.

This program of 7 weeks will develop techniques which you can apply to many types of copper beating projects.

All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.

This social and artistic experience will take place outdoors.

We will share afternoon tea as part of the Seminar community.

Our part-time courses are non-accredited and do not lead to a qualification within the Australian Qualifications Framework but rather offer  a Certificate of Professional Development upon completion.

Tutor: Tom Hungerford

Tom Hungerford has taught in Steiner Schools for 25 years, principally as a Bothmer Gymnast and Phys Education Teacher but also extensively in the high school in the Hard Crafts across  range of materials and skill development areas including leather book binding, shoemaking, metal work and more. He has also been a Class Teacher. Tom brings wood carving, copper work and other hard crafts to students in our full-time Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education, among many other subjects. 

Practical information

This course takes place outside the Art Room at the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Seminar on Saturday afternoons  from 3.00 pm -5.30 pm with a break for afternoon tea included.

Cost: $460, all materials included.

Places are capped at 14.

Information: Short courses coordinator, Tom Hungerford, telephone 0452 592 903

Seminar Accounts/Office: 03 9876 5199

Email: office@steinerseminar.com

Term dates Term 1, 2022

Saturday 19th February – Sat 2nd April 2022

Note:  this schedule includes meeting on the Saturday of the Labor Day long weekend.

How to apply

Applying online is very quick and easy! Click the button below to go to our rapid registration form, to confirm your place in this course.

Important enrolment information

The Seminar is obliged to follow the State Government’s requirements for gathering on site, in relation to COVID restrictions. At the time of publication (Oct 2021) this means that anyone attending the campus must be double vaccinated by 26th November, or hold an exemption. If this advice changes, we will update our information accordingly.