Just A Splash of Color

Just A Splash of Color – $70

Friday, April 1, 2022 | 10am-5pm

Instructor: Gail Willis
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Enameling/Design/Metalwork
Skills and techniques taught: Learn how to use enamels and regular enamels. How to use the temperature of a kiln set to flow the enamels, mix different colors and make different effects to your piece. How to place your piece in the kiln and remove it from the kiln

Description:

Make a beautiful necklace pre enameled necklace made with Mason Stain, (black) with ready to use enameled on both sides of the copper. This is so you may start quickly to have time to concentrate on your piece. We will use beautiful enamel water color that is fine ground glass to fire in the kiln for an enamel, your very own original design. Make a design that you can follow step by step. It can be your original that will not be able to be reproduced. You will create an original! We will start with pre enameled neck piece, or a necklace. You can wear your design home and it can accessorize your favorite outfit. This will be a fun and relaxing class.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $45.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes:

Everything needed to have a completed piece to wear home. Copper Piece enameled on the front and back (counter Enamel) of the piece, Chain to finish your necklace to wear, 4 Jump rings to attach chain to copper backing and clasp, a clasp for closing the chain, use of enamel for your piece during class. Ideas for designs. Instructions for the class.

All tools and materials needed to complete your piece will be provided to share in class, like welding gloves to protect your hands and arms from the heat of the kiln, firing fork, trivets, rack, sifters, pliers and all enamels. Masks will be provided to prevent inhaling the enamel powders students will use and to protect from breathing in the dust.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
For student safety, it is suggested to wear a natural fiber shirt with short sleeve, preferably cotton tee shirt. Avoid loose and flowing clothes. Tie back long hair, wear close toed shoes like tennis shoes.

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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather – $70.00

Friday, April 1, 2022 | 2pm-5pm

Instructor: Roxan O’Brien
Level: All Levels
Technique: Metalwork/Stamping/Patina/Coloring Metal
Skills and techniques taught: Metal stamping, coloring on metal and use of patina

Description:
Create this whimsical bird with the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln! This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. In this workshop you will learn how to create this “birds of a feather” by preparing copper to accept hand-applied color for a permanent effect, and how to use metal stamps, fluid color and patina to design a beautiful pendant you can be proud of. Beginners welcome! No prior skills or experience is needed.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes:
Copper, several grades of sand paper, turpentine, alcohol, liquid prep, jump rings, cotton, patina. And all supplies needed and written instructions. All tools needed to complete this project like hammers, pliers, etc.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students should bring 1-12 pack of Prsimacolor premiere colored pencils (in tin only); no other colored pencils will work, or share the  teacher’s colored pencils with the group. 

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Distorted Manipulation, Crackle Enamel

Distorted Manipulation, Crackle Enamel – $70

Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 10am-5pm

Instructor: Gail Willis
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Enameling/Design/Metalwork
Skills and techniques taught: How to use Crackle Enamels. How to use the temperature the kiln is set to flow the enamels, mix regular ground glass and crackle enamel, placing your piece in the kiln and how to remove it from the kiln

Description:

Make a beautiful necklace or domed piece  with ready to use enamel on both sides of the copper. This is so you may start quickly to have time to concentrate on your piece.   It is unpredictable how the colors may flow making your Jewelry work a piece of art.  We will use beautiful Enamel powder over crackle Enamel, to make your design your very own original design. Crackle is a special  enamel medium that uses ground glass to move the top layers of enamel.  Make a distorted design in your masterpiece.  Crackle will make an original that will not be able to be reproduced, you will create an original!  We will start with pre enameled domed disc, or a necklace.  You can wear your design home and it can accessorize your favorite outfit. This will be a fun and relaxing class.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $45.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes:

Copper Piece enameled on the front and back (counter Enamel) of the piece, Chain to finish your necklace to wear, 4 Jump rings to attach chain to copper backing and clasp, clasp for closing the chain, Use of crackle enamel powders, for your piece during class. Ideals for designs.  Instructions for the class.

Everything needed to have a completed piece to wear home. Welding Gloves to protect your hands and arms, from the heat of the Kiln, firing fork, trivet, rack sifters, pliers. All Enamels to complete project. Masks will be provided for the Enamel powders to protect you from breathing in the dust.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
For student safety, it is suggested to wear a natural fiber shirt with short sleeve, preferably cotton tee shirt. Avoid loose and flowing clothes. Tie back long hair, wear close toed shoes like tennis shoes.

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Floral Beauty

Floral Beauty – $70.00

Sunday, April 3, 2022 | 9am-12noon

Instructor: Roxan O’Brien
Level: All Levels
Technique: Cold Connections/Metalwork/Coloring Metal
Skills and techniques taught: Using several color techniques, metal stamping, coloring on metal and use of patina

Description:
Create the look of an enameled piece without the use of a kiln! This amazing technique uses colored pencil and permanent ink to color a copper surface. In this workshop you will learn how to prepare copper to accept hand-applied color for a permanent effect, and how to use metal stamps, fluid color and patina to design a beautiful pendant you can be proud of. Beginners welcome! No prior skills or experience is needed.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $25 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class

Kit includes: Prepared copper shapes, several grades of sand paper, turpentine, alcohol, liquid prep, jump rings, cotton, patina, all other supplies needed and written instructions. All tools needed to complete this project like hammers, pliers, etc.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
Students should bring one 12 pack of Prsimacolor premiere colored pencils (in tin only); no other colored pencils will work, or share the  teacher’s colored pencils with the group. 

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Long Fine Lines

Long Fine Lines – $70

Sunday, April 3, 2022 | 10am-5pm

Instructor: Gail Willis
Level: All Levels.
Technique: Enameling/Design/Metalwork
Skills and techniques taught: Learn how to use water color enamels and regular enamels. The temperature the kiln is set to flow the enamels, mix different colors and make different effects to your piece. Learn how to place your piece in the kiln and removing it from the kiln

Description:

Make a beautiful necklace pre enameled necklace made with Mason Stain, (black) with ready to use enameled on both sides of the copper. This is so you may start quickly to have time to concentrate on your piece. We will use beautiful enamel water color that is fine ground glass to fire in the kiln for an enamel, your very own original design. Make a design that you can follow step by step. It can be your original that will not be able to be reproduced. You will create an original!  We will start with pre enameled neck piece, or a necklace.

You can wear your design home and it can accessorize your favorite outfit. This will be a fun and relaxing class.

You WILL complete this project in class.

Kit: $45.00 – This cost is in addition to the class fee paid directly to the instructor in class
Kit includes:

Copper Piece enameled on the front and back (counter Enamel) of the piece, chain to finish your necklace to wear, 4 Jump rings to attach chain to copper backing and clasp and a clasp for closing the chain. Use of Enamel for your piece during class. Ideas for designs and Instructions for the class.

Everything needed to have a completed piece to wear home. Welding Gloves to protect your hands and arms, from the heat of the Kiln, firing fork, trivet, rack sifters, pliers, all enamels to complete project. Masks will be provided for the powders students will use when sifting the powders to protect from breathing in the dust. All tools and materials needed will be provided to share in class.

Skills Required:
None

Materials You are Required to Bring:
For student safety, it is suggested to wear a natural fiber shirt with short sleeves, preferably cotton tee shirt. Avoid loose and flowing clothes. Tie back long hair, wear close toed shoes like tennis shoes.

REGISTER NOW >