MESSAGE FROM DEBRA:
If you are looking for small classes or private lessons custom tailored for individualized attention, then welcome to my studio! I teach all the basics of metal jewelry fabrication designed to build skills and confidence as you learn techniques. My workshops include:
|My studio is equipped with sturdy work benches, all the basic hand tools for metal fabrication (saws, hammers, drill press, flex shafts), torches, and kiln for metal clay and enameling. If you are interested in private lessons, please contact me.|
|Jewelers' Bench||Classroom space (with Nero)|
Once again, I'll be teaching Spring 2013 Term at Multnomah Arts Center. Register at www.PortlandParks.org.
On their website, click the "Register For Classes" button under "I want to..." and search for these Course Numbers:
>> 396128 [Metal Clay Trends and Techniques - 10 sessions], and
>> 396120 [Ancient Art of Chainmaking Sat Apr 6, 2013].
|April 13, 2013: Stone Setting for Metal Clay
Explore the many options for setting stones into your silver metal clay creations in this one day sampler workshop. Learn what stones are heat safe for kiln firing, and some options for creatively setting them. Then explore what to do with stones that are not heat safe – from bezel and prong setting to setting irregular rocks, cabochons and sparkling gemstones. Some metal clay experience helpful. Fee includes a small materials kit with a few stones. $125
|April 20, 2013: Sterling Silver Fabricated Rings
Practice your fabrication skills and create a sterling silver ring in this one day skill building session. You’ll practice sawing, texturing and forming a silver band, and learn the basics of soldering. By day’s end, you will leave with a finished one-of-a-kind ring ready to wear. No experience necessary. Fee includes materials to make one ring. $125
|May 18, 2013:Cold Connections
Learn how to creatively connect your jewelry components without the use of solder in this fast paced workshop. Learn riveting techniques including flush, hammer head and tube rivets. Explore how to connect metal, stone, wood and found objects with the use of tabs, staples, and resins. No experience necessary. Fee includes working on a sampler using copper and brass. $90
|All weekend workshops are 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bring a lunch/beverage. Wear closed-toed shoes, and dress in layers, as it might be cold in the mornings.|
|Open Studio Times and Private Lessons
Have a project you need to finish? Need to use tools, or get some tutoring in that tricky metals technique? Call me or email to sign up - mornings, afternoons and some weekend spots by appointment. Email or call me at 971-221-8151.
If you are interested in advanced techniques, I also teach specialty classes in metal clay techniques, including Art Clay Level One, Art Clay Senior Level Certification and PMC Crossover Certification workshops. These classes are available upon request. Email or call me to be placed on the list.
|To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by clicking here. Please be sure your email includes the following information:|
|City / state / zip:|
|Class name and date:|
|General Class Information/Disclaimers: Class size is limited. Ages 18 and above unless otherwise noted. If class is full, a waiting list will be started and you will be notified if space becomes available. Registration and class fee is required in advance. 14 day cancellation notice is required to receive tuition refund, as all materials will be supplied for you. Additional materials/tools list, if any, will be provided upon payment/registration.|
|If you have any questions, please call 971-221-8151.
I look forward to hearing from you!
updated 3/8/13 by RK Carus, General Factotum