What better way to start 2015 than with expanding your creativity and skill set? Now that the holidays are over and winter is upon us, think about getting out and taking some classes! Over the next few months, I'll be teaching several workshops and classes at Sawtooth School for Visual Art. Take a look at the classes I have coming up below, and follow the class title link to sign up today! I hope to see some new as well as famliar faces soon!
Learn the basics of creating jewelry from copper, brass and silver sheet and wire. You'll learn soldering, sawing, forging, polishing and many more techniques to create beautiful, wearable jewelry. Learn while creating earrings, rings, and more. You'll be amazed how simple sheet metal and wire are transformed into something beautiful. Metal is available for purchase during class. Tools are provided. Perfect for beginning students. This class may be repeated to gain proficiency in skills.
January 12- March 9 (skip Jan 19)
January 13 - March 3
March 30 - May 18
March 31 - May 19
Metals/Jewelry : Enameling
Enameling is an ancient process where glass is fused to metal through heat. Students will experiment with enameling on copper and are encouraged to explore the possibilities that this process allows. Annie will introduce a variety of enameling techniques such as sifting, stenciling, sgraffito, and basse taille. Students may apply these techniques to everything from pendants and earrings to decorative home items. No experience necessary. Most materials included in the fee.
January 13 - February 17
Etched Copper Cuff - One Day Workshop
Etching is a fabulous way to add design and texture to your metalwork! Learn about different types of resist methods to be used in the etching process, including paint pen, stamping, and heat-applied print resists. Etch a copper blank and form the etched piece into a wearable copper cuff bracelet. Both traditional acid etching as well as electro-etching processes will be discussed. No experience necessary.
Saturday, March 21
9:30am - 4:30pm
Metals/Jewelry : Forming
This class is designed for students who want to bring dimension to their metal work. Learn how to bring volume to pieces by shell forming with hammers and stakes, or by using the hydraulic press. There will be demonstrations and plenty of time to develop your skills. Good for beginners and beyond. Materials available for purchase in class.
Enameling Weekend Workshop
Enameling is an ancient process where glass is fused to metal through heat. Experiment with enameling on copper and explore the possibilities that this process allows. Annie will introduce a variety of enameling techniques such as sifting, stenciling, sgraffito, and basse taille. Make samples of these techniques and use them to create a beautiful bracelet by the end of the workshop. Beginners expected, repeat students welcome!
Taste of Art : Sgraffito Enameled Pendant
Friday, January 30
Taste of Art : Copper Bangle
Friday, April 24