Intro to Reactive Metals

June 10 - June 12, 2022

Intro to Reactive Metals

$520.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $455
Material Fee: $65

This workshop will explore titanium and niobium, and how to use the surface treatment of anodizing as a finishing, graphic, and illustrative process to bring a vibrant range of color to the metal. You will also learn how to use a torch to create a similar effect. Participants will be taught the properties of reactive metals, their workability, and the potential design hurdles for creating an object with these materials. We will cover the anodizing process from pretreatment to post treatment, as well as bath set-up, handling, quality control, and safety. Expect to leave with a finished piece of colorful jewelry!

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day

Registration will open December 13th.

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

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Lauren Eckert

Lauren Eckert is a multimedia object maker, illustrator and art conservator from New Jersey. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as the Museum Arnhem in Amsterdam, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Form & Concept Gallery in Santa Fe, and Peters Valley School of Craft in Layton. She has received awards including a Shapeways Education Grant, and a Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference Student Scholarship in 2019. Her work has been included in the 2018 SNAG Jewelry and Metals Survey, Current Obsession’s series “SO MINT!” and Hyperallergic. Eckert attended Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia where she received her Bachelors of Fine Art in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM. She is currently studying part-time at the Rowan College of South Jersey and Temple University.

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