Patricia  Hart

Being a self-taught fiber & clay artist in the 80s inspired me to study painting, sculpting, design, and color theory at SLU. Now, a retired Talented Arts Teacher, I have returned to my roots as an artist focusing on metals and glass (enamel). Enameling allows me to apply color to metal. Its a beautiful, colorful, unique and expressive art form.

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Enameling I - Patricia Hart
Includes discussions, demonstrations, and experiences with: enamel studio basics: safety, use of the kiln, selection and preparation of metals, safe use of enamel powders and other materials, troubleshooting and good record keeping. We will be using the elements and principles of design relative to the creation of wearable art/jewelry. Materials used will be dry and wet enamel powders, water color & acrylic enamels, under glazes and over glazes, liquid enamels, chips, strings, glass beads, silver foil & wires. Various techniques will be taught such as bubbling, sgraffito, copper and fine silver wire as design elements or cloisonn, drawing, painting, and enameling on textured and shaped copper. My work can be viewed at www.hartworksllc.com. Contact me at patricia.hartworks@gmail.com)

Lab Fee: $100.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $25-$100
Prerequisites: Metal piercing, texturing, and sawing skills would be advantageous.

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