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Enamel surfaces are the perfect medium for pattern, graphic imagery and photographic transfer. In this workshop, join artist Tanya Crane to explore the technique of creating and then utilizing a pre-emulsified screenprint to transfer your unique patterns and designs onto enameled surfaces.
The screens you create are flexible and easy to use, which is ideal for both three-dimensional surfaces and flat planes. And better yet, the screens can be used indefinitely! Learn to make enamel inks that are water soluble and can be used in other enamel applications as well. To expand on your screenprinted designs, Tanya will show you how to mix enamel ink to paint and draw over your imagery.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to take your enameled pieces to the next level with screenprinting!
Techniques covered include:
- Basic enameling tutorial: preparing copper surface, pre-drilling holes, sifting, counter enamel
- Creating unique screen prints
- Creating a lightbox
- Preparing images
- Printing images
- Mixing screening ink
- Mixing painting and drawing ink
This course is available as a live online class. It meets for 3 days, each day has a 2.5 hour morning and afternoon session with a 2 hour break in between, for a total of 15 hours.
A kit of materials is included with this class and will be mailed to you. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping..
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).
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.
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.
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.
- Kiln or Smith Little Torch
- Small cardboard moving box (~16” W x 12” D x 12” H)
- Duct tape
- Box cutter or X-acto blade
- Shop light
- Plastic tub-shoe size
- Bug light
- Exposure bulb 250 w Photo Flood bulb from Speedball
- Foam brushes
- Cross stitch plastic grid
- Collection of 80 mesh enamels
- 60, 80, and 100 mesh sifters
- Glossy magazine pages
- Paper towels
- N95 dust mask
- Safety glasses
- Alundum stone
- Quill pen and nibs
- Princeton Snap! series brushes-1/2”, 3/o round
- Distilled water
- Small containers with lids
- Klyr fire
- 2-3 6” square Glossy ceramic tiles for mixing inks
- 2 or 3” palette knife for mixing
- 4-8 copper shapes in a variety of gauges
- Kiln fork
- 2” trivets
- Steel mesh screen
- Printer- laser or inkjet
A computer, phone or tablet to use the free Zoom app for class
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
Previous enameling experience is helpful but not necessary,
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA
No upcoming occurences at this time.