Pitch Fest 2017


Pitch Fest 2017


Dates:  September 29-30

Hours:  10 am - 5 pm

Genevieve Flynn Studio

Please know that the studio does have cats so if you have severe allergies this may not work for you.  However, if you can take allergy medication and attend then please do so.  

Preference will be given to the Kansas City Metals Alliance group for the first week of this being posted.  From Monday, August 14 though Sunday, August 20.  As of Monday, August 21 anyone will be allowed to sign up.  

This 2 day event will touch on the very basics of chasing and repoussé as well as how to make 2-4 of your own tools.  In this case you will be instructed  in making 1 matting tool, 1 rounded punch, 1 tear drop and one liner.  Students will harden and temper each tool made.

The project for repoussé will be a simple flower design teaching you how to transfer a pattern, line the design, hold the tools properly and more.  

Each day will start promptly at 10am-5pm.  There will be a a lunch break of 45 minutes each day.  

On the first day the participants will be split into two groups, one group will work on making tools and the second group will begin the chasing and repoussé process.  The second day each group will switch what they had done the prior day no matter where you are in either process.  This gives each participant equal time learning each technique.


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 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


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 Participants should bring pitch bowls/blocks if they have them.  As well as the following tools:  chasing hammer, saw frame, saw blades 2/0 preferably, 0 cut flat file or courser, magnification such as an Optivisor, leather gloves, safety glasses.

 Participants should bring the following materials:  22 gauge copper sheet, enough for two 4"x4" x4" plates, don't hesitate to bring more  If you should have a pitch bowl please bring it along to use