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Copper Enameling – Kiln and Torch Fired

Date: February 26
Time: 10 am – 3 pm, with a lunch break
Registration Deadline: February 25 @ 12 pm

Explore all the possibilities of enameling, which uses both a kiln and a torch to fire finely ground glass with pigments and minerals onto metal. This class covers preparing the base metal, sifting the enamel onto the surface, firing, and finishing.  We use copper as a base, but you are welcome to bring silver with which to work. Experiment with layering colors, using sgraffito (a carving method), and varying firing temperatures to create unique designs and patterns on copper. Each person will create several pieces to take home.

Elara is a local artist who lives in Traverse City with her husband and two kids. She graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy as a Visual Arts major. With a strong passion for metals, she went on to study at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she got her BFA. Now she is a studio jeweler who uses copper, silver, and enamel to create simple, nature-inspired jewelry. https://www.instagram.com/elaracoleman/

All materials provided.

Please read the GAAC cancellation and refund policy here: http://www.glenarborart.org/terms-and-conditions/

To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs, to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons or less for outdoor programs and 8 or less for indoor programs.
  • All students must wear face coverings inside the center.
  • Students and staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Common areas and touched surfaces will be sanitized regularly.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, any new policies or procedures for classes will be communicated.


February 26, 2022
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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