Upcoming Jewelry Classes
Instructor: Dana Driver
PNP paper is used to transfer digital images of your own artwork, black and white photographs and copyright free digital graphics to your metal. Once your imagery is applied to a piece of copper or brass, it is then attached to the battery charger and submerged into a tank for electrochemical etching. Within 60 to 90 minutes or less, the unmasked areas of the metal will be sharply etched by electrolysis. With silver the etching occurs in minutes. The etched sheets can then be formed into jewelry including earrings, bracelets, pendants belt buckles, etc. We will also be etching “in the round” – on tubing and other spherical forms. Students are encouraged to bring in their own black and white graphics or photographs that can be used in this workshop.
The galvanic etching system used in the workshop can be easily set-up in a home studio and is:
Fast – Deep etching in 90 minutes or less.
Clean – A clean image is created since there is little to no undercutting or degradation of the resist.
Green – An acid free, non-caustic bath is used that can be reused repeatedly for years that poses little or no hazard to the artist.
The Susan E. Wood Jewelry Studio is available for use for a fee the days following your workshop should you like to continue practicing new skills or finish projects started in class. For more details or to schedule extra workdays, please contact Nancy Gardner, Jewelry Coordinator/Studio Manager.
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TUITION & FEES
There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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