Metal + Glass workshops and course update!

The March metal + glass, 8 week courses are starting to fill up- register soon!

This 8 week course covers basic hand sawing, forming and fabrication, soldering (joint, sweat and pic), vitreous enamels on copper, depletion gilding Sterling silver, wax carving and cuttlebone casting, bezel settings, tube setting, rivets (cold connections), simple findings, and flame-working soft glass. All for $275! Materials and expendable included for most projects/processes. Next courses start Monday March 3rd and Wednesday March 12th

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Hand sawn nickel silver with copper and silver inlay
lost wax cast sterling w/pearls
lost wax cast sterling w/pearls
karyn's ring
Sterling silver, lost wax cast ring w/tube set 3mm diamond

Working with Polyurethane! Making silicone moulds!

This is a special, one-off workshop with guest instructor: Nick Sainchuk

Don’t miss out! Register today- ALL materials included.

Courses offered
Sterling rings & bezel set stones, vitreous enamel on copper and silver, silicone moulds w/polyurethane, Clay model for silicone mould making or lost wax castings, married metal brass, nickel, copper and Sterling ring, flame-worked glass sculpture

Electroforming organic and non-organic objects!

This is an amazing process! Grow metal onto acorns, bone, glass, plastic, wax.

In this workshop students will grow copper onto various materials they bring into class. The layer of copper is thick enough to stand on its own. Depending on the material electroformed, students might later plate, paint, heat patina, or add vitreous enamels to this surface adding more texture and interest. 3 spaces available for this workshop. Register under the Metal 2 course!

Plastic-Polyurethane Workshops in the T-Dot (aka Toronto)

Hey look! Fear not! The incredible Kaiju workshops have dates in January and February, 2014! Register now, these are limited edition, special guest instructor led workshops. To register roll over our Workshops & Course link for the sub-menu.

Kaiju [working with liquid plastic] workshop! Sculpt, mould and create your own plastic figurines, wearable art, and more!
Guest instructor: Nick Sianchuk from Nugs.ca
January workshop: Friday evening January 24thth intro 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday & Sunday January 25 & 26 11am to 6pm
February workshop: Friday evening Feb 21st intro 6:30-9:39pm, Saturday & Sunday Feb 22nd & 23rd 11am to 6pm
3 student minimum, 6 Student max., $180pp +$105 materials & lab fee

– how to think like a Kaiju
– design concepts, and bringing ideas to life!
– make a one-piece, open-faced block mould
– make your own simple two-part mould
– learn how to cast, tint, add colour to your work
– tips on how to set up your own little casting factory in your basement, garage or over at Mom’s house.

Registrants receive kits that include silicone mould material, polyurethane plastic, clay, armature materials (if your piece(s) call for this), mixing containers, tints and dyes. Nitrile gloves will be available for use, and half face particulate masks, however, students are encouraged to bring in their own respirators if they own one.

The $105 materials & lab fee is your deposit towards this workshop. The remaining fee is due the first Intro evening. Please leave a note with your registration for which workshop you’re signing up for, Jan or Feb, Thanks!

nanopod: Hybrid Studio
322 Harbord Street
Toronto, ON
647-780-4478
http://www.nanopod.tv
nanotopia@me.com
This illustration of "Flaming Monster Gamera" (from An Anatomical Guide to Monsters) reveals eyes that can see in the dark, arms strong enough to lift and throw a 50-ton boat, and "fire sacks" that let Gamera shoot flames from his hands.
This illustration of “Flaming Monster Gamera” (from An Anatomical Guide to Monsters) reveals eyes that can see in the dark, arms strong enough to lift and throw a 50-ton boat, and “fire sacks” that let Gamera shoot flames from his hands.

Jewelry, metalsmithing, glass, mould making and plastic classes in Toronto

Courses offered
Sterling rings & bezel set stones, vitreous enamel on copper and silver, silicone moulds w/polyurethane, Clay model for silicone mould making or lost wax casting in metal or glass, married metal ring of brass, nickel, copper and Sterling, flame-worked glass sculpture

Work with Metal + Glass!

Learn the basics of hand fabricating objects and wearable sculptures/jewelry, lo-tech casting, flame-working, fusing, vitreous enamels on metal, bezel-setting cabochon stones, and more!

nanopod: Hybrid Studio offers workshops in metal-smithing (gold-smithing, silver-smithing), glass flame-working, casting, fusing (lost wax, and slumping), mould-making, working with polyurethane resins in downtown Toronto! 

Our next metal + glass course starts up Wednesday, January 8th and currently has 3 spaces available! Register today!

A special Plastics workshop is scheduled with guest instructor Nick Sianchuck for the weekend of January 11th- Don’t miss out – Register today!!

Open Studio starts up for 2014 on Thursday evening January 16th, and will run Saturday afternoons during January and February!

Electro-forming workshops start-up February. If you’ve always wondered how to electro-form and plate gold/brass onto organic objects- this is it! 

Questions concerning dates and how to register for the upcoming Electro-forming workshops? Drop me an email or comment below!

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