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Upcoming Workshops

Silvera Jewelry School...Friday,  July 19 - Monday, July 22, 2024

This is a hybrid workshop that will be conducted both in-person and virtually (via ZOOM) simultaneously.


Exploring Drawing and Painting on Vitreous Enameled Copper with Mi-Sook Hur

In this workshop, students will embark on an exciting journey to enhance their skills in both drawing and painting on enamel. Throughout the workshop, students will delve into various drawing techniques such as line drawing, shading, perspective, and composition. They will experiment with ink, pencil, and brushes to create expressive marks and transparent effects on vitreous enameled copper.

Guided by master enamelist Mi-Sook Hur, students will progress from surface preparation to completing their drawings with enamels. Subsequently, students will transition to painting on enamel. They will explore color theory, brushwork, shading, and blending techniques to create depth and dimension in their paintings. Students will learn how to apply enamels and overglaze to achieve captivating effects and styles.

By the end of the workshop, students will have a comprehensive understanding of both drawing and painting on vitreous enameled copper, expanding their creative horizons, and producing stunning enamel pieces.

John C. Campbell Folk School...Sunday,  July 7 - Saturday, July 13, 2024

MetalWerx...Thursday,  June 20 - Monday, June 24, 2024 

Exploring Drawing & Painting on Enamel

In this captivating 5-day workshop, we will delve into the contemporary art of Limoges enameling, gaining valuable insights into the application of overglaze paints. Through step-by-step demonstrations led by the instructor, students will learn about fundamental metal preparation, sifting, wet-packing, firing, and layering techniques. Bringing realistic depictions to life, such as flowers, bees, and butterflies, we will explore various techniques and concepts. Emphasis will be placed on the effective use of color themes and the interplay between light and dark tones to enhance the subject matter. Throughout the workshop, participants will complete a series of small pieces.

Enamel Guild North East Conference and Workshop 2024, via ZOOM

Mastering Drawing: A Creative Journey on Vitreous Enameled Copper


2-day Workshop (Each session is 2 hours): Friday, May 31, 2024 & Sunday, June 2, 2024  10:00 AM (EDT)


In this exciting two-day drawing-focused enameling workshop, you'll have the chance to learn essential techniques such as line drawing, shading, perspective, anatomy, composition, toning, layering, and texture rendering. Explore practical ways of drawing with ink, pencil, and brushes, creating expressive marks and transparent effects while discovering different styles. These skills will help you achieve proficiency in drawing on vitreous enameled copper. Throughout the workshop, the instructor will guide you through the entire enamel drawing process, from preparing the metal surface to completing drawings with enamels. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your drawing abilities and unleash your creativity!

Workshops will be recorded so if you can’t make one or both sessions you may access them online for 30 days following the live workshop. You may view them as many times as you like.

Level: All levels

Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, via ZOOM...3 pm - 5 pm, September 9, 16, and 23, 2023 
Intermediate Enamel Painting: Exploring Colors and Backgrounds

Skill Level: Some Experience Required

In this workshop, we will delve into the art of painting with overglaze paints, focusing on creating realistic images with stunning detail. Throughout the workshop, we will explore various techniques and concepts, emphasizing the effective use of color themes and the interplay between light and dark backgrounds to enhance the subject matter.

John C. Campbell Folk School...Sunday,  August 6 - Saturday, August 12, 2023

Skill Level: All levels

Explore various ways to achieve monochrome and multicolor designs using powdered and other enamels. Practice rendering, drawing, making marks, and adding details on enameled copper. Discover practical applications for color theory and practice mixing colors. Execute geometric and organic designs inspired by patterned fabric, photographs, and paintings, and bring them to life using watercolor enamels, underglaze pencils, overglaze paints, pen and ink, and more.

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts...Sunday,  July 30 - Friday, August 4, 2023

Painting and Drawing in Enamels 

In this workshop, students will discover modern Limoges painting techniques using overglaze paints and ink. The instructor will demystify how to work with color, producing tones and shades to create realistic images of flowers, bees, and butterflies. Inspired by nature, the class will explore color combinations and monochromatic color schemes on copper forms. Participants will complete a series of small pieces during this workshop. Open to all skill levels; however, basic enameling skills, such as sifting and firing, will be helpful.

MetalWerx...Saturday,  May 6 - Saturday, May 13, 2023 via ZOOM

Patterns in Enamel

In this demo-focused virtual workshop, we will explore and create patterns using overglaze paints in enamel. The class will cover techniques, such as color mixing, layering, firing, and transferring, to create patterns on the enameled surface. The finished enamels can be set into wearable pieces such as earrings, pendants, and brooches. It will also demonstrate how to use pattern-making software like Adobe Illustrator for simple to complex pattern-making.

MetalWerx Spring Symposium...March 27 - 31, 2023. 10 Presentations. 

Painted Enamels - March 31 at 12–1:30 PM Eastern


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