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This workshop combines the fun of metal working and the excitement of Basse-taille enameling. Named after the French word meaning low-cut, this enameling technique dates back to Renaissance Europe in the 14th– 16th centuries.

In day one of this workshop students will learn a variety of versatile metalsmithing techniques from chasing and design stamping to roller texturing and embossing on copper or fine silver to create unique bas relief background surfaces for original jewelry designs. During day two, these pieces are further transformed as students explore adding color with layers of transparent glass over the metal surface. The resulting effect is the distinctive luminosity of Basse-taille as light is reflected back through the transparent enamel layers from varying depths of the metal surfaces below.

 

R. Marasca & B. McFadyen – Sat & Sun, 10am-4pm, Feb 22 & 23 (Winter 2020)

 

A materials fee of $25 dollars is due to instructors at the first class. This fee includes copper and fine silver for a pendant or earring project, all enamels, and related studio supplies.

All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off the cost of this course!