Chasing & Repousse’

June 4 - June 8, 2021

Chasing & Repousse’


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $50

Chasing and Repoussé are good for making texture and dimension. The metal is embossed from both the front and the back, creating a three-dimensional form from a two-dimensional sheet. There is no loss of metal in the process, as it is stretched locally and the surface remains continuous. You will learn how to chase the design, then raise the relief from the back of the metal, and finally finish the details by chasing on the front. The workshop also includes an introduction to making chasing tools and discussion about designs for metalwork. All levels are welcome.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Sophia Park

Sophia Park is an assistant professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She received her MFA in Jewelry and Metals from San Diego State University and a BA in studio art with an emphasis in Metalsmithing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Her work represents adaptation or mutation based on the flexibility of nature. She is drawn to this aspect of nature as a metaphor for human patterns of adaptation in life. Her work has been featured at Fuller Craft Museum, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Ohio Craft Museum and a number of exhibitions internationally.

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