Saturday, January 15, 2022; 9:00AM - 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sunday, January 16, 2022; 9:00AM - 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Saturday, January 22, 2022; 9:00AM - 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sunday, January 23, 2022; 9:00AM - 12:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
This class is already under way. Please see below for any other available workshop dates.
This class is organized by the Center for Enamel Art and co-hosted by Silvera Jewelry School. Registration is through the Center's website.
Join enamellist Mer Almagro as she teaches her specialty- Opalescent Grisaille! In this LIVE interactive online workshop, Mer will walk you through the intricacies and steps of how to create beautiful pieces in the distinctive grisaille style.
Mer will be your guide as you explore a vitreous enamel technique with rich history, grisaille, in its 20th century incarnation developed by Andreu Vilasís. We will utilize beautiful, semi-translucent opalescent enamels to build volume in a delicate low relief on the traditional dark blue background. The results are magical and enchanting.
This is an advanced enamelling technique. Some experience wet-packing enamels is required. Drawing or painting experience is recommended.
Kilns are required for this course. This class uses leaded enamels.
Mer Almagro trained in artistic vitreous enamel over metals at the Llotja academy, beginning in the early 90’s, under tutelage and mentorship of Andreu Vilasís & Núria L. Ribalta. Barcelona is her hometown, an inspiration growing up. Her greatest muse, however, is always nature.
She is a bit of a nerdy enamelist, and loves how there's always something more to learn.
Saturdays and Sundays 9 AM to 12 NOON Pacific Time, January 15, 16, 22, and 23 2022
Materials List: Provided after registration
Registration: Maximum of 15
Refund Policy: No refunds unless your workshop position can be filled by another person.
Basic enamelling skills required including wet packing and kiln firing experience.
If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded.
If a kit is included with the class, online students will have them mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class. More information about the kit is included with the supplies list which is emailed after registration.
International students may be charged an additional amount for shipping, because of the increased cost to ship abroad. Also, shipments to other countries may incur a tariff payable by the student. International students are welcome to contact us re: these costs and options for their materials. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping.
If this class is offered online, it uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iPhone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).
Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.
Online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration.
For the health and safety our staff and students, students are required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks when attending classes at our school. If you can’t meet these requirements, we invite you to take the online version of this class instead, if available. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information.
And now the fine print. Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your place. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. Checks and cash are accepted only if you register at school. If you mail a check, your registration is not processed until it clears and the class may fill during the wait.
If the workshop is canceled by our school for any reason, all class fees will be refunded, or you can transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes or purchases,
Students can cancel, receive a credit or refund, or transfer to another class up to 21 days before a workshop, whether it is online or in person. No cancellations are accepted after the 21-day deadline, however, we will do what we can to try and sell your place to a qualified student. If we can sell your place, you can receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee, keep a credit on account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class.
If you can’t make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes in the student participant information. If a class includes an online section, your class will be recorded and you can watch later to make up a class you miss.
Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case by case basis. If you’re interested in enrolling your child, please call or email us.
If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 21-day cancellation policy, listed above.
Lodging and meals are not included for in person classes.
If you don't come to class, there are no refunds, credits or transfers.