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Metals Workshops


Weeklong: July 5-10, 2020 Everett Hoffman
Carve, Cast, Clean, Repeat! The Basics of Lost Wax Casting
Everett Hoffman

Cover the basics of lost wax casting while learning to carve, sprue, invest, weigh and cast in both bronze and silver. Learn to carve three dimensionally in wax to create one-of-a-kind castings that can be used to fabricate jewelry or ornamental objects. Cover the basics including sanding, filing and sawing.
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE

Weeklong:  July 12-17, 2020 MichaelNashef
Michael Nashef

Explore the possibilities and processes of introducing alternative materials into jewelry and small object making. Gain skill using concrete/cement in conjunction with color dyes to create colorful pieces. Apply traditional and advanced mold making techniques with 3-D printed materials and spend time exploring and creating unique designs.
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE

Weeklong: July 19-24, 2020  JaydanMoore
Jaydan Moore

Cover sheet patterning techniques to create all types of shapes and learn to cut metal as efficiently as possible. Gain skill making compound curves through sinking and raising, sharp edges through scoring and bending, and larger scale soldering techniques to bring pieces together. Practice these techniques while working on a piece of your own.
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - fee for sheet metal dependent upon market price at time of workshop

Weeklong:  July 26-31, 2020  DouglasPryor
High Relief Chasing: The Art of the Chisel
Douglas Pryor

The options are limitless for creating objects with chisel work. Focus on the demands and strengths of high relief chasing which requires planning and sculpting ability. Practice on paper and clay in order to study the material demands of sheet metal. Dive deep into chisel design, chisel control, pitch management and composition. To make work you've never made before, you must push yourself as much as you push your medium. Push your limits in this comprehensive workshop.
Intermediate, must have drawing skills
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - $225 for 1/4" 16 chisel set including: 4 planishing chisels, 4 embossing chisels, 2 angles planishing chisels, 3 curved liner chisels, 2 straight liner chisels, and 1 stippling chisel

Weekend: August 7-9, 2020 Kahtleen Kennedy
Alternative Materials/Alternative Connections
Kathleen Kennedy

Explore working with found materials. Discover potential meanings that are contained within these materials by manipulating and transforming them into wearable objects. Investigate the natural ability of metal to act as a connector to bring found materials together.  Cover the basics of cold connecting, prong setting and pin mechanisms.
Beginner-Advanced, basic knowledge of sawing, filing, sanding and soldering metal are helpful
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor – NONE


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