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Upcoming Workshops

Enamel Guild North East Conference and Workshop 2024...Thursday,  April 25 - Monday, April 29, 2024

Pre-conference workshop (April 25-26)

Mastering Drawing: A Creative Journey on Vitreous Enameled Copper

 

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!

Conference

Saturday, April 27

Post-conference workshop (April 28-29)

Mastering Painting: A Creative Journey on Vitreous Enameled Copper

 

Experience an exciting two-day workshop focused on painting with enamels, where you'll explore essential color theory and techniques. Delve into topics such as color schemes, brushwork, shading, color mixing, layering, blending, and creating depth. Discover practical methods for painting with overglaze, enabling you to craft expressive images and achieve transparent or opaque effects in various styles. These skills will help you attain proficiency in painting on vitreous enameled copper. Throughout the workshop, the instructor will expertly guide you through the entire enamel painting process, from preparing the metal surface to finishing touches with overglaze. Don't miss this chance to enhance your painting abilities and unleash your creativity!

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.

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.

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
Enameling

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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