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Metal Clay 2: A Splash of Gold (online)

Friday, November 6, 2020, 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

Online Class

Cost: $345.00

This class is already under way. Please see below for any other available workshop dates.

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Add the beauty, luster and value of gold to your silver at an affordable price. This interactive online Zoom class is designed for metal clay artists and teaches how to add a splash of gold to silver metal clay, creating beautiful contrasts.

Two methods of gold application will be taught: painting with 22k gold metal clay paste and keum-boo, the art of fusing 24k gold foil to metal.

Students will design projects focusing on the texture, design and finish work that best incorporates each gold application method. Prior metal clay experience is required.

Techniques taught:

  • o 22k Gold Metal Clay paste
  • o Texture and design appropriate for application
  • o Preparation of fired silver surface
  • o Application and firing
  • o Keum-boo (24k gold foil)
  • o Texture and design appropriate
  • o Preparation of fired silver surface
  • o Application of gold metal clay

A kit of materials is included with this class. Registered students receive a class kit by mail, shipped to the address used for registration. Please be sure to contact us at the time of registration with any updates regarding where you want your kit shipped.

About Our Interactive Online Classes
This class is online and 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.

Each class is also recorded and available for students to watch later, to review instructions or in case you missed a class.

Students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly.

Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.

Tools for this class
This is a list of tools you’ll need to practice the techniques shown in class. A list of the specific models 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. These tools are your foundation for creating your jewelry studio and are used in the rest of our metal clay classes.

Fine Point Paint brush
Flat-end Paint brush
Fiber Brick
Butane Torch
Non-stick work surface
Snake Roller
Acrylic Roller
Scraper cutter
Short Bristle Steel Brush
Acrylic work surface
Needle tool
Set of Files
Airtight container for clay
Texture mat
Burnishing tool
Hot Plate or cup warmer, or hair dryer.
Deck of playing cards
Brownie baking pan
Emory board (nail files)
Ruler with millimeter measurement
Olive oil
Bamboo skewer stick
A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class

Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.



 Must have previous Metal Clay experience. 

Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA


Instructor: Arlene Mornick

Upcoming Schedule

No upcoming occurences at this time.

Metal Clay 2: A Splash of Gold (online)

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