Treasures of the Sea Pendent Copper Electroforming for Artists and Mad Scientists

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Instructor: Terry Henry
After a career as a scientist Terry Henry answered her hearts call to turn to art full time and since November 2011 she hasn’t looked back! Terry is a native of California from the community of Los Gatos, she attended college at San Jose State University where she started out as and art student, however her concern for making a living resulted in a career path change to earth science; though all the while nourishing the desire to be and artist. Terry’s art embraces science, as she is best known for her electroforming work, which combines real flowers, insects, fossils with inorganic materials and her lampwork floral designs. Terry’s extensive teaching experience to adult learns in the field of art and science makes her class easy to understand and follow. Teaching experience: Teaching experience includes a State Single Subject Teaching Credentials in Art and Science and a Lifetime Community College Teaching Credential. I started teaching science in 1976 at State and Community College level, and art and science at the K-8 level. I teach flameworking, wire wrapping, and electroforming to adult learners across the country.

Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: coming soon
Fees:
$125 » Workshop
$65 » Kit Fee, Fee is payable to instructor at beginning of class and includes fossil ammonite, dichroic glass cabochon, micro-beads, CZ’s, copper foil, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, miscellaneous polished rocks, sealed organic material, injection wax, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals. Copper neck collars will be available for purchase in class.

Interested in the newest trend in copper jewelry? Come join me as we turn found objects into copper. Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will combine shells, fossils, metal, glass, rocks, and minerals, into a pendent of your own unique creation. Techniques for framing, setting and protecting elements will be covered. Skills covered include basic electroforming, texturing and stone setting along with sealing, framing, and gluing techniques. Class will break twice during the day to provide time for bonding, and drying. Projects will need to process 18-24 hours for proper copper deposition. In addition to class resources, students are invited to bring small treasures to use in their creations (properly sealed with lacquer and dried). Students will need to return to the classroom at least 24 hours later at appointed time day to clean and pick up projects unless other arrangements have been made during class to ship projects.
Class Equipment List for Students to Bring:
Required items: Optional Supplies:
• Magnifying glasses or readers
• Xacto knife with point
• Pliers (round nose, chain nose, etc)
• Flush cutters • Additional gem stones, cut and uncut
• Additional rocks, minerals fossils
• Beads and glass cabochons
• Notebook and pen
The class will use liver of sulphur (LOS) to darken final project.

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