Etching Intensive Workshop

2 Day Intensive – $265

Highly recommended for all serious jeweler’s who haven’t tried this technique

  • Material options include: copper and brass (silver can be purchased separately)
  • Prerequisite: Level 1 Intro class or basic jewelry sawing skills
  • Tools are supplied by BSM
  • Please bring a sack lunch, tea is provided

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Jewelry Class Description

Etching Intensive Workshop

pre-requisite: Level 1 Intro class or basic jewelry sawing skills

Like most metalsmithing techniques, etching has a long history w/ jeweler’s and printmakers. The process enables you to create endless graphics designs via a chemical process, rather than a mechanical one by selectively removing metal using mordants (salt/acids). This process allows you to draw or transfer the image of your choice directly on the metal by using a resist to create a relief effect w/ out the use of hand tools.

It’s easy and is a great method to build up stock for later use!

Using copper,brass and/or silver, participants will learn:

  • basic safety rules for handling etching mordants
  • how to successfully apply a variety of resists to create patterns/images on metal
  • which tools work best for ancient and modern techniques
  • how to incorporate etched pieces in your designs
All students are encouraged to find their own voice in the creative process with instructor guidance as we don’t work off cookie cutter models.

  • You must be 18 years or older to attend classes (some exceptions)
  • For quality learning and teaching, our maximum class size is 6-7 students per session and up to 8 for workshops
  • You may call for availability up to the day before the class start date
  • Check back regularly to see changes and additions to the schedule

Registration & Policies

  • *Please see registration form for refund policies and cancelations
  • Boulder School of Metals classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Payment in full is required before the class start date - you will not be confirmed for a class until full payment has been received.

Payment Methods:

  • Boulder School of Metals accepts Cash (paid in person), Checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover
  • In the event a check is returned by the bank due to insufficient funds, you will be charged a 35 service fee.
  • Credit Card payments require and additional fee of 3.5% and is added to your total, see phone #’s below to call in.

To Register:

  • *There is no option to register on-line.
  • Please print registration form, fill out and mail in along with payment to:

    • Boulder School of Metals, LLC
      1634 N. 63rd St. Unit #5
      Boulder CO 80301
  • Credit Card payments call:

  • By appointment:

    • You may also come to our location to pick up forms, register and have a look around (call ahead for available times or check our open drop in schedule to come during hours posted on that schedule).