The image and legend of the mermaid has captivated countless artists from across the globe and throughout the ages, and I am certainly no exception. In this three part series of workshops we shall indulge this somewhat fishy attraction, explore some inspiring mermaid “tales,” and create a beautiful trio of art-ifacts that look as though they have been recently rescued from the blue depths, having been tucked away under the sea by one of these beautiful, awe-inspiring, and ever mysterious creatures.
Evidence of Mermaids Part II: Glass Journal
Saturday, July 8, 2017
10 am – 5 pm
Student level: All
In this workshop, we’ll construct a beautiful mermaid themed version of my original all-metal journal binding with covers of beveled glass and filled with some heavy watercolor paper. After we fabricate this unusual glass and metal book completely “from scratch”, we’ll cover it with glass and two transparencies of vintage mermaid photos, which are included, but students are invited to bring a more personalized image for their covers, if desired. Just print out any 2 photos you like onto transparency sheets at 4.25″ sq. Glass in kit is pre-drilled but bring your own Dremel and a 1/8″ diamond drill bit if you want to try your hand at drilling glass in class. Technical instruction includes drilling glass, metal fabrication, alteration of metal with torch and patina, basic bookbinding terminology, use of various hand tools, tool safety, and much more! This journal will fit perfectly into the Mermaid Treasure Box (Part I) and looks absolutely delightful adorned with the Mermaid Bracelet (Part III)
Early bird signup date: May 7 ($130)
Final registration date: June 7 ($150)
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Students must bring the following tools and supplies to class:
- 16 sheets of 90# or 140# hot press watercolor paper sized to 4″ x 7.5″ Paint, stamp, collage, color, or otherwise decorate with beach/mermaid imagery
- Tin Snips
- Phillips screwdriver
- Disposable paint brush
- Chain nose pliers
- Round nose pliers
- Wire cutters
- Propane torch w/small sized fuel canister (optional)
- Hammer and benchblock/anvil (optional)
Kit fee of $35 includes:
- Tool & supply handout
- Copper Plumber’s tape
- Machine screws, nuts, and washers
- Copper or brass wire
- 2 photo transparencies
- 2 pre-drilled beveled glass squares
- Clear Coat (time permitting)
Refund & Cancellation Policy
- Save your seat by making a 50% deposit, but you MUST pay the remaining balance by the final signup date. If you aren’t paid in full, you will lose your seat. Deposits are NOT refundable.
- The early bird registration gives you a discount on the class price, if you register and pay in full by the early bird date. If you are not paid in full by the early bird date, you will billed the balance on the full price of the workshop.
- Once you’ve paid for a class, it is your class. You can transfer your seat to someone else if you can’t make it, but there will be no refunds and ABC is not responsible for finding you a replacement.
- If the class is canceled due to low signups, instructor illness/emergency, act of God, etc., students will be issued a refund (minus any PayPal fees).
This year we are holding all of Kelly’s workshops at Art Lab Fort Collins.
239 Linden Street (next to Cozzola’s Pizza)
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Parking for Art Lab can be found within two blocks. There is some parking on Linden Street in front of the Art Lab building, but there is a 2-hour time limit. This pdf from the city shows where the parking garages are. Here is a map of the immediate area around Art Lab.
If you have questions, get lost on the way or need assistance the morning of the workshop, please call Tracey’s mobile 970.744.9030.