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Evidence of Mermaids l - Treasure Box

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Tue Aug 13

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$ 185  

Important Note: Although the three Evidence of Mermaids workshops have been designed to be combined, each project is its own separate class. Students can take any combination of 1, 2, or all 3 workshops!

The myths and images of mermaids have captivated countless artists around the globe and throughout the ages, and I am certainly no exception. In this series of 3 workshops we shall indulge this "fishy" attraction, examine some inspiring mermaid “tales,” and create a beautiful trio of art-ifacts that appear to have been recently rescued from the deep blue depths after being tucked away under the sea by one of these beautiful, awe-inspiring, and ever mysterious creatures.

In this workshop, you’ll explore several fun and unique ways to alter metal with fire and chemical patinas as you transform a simple tin lunchbox into a fantastic mermaid’s treasure chest. We’ll fabricate some fancy legs out of copper tubing, attach a pretty image under glass to the lid, and decorate with rusty chains, wire, hardware, and FO’s fit for a siren. After lining the box with paint, collage, and/or fabric, it’ll be all ready for the Mermaid Glass Journal (Part II) and the Mermaid Bracelet (Part III) or any other sunken treasures of your own.

Materials Fee $45 paid at beginning of class includes:

Tin lunchbox
Copper tubing
Nuts, bolts, and washers
Copper & brass wire
Baroque glass
Plumber’s tape
Fabric & paper
Images & ephemera
Patina, clear coat, glue

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

Chain-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire Cutters
Ball peen hammer
Phillip’s head screwdriver
Nutdrivers or socket set
Small Snips/Shears for metal
Dremel tool with grindstone, sanding barrels, and cut-off wheels
Drill with small bit assortment (optional)
Propane torch (optional)

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