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Dragonfly and Butterfly Copper Electroforming

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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.

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Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: February 5, from 1:30pm to 7:30pm
Fees:
$95 » workshop fee
$65 » Includes wax positives, finding materials, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, pearls/stones/crystals, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals.

Dragonfly and Butterfly Copper Electroforming- Inspired by René Lalique - For Artists and Mad Scientists: René Lalique was very influential in the Art Nouveau movement. He is known for his designs, which incorporated butterflies, dragonflies, beetles, moths and other insects into beautiful works of wearable art. This class transforms a dragonfly or butterfly into an embellished necklace, charm or pin to be worn alone or used in your own creations. In this class we will decorate and electroform your choice of a wax replica of a dragonfly or a butterfly. We will spend time discussing the process of electroforming, making a mold, sealing and protecting stones, and gluing techniques and explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. Projects will need to process 48 hours* for proper copper deposition. * Between 3:30-4:30pm Friday 2/8 students would return to the classroom to complete their project by cleaning and finishing. Should returning to complete the project not be an option for a student, arrangements need be made to have it finished and shipped later in the week (small fee will apply).

Class Length: 5-6 hours
Maximum # of Students: 10; Minimum # of Students: 3
Class Skill Level: All Levels
Fee: $95
Kit Fee: $65, Includes wax positives, finding materials, copper wire, conductive paint, glue, pearls/stones/crystals, tutorial containing detailed instructions, material resources, and photographs, and use of electroforming and polishing equipment and chemicals.

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