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Cloissone Enamel on Sheet Metal

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm

Cdn $180.00 +Kit fee: $50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Course outline: Cloisonne is a style of enamelling that uses fine wires to create a design of glass and metal. The wires are used to form partitions – cloisons – that aid in colour shading and help to create the overall design. In this class, students will create original jewellery designs or components using copper or fine silver sheet metal, fine silver wire and colourful vitreous glass enamel. Fall in love with the luminous glow of glass fused to metal! Note: a kit is required; see details below.

This is a two-day class and will take place on Saturday, August 19; 10am – 5pm; and Sunday, August 20; 11am – 4pm.

A 1″ fine silver disc or fine silver metal clay frame (preferred) is available from the instructor for students who don’t want to do future bezel settings on their enamelled piece.

Skill level: All levels; patience is a requirement!

Prerequisite: N/A

Technique: Designing colourful jewellery or components using metal sheet, glass enamel, and wire.

Bring to class:

  • One 18 gauge 1.5 inch Copper Circle Blank OR 1×1 inch square of 22 gauge fine silver (available at BeadFX)
  • At least two feet of 20 gauge fine silver wire for creating the cloisonne design (available at BeadFX)
  • Ceramic paint palette (plastic will do if ceramic is unavailable) (available at an art store such as DeSerres or Curry)
  • An unused, natural hair brush as tiny as you can find – 000 or smaller (available at an art store such as DeSerres or Curry)
  • Green Scrub Pad (e.g. Scotch Brite)
  • Wet/dry sandpaper. It is important that this sandpaper can be used with water. Regular sandpaper cannot be used as a substitute.
  • Personal sketchbook and pens / pencils
  • Fine-tip tweezers; it is important that these tweezers have not previously been used for soldering.
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Flat-nose pliers
  • Flush cutters

How to Register:

  • You may register by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment or a deposit is required in advance for registration.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be 18 years or older in order to be able to take any of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.

Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card! Get yours when you check-in for your class at the front desk.

Details

Start:
August 19 @ 10:00 am
End:
August 20 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
Cdn $180.00
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Location

BeadFX
BeadFX, 19 Waterman Ave, Unit 2
Toronto, Ontario M4B 1Y2 Canada
Phone:
+1-416-751-1911

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Kit Fee:
$50, payable to the instructor the day of the class.
Kit Includes:
Personal palette of 16 colours of enamel: 1990 Grisaille Black, 2061 Opal White, 2020 Flux for Silver, 2140 Russet, 2222 Flax Yellow, 2310 Peppermint, 2335 Peacock Green, 2410 Copper, 2530 Water, 2610 Sky, 2650 Heron blue, 2715 Rose Purple, 2780 Manganese Purple, 2810 Geranium, 2835 Rose Pink,2840 Mandarin

How to Register:

  • You may register by phone at (416) 751-1911, or in-person at our store.
  • Payment or a deposit is required in advance for registration.
  • Some classes have associated kit fees, please check class details to see where applicable. Some kit fees are payable to the store, some to the instructor and may be cash only in that case.
  • For some studio classes, those using fire-breathing torches and fast spinny things a waiver must be signed acknowledging you have experience or training in their use, and we will ensure you have training to work safely!
  • Some classes have age requirements. Students MUST be 18 years or older in order to be able to take any of our lampworking, soldering, fusing, and some metalsmithing classes.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee.
  • We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.