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