Fri, Sep 17|
Intro/Intermediate Metalsmith Retreat
Upcoming in September!!! A weekend of creating and honing your skills. In depth demonstrations scattered throughout & plenty of open studio work time with me there to guide in your personal projects. Limit 4 students.
Time & Location
Sep 17, 2021, 4:00 PM – Sep 20, 2021, 6:00 PM
Felixery Studio, Delano, MN 55328, USA
About The Event
Introductory/Intermediate Metalsmithing: Weekend Retreat
Day 1 Thursday September 16th 9am-4pm Open studio till 9pm
Day 2 Friday September 17th 9am-4 pm Open studio till 9pm
Saturday NO CLASS/ Delano Oktoberfest
Sunday September 19th 9am-6pm
Introductory/Intermediate Metalsmithing Retreat
Bring your notebooks, questions, stones, tools and torches if you have them. We will be covering foundation metalsmith skills into advanced skills. Heavy on the hands on experience, many instruction/demonstrations will be scattered throughout & plenty of open studio work time with guidance. 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.
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.
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. Masks will be nessesary.
***Unlimited supplies of encouragement***
+ material fee
Limited to 4 spots so I can give optimum attention.
September Metalsmith Retreat
A weekend of creating and honing our skills. Micro instruction demonstrations scattered throughout & plenty of open studio work time with guidance; come and go as you please with me there to guide in your personal projects.