22. Introduction to Enamel Illustration
January 17th – March 7th , 2023
Tuesdays, 6:00PM-9:00PM (24 hours, 8 days)
Materials Fee: $41.67 included in registration fee
Class size: 4
Minimum students: 3
Registration closes: January 10th
No experience necessary
4 spots taken, 0 spots remaining.
This course is full.
This course will teach the basics of enamelling with a focus on illustrative techniques. Enamelling is the ancient art of fusing layers of coloured glass to a metal surface, and is a great way to add colour to jewellery! It’s a wonderful technique for any jeweller to enhance their work, and a fun and accessible way for beginners to explore working with metal. This class will introduce the basic techniques of enamelling on copper, and explore several different mark making techniques for creating illustration, imagery, patterns, or text. We will cover sifting and dumping methods, including the creation of custom stamps, and then go over underglazing and overglazing techniques.
*Please note that while the studio has a large selection of enamels to choose from, you may wish to supplement your colour choices by purchasing your own. Small sample bags are available locally for about $3-6 each.*
Location: Jewellery Studio
The Centre for Craft’s Jewellery Studio is located within our Studios Building at 1096 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Building Description: Look for a grey building with blue trim. On the right hand side heading south, a few parking lots down from the back of the Westin hotel.
Weather-Related Closure Policy:
For weather-related closures, students will be notified of updates via email 3 hours in advance of the class start time.
If it is less than 3 hours before a class is scheduled to start, the students will be notified by email and over the phone.
Please review the above information and contact us as soon as possible if it is necessary to cancel or make changes.
- Cancellations with 7 or more business days notice can receive a full refund.
- Cancellations with 4-6 business days notice will only be issued a 75% refund.
- Cancellations with 1-3 business days before the first day of class will result in a 50% refund.
- No shows and cancellations less than 1 business day before will result in charges of the FULL class fee and are NOT eligible for any refund.
For a list of all our policies, please visit: https://craftcourses.ca/protocols-policies/
Hannah W Craig is an art jeweller and silversmith from southern Manitoba, currently based in Halifax, NS. She holds a BFA in Jewellery Design & Metalsmithing from NSCAD University and a Preliminary Level Certification from the Canadian Gemmological Association, in addition to having previously studied Philosophy and Art History at the University of Winnipeg. Her work is inspired by myth, magic, and mysticism, drawing on concepts from existentialism and psychoanalysis to explore the depths of the human experience. Her creative practice seeks to bring an element of the magical and mysterious into the everyday.
Hannah is inspired by jewellery both for its emotional power and its technical challenges, and loves to share these parts of jewellery with others through exhibiting and teaching. Her jewellery motto is “I love problem solving” and she looks forward to sharing her favourite techniques and solving some problems with you!