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#1 Gene Olson

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 12:14 PM

We have two evening classes coming up this month.
On June 20th and 21st.

The forums' own Warren Townsend will be offering a class on Raising a copper vessel
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and Marilyn Smith will be teaching a class on Torch Enameling Copper.
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Both classes will be two 5 hr sessions 5-10pm.

They will be at our studios here at Otsego Arts, 8600 Odean Ave NE, Otsego MN 55330.

Registration and further information can be done online at our website.

http://www.otsegoarts.org/sales.html


Camping and is available, and there may be some cot or sleeping bag space open inside as well.

Hope to see you there....


This will be in conjunction with our annual Artmetal/Sandbox list get together Shindig which will be continuing on thru the 22-23-24th weekend.

You can contact me or Warren for more info on the classes, or the shindig.

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#2 Prudence

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:42 PM

Darn, wished I lived near so I could take Warren's class.
Wonder if the enamelist is a printmaker. The description of the class sounds more like printmaking than enameling.
Hope your classes fill up. Pru

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:02 AM

Thanks Pru,

We have been getting lots of comments and enthusiasm,
Marilyn is a jeweler and sculptor.

We will be playing here all week anyway.
Warren, BPFink, Frosty, Rich Fizzell, Elizabeth, Marilyn, Coppretta, and a few locals will be showing up.

Rocio even said she might show up.

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#4 warrent

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:50 AM

Pru I wish you were closer too.
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#5 Tony Mertens

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:11 PM

I wish you guys were meeting in WI again.

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 07:11 AM

Just for what it is worth. Way back in the mid 70's I took my first class in raising. At the time I had no real idea why to take the class but it was about making a shape. Back then most of my work was with found objects and every now and then I would need some special shape and I would attempt to make it. I was not into working with copper and had no idea how easy it worked. Note back then you had to read a book to find something out, no Internet. Anyhow after taking the class I did not make any vessels for years, but I used my knowledge of how raising moved the metal. It is a simple but very effective and once you learn it there is no end on how to use it. From making sides of a small motorcycle gas tank, to a muscular thigh or lately the belly section of a frog. So bottom line just because this class is about making a vessel, it is another resource that artist can use to make their metal art.
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#7 Prudence

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 04:27 PM

Many your classes overflow. I'd like to hear how things went if someone would post some pics that would be great too. Forgot to ask which torch fired enameling will Marilyn teach, sifting and firing on a tripod with a torch or just immersion and a torch.
Warren, You are really making me sad. If it was closer I'd even give up my car show that weekend.
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