" Etching Copper Templates for PMC" Darlene Armstrong March 23, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

" Etching Copper Templates for PMC"    Darlene Armstrong       March 23,  2018      (9:30am - 5:30pm)
Product Code: MARCL - PMC
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Price: $125.00

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Class Description:  In this unique workshop, Master instructor Darlene Armstrong will present the specific steps to safe and efficient chemical etching on copper and brass. Copper etching can be used in a variety of ways in making mixed metal jewelry pieces, etch deeper for use with enamels or use thinner copper for more pliable metal to be used for earrings, overlays in cold connections and jewelry accents.  The morning will be safely mixing etchant and immediately etching 3 copper pieces.  Demos on how to effectively choose patterns best suited to this kind of etching,  putting the patterns on PNP paper and easily transferring the PNP patterns onto clean metal. Students will etch 3-4 pc in the am. After lunch, students will learn how to safely check their etching pieces for etch depth and how to safely remove from etchant, neutralize and remove the PNP film. Using PNP paper allows students to use any printed material for etching. Students can free hand draw anything that can be transferred to PNP to etch on metal. Instructor will demo how to successfully transfer your image onto your metal. How to avoid bubbles when etching, and other important methods and procedures.  Any text must be flipped by computer backwards for it to be readable after etching.  This is a very enjoyable workshop and students will learn a variety of ways to enhance their jewelry making skills using these methods.  Students should go home with 3-8 etched pieces ready to be used in jewelry making.  

Date:  March 23,  2018
Time:  9:30am -  5:30pm
Location:  7410 N Atlantic Ave  Cape Canaveral, FL  32920
Phone:  321-613-4668

Instructor:  Darlene Armstrong - Has been working metalsmith with her own jewelry line for over 30 years.  She currently owns and teaches full time over 40 classes and workshops at The Denver School of Metal Arts in Denver, Colorado.
Teacher Biography:  Darlene Armstrong has been a working metalsmith for 27 years and is self taught with most of her informal training coming out of Adult Education Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry classes in 1988 and 1989 as well as a semester of Casting and other metals skills at Front Range Community College, Denver, Colorado in 1998. Previous to her metals classes, she made and sold wide variety of beadwork for 7 years.She worked as a production jeweler for Madison Designs in Lafayette, Colorado from 1998 to 1999, where she created prototypes, samples and orders for The Sundance Catalog and Peruvian Imports catalog. During this time she also worked in her own shop 30-40 hours a week creating jewelry to sell to galleries. She has shown in Galleries in New Mexico, Oregon, 12 places in Colorado, North Carolina and Arkansas.
In 1999, she completed a Metal Weaving workshop at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, St. Louis, Mo.
In 2000, she earned her Senior Level Precious Metal Clay certification in Ft. Myers, Florida from Mary Ann Devos. She began teaching PMC the next year, after spending months experimenting with the product.  Darlene uses PMC in her metal smithing pieces, usually as a focal point and now (2013) teaches 6 different PMC classes: PMC Beginning, PMC Advanced, PMC Rings, PMC Beads I & II, PMC Stone setting, PMC Overlay Ring and Copper Clay.  During the time spent in Ft. Myers, Darlene took Dichroic Glass training and has been actively experimenting and teaching glass slumping for 13 years. She has had personal instruction in gold smithing, lapidary, etching glass and metal, enameling and keum boo.Darlene teaches 37 different workshops as well as Metal smithing I, II, III & IV at The Denver School of Metal Arts in Denver Colorado. Darlene has conservatively, 38,000 hours of metal smithing and 1500 hours of teaching both privately and in a school setting.  She has been featured multiple times in Art Jewelry & Jewelry Artist magazine's as well as Glass Artist magazine.

Class Size: 8
Prerequiste:  None -  This class is the building block for student advancement into PMC Rings, PMC Beads and PMC Advanced workshops.
Class Cost:  $125.00  - Tool and etching supplies - included in the class price. (Expendable materials:  PNP paper and copper pieces will be sold separately at the store.)
Classes follow scheduled times, please give yourself plenty of time to select your supplies.  (Non refundable charge for classes/workshops - charges will be applied to another class of your choice)

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