This past weekend I took a three day workshop at Metalwerx in
Waltham, MA with Deb Lozier and it was on that very subject. We made
paper models then translated them into 3D copper pieces using
folding, soldering and welding techniques. We fired in the kiln and
torch-whichever we wanted. Although I’ve done a little torch firing
in the past, Deb’s teaching really resulted in some beautiful
results. I’m looking forward to playing with this in my studio. I
see on her website that she plans to give this class again at
Arrowmont in August 2015. I know this doesn’t help you in NYC but
you can check her site in case other venues are added? I can highly
recommend this class! I’ve been making jewelry for quite a while,
taking tons of classes, so it’s always wonderful to learn something
that gets me really excited to do back in my own space.
Just had to post since your question was so timely!