Genevieve Flynn Studio is happy to host nationally and internationally known artists to teach jewelry techniques that each specializes in.
These classes are taught in a small, intimate setting allowing each student one on one instruction at the time of the class. No more than 8-10 students will be accepted for each class ensuring each student the instruction that you hope for when taking these specialized classes. Each class description will inform you of all the tools and materials either required of the student or that will be supplied in the class. date.
Class fees are paid upon sign up. If you would need to cancel for medical reasons, an emergency, or death in the family then you will be given a full refund less 20%.
Any cancellation made less than 4 weeks out from the class date will not receive a refund.
Cancellations made prior to 4 weeks out from the class date will receive a full refund less 20%.
Enameling with Charity Hall
Visiting Artist: Charity Hall - (artist's website)
March 28, 2014 ~ 10am - 5pm
ENAMELING WITH CHARITY HALL
March 28 - 30, 2014
( No you are not crazy, the dates have been changed!)
This is a three day workshop
Explore the endless possibilities of contemporary drawing and painting techniques using enamels as your palette. Investigate liquid and watercolor enamels in depth to create detailed surface imagery and rich textures with sgraffito drawing and painting techniques. We will begin by creating samples using the various techniques and then fabricate a ring in silver to set one of your enameled samples. Setting strategies will be covered in depth. If you wish, you can embellish your design with tiny faceted stones using an easy method of tube setting. Previous enameling experience is not necessary however, basic soldering skills and basic jewelry technique skills are a must.
Charity will present a short lecture and showing of some of her works at The Kansas City Artists Coalition. The date of the lecture will be listed at a later date. All are welcome
PAYMENT IN FULL IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF THE SIGN UP OF THE CLASS.
A cancellation fee of 20% is taken from any cancellation
If a cancellation occurs 4 weeks or less prior to class then no monies will be refunded.
Materials Fee: $45.00
Students should bring the following tools to class:
00 and size 1 sable brushes
small dish for water (please make this a plastic container)
Optional - Thompson Enamel Watercolor enamel kit (#BWC-SET) a shared set will be available for use in class, but if you think you might want your own, please feel free to bring it
hard, medium, and easy silver solder and flux
sawframe and 3/0 blades
basic hand tools (flat 6" bastard file, needle files, curved burnisher, wire cutter/solder snips, center punch)
liner chasing tool (plus any others, if you have them) and chasing hammer
bench block (the studio will provide these)
dust particulate mask
Optivisor if needed
STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING PROVIDED BY THE INSTRUCTOR FOR THE MATERIAL FEE MENTIONED:
Use of enamels (watercolor, liquid, and clear sifting enamels) and sifters
Sterling silver wire and sheet for creating a finished silver ring (extra copper is also included for making additional enamel samples)
An optional tube setting kit will be available for $15.00 for those wishing to incorporate small faceted stones into their ring. This kit includes 6 faceted stones, sterling tubing, and setting burs.
Deposit of $550.00 required at sign up, balance due at class.
Maximum Students: 8 (6 spaces remaining.)
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Custom Clasps with Alison Antelman
Visiting Artist: Alison B. Antelman - (artist's website)
May 09, 2014 ~ 10am - 5pm
CUSTOM CLASPS WITH ALISON ANTELMAN
May 9 - 11, 2014
This is a three day class
Create clasps that are safe, secure and truly one-of-a-kind. Come up with unique solutions to complete your designs. Learn both the key and box clasp. We will discuss customizing terminals and findings to unify your art jewelry and explore a variety of solutions to link your custom-made clasp to the rest of your piece. Students are expected to go with their own design style in order to explore new ideas in finishing their jewelry. Step-by-step handouts are provided for both clasps.
Participating students are required to know basic fabrication, including soldering.
Alison B. Antelman exhibits and sells her work from her studio, galleries and at craft shows where she was awarded: 2013 Best In Show at the Scottsdale Arts Festival, 2012 Merit Award at Main Street Arts Festival Fort Worth, TX just to name a few.
She has participated in many exhibitions including Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, Facere Gallery in Seattle, WA along with many galleries in California and throughout the country.
Her work is published in Lark Books Showcase 500 Art Necklaces-2013, Art Jewelry Today 2011, Five Jewelry Artists to See Out by Sylvia Rubin 2011 and many others.
Ms. Antelman will be giving a short lecture and preview of some of her works at the Kansas City Artists Coalition the date of the lecture will be listed at a later date. All are welcome to attend the lecture.
PAYMENT IN FULL IS MADE AT THE TIME OF SIGN UP FOR THE CLASS.
A cancellation fee of 20% is taken from any cancellation.
If cancellation occurs 4 weeks or less prior to class then no monies will be refunded.
Materials Fee: $30.00
Tools & materials students will need to bring to class:
Basic hand tools/files both hand files and needle files, pliers, sawframe, saw blades 2/0 & 3/0
Soldering supplies: sheet or wire solder, charcoal block, flux, solder pic etc.
Small ruler/6" or less
Hole punch/drill starter/center punch
Drill Bits asstd including one to accommodate 10 ga. or 12 ga. round wire
20 ga, 22 ga, & 24 ga. sheet (specifically a 1"x3" sheet or comparable, in any of these gauges but if you have more bring it. Sterling silver is good but you can certainly work in copper
A few stones or other objects to set irregular shapes are encouraged!
Bezel wire for setting your stone (if applicable) or other material
Round wire or tubing if you plan to connect your clasp to the rest of your piece
16, 18 & 20 gauge round wire ONLY IF YOU HAVE IT
Templates, if you have them or anything with ideas for shapes
** Bring jewelry that you are working on and think abouth the items that need a clasp. Also bring chains or samples that need terminals. Think about shapes that you may want to incorporate into a functional clasp (for example: a hydraulic pressed form or a shape that mimics the design in your piece) and bring those shapes
Deposit of $575.00 required at sign up, balance due at class.
Maximum Students: 8
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Chasing and Repousse with Il Maestro Acquafresca
Visiting Artist: Fabrizio Acquafresca
June 09, 2014 ~ 10 am - 5 pm
CHASING AND REPOUSSE THE ITALIAN WAY WITH FABRIZIO ACQUAFRESCA
JUNE 9 - 13, 2014
5 DAY COURSE
Fabrizio will be teaching an all level class in chasing and repousse this session.
1st day: Introduction to the course and the use of the tools. Illustration and selection of materials and beginning of practical execution of a project assigned by the instructor
2nd day: Choosing a project using silver sheet or copper sheet
3rd day: Continuing to work on project A slide presentation of Fabrizio's work and background
4th day: Explanation of how to make tools and start new project or finishing of previous one
5th day: Continue working and finishing your project
Please consider that the contents of individual classes may be changed throughout the course according to the class progress
Materials Fee: $40.00
Tools will be provided by Il Maestro and they will be available for purchase during or after the workshop. There is a rental fee of $50.00 for use of tools and shipping from Italy. If you have taken a class previously and have purchased tools please let Genevieve know and the $50.00 rental fee will be waived.
Tool set comprises 21 tools, 1 hammer, 1 permanent marker, 1 pitch board 20cmx20cm, gloves, scissors, 1 knife, 1 pair of pliers, a piece of abrasive sponge, tape, and a block of malleable clay
THE FOLLOWING ITEMS SHOULD BE BROUGHT BY EACH STUDENT:
6" X 12" - 22 gauge copper sheet 22 gauge Argentium or sterling sheet (the size of this material will be determined by the project chosen. If a bracelet has been chosen then a 2"-3" wide x 8" length will be required)
18" - 12 gauge round wire copper or silver Hard, medium, and easy solders 2' each Tracing paper, carbon paper, LASER printed designs which will then be transferred onto the metal. Bring several printed designs to discuss with Fabrizio for your projects.
Saw frame, saw blades, dividers, leather or plastic mallet, rag, Optivisor, apron, hand files (flat & half round,) butane torch with fule to refill and any other hand tools that you may require
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE COPPER AND SILVER SUPPLIED BY THE STUDIO PLEASE LET GENEVIEVE KNOW UPON SIGN UP
Deposit of $775.00 required at sign up, balance due at class.
Maximum Students: 8 (5 spaces remaining.)
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Colorful, Exciting Surface Designs Using Opaque Enamels
Visiting Artist: Barbara Minor - (artist's website)
September 22, 2014 ~ 9:30-5pm
- THIS IS A FIVE DAY WORKSHOP
Learn inspiring, decorative techniques that quickly yield colorful, exciting and complex enameled surface designs while gaining basic information and skills for successful enameling.
Create complex, decorative enameled surfaces through use of a variety of innovative techniques. Patterned screens for dry silkscreen printing will be used to achieve repeat patterns and detailed designs. Found or purchased stencils and use of rubber stamps allow for creation of varied and unusual designs. Scrafitto, or drawing through layers of powdered enamel with a pointed tool, yields imaginative designs that are free and spontaneous. Inlaid of glass seed beads create additional detail. Use these techniques separately or together with opaque enamels to create diverse results based on your ideas.
Enameling basics will include metals to enamel on, fast/easy methods for cleaning metal prior to enameling, particle size choice, reasons for counter enamel, and dry enamel application methods on flat or slightly formed metal. Edge finishing and examples of setting options will be discussed and demonstrated.
Students will have time to work on and fire pieces using the various enameling techniques demonstrated. Pieces created in the workshop can serve as examples for future reference or can be suitable for setting with other jewelry techniques and materials.
Instructor will have a variety of flat circles and squares, domed circles and pre-formed pendant or pin shapes for students to purchase for enameling on. Students may bring their own copper shapes. Suggested maximum size is 2 x 2.
Materials are included in class fee.
- GENERAL TOOLS each student needs to bring their own
fine pointed SHARPIE MARKER
paper / pens or pencils for sketching and note taking
Small pointed tweezers
Small-ish to medium sized pointed paint brush
Ύ flat natural bristle watercolor brush
½ round file or flat hand file
Scribe or needle tool wooden or metal
Scotch Brite Pad new
Rubber stamps if you already have them Staz-on black rubber stamp pad
Color Shaper rubber brush or a sharpened end of a paint brush (only if you already have one) available at art supply stores/used for acrylic painting and ceramics
LOTS of old magazines - for disposable sifting surface equivalent of 3-4 catalogs per person. Those with a stapled binding work better than those with a glued binding.
glass jar peanut butter jar size for water to rinse brushes
nail brush or small brush for scrubbing metal
yogurt cup (8 oz. size max) with holes punched/drilled or coffee filter basket (must be plastic or stainless steel)
shows and galleries across the U.S. and abroad.
Deposit of $750.00 required at sign up, balance due at class.
Maximum Students: 8
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