Bead Fest

Philadelphia, PA

Textures and Patinas Boot Camp
Teacher: Helen Driggs
 
Friday, August 17, 2018
8:30 AM-4:00 PM
 
Hands on Workshop
 
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
 
Pre-Registration Closed
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $155.00
Materials Fee: $79.00
Learn how to create dozens of exciting textures by direct and transfer methods and several unique patination techniques for copper brass and jeweler's bronze. Students will create as many textures as time allows on their own sheet metal. Instructor will demonstrate 1 dozen metal texturing techniques using hand tools and other tools, and she will show popular patination methods with commercial and home made solutions. We will focus primarily on technique, and there is a practice object to complete, however the instructor encourages free experimentation and artistic expression as far as creating a jewelry object.
  • Student Maximum: 1 (1 seats left)
  • Skill Level and Technique: Metalsmithing, Intermediate
  • Prerequisite: Students should have some metalsmithing experience
  • Supply List: Notebook and pencil, Ruler, Portable bench pin, jeweler's saw and blades, strong wire nippers, ball peen hammer or chasing hammer, center punch, steel bench block, flat file, sanding sticks, goggles
  • Kit Contents: Copper, brass and aluminum sheet metal, nails to modify, patina bottle, rice paper for embossing in mill
  • Completion Level: A project will be completed in class.
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