Intro/Intermediate Metalsmith Retreat
Time & Location
About The Event
Introductory/Intermediate Metalsmithing: Weekend Retreat
Friday November 13th 9am-9pm
Saturday November 14th 9am-9pm
Sunday November 15th 9am-6pm
Introductory/Intermediate Metalsmithing Retreat
Bring your notebooks, questions, stones, tools and torches if you have them. We will be covering much the same information as the Advanced Retreat but with more planned in-depth demonstrations and instruction. Projects to choose from will include creating a cuff bracelet, link bracelet with clasp, stacking ring bands, a bezel set stone pendant or bring in your own projects you are working on if you would like to work through problems you are running in to. I will help guide you with techniques & skills to create them.. Heavy on the hands on experience & focus on different soldering methods, proper equipment, use & safety, fabricating bezel, fabricating ring bands, cuff & findings (clasps, bails, etc), texturing and forming metal, discuss proper metal thickness for different projects, and finishing: clean up and polishing.
Instruction/demonstrations will be scattered throughout & plenty of open studio work time with guidance; come and go as you please with me there to guide. I keep the student load light so I can give optimum attention and work around if you need to arrive late or leave early or somewhere in between.
I have tools available if you want to travel light but I feel it's important to be comfortable with your own. All studio equipment and materials such as polish, flux, etc. will be provided.
Dress appropriately, polishing can be messy.
***Unlimited supplies of encouragement***
Limited to 2 spots so I can give optimum attention.
Talk with me, this is a very adaptable weekend, let's make the times work for your party.