Sgrafitto & Screenprinting on Enamel

Course Description

About this course

Explore the exciting potential of screen-printing original drawings, existing imagery, and repetitive patterns onto an enameled surface. In this workshop, students will learn step-by-step how to expose a pre-emulsified screen, prepare enamels for printing, and the kiln-firing process. Tanya will also go over how to use painting enamels to create hand-drawn details on top of your patterns, and how to adapt this painting method for use in the sgraffito technique. Enameling basics including sifting enamel, preparing a copper base and attaching a finding for a necklace or earrings will be covered. 

Meet the Instructor

Tanya Crane

Tanya Crane is a Southern California native who holds a degree in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and a degree in Art/Metals from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She seeks adventure and experience, which has led to a lifetime of moving from one metropolitan city to another. These experiences have informed her work offering a diverse range of materials, which she has integrated into her jewelry and sculptures that speak more to her research about identity and race, than to the material itself. Crane’s work has been on view most recently at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton Massachusetts and the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

Materials & Tools 

There is an $85 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit for this workshop includes a Stencil Pro Basic Starter kit, LaserJet Transparencies, a painting enamel kit, copper for making samples, and tools necessary to complete the projects. 

Students should bring 
  • A 6" x 6" piece of 20g copper will be supplied, but students are also encouraged to bring other dimensions and gauges or copper for their own specific interests and ideas for completed projects
  • Flat palette knife 
  • Glass plate about 4”x4”, or ceramic tile (smooth), or enamel tile 4x4 (this is to mix enamel paints on).
  • Small glass container for rubbing alcohol (for cleaning brushes). You can use a recycled jar, like a jam jar.
  • Optical visors between 2x and 4x  (optional, Metalwerx has these for sharing)
  • Brushes:  #03, 01 fine brushes (a good quality brush is necessary for these processes) 
  • Calligraphers pen with fine point nib (try to get one without attached well) Hunt company #512, 513or 107 with holders are good sizes.

Tuition

$400.00

Materials Cost

$85.00

Instructor

Tanya Crane

Dates

October 14 -15, 2017

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

2 days

Level 
Basic and above
Location 
Metalwerx
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