The Jewelry Program at Summit Arts Center is eclectic and fun. Ranging from fiber and glass, to mixed media jewelry. Classes in Precious Metal Clay (PMC) , small metals, 2 day classes involving glass bead making followed w/ a enamel Jewelry class to use the beads you made the day before, along with enameled elements. Our programing changes of ten, check back to see the new additions to the mix.
We welcome groups! If your group is planning a day or two on Mount Hood and would like to book a jewelry class please contact us! Minimum 4 students for the glass bead classes, and 6 minimum for most other jewelry classes.
Classes are held in bright, well equipped studios. The glass studio has full ventilation. Both studios used in jewelry making have full kitchens for your lunch. Or there are many restaurants in the village. Most classes break for 1 hour for lunch. Water and Snacks are provided. However, we do not provide a entire lunch unless requested by a group.
Saturday June 6 & Sunday June 7, 2020. 10am-5pm. $250.00. Max 6 Students.
The student will be learning basic enameling skills using fine silver cloisonne wire as a design element. If you have sawing on metal skills and would like to bring your own shape. feel free, otherwise the instructor will have earring or pendant shapes. We will be dry sifting and wet inlaying powdered enamel onto copper shapes, firing in a kiln Since this is a beginning class, simple designs with the wire will suffice I wear reading glasses with clip-on magnifiers to help me see. Visit enamelartsupply online to see the ones i use. I will supply enamels, cloissine wire, infrared glasses, copper shapes. Supplies and Tools for students to bring include: white plastic spoons, dust mask, small paintbrush, tweezers with a pointed end for bending wire .
Kathryn; Watne learned the art of cloissone enameling as an metal design major at the University of Washington. She bought a small kiln one day and started playing around making pins for friends. Mostly self-taught, she has been a full time enamel artist for the last 8 years. A working member of a Hood River art co op Art of Oak, board member of Gorge Artists Open Studio Tour. Visit www.kathrynwatneenamels or kwatneenamels on instagram