- Spring 2017 | 6-day workshop
June 25, 2017 - June 30, 2017
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Join Patsy Croft for a week of enameling! Whether you are interested in imagery or abstract representation, take your work to the next level with this classical and exciting technique. Through studying color and applying its theory to enamels, gain a better understanding of shading, gradation, and layering enamel to make your jewels standout among others.
Students will develop color knowledge starting with watercolors. Even though this is a different medium, watercolor translates very well to enamel and is more forgiving as a learning tool. Primary theory of transparent, opaque, and opal enamels will be studied and applied to a sparkling background of fine silver, combined with ribbons of 24k gold wires that create the cells. Filling these cells with beautiful colors of fine enamels will bring each “jewel” to life.
Preparing for this class is best achieved by reading Patsy’s blog. There is a lot of information to get you ready. www.alohilanidesigns.com
If you are currently enameling, making color plates as shown on the blog will help you understand gradation. One plate per family of color. If you are not currently enameling review this several times as it will make more sense when we start. http://alohilanidesigns.com/topics/building-a-good-foundation-in-enameling-jewelry/
Instructor: Patsy Croft
Kit fee, payable to instructor: ~$63 (see supply list for details)