Heidi Lowe Gallery is hosting a trio of metalsmithing classes this fall. The classes include a crowd favorite Rings, Rings, Rings, and two new classes, Alternative Found Object Class, and one in which participants will make masquerade masks.
“I am so excited to introduce new classes and teachers who bring their own expertise and knowledge to the studio,” said Lowe.
Taught by Amanda Moore, Rings, Rings, Rings is set for 5 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays, Oct. 19 and 26, Nov. 2 and 9. Students will create three unique silver rings in four weeks, including a stone set ring, stackers and an overlay band. Participants will learn a plethora of metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, sizing, filling, bezel settings, soldering and finishing.
Unveiling Your Inner Witch, a mask-making workshop, is set for 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 17. It’s time to make some magic! In this wearable metal Halloween mask-making workshop, the apprenticing witches and warlocks will pull imagery from their deepest alter egos as a way to work through fears and become more powerful. Fledgling students will learn basic cutting and forming techniques, metal etching and different ways to finish copper by adding color or patinas. Everyone will leave the class with a finished and enchanted mask. Alex Page will teach this one-day workshop.
Found Object and Alternative Setting Class will take place form 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 29, and Nov. 5, 12 and 19. Taught by Shella Robinson, students will explore setting stones or found objects through many different techniques. Students will learn how to tab set, backset and use decorative prongs. By the end of the four-week class, students will have watched and tried many different techniques to add stones and then create a piece to wear home. This class is for beginners and intermediate students who want to learn and improve their metalsmithing and design skills.
Heidi Lowe is taking special precautions to ensure the safety of students and staff. Class sizes are small, and everyone must wear masks. Tools are sanitized between classes, and an air purifier has been installed.
For more information and to register, go to HeidiLowe.com.