Metal + Glass November

Metal + Glass 4-week course Starts up November 5th and runs – 8 evenings. Monday & Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm  $285/pp  Spaces are still available for Monday’s start-up!

Almar’s cuttlebone cast from an 4/wk course in Iceland

 

evening #1: First evening: working with copper: safety, drilling, sawing. Adding textures.

evening #2: Making a ring band out of silver (stamp, hammer finish, roller print, etc.)

evening #3: Working with wax create a small piece w/the lost wax technique- to be cast in Sterling silver.

evening #4: Finishing wax projects, invest models for casting in metal. Waxes for metal casting are weighed and calculated (*sterling runs $2.50/grm. Lab fee includes 20grams of sterling silver casting grain). Lo-tech casting with Cuttlefish bone.

evening #5: Cast moulds in sterling silver!

evening #6: Enameling copper projects, forming, how to make your own basic findings.

evening #7: Bezel settings cabochon stones or fossils or crystals, or an enamelled glass piece.

evening #8: Finish up projects


No experience necessary!

Copper, wax, glass, and some sterling silver are supplied*.  A list of local suppliers is included.   Questions concerning this course? Please see our FAQ’s

What’s included:
Approx 4×5” piece of copper sheet, 2’ copper wire, sterling silver for 1 ring band, fine silver bezel wire to set 1 cabochon cut stone. Glass is included for casting/flame-working (whatever method is covered), silver solder to complete class projects, wax, 10 grams of sterling silver for casting (either cuttlefish or lost wax), powdered vitreous enamel, 1 doz saw blades, 1 1mm drill bit, 1 half face particulate respirator, nitrile gloves, refractory materials for casting moulds.  Students are encouraged to supply their own cabochon cut stones, crystals, rocks, etc.

Additional materials not included: cabochon cut stone(s), extra sterling silver grain for lost wax castings, sterling silver sheet/plate for setting stones on/constructing other pieces.  Sterling silver casting grain may be purchased at $2.50gram.

The lab fees offer tools and materials for students to continue projects at home and start setting up their own studio.
Lab fee $150.00 (optional) what it includes:
adjustable jeweller’s bench pin, jeweller’s saw frame, 1 gross (144) jeweller’s saw blade assortment, 20 grams of sterling silver casting grain, 2″x2″ sterling silver plate.
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Metal + Glass Young artist camp

Summer art/craft camp! This intensive workshop teaches students how to work with hand tools, design concepts, subtractive and additive sculpting, kiln-forming glass, painting with glass, etching metal ..  have fun learning new skills.
Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 19.51.42Metal + Glass Young artist camp
8 day intensive working with metal and glass
June 20th to 29th noon-3pm Mon to Friday & Mon to Wednesday $400 per person. Ages: 9-12 No experience necessary! All materials included.

Everyday covers a different technique
Safety in the studio and working with various materials is covered with each new process.
Day 1: Working with hammers and stamping tools students add textures, words, images to copper pendants.
Day 2: Properly measure, texture and form sterling silver ring bands.
Day 3: Small field trip to the near-by park to collect blades of grass, twigs, leaves-back at the studio observe your specimen under a microscope and replicate your findings in glass! Make a Robot portrait or a Selfie, in glass! Students will learn kiln forming/carving and make 5″x7″ window pieces.
Day 4: Working with cuttlefish bone moulds carve out patterns that will then be cast in pewter.
Day 5: Work with vitreous enamel painting/sifting images on copper that will be fused in a kiln.
Day 6: Draw pictures onto brass or copper and learn how to etch metal (like circuit boards) and turn these images into pins/brooches.
Day 7: Working with found items: flat rocks, drift wood, twigs, bottle caps, broken ceramic bits students learn how to hand drill and rivet with metal tubing and turn their finds into charm necklaces/bracelets.
Day 8: Finish up projects.

glass_fusingpic-1What’s included:
Sterling silver for 1 ring band
Copper for forming, rivets, and making bracelet blanks
Brass for etching
Glass enamels
Glass for kiln forming
Pewter
Cuttlefish bone
Microscope slides
Nichrome wire
Chain
Various copper, brass and bronze wire

Use of tools and equipment.
* Salt solutions are used for etching. The studio works with green alternatives whenever possible. Students will not come into contact with any harmful chemicals. Particulate masks are worn when working with glass powders. At no time are the students working with fire, or dangerous materials.
Parental consent forms are sent via email upon registration.
Reserve your space today! This event is taking place during Maker Fest Toronto 2016
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Register for the August Metal + Glass Young Artist Camp below: Starts Tuesday August 2nd runs thru August 11th

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Special Boxing week savings on Beginning jewellery & kiln casting/forming classes!

nanopod: Hybrid Studio is the only studio in Toronto offering multi process learning in 1 amazing course!

metal + glassstudio-splashParticipants learn foundation: metal fabrication, soldering, forging sterling silver ring bands, bezel/prong setting cabochon stones, wax carving & lo-tech casting of bronze/sterling silver, lost wax casting and/or fusing (kiln forming) glass, rivets, working with vitreous enamels, & more!

From now to January 5th receive the added bonus of 20% off  ANY of our metal + glass courses or workshops, when you register online*

(Other class options listed under Courses & Workshops 2016- link above)

METAL + GLASS 4wk: Next course starts up Monday, January 11th- runs Monday & Wednesday evenings
Form • Fabricate • Cast • Fuse – Learn basic Goldsmithing – 6:30-9:30pm, 4 weeks, 2 evenings per week. – $285 per person, 6 people max, 3 people min. 

evening #1: First evening: working with copper-safety, drilling, sawing.
evening #2: Making a band ring out of silver (stamp, hammer finish, roller print, etc.)

evening #3: Working with wax create pieces w/the lost wax technique- to be cast in Sterling silver. 

evening #4: Finishing wax projects, Cuttlefish casting (lo-tech) in house. 

evening #5: Kilnworked glass. Fuse several glass pieces (buckle, pendant, cabochon for setting later!).

evening #6: Enameling copper projects, forming, how to make your own basic findings.

evening #7: Bezel settings cabochon stones or fossils or crystals, or an enamelled or Fused glass piece.  

evening #8: Finish up projects

No experience necessary!

Copper, wax, glass, and some sterling silver are supplied*.  A list of local suppliers is included.   Questions concerning this course? Please see our FAQ’s

What is included:
Sterling silver for 1 ring band
Approx 3″ x 3″ piece of 16 to 18 gauge copper
Wax
Solder to complete projects in class
1 dozen 3/0 saw blades
Glass powders/Frit & sheet for Fusing
Bezel wire for 1 setting
Use of tools & equipment

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January course

Receive 20% off when you sign up before January 5th *discount at checkout (online sales only.)

 



March course
March course

Gift certificates- 20% off during Festival of Lights!

Holiday gift giving & New Year resolutions! Give your friend’s and loved ones gifts that keep on giving with a new experience! Gift certificates are available towards any of our class offerings! Plus, purchase gift certificates between December 6-14th and
receive 20% off! 

Metal + Glass 4 wk course

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January course

Sign up before midnight Monday, Dec 14th to receive 20% off 

 


 

March course
March course


britForm • Fabricate • Cast • Fuse – Learn basic Goldsmithing – 6:30-9:30pm, 4 weeks, 2 evenings per week (Monday & Wednesday). – $285 per person, 5 people max, 3 people min.

When purchasing a gift certificate please leave a note with your Paypal payment (or email the studio) and we will send you a link to a pdf file to print out.

Course outline:
evening #1: First evening: working with copper-safety, drilling, sawing.

evening #2: Making a band ring out of silver (stamp, hammer finish, roller print, etc.)

evening #3: Working with wax create pieces w/the lost wax technique- to be cast in Sterling silver. 

evening #4: Finishing wax projects, Cuttlefish casting (lo-tech) in house. 

evening #5: Kilnworked glass. Fuse several glass pieces (buckle, pendant, cabochon for setting later!).

evening #6: Enameling copper projects, forming, how to make your own basic findings.

evening #7: Bezel settings cabochon stones or fossils or crystals, or an enamelled or Fused glass piece.  

evening #8: Finish up projects

No experience necessary!

Copper, wax, glass, and some sterling silver are supplied*.  A list of local suppliers is included.   Questions concerning this course? Please see our FAQ’s

What is included:
Sterling silver for 1 ring band
Approx 3″ x 3″ piece of 16 to 18 gauge copper
Wax
Solder to complete projects in class
1 dozen 3/0 saw blades
Glass powders/Frit & sheet for Fusing
Bezel wire for 1 setting
Use of tools & equipment



Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 1.41.07 PMRing Band workshops- noon to 3pm Saturday, January 23rd or February 6th $85pp
Learn how to forge a sterling silver ring band, add textures with various metalsmithing hammers, and using the Rolling Mill. Forming, soldering and finishing! Leave with a gorgeous, handmade ring band!
Materials included:
Sterling silver for 1 ring band. Sign up before midnight Monday, Dec 1st to receive 20% off 

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imageElectroforming- Plating- Anodizing

Tuesday evenings starting Feb 4th 2016 
6:30-10pm 
4 weeks, 1 evening per week
$380pp 3 student minimum, 6 student max. 

Electroforming: grow copper onto organic forms. Gradually grow copper over natural forms, wax and glass, that can then be plated with gold & other metal solutions or enamel these copper forms with vitreous enamel (glass powders).

Plating:  Participants plate their electro-formed objects. 18k gold plate, Black chrome, Nickel and copper plating.

Participants make rings,  pendants, earrings using crystal clusters, fossils, agate slices and learn the process of growing/electroforming metal over them- creating one of a kind, unique pieces that can then be plated with other metals such as; gold, black rhodium, silver, chrome.

No experience necessary!

ALL materials & consumables included to cover projects during course: Plating solutions, copper, brass, wax, saw blades,

Student supplied: Druzy, crystal clusters or other unusual cut cabochon/fossils as well as organic materials for electro-forming: acorns, pods, leafs, glass beads, etc., to include in your electroformed/plated pieces. 

Sign up before midnight Monday, Dec 14th to receive 20% off 

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