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Andrea Kennington

Andrea Kennington

Andrea Kennington

Andrea Kennington

Andrea Kennington

Instructor: Andrea Kennington
Micro Shell Formed and
Fabricated Botanicals and Bugs

July 23–27, 2018 (Monday–Friday, 9:30am–4:30 am)
All levels


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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


The plasticity of metal makes it one of the most wonderful materials to form with traditional methods. Floral forms can be easily coaxed from metal. This workshop will focus on Micro Shell Forming, Sand Casting and Die Pressing techniques combined to create fantastical creatures on botanical supports. We will embrace Anticlastic and Synclastic Micro Shell Forming, utilizing hammers and stakes for the creation of leaves, wings, twigs and bodies. Sand cast carved or found objects may be incorporated into the work as well as die pressed components.

This will be a fabrication class that includes many tips and tricks accumulated over 30 years of metalsmithing and education. Students will learn how to incorporate many techniques to create finished works of art. The resulting pieces can be wearable or table top sculpture.

ANDREA HARVIN-KENNINGTON has been involved in the metals industry for more than 25 years. She earned her MFA in Metals Design from East Carolina University in 1994 and apprenticed with Betty Helen Longhi from 1995 to 1997. During her apprenticeship, Andrea began teaching at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art, and taught there until 2010. She has owned and operated Kennington Designs since 1994. In 2009, Andrea established NC Black Co. in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where she and her team craft micro-tools for metalworking.

Visit Andrea Kennington's website Visit NC Black Co. website


Current MAC Members: $517
Non-members: $575 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

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