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Copper Electroforming Components Class For Artists and Mad Scientists

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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 6, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Fees:
$65 » workshop fee
$35 » Includes prepared organic material, 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.

Explore the endless possibilities of copper electroforming in an easy to understand format. In this class we will electroform a flower, a shell or crab claw. We will spend time discussing the process of electroforming, sealing and protecting stones, and gluing techniques. Projects will need to process 18-24 hours or more for proper copper deposition. Students will need to return to the classroom on Friday February 8, 4 –5 pm to clean and pick up. Should returning to complete finishing not be an option for a student, arrangements should be make to have it finish it later in the week or have it shipped (small fee will apply).

Class Length: 3-4 hours
Maximum # of Students: 10; Minimum # of Students: 3
Class Skill Level: All Levels
Fee: $65
Kit Fee: $35, Includes prepared organic material, 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.
Class Equipment List for Students to Bring:

Required items: Optional Supplies:
• Magnifying glasses or readers• • Additional gem stones, cut and uncut
• Additional rocks, minerals fossils
• Beads and glass cabochons
• Notebook and pen
The class will use liver of sulphur (LOS) to darken final project.

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