Interested in Precious Metal Clay?
Precious metal clay (or PMC) is just what it sounds like: fine silver or gold ground extremely small and suspended in a binder to create clay. Join instructor Nancy Karpel in the metals studio for two different workshops to learn more about this unique material.
INTERMEDIATE PRECIOUS METAL CLAY WORKSHOP
Saturday, November 6, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Go beyond the basics and explore the use of PMC slip syringe, hollow forms, and making a linked bracelet. Projects will focus on refining basic skills and designing more detailed layered pieces. Register.
PMC RINGS & MORE
Saturday, November 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Students will learn several ring forming techniques using PMC-3, including use of slip syringe, how to set synthetic stones for firing in PMC, and the making of cold-molds. Students should complete at least 2-3 rings. Register.
November Classes & Workshops
THE FORGED VIKING SEAX WORKSHOP
Saturday-Monday, November 6-8
10:00am-5:00pm Instructor: Emiliano Carrillo
Forge a historically inspired seax. Explore the form using original examples as a push-off point to create authentic everyday use blades. Emphasis is on the marriage of aesthetics and function to create a tool for hard work that looks beautiful. Register.
TAPESTRY SAMPLER WEAVING WORKSHOP
Monday-Tuesday, November 8-9, 10:00am – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Dahlia Popovits
Tapestry weaving is an ancient technique, known as painting with fiber and used by many cultures. The possibilities for creativity with tapestry are endless! No previous experience necessary. You’ll be guided through the process of warping a rigid heddle loom and weaving a sampler that combines a mix of skills. A variety of yarns will be available. Register.
PAPER QUILLING FOR THE HOLIDAYS WORKSHOP
Saturday, November 13, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Instructor: Lynn Sheft
Create special holiday greeting cards, ornaments and gift tags with paper quilling. It’s an art form that employs strips of paper wrapped around a quilling tool and pressed into various shapes. You may also create pictures that can be frames or adorn keepsake boxes. Register.
NEEDLE BOOK/TREASURE BOOK WORKSHOP
Sunday, November 14, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Instructor: Claudia Mathison
Explore embroidery and mark making stitches to embellish a fabric book to hold momentos and/or sewing items. A variety of fabric, notions, papers and beads will be provided although students are welcome to bring treasures as well. No sewing experience needed. Register.
THE ART OF THE JAPANESE BLADE WORKSHOP
Thursday – Monday, November 18-22
Instructor: Mace Vitale
In this 5-day intensive, students will learn to forge a traditional Japanese tanto blade. The blades will be ground and filed. Heat treat will be done with a clay coating to create the “Hamon” or hardening line. Blade will be polished and etched to reveal its true beauty. Register.
ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE WORKSHOP (ONLINE)
Saturday, November 20, 10:00pm-1:00pm
Instructor: Shilo Ratner
This online workshop examines the figure and how to paint it in the abstract. Some understanding of anatomy may be helpful but not a requirement. Proportions and measuring will be demonstrated as a reference for students to develop their own interpretations of abstracting the figure on canvas. Register.
FIREPLACE TOOLS WORKSHOP
Saturday-Sunday, November 27-28, 10:00am-4:00pm
Instructor: Greg AmEnde
This weekend class will cover the making of a set of fire place tools (poker, brush, ash shovel). You will learn the basics of blacksmithing, including tapering (drawing out), forge welding, bending, riveting and setting down. Register.
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