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Let's Bloom! Flowers and Foliage: Enameling on Copper with Catherine Armistead
Let's Bloom! Flowers and Foliage: Enameling on Copper with Catherine Armistead

Sun, Sep 29



Let's Bloom! Flowers and Foliage: Enameling on Copper with Catherine Armistead


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Time & Location

Sep 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – Nov 17, 2024, 10:00 AM

Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA

About the Class or Event

3 Sundays: 10:00AM- 1:00PM

Meets September 29, In Studio

Skills Level: All

Tuition: $165 (Log in for membership discount prices) 


Learn the versatile and ancient art of enameling! We'll take inspiration from the natural world, designing objects based on leaves, plants, or flowers. In this three-part class, students will gain an understanding of enameling basics and prep, different surface decoration options, and setting techniques. We will go from copper sheet to enameled object, learning and using techniques such as snipping copper, sifting enamel, filing, and setting basics.

The first session will focus on best practices for planning and sketching for enamel pieces, cutting out copper for enamel, cleaning, and sifting. Our second session will dive into surface decoration, demonstrating the use of china paints, lusters, and graphite to add final design elements. The final session will explore setting techniques for your enamel object. Once students have completed this course, they can use the studio enameling kilns with supervision!

Note: This class does not meet weekly. Class will meet on the following three Sundays: September 29, October 20, and November 17. 

About the instructor: Cat is a mixed media artist from Charlotte, North Carolina. She incorporates movement in her work, referencing musical and topographic forms that mesmerize her. She layers different artistic processes to achieve rhythm and depth, while keeping her forms and concepts abstract. Much of her inspiration comes from patterns and structures in forests. Her work includes large, cocoon structures made out of recycled plastic bags, steel and handmade paper sculptures, paintings, and one of a kind enamel jewelry. Cat graduated from the Tufts University and SMFA dual degree program and has studied at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and MassArt. Cat works out of her studio at Humphreys Street Studios and currently resides in Boston.

Cat has exhibited in New England, New York, and North Carolina. Most recently, she received a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts to learn welding for large-scale steel sculpture.

Please take a look at our registration policy and our current covid policy before your class.

Local dining options, accommodations, and more information about our facility can be found HERE.  For any other questions our contact information is HERE.


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