Workshop Intensive: Enameling
WINTER Session: Sunday, January 12th: 12pm-6pm 7 seats available
SPRING Session: Sunday, March 29th: 12pm-6pm 6 seats available
Learn the art of copper enameling in this fun workshop intensive. We will cover sifting and layering techniques with access to a large selection of transparent and opaque colors. You will be introduced to several ways to embellish your pieces including sgraffito, stencils, rubber stamps, and decals. We will go over techniques for enameling on flat pieces as well as domed/curved pieces.
You will be firing your pieces in a 1500 degree kiln to allow the powdered glass enamel to fuse to the copper surfaces one layer at a time. Students will make several pieces to be used as samples or completed into finished projects.
Copper, materials, tools, and dust masks will be provided for this workshop. Students may bring their own cut copper shapes or use those provided.
Students will have the option to purchase chain and earwire options.
Please bring any eyeglasses needed for up close work and wear closed toed shoes for your safety.
Students will have the opportunity to take breaks for lunch/snacks.
This workshop is open to any student ages 16+.
This workshop has a max of 8 students.
This workshop is located in our NEW studio, located at 1365 Grandview Avenue, directly behind Figlio.
Our studio is located only a block away from our retail shop, so you can park once to both shop and take your workshop!
Please allow extra time for parking, as it does get busy on Grandview Avenue in the evenings and on weekends. There is a parking lot adjacent to the studio behind the Grandview Carryout at the corner of Grandview & 3rd, as well as a parking lot between the Post Office and Figlio. There is also a large parking lot directly across the street from The Smithery's retail location, located behind Spagio and Staufs. Street parking can be found along Grandview Avenue.
Workshop Cancellation Policy:
Due to the small class sizes and demand for each seat, if you are unable to attend a class for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible to allow another student to register for the class.
Please note, we cannot offer refunds for student cancellations, but we can offer credit to be applied toward a future workshop based on the timeframe in which you have notified us of your cancellation.
Please notify us at least 72 hours prior to the workshop date and time for full credit towards another workshop.
Less than 72 hours notice from class date and time, you will receive a 50% credit towards another workshop.
If cancelled within 24 hours of workshop or if you are a no-show to class, we cannot offer any credit.
Workshop cancellations are decided three days before the start date. In the rare event that The Smithery must cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment, currently enrolled students will have the option to have the entire class fee refunded or held as credit for future workshops.