Tag Archive: enameling


Futzing around looking for beads to add to my paper beads to make earrings…

Its a scavenger hunt through my collage/mixed media collections because I don’t want to have to purchase beads. As you see I have matched size as best as I could. There is definitely a knack to making the paper beads a consistent size and shape. The paper to make the beads is the same size but sometimes it gets lopsided when rolling on the coffee stirrer.

Thankful that my 4 week mixed media class, 4 week watercolor pencil class and a 6 week drawing class is running…   Thank you for signing up.

My mandala class was cancelled for next Saturday but …. I have signed up for a Broken China jewelry class at the Estate Store on Columbia downtown. “Make a fabulous pair of earrings or a pendant out of broken china! $20 for earrings side option of adding $7 for matching pendant. All supplies included, you are more than welcome to bring a china pattern of your choosing. March 19th 11am – 1:30”

Although Pinterest has lots of how-to and images of micro macrame jewelry, I did find an inexpensive how-to book at Jo-Ann Fabric the other day and I had some coupons. I never go into Jo-Ann or Michael’s without coupons because their mark up is often double a normal price. Many coupon driven stores keep their prices high so they can offer all those coupons which make a product a normal price….

I also stumbled upon alcohol ink that was marked down so I bought that as I was just reading about applying alcohol ink to metal as in copper/brass pendants. That might be easier than trying to enamel on the back side of the etched pendants. Some articles recommended that that the alcohol ink be sealed with a sealant… another adventure.

I also have a plethora of shells that I plan to drill and add a few beads to make recycled pendants. I ordered some finished necklaces [ribbon, faux leather, etc.] to hang them on as well as making my own copper clasps and use my rolled leather or ratail ribbon….

I have 6 weeks until Spring Arts Walk and I plan to have some paper bead earrings, etched pendants, macrame bracelets/necklaces as well as blank journals and those collage boxes on display at the Estate Store in Olympia.

Need to get cracking back to arting!
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Worked all afternoon on jewelry projects…
First I cleaned copper pieces… these were for etching although I did clean the finished pieces for enameling. This Penny Brite really cleans copper quickly.

Scalex prevents oxidation when enameling. It flakes off after firing along with the fire scale. These were the pieces I etched last week.

Nice thick coat of Scalex

OK it was so thick I had to get the hair dryer out… note to self: make a note of the etched designs next time. When I brought them out to apply enamel I couldn’t tell/remember what the designs were. the hair dryer was handy because – hot air = drying quickly.

While the first batch of etched pieces were drying, I stamped with StazOn permanent ink designs on the clean copper. Note – I bought Sharpie permanent marker…

attached to duct tape…

then to the plastic foam. This time I etched them for 2.5 hours. I wanted a deeper bite.

while the new batch was being etched, I gathered my enamel supplies…

Applied Klyre fire which helps the enamel stick to the copper and then dusted the enamel on with the sifter.

on the rack – ready to fire in the kiln. I used bits of glass to decorate the light dusting of the ground glass/enamel.

I did apply enamel to all the pieces. After 2.5 hours, I came in to rinse the new etched pieces of copper. Very pleased with the deeper bite.

I just applied scalex to the back of the newly etched pieces. Its fairly cold in the studio but I want to have them all ready to enamel at once so I’m not wasting electricity from running the kiln. I’m hoping that the enamel will adhere well. Usually enameled pieces are enameled on both sides.

Time for a heavier coat for me … I want to fire these pieces tonight….

 

interesting results from the enameling.. very disastrous even though I sifted a very light coat of enamel on the pieces. Kiln temperature might have been off; I super cleaned the pieces to wash any grease off the copper; the liquid to help adhere the enamel should have been OK. I wonder if the “Studio” was too cold and the pieces cooled too quickly after being removed from the kiln which might have made the enamel popped off.

Almost every piece blew big pieces to tiny pieces…
Oh well…. I’ll just clean them up and try again.

never give up just shift your direction to keep creating…
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Long time since I posted. New Year’s ruminations…

I’ve been spending time researching on Pinterest and making inspiration and a how to file for jewelry… I have had all sorts of equipment in that enclosed deck/remodeled studio Finally I have picked a direction. Jewelry making was always my first love so this year I’ve made a personal commitment to follow through and regain skills. To that end, I have made a list of themes, technique, subject and needed supplies. I ordered a few supplies yesterday because… you won’t believe what has been sitting waiting for me to pick a direction since I moved out here. For awhile I taught PMC [Precious Metal Clay] and enameling but gave that up with the downturn around 2008. I will keep working in the other media as I like other artists tend to have Artist ADD and hop around from one technique/media to another.

Prepped some leftover copper blanks for drilling holes:

Drilled the holes – I so dislike the cheap fasteners that are often glued on back:

I just need to file the burr and I’m waiting for etching supplies which of course, I swear I had a bottle of Ferric Chloride somewhere…

I bought a new mold to use with the PMC – it has dragonflies… very tiny ones:

I did try to etch with white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and salt with the drawing done with sharpies but it didn’t do too much or I didn’t wait long enough. more research needed. I did purchase a STAZEN permanent ink stamp and Ferric Chloride. The technique is simple: clean your copper, stamp the design with a rubber stamp with the STAZEN ink pad or draw with a sharpie, cover the back of the piece with tape and tape piece to a piece of foam. Let it float face down in the Ferric Chloride and agitate occasionally. Simple etching!

I put liver of sulpfur on some PMC and copper pieces to enhance patina. Those pieces just need buffing. I have stones ready to set on a few older pieces as well. I bought some micro macrame cord and plan to make some of the PMC pendants hand from a simple macrame necklace. I also purchased some ribbon, leather and chain necklaces. I felt my PMC which is 99.9% pure silver needed to have better looking necklaces than simple rolled leather.

The above work, yes a slow start but moving forward, was almost 2 weeks ago when we had a week of sunny days. Today the sun is bright after a week of rain so I hope it will be warm enough out there to do some work today. Slowly getting my mind in order to make jewelry again.

Beside etching and enameling on PMC or copper, I plan to make paper beads [I am offering a class later this spring], small ceramic diffuser pendant with a metal back for essential oils, reduce my Enso images & print to be placed into pendant base with a glass piece on top. Plus work on my various necklace ideas: making chain, macrame, etc… I feel better that I now have goals in mind. I was drifting in a whirlwind of doubt and low art sales for many years.

My classes are not running so I hope this commitment to jewelry pulls me out of a creative slump although I have been working hard on the 2014 NaNoWriMo and am satisfied with that. I have started putting ideas down for a third novel and am ready to start working again on the 2015 novel. I have Spring Art Walk, the Artist Garage Sale and the NOVA school fair comming up in a month in a half…

sun is out, studio is warm, Keep Arting even if you need time to ruminate, keep arting!

Resolution Collage in a Container

Saturday Jan 7 from 9:30-3:30pm bring a lunch

Start the New Year by visualizing your desires and goals into permanence, In this workshop, we will create a work of art around and inside a container or box using a variety of intriguing techniques.  Many of us have collections of ephemera in the form of old photographs, postcards, buttons, twine and found objects from everyday life to use to collage the box. After transforming it into a work of art, students will create an altered paper doll as resident.  For the Beginner to Experienced Student.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit    Call 360.753.8380

Introduction to Mandalas Sat. Jan 21 from 9:30 to 3:30pm

The word “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that is over 2300 years old translated as “circle” or “sacred center”.  Circular patterns have been used throughout time in many cultures, including the Tibetan and Native American, as tools for centering and healing.  In this workshop we explore the history of mandala patterns and create our own personal mandala, using oil pastel, colored pencil and collage.  Using principles of geometry and symmetry present in nature, along with your own personal creativity, you will come away with new knowledge of yourself.  This should be a time to let go, to play with color and design, and to have fun.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Block Printing: Linoleum Cut –  Thurs Jan 5 – 26th from 6-8pm  4 weeks

Material fee Learn techniques for the relief printmaking process using the flexibility and ease of linoleum. A relief is achieved by carving into the surface using special tools to leave raised images. These images are then inked and printed without a press to create a dynamic and textured print that can have many layers and colors. Students have the option of creating a multi-block image or themed cards to exchange with students to complete an edition. Open to both teens and adults.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501    www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit   Call 360.753.8380

Painting with Water Soluble Colored Pencils  –  4 weeks Tue Jan 10 – Jan 31 from 6 to 8pm

Want the look of watercolor and the control of colored pencil? Water-soluble colored pencils can match anything watercolor do, plus have the ability to create effects impossible with watercolor. Discover this medium’s exciting versatility. Learn about materials, tools, and techniques, and then apply this information to create a painting. Participants bring watercolor paper & watercolor pencils to class.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501  www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit   Call 360.753.8380

 

 

“You-Don’t-Need-To-Know-A-Thing” Collage  4 weeks

Mondays, January 23 – Feb 13th  from 6:00 to 8:00pm    Collage offers versatility and flexibility. Free your creative spirit with this fast-paced, upbeat “You-Don’t-Need-To-Know-A-Thing” Introduction to Collage. Come prepared to learn the basics of collage, materials, and techniques in a supportive environment. Emphasizing fun – catch the spontaneity of a child: finding objects, bits & pieces in the most unlikely places and putting a puzzle together.

Collage Part Two – 4 weeks  Feb 27 – March 19th  from 6:00 to 8:00pm 

Gorilla Enameling   Wednesday Jan 25 to Feb 8 from 6 to 8pm –  Participants will learn basic enameling procedure on copper – “gorilla” style – quick and easy. Come to this workshop to create several pendants and pins.  No prior metalwork experience necessary…

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Ready, set, draw…. Drawing Class     Tuesday  Feb 14- March 13  6 to 8 pm five classes   

Have you always wanted to draw – are looking for a way to express your creativity? This basic course in drawing will introduce the participant to a number different exercises that help you understand how an artist sees. These will include: upside down drawing; contour and gesture drawing; the value scale and blending techniques; and using a basic unit and sighting.  Suggested reading The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. Bring a soft pencil (4B is good), an eraser and a sketch pad no smaller than 8 x 11 to class.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Make Prints, Make Books –  Sat. Feb 18 from 9:30-3:30 pm – bring a lunch 

This hands-on class will focus on combining simple book structures and beginning printmaking techniques to make small edition arts books. Easy to learn bookmaking such as the Japanese stab binding stitch book will lead students to understand the formal qualities of the book. Simple printing processes like linoleum cut and monoprint will be covered for students to learn how to combine text with image.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Introduction to Sumi-e Wed Feb 22- March 14 from 6:00 to 8:00pm  4 classes 

Instructor Ellen Miffitt will introduce you to the four treasures: ink stick, ink stone, brush and paper. The simplicity and spontaneity of brush painting begins by learning to hold the brush, making the basic strokes, and loading the brush to create tones and depth. The goal is to break away from logical thinking and to be spontaneous in expressing with the brush.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Children’s Book Illustration  Thursday Feb 2 – Mar 1 from 6 to 8pm – 5 classes –  

Enroll in this information packed class and become acquainted with the concepts of design, storyboarding and dummy construction of a children’s picture book. At first the participants will work to illustrate popular fairytales, folktales, fables and legends from around the world. Discussion with a simple critique checklist will improve storyline, characters, setting and dialogues. Class time and handouts provide students with the basic tools to continue working on projects at home. For the first class, please bring pencils and a medium sized drawing pad additional materials and supplies will be discussed in class.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501  www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit   Call 360.753.8380

Watercolor: Textures and Techniques    Sat. March 10 from 9:30 to 3:30pm

Bring watercolor paper, brushes, watercolors [dry or tube], water dishes and a bag lunch – Some painting experience required.

In this workshop you will try 15-20 techniques for achieving textures and special effects in your watercolors. You will employ colored pencils in the wash, ink line, markers, salt, wax paper, crayon, and other materials with the washes, both while wet and when dry. The morning will be spent exploring these materials and in the afternoon you will complete a work combining 5 or 6 different techniques.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Gorilla Enameling Workshop

Needed to put my feet up after teaching my Gorilla Enameling Workshop today…
stood from 11 to 2:15 when I fired the last piece for the 5 participants.
They really enjoyed the serendipity of layering the enamel…

here’s some photos of three of the enamel “work” stations
Didn’t take a snap of the “clean” the copper before & after firing station – I was so busy I forgot to do it…
Gives a hint of how many supplies/materials I have to bring in to teach this workshop/class.

Scalex application and drying station.

 

after the copper is washed with Penny Brite [copper cleaner], dried and handled by the edges, scalex is applied one side and the copper is dried on the coffee warmers.  Scalex is really a clay slip that helps prevent fire scale.

Adhesive and enamel application stations

 

Kyre-fire is the adhesive used to help hold the enamel on the copper. I have 8 colors of enamel [opaque and transparent] set up with sifter, bowls, etc… The cleaned copper pieces are handled by the edges and rested on bottle caps when the adhesive is applied.  Next the enamel is sifted onto the piece.

Enamel firing workstation

 

the enamel dusted copper has to dry first before being fired. Scalex side down for first firing and the pieces can just sit on the wire racks. note all the fire scale/scalex on the “hot” pad.

After fired at 1450 for aprox 5/8 minutes, the pieces are then cleaned up – adhesive and enamel is put on the second side.
Then the pieces have to sit on the stilts on the wire racks otherwise the enamel melts and adheres to any solid surface.

that’s about it… I call it Gorilla enameling as the main focus is to really get nice even coats of enamel on both sides.

Participants had a pair of earnings and 6 other pieces to work with.

Sample circles with threads and chunks as part of the design.

 

Classes make great holiday gifts – give the gift of creativity!

 

Resolution Collage in a Container

Saturday Jan 7 from 9:30-3:30pm bring a lunch   Fee $34

Start the New Year by visualizing your desires and goals into permanence, In this workshop, we will create a work of art around and inside a container or box using a variety of intriguing techniques.  Many of us have collections of ephemera in the form of old photographs, postcards, buttons, twine and found objects from everyday life to use to collage the box. After transforming it into a work of art, students will create an altered paper doll as resident.  For the Beginner to Experienced Student.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit    Call 360.753.8380

Introduction to Mandalas Sat. Jan 21 from 9:30 to 3:30pm Fee $41

The word “mandala” is a Sanskrit word that is over 2300 years old translated as “circle” or “sacred center”.  Circular patterns have been used throughout time in many cultures, including the Tibetan and Native American, as tools for centering and healing.  In this workshop we explore the history of mandala patterns and create our own personal mandala, using oil pastel, colored pencil and collage.  Using principles of geometry and symmetry present in nature, along with your own personal creativity, you will come away with new knowledge of yourself.  This should be a time to let go, to play with color and design, and to have fun.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Block Printing: Linoleum Cut –  Thurs Jan 5 – 26th from 6-8pm  4 weeks Fee $52

Material fee Learn techniques for the relief printmaking process using the flexibility and ease of linoleum. A relief is achieved by carving into the surface using special tools to leave raised images. These images are then inked and printed without a press to create a dynamic and textured print that can have many layers and colors. Students have the option of creating a multi-block image or themed cards to exchange with students to complete an edition. Open to both teens and adults.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501    www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit   Call 360.753.8380

Painting with Water Soluble Colored Pencils  –  4 weeks Tue Jan 10 – Jan 31 from 6 to 8pm Fee $44

Want the look of watercolor and the control of colored pencil? Water-soluble colored pencils can match anything watercolor do, plus have the ability to create effects impossible with watercolor. Discover this medium’s exciting versatility. Learn about materials, tools, and techniques, and then apply this information to create a painting. Participants bring watercolor paper & watercolor pencils to class.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501  www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit   Call 360.753.8380

 

 

“You-Don’t-Need-To-Know-A-Thing” Collage  4 weeks

Mondays, January 23 – Feb 13th  from 6:00 to 8:00pm    Fee $49

Collage offers versatility and flexibility. Free your creative spirit with this fast-paced, upbeat “You-Don’t-Need-To-Know-A-Thing” Introduction to Collage. Come prepared to learn the basics of collage, materials, and techniques in a supportive environment. Emphasizing fun – catch the spontaneity of a child: finding objects, bits & pieces in the most unlikely places and putting a puzzle together.

Collage Part Two – 4 weeks  Feb 27 – March 19th  from 6:00 to 8:00pm  Fee $49

Gorilla Enameling   Wednesday Jan 25 to Feb 8 from 6 to 8pm –  Fee $51

Participants will learn basic enameling procedure on copper – “gorilla” style – quick and easy. Come to this workshop to create several pendants and pins.  No prior metalwork experience necessary…

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Ready, set, draw…. Drawing Class     Tuesday  Feb 14- March 13  6 to 8 pm five classes   Fee 67

Have you always wanted to draw – are looking for a way to express your creativity? This basic course in drawing will introduce the participant to a number different exercises that help you understand how an artist sees. These will include: upside down drawing; contour and gesture drawing; the value scale and blending techniques; and using a basic unit and sighting.  Suggested reading The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. Bring a soft pencil (4B is good), an eraser and a sketch pad no smaller than 8 x 11 to class.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Make Prints, Make Books –  Sat. Feb 18 from 9:30-3:30 pm – bring a lunch  Fee $38

This hands-on class will focus on combining simple book structures and beginning printmaking techniques to make small edition arts books. Easy to learn bookmaking such as the Japanese stab binding stitch book will lead students to understand the formal qualities of the book. Simple printing processes like linoleum cut and monoprint will be covered for students to learn how to combine text with image.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Introduction to Sumi-e Wed Feb 22- March 14 from 6:00 to 8:00pm  4 classes  Fee $54

Instructor Ellen Miffitt will introduce you to the four treasures: ink stick, ink stone, brush and paper. The simplicity and spontaneity of brush painting begins by learning to hold the brush, making the basic strokes, and loading the brush to create tones and depth. The goal is to break away from logical thinking and to be spontaneous in expressing with the brush.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Children’s Book Illustration  Thursday Feb 2 – Mar 1 from 6 to 8pm – 5 classes –  Fee $53

Enroll in this information packed class and become acquainted with the concepts of design, storyboarding and dummy construction of a children’s picture book. At first the participants will work to illustrate popular fairytales, folktales, fables and legends from around the world. Discussion with a simple critique checklist will improve storyline, characters, setting and dialogues. Class time and handouts provide students with the basic tools to continue working on projects at home. For the first class, please bring pencils and a medium sized drawing pad additional materials and supplies will be discussed in class.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501  www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit   Call 360.753.8380

Watercolor: Textures and Techniques    Sat. March 10 from 9:30 to 3:30pm Fee $34

Bring watercolor paper, brushes, watercolors [dry or tube], water dishes and a bag lunch – Some painting experience required.

In this workshop you will try 15-20 techniques for achieving textures and special effects in your watercolors. You will employ colored pencils in the wash, ink line, markers, salt, wax paper, crayon, and other materials with the washes, both while wet and when dry. The morning will be spent exploring these materials and in the afternoon you will complete a work combining 5 or 6 different techniques.

Olympia Parks and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Economy is still slowing down class registration – seven of the 10 Children’s Summer Art Classes did run this July and August @ Olympia Parks, Arts and Rec 222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501 www.olympiawa.gov/experienceit    Call 360.753.8380

So far this Fall – three adult classes have been cancelled…. Block Printing: Linoleum Cut,   Introduction to Sumi-e,  and Introduction to Mandalas.  Difficult financial times for all…

I am teaching three art classes at ORLA [Olympia Regional Learning Academy] which is housed in the old Rogers Elementary School.  Home schooled children come to physically take classes or work online to meet state requirements. I am teaching Intro to Acrylics to 9-12 grade and a second class for 6-8th grade on Tuesdays and on Wednesday a multi media class to 6-8th graders.

Arts to Remember is a six week art program sponsored by the South Sound Alzheimer’s Council. I met once a week for an hour to facilitate an art project.  Finished products from each venue/artist collaboration are matted and put on display during either the spring or fall Olympia Arts Walk.  My project with the two groups I’m working with is a collage. we build up each week a different layer: watercolor, tissue paper, stencil, markers, words and extraneous details.

Fall Schedule for Oly Parks, Arts & Rec:

 “You-Don’t-Need-To-Know-A-Thing” Collage

Tuesday Nov 8-Dec 6  from 6-8pm 5 classes

Collage offers versatility and flexibility. Free your
creative spirit with this fast-paced, upbeat “You-Don’t-Need-To-Know-A-Thing”
Introduction to Collage. Come prepared to learn the basics of collage, materials,
and techniques in a supportive environment. Emphasizing fun – catch the
spontaneity of a child: finding objects, bits & pieces in the most unlikely
places and putting a puzzle together. Some materials supplies – list of
embellishments to be provided.

Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gove/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Ready, set, draw…. Drawing Class           

Wednesday  Oct 8- Nov 16 – 7 classes

Have you always wanted to draw – are looking for a way to express your creativity? This basic
course in drawing will introduce the participant to a number different
exercises that help you understand how an artist sees. These will include:
upside down drawing; contour and gesture drawing; the value scale and blending
techniques; and using a basic unit and sighting.  Suggested reading The New Drawing on the
Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. Bring a soft pencil (4B is good), an
eraser and a sketch pad no smaller than 8 x 11 to class.

Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation –  222   Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gove/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Paint what you love – acrylics

Monday Nov 14- Dec 12 from 6-8 pm  6 classes

This course is an instructional class for beginning in
acrylic paint that will cover the essential elements of competent drawing
skills, good composition, accurate values, exciting color harmonies and
expressive textures. A course outline and materials list will be mailed upon
registration. Participants provide their own materials

Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation –  222  Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gove/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Saturday Classes

 Holiday Block Print Cards     

October 22 from 9 to 3

Block printing is a simple technique of carving into
linoleum surface to make a relief design that are inked and printed for cards.
This process is an excellent way of producing simple line designs.  Instructor provides many sample designs or
students can create their own designs for holiday cards…

Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation –  222   Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gove/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

Gorilla Enameling 

Saturday Nov 12 from 9 to 3pm – all materials provided

Participants will learn basic enameling procedure on copper
– “gorilla” style – quick and easy. Come to this workshop to create several
pendants and pins for holiday giving. No prior metalwork experience necessary…

Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation –  222   Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gove/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380

PMC     

Saturday Nov 19th from 9 to 3pm

Precious Metal Clay, fine silver in clay form, is used to
create unique jewelry pieces in a short amount of time and then is simply fired
in a kiln. Explore creating hollow beads and forms, construct a pendant, use
patina and create your own unique jewelry in this class. Before working
directly with the PMC, modeling clay will be used to explore the basic forming
techniques. After you have gained the basic skills needed to work with Precious
Metal Clay, the creative possibilities are endless.   All materials
supplied.

Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation –  222 Columbia Street NW, Olympia WA 98501   www.olympiawa.gove/experienceit  Call 360.753.8380