Upcoming Retreats

Ocean City, MD 2020 - October 26-29, 2020

Portland, OR 2021 - February 15-22,2021

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Relics, Niches and Windows

Daniel Essig
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday Oct 29

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$ 170  

This workshop will explore a variety of media and materials with the intension of showcasing and protecting small treasures within your work. The focus of the class will be the use of wood, but we will also use metal, mica, leather, veneers, and a variety of papers to create niches to house your most precious objects.

Materials Fee $30 paid at beginning of class includes:

Practice sample boards
Selection of metal sheeting
Various papers and board
1/8-inch brass brads
Waxed linen thread and needles
PVA glue
Other misc. materials or tools needed to complete the project

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Sturdy sharp awl
Japanese paper drill
¼ inch single bevel -Flexcut palm chisel
Exacto knife and blades
Small cutting matte
Small hammer,
needle nose tweezers
Assortment of small found objects and treasures (max. ¼ inch thick), stamps, insect wings,

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