Portland, OR 2020 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Thomas Ashman
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday March 22

Tiny Glass & Copper Journal

$ 170  


Do good things really come in small packages? Well this tiny little glass and copper journal is jam-packed with charm and will be a tiny treasure once filled with your photos, writing, or art. In this project based workshop, students fabricate "from scratch" a 4" x 3" glass and copper journal. Vintage photo transparencies look great juxtaposed with the altered metal, but the images on the front and back covers are entirely up to you, just bring 2 transparency or other photo images 2"x3". I will even give you a few other design choices as you construct this smaller, recently upgraded version of my original all-metal, no-sewing required, binding and book spine. We unite the copper and beautiful glass covers with delightfully rusted hardware. Just a few of the things you will be learning whille making this book are: glass cutting, altering metal with torch and patina, hardware, hand tools and safety, simple metal fabrication, wire wrapping, basic book binding terminology, and lots of other cool tips and tricks for a mixed media artist! Get more info at www.blacksheepartist.com

Students must bring the following tools and supplies to class:
16 pieces of 90# hotpress watercolor paper torn/deckled at 5.75" x 3.75"
Tin snips
Wire cutters
Chain nose pliers
Round nose pliers
Phillips screwdriver
Disposable paintbrush
Torch (especially if you don't like waiting in a line in the sun)

$35 kit fee to be collected in class on day of workshop includes the following items:
Copper plumber's tape
Decorative glass
Transparency photo (or bring your own 2"x 3")
Copper or brass wire
Beads & pins
Clearcoat (if there's time)