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Join Anat as she takes you deeper into the world of enamels. Enamels come in many forms, including liquid! Liquid enamels are a much finer consistency than traditional enamels and allow you to achieve different effects and are absolutely dynamite when used in tandem with techniques like sgraffito, etching, watercolor, and layering. You can also use enamels to create patterns in a variety of ways.
This course is available as an in-person workshop or live online class, and as a 6 week course or 3 day workshop. Please check this page for times and formats available.
In this class, dive into experimentation, use enamels in new ways, and build layers of color and meaning in your pieces!
Techniques Covered include:
• Mixing and application methods for liquid enamels
• Etching enamel surfaces
• Watercolor enamels
• How to use stencils
• Layering enamels
• Firing enamel pieces with multiple layers
• Kiln and torch firing methods
• Crackle enamels
• Making enameled beads
A kit of materials is included with this class.
Online students will have kits mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class.
Classes at our school include use of tools, with each student having their own bench to use during class. Online students will need to have their own tools (see the list of tools below). Feel free to contact us with any questions.
A full color handout is included with the class.
Create your own workbook with the beautiful handout that is downloadable for this workshop (in person students receive a printout of their handout on the first day of class). Handouts include instructions for techniques and projects, reference charts and lots of information to support your learning.
Recordings of class.
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.
Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.
Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. (in-person students have tools to use at school)
A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration. If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.
150 grit alundum stone
Enamesl - transparent and opaque
Etch All (liquid preferred, cream ok)
Plastic container (5x5x2")
About Our Interactive Online Classes
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.
Registration and cancelation policies.
Students must have basic enameling skills like Enameling 1 (see class calendar) or equivalent experience.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA