Take your Keum-Boo skills to a new level with this advanced workshop. In this technique-based class, students will expand their skills by learning how to apply gold to a non-flat surface as well as learning how to solder a Keum-Boo piece without distortion of color.
Class duration: 8 hours with a 45-minute break for lunch.
Prerequisites: beginning metalsmithing (Metals 1) or equivalent and experience with Keum-Boo.
Last day to cancel for a full refund: January 16, 2020.
Tools and Materials:
Tools will be provided. You need to bring your own mask as well as a N95 or KN95 mask for polishing.
Materials fees: (bring cash - exact change is appreciated)
- $35 for gold foil, 20 ga sterling silver disc, solder
- Students can bring a 2" x 2" sterling silver sheet (any gauge between 24 and 18) or they can buy a 2”x 2” piece of silver for an additional $20
About the instructor, Michele Throne
Michele’s first dip into metalsmithing started with a high school class. She then picked it back up after getting her BFA at Florida State University. She’s been a full time jeweler for 11 years, and has been teaching art since 1998 and metalsmithing since 2012. She has taught workshops in the Boulder area for over a decade.
Her deep love and appreciation for everything outdoors and love for people inspire her to create jewelry focused on nature and the human experience.
A few of Michele's favorite things: rock climbing, unlikely animal friendship videos, and chai tea on her back deck on a summer morning.