Introduction to Enamelling Weekend Workshop
Level: Suitable for all
About the course:
A two-day, weekend course learning the magic of enamelling, this course is suitable for beginners as well as students looking to expand their skills. Students will learn how to prepare metal before enamelling, apply colour and textures, and then how to use the kiln to fire their pieces. We will also look at how to apply findings to an enamelled design to create final pieces that can be displayed or worn. The workshop will cover a range of decorative techniques such as sifting, Sgraffito, stencilling, stamping, graphite with enamel as well as other effective, simple techniques.
Your Tutor: Graduating in 2013 from Edinburgh College of Art, tutor Elizabeth Jane Campbell is an award-winning enamel jeweller based in Edinburgh.
Day 1: Skills Tutorials – Elizabeth will introduce some enamelling techniques through live demonstrations and presentations of a rich variety of samples.
Day 2: Design & Make – Students will have the chance to design and make finished pieces using the techniques that they have learned with Elizabeth and of course, she will be on hand to offer advice and expertise.
What to bring: We’ll provide all the things you will need to start making amazing enamelled jewellery including tools and copper. However, if you want to make a particularly large piece or additional pieces, extra materials can be purchased directly from the School at cost price.
Please bring along glasses if you need them and wear appropriate clothing for a studio environment including closed-toe shoes. If you have long hair please wear it up. If you are the type of person who prefers to arm yourself with some knowledge ahead of time then we have prepared a Pinterest board filled with enamel information and inspiration just for you!
Lunch is not provided but you can bring lunch to eat in the studio or we can advise you of nearby places to buy food. Refreshments provided. Currently, due to Covid restrictions, all food and drink must be consumed in our outdoor covered porch.
**Please note: classes may be cancelled due to events outside of our control or lack of attendees. If this occurs you will be notified before the class is due to commence and offered a choice between a replacement class or a full refund of your fees**
Dates – 5th & 6th June
Times – 10am – 4.30pm