Beginning Chasing/March 20-23, 2019


Beginning Chasing/March 20-23, 2019


Dates:  March 20-23, 2019

Hours:  10 am - 5 pm

Genevieve Flynn Studio

Instructor:  Genevieve Flynn

In case you were unable to participate in the January class I am offering another opportunity to learn this wonderful and ancient technique!!!

This 4 day class will introduce you to the art of chasing and repoussé.   You will learn to transfer your pattern to the metal, how to use the chasing tools and hammer, work with Italian pitch.  

A design will be provided allowing ample time to learn the repoussé process.  

Day 1  Students will transfer their pattern onto the metal and begin the repoussé process.  A demo of using the tools properly will be given.  

Day 2  Students will continue the repoussé technique and work towards finishing the process

Day 3-4 If students finish the initial fish project then I encourage you to bring materials to start a second project. Please keep in mind that students may or may not finish a second project during the class.

Each day will start promptly at 10am..  There will be a lunch break of 1 hour each day.  


22 gauge copper sheet 6"x6" sheet 

If you are wanting to work on a second project and not work in copper then please bring 22 gauge Argentium or sterling silver or fine silver sheet

Scotchbrite pad

Magnification such as readers or Optivisor

Chasing hammer

 Genevieve will provide the chasing tools and pitch block for a rental fee of $50.00.  This fee is added into the class fee. It is a non-refundable fee. The tools and pitch will be available for sale at the end of class.


PLEASE KNOW THAT CATS ARE AN ADDED FEATURE IN THE STUDIO!  Although they will not be in the studio during class there is more than likely residual fur on the chairs and floor as they leave it as a remembrance of their presence! If you are allergic to cats then please come prepared with allergy medication.  You will have access to a bathroom facility on the first floor, which requires you to climb stairs.  

Please read the information below carefully before signing up.

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 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. or at a local hardware store.
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

Please know that the studio does have cats so if you have severe allergies this may not work for you.  


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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 or 4/0, 6” flat file, magnification such as an Optivisor, leather gloves, safety glasses, notebook.

 Participants should bring the following materials:  22 gauge copper sheet 6"x6"

If you would like to work in Argentium sheet or sterling silver sheet after finishing the introductory project then come with 22 gauge sheet in the material of your choice. Please keep in mind that it may require the 4 days to finish the first project. This all depends on the students ability during the class. I would suggest that you bring materials with the idea that you may be able to start a second project.

If you bring your own pitch block a partial refund of the tool and pitch rental will be refunded.

If you prefer to purchase copper or silver material from Genevieve Flynn Studio please let her know how much, what gauge, and what material you will need. She can then give you an estimate of what the cost could be. Please keep in mind that the metals market does fluctuate on a daily basis and depending on the market the day it is quoted is what you will be charged. Thank you for your understanding.