Thursday, November 15, 2012

1-Day Flex Shaft & Earring Workshops!

Hey Folks - There's still room in our two final one-day workshops in the MAC Metals Studio!

First, on December 1st, don't miss out on your chance to learn all the ins and outs of using and maintaining your flexible shaft machine with Kristin Shiga (and get a take-home goodie bag stuffed with bits and accessories).

Flex Shaft Tips & Tricks Run into a road block in your pursuit of the perfect finish on your metal pieces? Confused by the dizzying array of rotary burs, tips and bits on the market? This information-packed workshop is for you! Through a series of demos, learn flexible shaft machine basics, from choosing the right model and how to maintain it to choosing the right bit for the job at hand. Burs, sanding discs, rubberized abrasives and polishing products will all be covered. Come prepared to take lots of notes, and bring problem pieces for individual consultation. Bring your own flex shaft if you have questions about use or repair. Price includes a $30 take-home bit and mandrel starter kit, which is nonrefundable after class begins.

383761 Sat. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Dec. 1 $77 [1 class] Kristin Shiga

And on December 8th, make one-of-a-kind earrings for the lucky jewelry-lover on your holiday list (or to keep for yourself) with Allie Bentley.

Earrings-in-a-Day! Perfect for last-minute holiday gifts! This workshop covers a wide variety of techniques in just one day, allowing you to go home feeling like an accomplished metalsmith. Learn the basics of sawing, drilling, making your own ear wires (using a jig and free-form), dapping/doming, planishing and adding a patina to your metal. We’ll also cover techniques like lamination of thin gauge metals to create lightweight jewelry with big visual impact. No prerequisite. Price includes a $40 studio and materials which is non-refundable after class begins.

383762 Sat. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Dec. 8 $95 [1 class] Allie Bentley

Sign up now at MAC, online by clicking here, or by calling 503-823-ARTS.