ALL WORKSHOP TIMES ARE 10:00 - 4:00
-- Please sign up 1 week in advance to avoid cancellation --
Introduction To Kaleidoscope Making!
*Saturday May 4 - *9:00 - 5:00*
Sunday May 5 - 10:00 - 4:00
Sandra Wolfe Christie
This class will teach the basic skills necessary to make and design kaleidoscopes. The outside of a kaleidoscope can incorporate almost any medium. In this workshop we will be working in brass and copper but will focus on how the inner workings so artists will be able to apply this knowledge to their medium going forward. We’ll look at different types of scopes and what collectors are looking for when they evaluate kaleidoscopes. Students will learn how kaleidoscopes work. How they are constructed and techniques used to assemble them. They will learn to prepare all the components such as cutting copper and brass tubing, cutting and assembling mirror configurations and how different mirror configurations affect what you see when you look into the scope. We’ll be cutting and grinding and torchworking glass for amazing and unique optics, as well as etching for adding texture and style to your copper or brass kaleidoscope case. Students can expect to leave this two-day workshop with one fully finished and working kaleidoscope ...or possibly 2.
Lab Fee: 20.
Materials: Average $40 - $60 per kaleidoscope depending on components used.
Payable in class
Skill Level: Hands on experience is helpful but not necessary. However, a willingness to experiment and have fun is mandatory! Minimum age 18.
Sat 5/11 Keum-Boo
Explore the ancient technique known as Keum-boo to permanently fuse 24 karat gold foil to fine silver. Keum-boo is a fun and economical way to incorporate gold accents into your jewelry work. In this workshop students will construct simple jewelry pieces from fine silver sheet and embellish the metal surface using fine gold foil. Supply list available upon registration.
Skill level:Basic 101
Lab Fee: $10
Materials: $40 for 24k gold foil.
Students should bring their own silver.
Other supplies on the list will be available for purchase the day of the class. (Payable in class by check or cash)
Sat 5/18 Intro to Lampwork Glass Bead Making
(Stephanie Maddalena) Blue Room
Create unique, individualized glass beads to incorporate into your jewelry pieces. Lampwork glass beads are made with melted glass and shaped to fabricate beautiful one of a kind beads. In this workshop students will learn the basics of lampworking, making beads decorated with flower designs, silver foil, copper leaf and layers of glass designs.
Lab Fee: $30
Skill Level: No Experience Necessary
Sun 5/19 "Stone on Stone" Setting Techniques
Learn to create a design in stone that is uniquely yours. Stone on stone setting is a technique that you can use to expand your skills. Bezel set a stone on top of a stone. With this technique you can use multiple gems to enhance your designs. This class will teach you to drill into stone and add a bezeled gem to create a three-dimensional piece.
This fun technique expands your expertise, adds color and stretches your creativity.
Skill level: Basic-Intermediate skills including soldering. Basic knowledge of bezel setting a plus.
Lab Fee: $10
Materials: To Be Determined