SPIRIT PROTECTORS, Metal figurative assemblage, Taos, NM, May 19-20

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SPIRIT PROTECTORS, Metal figurative assemblage, Taos, NM, May 19-20

195.00

I created my first Spirit Protectors during a particularly difficult time in my life and I can’t seem to stop. I absolutely love making these & I would love to teach you how!
On day one of this two day workshop, I will teach you my favorite surface design techniques on metal. We will explore leaf printing, faux etching, texturizing, metal transfers, and I will bring several products that will add solid color to your metal. We will prepare our wooden bases & create cool funky faces for our figures.
On the second day I will share my favorite tips & tricks to achieve balance, contrast & a powerful composition. We will cut up our tin, combine it with the metal that we made on the first day & I will show you how to make  beautiful woven pieces out of metal strips. You will learn simple cold connection techniques, no glue here, as well as how to safely & properly operate tools.
Finally we will put it all together to create two figurative assemblages attached to a wooden base.  
No experience necessary, just plan to come & have a blast!

There is an additional $35 kit fee for this workshop which includes...
2 wooden bases prepped with gesso. tin for faux etching, all hardware, screws, nuts & bolts, nails & wire, paint, glaze, gel medium, clear coat, gilders paste, hanging hardware & most tools.

Kit fee is due at the beginning of class,please bring cash or checks.

CANCELLATION POLICY

IF YOU REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS AND NEED TO CANCEL AFTER April 19, 2018 NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ANY REASON, NO EXCEPTIONS. PLEASE READ ENTIRE CANCELLATION POLICY BEFORE REGISTERING.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Instructors make travel plans, purchase supplies, make kits & secure a workshop space far in advance. Last minute cancellations may cause cancellation of the workshop if the minimum is not met. We understand that situations can arise, causing a change of plans. Most of the time last minute cancellations are are unavoidable & unplanned. We sympathize when this occurs, however it is not possible for us to favor one circumstance over another, so we must maintain a standard policy for all and with no exceptions. A minimum of 5 students are needed to run the workshop & we reserve the right to cancel workshops that do not meet minimum student registration. You will receive a full refund if the minimum is not met. Cancellations before April 19, your money will be refunded minus minus A $20 processing fee. Cancellations after April 19, NO money will be refunded. Please do not ask. You may transfer your registration to another person, please contact me with the new name & email. By registering for this workshop you are agreeing to comply with our cancellation policy.

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SUPPLIES

Please read the supply list NOW and collect your supplies early. You may have to order some things online, especially the tin, so please allow plenty of time for this. I do not sell extra supplies in class. You may not be able to complete the project in class if you do not bring what is listed on the supply list. If you have trouble finding anything, or if you have any questions, please contact me at least two weeks prior to class at lklight@copper.net.

-Tin Snips, Please bring these, my favorite for cutting thin metal
http://www.bsueboutiques.com/product-p/tool07900.htm
-Ball peen hammer
-Gloves to protect your hands from sharp metal
-2 or 3 small paint brushes
-Small Phillips head screwdriver
-A pencil, sharpie & a ruler
-Ear plugs
-Tin, a variety of sizes & colors, old & new, plain & printed. I often find tin in thrift stores, antique stores & garage sales. I also search online for “vintage tin”.  Please bring at least 20 pieces, it can be cut flat ahead of time for travel.
-Metal, 4 pieces or more of 4 x 6 brass or copper. Metal absolutely must be copper or brass or the process will not work.
Thin brass or sheet metal is available at ACE Hardware...
http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=20974136

OPTIONAL
-Found objects for arms & legs if you would like to use something other than metal.
-Stencils for Faux Etching, I will have plenty to share but bring your own if you have favorites.