Create an Intermediate/ Advanced Metalsmith Retreat
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About The Event
Intermediate/Advanced Metalsmithing: Weekend Retreat
Bring your notebooks, questions, stones, tools and torches if you have them. I have tools available if you want to travel light but I feel it's important to be comfortable with your own.
Heavy on the hands on experience. Micro instruction demonstrations scattered throughout & plenty of open studio work time with guidance focus on different soldering methods, proper equipment, use & safety, fabricating bezel, prong and gypsy settings for stones, fabricating ring bands & findings (clasps, bails, etc), texturing and forming metal, discuss proper metal thickness for different projects, and finishing: clean up and polishing.
I can introduce projects or you can talk to me prior about designs you would like to work on and I will help guide you with techniques & skills to create them.
Talk with me if times are not quite right, this is a very adaptable weekend. You're not going to throw anything off coming later in the day or leaving early.
All studio equipment and materials such as polish, flux, etc. will be provided.
Dress appropriately, no loose clothing, hair tied back, polishing can be messy.
***Unlimited supplies of encouragement***
Cost $300/student + material costs
Limited to 2 spots at the bench
Located in Delano, MN just 20 minutes west of Minneapolis. Further information will be given upon registration.
Coffee, tea, cocoa & waterare available.
The kitchen is available: plates, serving ware etc.
Plan to bring lunch & dinner, order in or step out. Last year we had wonderful potluck style dinners. So I encourage that if you are comfortable! Or I am in walking distance or a minutes drive to all of Delano's finest eating establishments.
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