ANNE HAVEL – DIMENSIONAL ENAMELING: LIQUID ENAMEL IN 3D

From: $695.00

PREREQUISITES/SKILL LEVEL: Soldering & enameling skills will allow for more flexibility in design and is HIGHLY recommended.

This workshop will explore the creation of dimensional pieces, problem-solving to enable the piece to be set, and then enameling the piece using a torch.  There are many pieces that can be enameled, after soldering, if a torch is used rather than a kiln.  Equal weight will be given to planning, forming/creating the piece in metal, and then enameling.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES/INTENDED OUTCOMES:

  • Enable students of enameling to be able to continue to torch-fire at home after the class.
  • Present new information about torch-firing, soldering, and/or enameling techniques that they may not have in their skill sets.
  • Explain/demo how to solder or form their pieces that will survive torch-firing
  • New ways to think about creative settings for pieces
  • Inspire more people to pursue the art of enameling, generate enthusiasm, and increase the dialogue around the art-form, even if they choose to use their skills with a kiln.
  • Help each student with their vision, should they have one.
  • Learn from each other. Everyone has something to teach.

WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT (INCLUDING SKILLS COVERED):

  • Ways of containing the heat so the enamels will flow and preserve the soldered seams
  • Preparation of metal, including forming, folding, soldering
  • Use of liquid, powdered, and other enamels to determine which is best suited for each application
  • Different approaches to firing based on the size and shape of the piece
  • Different ways of seeing/thinking/planning for more unusual setting/mounting options
  • Planning each step before enameling begins

If time and desire permit:

  • Exploration of enamel techniques, including: sgraffito, graphite, acid-etching, painting, sugar-firing, etc.

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THIS IS A FOUR-DAY WORKSHOP

DATES & TIMES
Thursday April 8, 2021 to Sunday, April 11, 2021. 10:00AM to 5:00PM
*IMPORTANT: Please scroll to April 2021 then select the 1st class date to book*

Description

LOCATION: Multiplicity Studio (please see below for address and contact info)

WORKSHOP FEE: $695.00

Students must provide the following supplies:

Shared Use Tools/Materials Provided by Instructor:

  • About 45 transparent powdered enamels already in small containers, ready to use. We all share these.
  • Three cans for the firing process
  • Other colors of liquid enamels
  • Acrylic enamels
  • Watercolor enamels
  • Sakura micron pens
  • Crow quill and fountain pens
  • Back-up enamel powders
  • Klyr fire
  • TPT-3 trivets
  • Diamond hand pads
  • Cut-off discs for making perfect tabs the same width
  • Many back-up items listed above, as my travel method allows

Additional Information:

  • Bring a sack lunch or be prepared to make an order for delivery. A refrigerator and water cooler are available for student use.
  • Studio Rules: Closed-toe shoes are required. Do not wear loose clothing that could get caught in rotary tools. Wear long hair tied back.
  • Lodging information: KATY AREA HOTELS

 

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY

If minimum enrollment is not met at least 30 days prior to the start date, the Visiting Artist may cancel the workshop. In this instance, all paid students will be fully refunded.
If students cancel their enrollment 60 or more days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop, they will receive a full refund minus $75 cancellation fees. Cancellations within 59 or fewer days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop will not be refunded.