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Wine Bottle Cutting and Creating, June 3

Instructor: Chris Frazier

Date: Saturday, June 3, 12-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $38.00 / Non Member $47.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop)

Class Description: This Saturday afternoon workshop will make for a relaxing and enjoyable day learning how to safely cut wine bottles and create one of a kind works of art with them. Artist and art teacher, Chris Frazier, will demonstrate how to safely cut the wine bottles with the tile saw. If you feel comfortable cutting your own bottles you’ll be able to do so, but don’t worry if not Chris will cut them for you. After learning how to cut the wine bottles Chris will then demonstrate how to prepare and decorate them using the copper foil technique used in stained glass. Join us, have some fun, and try your hand at something new!

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 8

About the Instructor: Chris Frazier is a native of Martinsville, Virginia. Chris has taught art in the public schools for over 20 years. He received his formal education from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. He earned a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Louisiana. Lately, Chris has been creating art in glass, wood and metal; however, he also enjoys working in various media including watercolor, pen and ink, colored pencil, pottery, wood and computer graphics. You can see some of his work at ‪www.cfrazier.net

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Polymer Clay Series: Kitty Ring Holder, October 21

Instructor: Teri Walters

Date: Saturday, October 21, 1-4pm

Tuition: Jax Member $17.00 / Non Member $21.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Sculpture and polymer clay go hand in hand. Join us for this fun Kitty Ring-Holder sculpture workshop with artist Teri Walters. Teri will demonstrate basic sculpture techniques to create this functional design. If you haven’t worked with polymer clay yet, don’t worry, this class is great for beginners too. More experienced students will also get a chance to experiment with color selection and texture techniques. Students can also customize their sculpture by adding seasonal decorations to their sculptures, like fall leaves at the kitty’s feet.   The final product would also make a great gift for the upcoming season.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

 

About the Instructor: Teri Walters was introduced to polymer clay in 1999 and quickly became a “polyholic”. Since then, her artwork has taken her to many different places. She has been featured on local television, has won 1st and 3rd places in Polymer Cafe magazine for her work in millefiori caning and mixed media work, featured in newspapers, participated in various exhibits, has her creations in retail stores, and can be found at local craft shows selling and teaching in her booth. Teri has a great desire to teach and thoroughly enjoys passing on her knowledge and experiences in polymer clay to all those desiring to learn.

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Blacksmithing: Think it, Make it, Reshape it, May 6-7

Instructor: Bryan Fritts

Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 6-7, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $88.00 / Non Member $110.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: We will forge and fabricate items from old tools, scrap metal and whatever else your imagination brings to life. All skill levels welcome. If you can think it we can make it. Come on let’s have fun. Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 5, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Brayn Fritts has been blacksmithing since 1997, and is Manley Brown’s ( blacksmith in Lexington VA ) last living apprentice . He has worked in the blacksmith shop as an historic interpreter at Virginia Explore Park and does public demonstration’s at fall festivals across southern VA. Brayn is self taught, as well as, has taken classes at John C Campbell Folk School and attended numerous blacksmithing workshops sponsored by the guilds located in the area. He is a member of ABANA and the Old Dominion Blacksmith’s Association. Bryan states “I love working with iron and non-ferrous metals. I also do fabrication and welding and upcycled / repurposed art from junk.I live in Blue Ridge VA with my wife Becky and have four children and two grandchildren.”

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Chair Weaving, May 13

Instructor: Dillard Fraizer

Date: Saturday, May 13, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $44.00 / Non Member $55.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Don’t throw that old chair frame away: learn to weave a traditional splint seat and put it back into use. This is a rapid, easily-mastered technique using sturdy rattan reed and a minimum of tools. All levels of students are welcome.  Students should bring one or more chair or stool frames in good condition.  Stool frames are available from the instructor if requested in advance of the class.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Dillard Frazier lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Dillard and his then wife Pam, began Heritage Arts, a family organization with the goal of preserving the arts of their Appalachian area and heritage. They have made it their goal to be the reservoirs and transmitters of as much of the traditional Appalachian arts and crafts as possible.

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Beginning Blacksmithing, June 3-4

Instructor: Gerald Boggs

Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 3-4, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $88.00 / Non Member $110.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: This beginning blacksmithing class will introduce students to the equipment, tools and safety precautions involved in the use of the blacksmith’s forge. Once familiar with the tools of the trade, the class will practice fundamental blacksmithing techniques while learning to make basic hooks, tools and decorative flares. Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Gerald Boggs lives in the village of Afton, Virginia. He opened his own shop, Wayfarer Forge, in 2004, where he does demonstrations and commissions. Working as a classical blacksmith, Gerald is not stuck in the past doing over and over designs from the 18th century. Rather, he tries to work within the framework of classical blacksmithing, while embracing design development of the last century. A member of the Old Dominion Blacksmith Association (OBDSA), Gerald is spearheading a partnership between The Jacksonville Center and OBDSA that is making blacksmithing more accessible to the public and experienced blacksmiths alike. http://wayfarerforge.com/

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Molten Metals, April 8-9

Instructor: Nell Fredericksen

Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 8-9, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $120.00 / Non Member $150.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) Approx. $100

Class Description: Ever wonder how you can create your own complex cast metal pieces for you jewelry creations? Learn simple casting techniques such as drop, charcoal, cuttlebone, and broomstraw casting in this unique class by heating metal to a liquid state and pouring it into molds. Interesting forms will be chosen from among practice pieces to create several finished pieces.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 6

About the Instructor: Nell Fredericksen took time off between a MS in Zoology and beginning a PhD program and took classes in pottery, stained glass and metalsmithing. When her PhD funding fell through, she turned to the arts and as a result has been a professional artist and fine art jeweler for over 28 years.  She is an Artisan Center of VA Juried Master Artisan.  She has never lost the fascination and wonder she feels in connection with nature and her work is very organic and reflects the natural world.  Nell works primarily in gold and has a high level of expertise in many traditional metalsmithing techniques. Learn More about the Instructor at: http://www.nellfredericksen.com/mm5/merchant.mvc

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Simple Fermentation, April 8

Instructor: Rebecca Shannon

Date: Saturday, April 8, 1-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $22.00 / Non Member $27.50

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $15

Class Description: Make your own sauerkraut, kimchi, crock pickle, hot sauce or other fermented delight. Learn the basics of this age-old method of food preservation. Class is hands-on and participants will make and take home their own fermentation jar. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes. An apron is suggested but optional. Class size is limited so please register early.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Rebecca Shannon started out as a dishwasher and somehow ended up a chef. She is an instructor of home food preservation and culinary arts, and a Slow Food member. Rebecca is certified through Virginia Tech in Canned Foods, Principles of Thermal Process Control, Acidification, and Container Closure. In addition to holding a degree in Graphic Design she is an avid gardener and is busy growing her 2 acres in the southwest Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains into a productive small holding.

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Market Style Basket Weaving, June 10

Instructor: Dillard Fraizer

Date: Saturday, June 10, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $44.00 / Non Member $55.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10-$20

Class Description: Carry all of your “stuff” in a sturdy rectangle market style basket with a woven bottom. Beginning and intermediate students are welcome in this workshop with an emphasis on technique, attention to detail, and shaping to create crisp corners.   Dillard can work one on one with students to add patterns and unique details into their basket. All materials will be provided by the instructor.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Dillard Frazier lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Dillard and his then wife Pam, began Heritage Arts, a family organization with the goal of preserving the arts of their Appalachian area and heritage. They have made it their goal to be the reservoirs and transmitters of as much of the traditional Appalachian arts and crafts as possible.

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Beginning Basketry: Appalachian Weaving, March 7-9

Instructor: Kathy Dulaney

Date: Tuesday-Thursday, March 7-9, 1-3pm

Tuition: Jax Member $33.00 / Non Member $41.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Do you decorate with baskets? Collect them? How about use them? You can learn to make your own in this introductory basket weaving class. Each student in Kathy Dulaney’s Basket Weaving Class will weave an Appalachian style basket. Each participant will come away with information on Appalachian Baskets, their origins, and uses. Information will be provided on how to order supplies for future baskets.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: A native of Floyd County, Kathy Dulaney has been weaving baskets and teaching classes for 25 years. Weaving mostly older Appalachian style baskets, she strives to keep the tradition alive by teaching younger folks the art. If you make a basket in one of her classes you can be sure that it will be something you can use. Each basket was designed for a specific purpose and Kathy stresses the usefulness of each in her classes.

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Water Bath Canning, March 18

Instructor: Rebecca Shannon

Date: Saturday , March 18, 1-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $27.00 / Non Member $32.50

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Learn the basics of safely canning jams, jellies, pickles, and other high-acid foods in a boiling water bath. Topics include basic food preservation safety, common canning problems and trouble-shooting, personalizing a recipe, and storage. Class is hands on. Participants will prepare, pack, process, and take home a jar of a high-acid food. Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. An apron is suggested but optional. This workshop will be held at Plenty! in Floyd VA in their downstairs kitchen area.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Rebecca Shannon started out as a dishwasher and somehow ended up a chef. She is an instructor of home food preservation and culinary arts, and a Slow Food member. Rebecca is certified through Virginia Tech in Canned Foods, Principles of Thermal Process Control, Acidification, and Container Closure. In addition to holding a degree in Graphic Design she is an avid gardener and is busy growing her 2 acres in the southwest Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains into a productive small holding.

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Beginning Blacksmithing, April 8-9

Instructor: Dillard Fraizer

Date: Saturday & Sunday, April 8-9, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $88.00 / Non Member $110.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $20

Class Description: This beginning blacksmithing class will introduce students to the equipment, tools and safety precautions involved in the use of the blacksmith’s forge. Once familiar with the tools of the trade, the class will practice fundamental blacksmithing techniques while learning to make basic hooks, tools and decorative flares. Students are asked to bring their own safety glasses and to wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Aprons and gloves are optional.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Dillard Frazier lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Dillard and his then wife Pam, began Heritage Arts, a family organization with the goal of preserving the arts of their Appalachian area and heritage. They have made it their goal to be the reservoirs and transmitters of as much of the traditional Appalachian arts and crafts as possible.

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Lampworking: Animal & Insect Sculpture, June 10-11

Instructor: Emilio Santini

Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 10-11, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $185.00 / Non Member $225.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $0

Class Description: We will be making various animals with soft glass and borosilicate using the “Venetian technique”. Emilio will demonstrate and you will practice both quick commercial to more detailed and close to reality animals. Bugs and insects making will also be covered from the basic to the finished insects. From legs to antennae, come to make your bug. Class open to everybody although a minimum experience will be helpful. ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED!

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 7

About the Instructor: Emilio Santini was born in Murano, Italy, into a family with 600 years of glassblowing tradition. He currently resides in Williamsburg, VA. He has recently begun to combine his flameworking talent with furnace blown and cast work. He has taught extensively in this country’s major glass schools and is a popular instructor for both beginning and highly skilled students.

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Intermediate Basket Weaving, June 12-14

Instructor: Kathy Dulaney

Date: Monday-Wednesday, June 12-14, 1-4pm

Tuition: Jax Member $45.00 / Non Member $56.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10 – $20

Class Description: Have you taken a basket workshop already and are ready for something a bit more challenging? Kathy Dulaney’s Intermediate Basket Weaving is for you then. Kathy will work one on one to guide students to create beautiful handles, larger baskets or advanced designs and unique shapes. Each participant will come away with information on the Appalachian basket style be provided information on how to order supplies for future baskets.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 8

About the Instructor: A native of Floyd County, Kathy Dulaney has been weaving baskets and teaching classes for 25 years. Weaving mostly older Appalachian style baskets, she strives to keep the tradition alive by teaching younger folks the art. If you make a basket in one of her classes you can be sure that it will be something you can use. Each basket was designed for a specific purpose and Kathy stresses the usefulness of each in her classes.

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Intro to Woodturning, March 18

Instructor: John Ioveiro

Date: Saturday, March 18, 9am-12pm

Tuition: Jax Member $30.00 / Non Member $38.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $0

Class Description: The Blue Ridge Woodturners Club is offering introductory woodturning experiences for beginners with The Floyd Center for the Arts this summer! Join members of the club at John Ioviero’s home studio, for individual attention on the basics of woodturning. John’s studio is located just off Alum Ridge Road in Riner, close to Floyd VA. You’ll be taught about the use of tools, how to sharpen the tools and, of course, safety when turning wood. This intro workshop is a pre-requisite to future project based workshops the club will be offering through late summer, fall and winter in 2017. During this workshop you should expect to work on your own wood lathe using a variety of local woods provided by John. You’ll practice basic forms of V’s, Coves, and Beads. Knowing these forms allows you to turn wood into just about anything and will be used for the other project based workshops, like pens, vases, flowers, ornaments, bowls and boxes, later in the year. Tuition for this workshop also includes yearly membership to Blueridge Woodturners Club, a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 2, Maximum Enrollment: 6

About the Instructor: To learn more about John Ioviero and the Blue Ridge Woodturning Club, please check out their website: http://blueridgewoodturners.net/

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Intermediate Ceramics: Back on the Wheel, April 10 – May 16

Instructor: Abby Reczek

Date: Mondays & Tuesdays, April 10 – May 16, 5-7pm

Tuition: Jax Member $162.00 / Non Member $195.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $50

Class Description: This 6-week long, Monday and Tuesday evening workshop will be a perfect way to get out of house and fix the winter cabin fever. If you’ve tried the wheel and you’re ready to learn more, this workshop is for you. We will focus on developing throwing skills to creat more complex and larger pots. We will practice throwing, measuring and envisioning these pots in our home or as gifts for friends and family. We’ll explore how the wheel and our imagination create the pots that we want to make and use. Join us, have some fun and further develop your wheel throwing skills.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 8

About the Instructor: Abby Reczek graduate from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, PA in 2012. She is originally from this area of Pennsylvania, but her love of pottery has brought her down to Virginia. Following graduation she started a 10 month long residency at the Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA where she learned extensively about wood firing. While at Cub Creek she learned more about the town of Floyd, its rich art culture, and the apprenticeship opportunities. Abby was awarded the position of apprentice to Silvie Granatelli and has been working with her since September of 2013. She has also been lucky enough to be working with someone who uses carving as a decoration technique because it has allowed her to begin refining the skill that she had started experimenting with at Cub Creek. Abby will be working with Silvie until the fall of 2015. Abby’s work is largely based off things she sees in nature and reinterprets through line drawings which she carves onto her pieces. The pieces are made of porcelain and are fired in a gas kiln in a reduction atmosphere.

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Lampworking: Figurative Sculpture, May 20-21

Instructor: Emilio Santini

Date: Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $185.00 / Non Member $225.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $0

Class Description: The class will focus on learning making figures at the torch “the Venetian ways” with soft glass and borosilicate glass. We will start with just torsos and then move to full figures with arms and legs to use as free standing sculptures or figurative pendants. The making of masks and carnival masked figures will be also covered. Given the class is limited to two days of the class, Emilio will try to focus it exclusively on figure making. Class open to everyone but a minimum experience would be helpful.   ALL MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED!

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 7

About the Instructor: Emilio Santini was born in Murano, Italy, into a family with 600 years of glassblowing tradition. He currently resides in Williamsburg, VA. He has recently begun to combine his flameworking talent with furnace blown and cast work. He has taught extensively in this country’s major glass schools and is a popular instructor for both beginning and highly skilled students.

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Nut Butters, April 22

Instructor: Rebecca Shannon

Date: Saturday , April 22, 1-4pm

Tuition: Jax Member $16.50 / Non Member $20

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $5

Class Description: Learn how to make tasty and nutritious homemade nut butters. Create flavors with the additions you choose and none of the additives you don’t want. Class is hands on. Participants will prepare, pack, process, and take home a jar of nut butter. Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. An apron is suggested but optional. This workshop will be held at Plenty! in Floyd VA in their downstairs kitchen area.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Rebecca Shannon started out as a dishwasher and somehow ended up a chef. She is an instructor of home food preservation and culinary arts, and a Slow Food member. Rebecca is certified through Virginia Tech in Canned Foods, Principles of Thermal Process Control, Acidification, and Container Closure. In addition to holding a degree in Graphic Design she is an avid gardener and is busy growing her 2 acres in the southwest Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains into a productive small holding.

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Polymer Clay Series: Coil Wrapped Glassware, June 24

Instructor: Teri Walters

Date: Saturday, June 24, 1-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $22.00 / Non Member $28.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $10

Class Description: Everyone will know whose drink it is when you have your own personal glass. In the class with Teri Walters, our local Polymer Clay guru, we’ll make a bunch of spaghetti noodles out of polymer clay and then organize them in spirals, waves, and curves to make a pattern on your choice wrapped around glassware.   Any tumbler, rocks glass, or stemware will work! Then we will texture our spaghetti noodles with things like cake icing tools, leather stamps and dental tools. After we bake the clay to set it, we’ll finish it off with acrylic paints to highlight all that detail work you did. Students please bring your choice of glassware with you to class. Most students will finish 1-2 pieces during class time.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 3, Maximum Enrollment: 12

 

About the Instructor: Teri Walters was introduced to polymer clay in 1999 and quickly became a “polyholic”. Since then, her artwork has taken her to many different places. She has been featured on local television, has won 1st and 3rd places in Polymer Cafe magazine for her work in millefiori caning and mixed media work, featured in newspapers, participated in various exhibits, has her creations in retail stores, and can be found at local craft shows selling and teaching in her booth. Teri has a great desire to teach and thoroughly enjoys passing on her knowledge and experiences in polymer clay to all those desiring to learn.

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No Knead Bread Making , March 25

Instructor: Rebecca Shannon

Date: Saturday , March 25, 2-6pm

Tuition: Jax Member $27.00 / Non Member $32.50

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) $5

Class Description: Nothing smells or tastes better than homemade bread! Learn this easy method of keeping dough on hand ready to bake at a moment’s notice. Find out how one recipe with slight variations can be used to make artisan-like loaves, rolls, sticky buns, pizza crust and more! Have a loaf worthy of supporting your summer jams and savory spreads. Class is hands-on. Participants will take home a loaf of bread. Please wear comfortable closed toe shoes. An apron is suggested but optional. This workshop will be held at Plenty! in Floyd VA in their downstairs kitchen area.

Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 12

About the Instructor: Rebecca Shannon started out as a dishwasher and somehow ended up a chef. She is an instructor of home food preservation and culinary arts, and a Slow Food member. Rebecca is certified through Virginia Tech in Canned Foods, Principles of Thermal Process Control, Acidification, and Container Closure. In addition to holding a degree in Graphic Design she is an avid gardener and is busy growing her 2 acres in the southwest Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains into a productive small holding.

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Fold Forming, June 24-25

Instructor: Nell Fredericksen

Date: Saturday & Sunday, June 24-25, 9am-5pm

Tuition: Jax Member $120.00 / Non Member $150.00

Material Fee: (Due during workshop) Approx. $100

Class Description: Fold forming is a traditional technique for hammer working metal that produces a wide variety of very volumetric organic shapes. During this class we will explore many different folds including line folds, T folds, Pleated folds, and star folds. Proper hammer use and technique will be emphasized. Students will practice these fold forming techniques in copper and then translate those techniques they especially like into silver. Students can bring their own metals (copper and silver sheet – 24 gauge is best) or you can purchase these as needed from the instructor.

Minimum Age: 18 and older or with special permission by instructor

Minimum Enrollment: 4, Maximum Enrollment: 6

About the Instructor: Nell Fredericksen took time off between a MS in Zoology and beginning a PhD program and took classes in pottery, stained glass and metalsmithing. When her PhD funding fell through, she turned to the arts and as a result has been a professional artist and fine art jeweler for over 28 years.  She is an Artisan Center of VA Juried Master Artisan.  She has never lost the fascination and wonder she feels in connection with nature and her work is very organic and reflects the natural world.  Nell works primarily in gold and has a high level of expertise in many traditional metalsmithing techniques. Learn More about the Instructor at: http://www.nellfredericksen.com/mm5/merchant.mvc

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