HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN SCHOOL, DEER ISLE, ME
2-WEEK COURSE JULY 28, 2019 - AUGUST 9, 2019
The intrinsic malleability of copper allows it to be manipulated into complex, dimensional forms. Working from flat sheets of ultra-thin copper, this workshop will explore the limitless potential of this material and the possibilities of color, form and surface found through enameling. Students will manipulate copper into dimensional forms that can be turned into pendants, beads and components for jewelry and sculpture. This workshop will incorporate a broad variety of techniques ranging from paper models, metal, liquid and dry sifted enamels, sgraffito and limoges techniques for drawing and mark-making. All levels welcome.
SNOWFARM THE NEW ENGLAND CRAFT PROGRAM, WILLIAMSBURG, MA
Vitreous enamel has been used throughout history to create keepsakes and to add color to metal for jewelry. Learn to create compelling patterns, visual textures, and surface decoration through the use of enamel on copper. Create your own stencils, use a sgraffito or "scratch through" technique for line-work, and use beads and glass to add accent to your enamel pieces. Leave with samples and lots of ideas for finished jewelry.
2-DAY ENAMEL WORKSHOP SEPT. 14-15, 2019
1-DAY ENAMEL WORKSHOP OCT. 13, 2019 9:30-5:30
A one-time opportunity to learn from visiting artist and Seattle Metals Guild Symposium presenter Tanya Crane. Enameling is an ancient process where powdered glass is fused to metal. In this workshop, we will move past these limitations and push the boundaries of surface decoration by using screenprints to add texture and pattern to your pieces. In a low cost set-up, students will expose their own patterns onto pre-emulsified screens in class and mix a water-based solution with fine enamels to use for printing onto pre-fired enamel. The patterns and drawings you choose are limitless and students will take away many samples. Prior enameling experience is helpful, but all levels are welcome.