4 WEEKLY CLASSES
August 2017

           Please DO NOT use cell phones for online registrations until further notice - Please use a Desk/Laptop or Tablet             

          Mondays    August 7 - 28

Anticlastic and Fold Forming Stackable Bracelets

(Lisa Spiros)                                               10:00 - 1:00

In this class we will learn both Anticlastic Forming, a dynamic method of manipulating metal by hammering sheet into distinct and opposing curvatures, and Fold Forming, a new system of rapid forming in which metal is folded, forged, and then unfolded to reveal dramatic 3-D forms and textures. Learn to use sinusoidal stakes and delrin hammers to form a wide range of natural shapes into reflective, corporeal cuffs and bracelets. Then learn about the ductility and elasticity of metal’s natural properties through repetitive folding processes. The combination of these two techniques are great ways to explore metal characteristics and learn to achieve the results you want in metal forming. Techniques covered in this workshop are sawing, filing, annealing, hammering, edge thickening, polishing and oxidizing. Copper is provided.

Skill Level: No experience necessary (but it’s helpful)

Tuition: $200

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $15. 

Stone Setting (Lissa Queeney)              3:00 - 6:00

Flush, castle, heavy bezel. No, these aren't card game terms, these are different setting methods to add to your repertoire. Learn how to use more complex settings to create bold or dramatic emphasis in your work. These techniques are versatile and can be used with either cabochon or faceted stones. Learn the tools and tricks for setting these varied processes. Basic knowledge of bezel setting a plus. 

Skill Level: Basic 2 (or the equivalent)

Tuition: $200

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: TBD

               Thursdays  August 10 - 31

Little Boxes pt. 2 - Embellishments                    1:00 - 4:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)

The design and construction of a container enables careful thought in planning the design concept as well as meticulous attention to measurements. The piece can be just about any shape and for any use: perfume bottle, pill box, vase, etc. The shape can be rectangular or cylindrical allowing the exploration of a variety of ways to fit the lid including pressure fit, bayonet and hinged fittings.

Skill Level: Basic 2 (or the equivalent)

Tuition: $200

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: TBD

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