Designs in Woven Metal with Jeanie Pratt/Instructor June 11-15, 2018

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Designs in Woven Metal with Jeanie Pratt/Instructor June 11-15, 2018

500.00

JUNE 11-15, 2018  

THIS IS A 5 DAY WORKSHOP

In this workshop you will learn how to weave small sheets of metal from flattened wire to incorporate in your jewelry.  You will be introduced to a variety of different patterns that can be achieved with weave structures that range from a simple over under plain weave to beautiful flowing undulating designs.  There are so many fun ways to achieve different effects in weaving, including the weave pattern itself, combining different metals in contrast in the weave pattern and varying the widths of the wire used in the weave structure.  Students will be encouraged to create a variety of samples.  You will learn how to form your samples in the hydraulic press as well as to solder their edges.  Kits will be provided with the materials to get started, as well as instructions on how to prepare the materials yourself.  How to design your own weave patterns with graph paper will be introduced as well as a wealth of resources to inspire you.  There will be discussions and samples on how to set and utilize your 'woven sheet' in brooches, pendants, beads, and earrings.  Basic metalsmithing skills are required.

BIOGRAPHY 

Jeanie Pratt works as a studio artist on the Central Coast of California.  She has been a fiber artist since learning to weave in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 1970's and more recently has exchanged wire for yarn as the "fiber" of choice.  Her metals education can be described as self-directed as she has sought out workshops and classes with a number of distinguished instructors.  Pratt has exhibited nationally in galleries, museums, and shows.  She currently sows at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA.  You can learn more about Jeanie on her website www.jeaniepratt.net

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$60.00 MATERIALS FEE TO BE COLLECTED AT THE TIME OF THE CLASS EITHER WITH A CHECK OR CASH.  

STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING TO CLASS FOR USE DURING THE WORKSHOP

* Needle nose pliers          *Wire cutters          *Shears or cheap scissors for cutting thin metal sheet (Joyce Chen Shears)         * Digital calipers or wire gauge          *  BIC WITE-OUT BRAND ECOLUTIONS WATER BASE CORRECTION FLUID (AMAZON, OFFICE DEPOT, OFFICE SUPPLY STORES)         * 1/2" Scotch Permanent Double Sided Tape         *12" ruler          *Tape measure          *Ultra fine tipped Sharpies in a color or two          * T-Pins          *Mechanical Pencil with .5mm lead          *Eraser  * Toothpicks          *Q-tips          *220 grit sandpaper          * Optivisor          *PATIENCE      *SENSE OF HUMOR                           * Leather Gloves (for holding wire while flattening)          *Nylon jaw pliers (for straightening wire)          * Circle template (for making disc beads)          * 3M 3/4" Radial Bristle Discs and mandrels for flexshaft (Rio Grande, Otto Frei)          * 6" or 8" C-Thru Standard Transparent Ruler          * 14 to 24 gauge sterling silver (NOT FINE) wire for color contrast or if you would like to work in another metal besides copper.  (If you would like to work primarily in silver, please contact Jeanie Pratt about the  recommended amounts of wire to bring)         * 26 gauge sterling silver sheet if you want to work in silver

Dear Workshop Participants, you will receive a Kit which includes copper wire, the "stuff" you need to set up a simple "loom" to weave your wire and an extensive handout with instructions and weave patterns.  In addition, there will be soldering supplies available for use.  These have been included in the $60.00 kit fee.  Please feel free to contact Jeanie Pratt with any questions.      EMAIL   jeaniepratt@charter.net    WEBSITE   www.jeaniepratt.net

Class will start promptly at 10am and run through 5pm.  

The first day of class you will be admitted into the class room 20 minutes early.  Every other day you will be allowed entry into the classroom 15 minutes prior to class time.  If you arrive early please wait at the door or in your car.  

Please bring only what you will need as the studio is an intimate space.  There will be a table outside the work space that you can deposit handbags and extra baggage/toolboxes for the duration of the class.  

There will be an hour lunch break at 1pm.  You are asked to leave the studio for lunch as you will not be allowed to eat in the studio space.  You can bring canned drinks or plastic lidded containers for drinks.  

The studio does have cats that reside in the space of an evening.  If you have allergies please take note and prepare yourself with allergy medicine.  The cats will not be allowed in the studio during the day.  At the end of the day you will be asked to tidy up your desk space and to cover all containers.

CANCELLATION POLICY

As Genevieve Flynn Studio prepares in advance and expends money to do so, the class fee is non-refundable.  If an extraordinary situation arises that one cannot attend such as illness, injury, family emergency etc. Genevieve Flynn Studio will discuss appropriate measures in terms of refunds. 

SAFETY DISCLAIMER

Genevieve Flynn Studio is kept safe for all occupants.  Compliance with all safety requirements are stressed and enforced.  However, while working in and around the building, personal injury is possible.  Students of Genevieve Flynn Studio agree to comply with all safety regulations set forth in this class description and agree to exercise appropriate personal safety precautions around studio equipment at all times for the safety of all persons.  Students of Genevieve Flynn Studio agree to participate in this class at their own risk and that neither Genevieve Flynn Studio or Kevin Flynn, property owner, will be liable for personal injury sustained by students during class or on the Flynn property.  By signing up for this workshop you, the student, agrees to abide by this disclaimer and cancellation policy.  

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS WHILE WORKING IN THE STUDIO

Safety Glasses must be worn while working in the studio.  If you wear prescription glasses, I recommend over the glasses style safety glasses.  They can be purchased through Conney Safety.  Conney.com
Equipment and tools are to be used only as prescribed and under the instructors direction/supervision
Long pants and closed shoes must be worn at all times
Long hair must be tied safely back/up
Loose clothing or jewelry is not to be worn
If you are asked to put long sleeves gloves or an apron on, it is for your protection so please do so
I highly recommend ear plugs or other hearing protection when participating in a class that has a high level of noise during participation or if you are sensitive to noises