1 Day Workshop with Cynthia Topp and Judith Gauthier
Saturday, April 1, 2023
In this one-day workshop you’ll discover etching, the ancient process of covering certain areas of a piece of metal with a ‘resist,’ then submerging it in a chemical bath so that the uncovered molecules are etched away. You’ll experience the joy of starting with a design on paper, photocopying it to a special plastic film, heat transferring it to a piece of brass or copper, then watching that design appear on the metal. There’s nothing more magical than removing the ‘resist’ from the metal and seeing the design! You’ll also learn how to oxidize (darken) the metal so that your designs stand out from the background.
In the class, you can either draw your own designs or choose from a selection of pre-drawn patterns. You’ll be able to create a cuff bracelet, an adjustable ring, a pendant or a pair of earrings. Most students will leave with two or more new jewelry items! No experience needed!
(Paid to instructor on 1st day of class)
Wednesday, March 29, 12:00pm
MATERIALS TO BRING
Students are encouraged to bring a pencil and a sketchbook/notebook and are required to wear closed-toed shoes and be able to tie long hair back for safety. Class handout will be provided.
April 1, 2023
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Alley Workshop
The Alley Workshop at the Jansen Art Center is located in the SW corner of the lower floor: