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Metal Forming

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 Duration:  1 Hour Capacity (max.): 25 pupils  Age Group: Key Stage 2 & 3  Cost: £25 + VAT

Overview

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Students use a pre-made die and various metals (copper shim and aluminium) to create petals for a flower. The students then use the cut out the petals of various sizes which they can choose to emboss or pattern as they see fit. They then use a 'pop' rivet to join the petals together in addition to adding embellishments to the completed flower. Throughout the workshop, the students receive explanations of the various metalworking techniques they are using.

Objectives

- To create a decorative flow using various metals and metalworking processes.
- To understand the process of 'pop' riveting pieces of metal together.
- To develop knowledge about various metalworking processes.

Links to the Curriculum

Key Stage 2

Arts and Design
- Improve the mastery of art and design techniques with a range of materials.

Key Stage 3

Art and Design
- Use a range of techniques and media, increase proficiency in the handling of different materials.

Design and Technology
- Select from and use specialist tools, techniques, processes, equipment and machinery, including computer-aided manufacture.

 

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Did you know?

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1902 - 1928 Cars were produced at the Turner-Miesse works in Walsall Street, Wolverhampton.

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