2 Day Beginning Etching Class
2 Day Beginning Etching Class
June 1-2, 2017 Genevieve Flynn, Instructor
Genevieve Flynn Studio Kansas City, MO
2 day class fee $300.00
Material fee of $50.00 All fees are to be paid at the time of signup
As a beginning etching student you will learn how to use Ferric Chloride and Ferric Nitrate to etch copper and silver. Students must have some jewelry making experience prior to class. This class is not project based, it will teach you how to properly put your image onto the metal and the etching process. Each student should be able to use a saw frame proficiently without assistance or instruction, use hand files, and have some torch experience. The school will provide the etchants, PnP paper for your images, a laminating machine to transfer images, rubber stamps.
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY. IF THIS STEP IS NOT DONE YOU WILL NOT HAVE IMAGES TO TRANSFER TO YOUR METAL AT CLASS TIME
Students will need to have images print ready with a high resolution. Keep in mind that the document you send to Genevieve will be actual size when printed onto the metal. I suggest that you send an assortment of images so you have several different pieces to etch. Please lay out your images on a 6" x 10" format in Photoshop, 300 dpi. Allow at least a 1/4" blank edge around the 6"x10" document. By laying out the images in this manner it will show you how much metal you will need to bring to class. Images must be emailed to Genevieve Flynn 2 weeks prior to class to allow time to have the images printed onto the PnP paper, this paper will run through the laminator along with your metal and transfer the image onto the metal.
Along with using the heat transfer method students will be shown how to use rubber stamps for images. If you are interested in doing this process please purchase a Stazon ink pad in blue or black. Bring along some of your favorite rubber stamps.
Students should bring the following materials to class with them:
PLEASE MARK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOUR TOOLS AND MATERIALS BROUGHT TO CLASS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN THINGS.
18 gauge or 20 gauge copper and sterling silver sheet (students can choose not to work in silver. If you do so please bring a couple of 6"x12" sheets of assorted copper gauges so you have plenty to work with.
Rubber stamps/your choice of designs The studio will have some to use as well
Stāzon Ink Pad/this can be purchased at Hobby Lobby, Michaels or Creative Coldsnow Please get a dark color such as black or blue
Sharpie paint pens or Deco Pens (Fine point and medium point These can be purchased at Michaels, Hobby Lobby or through Creative Coldsnow all in Kansas City)
Saw frame and saw blades, I suggest 2/0 blades for the gauge of material being used
Magnification/ if needed
Hand files, flat and half round
Heavy clear packing tape/one roll per student
2-lidded plastic containers approximately 8"-9" in length and 6" deep
2 pair of acid resistant gloves, I believe that the latex gloves will not hold up. The acids being used are not life threatening products, as long as you choose not to ingest them. You do not need to have the gloves but if you are concerned about getting the acid on your hands or skin then I suggest you do so.
Apron/I highly suggest you bring and wear an apron so you do not get ferric chloride or ferric nitrate on your clothing.
FRIDAY 10am-5pm SATURDAY 10am-5pm
Class will start promptly at 10am. 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. Throw away anything that may have ferric chloride or ferric nitrate on it.
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.
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