Bravo School of Art • 2690 Historic Decatur Rd Studio 206 San Diego CA 92106 • 619-223-0058
METALS / JEWELRY
Recycle those empty drink cans by turning them into beautiful jewelry! Soda cans come with many colors, textures and great looking graphics. Learn how to use cans as the main ingredient for making earrings. Cut the aluminum to the desired sizes and shapes and manipulate it into beautiful pieces of wearable art combined with wire, beads and more. Tools and some beads are supplied along with many cans from which to choose. Cookie tins or other tin cans and containers are also good to use. If you have some cans and beads that you really like, you may bring them. Hypo-allergenic earring hooks are available for purchase.
$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + $10 Materials fee
Monday, May 6 1:30 - 4:30pm
Tuesday, June 18 6 - 9pm
Saturday, July 13 10am - 1pm
Sunday, August 11 2 - 5pm
Using acrylic sheet, learn to create a simple die shape of your choice and recreate the shape in metal. This is a technique that mimics the use of a hydraulic press but is done by hand without expensive equipment. Learn to saw and file acrylic sheet. Also to drill, punch, anneal and texture metal. This will all be brought together by wire weaving the piece to a frame enhanced with beads. Provided from your materials fee are acrylic die material, copper, steel wire, beads, chain and use of tools.
$81 Bravo member / $93 non-member + $15 Materials fee
Thursday, May 16 10am - 4pm
Monday, June 3 10am - 4pm
Sunday, July 28 10am - 4pm
Friday, August 16 10am - 4pm
Turn your collection of bottle caps with pretty and colorful graphics into fabulous “cap-a-chons” incorporating equally fabulous beads, buttons, flat marbles or whatevers! Learn several techniques to "set" your object into the cap and how to create a simple bail made from sheet metal which is riveted to the bottle cap. All tools are provided.
$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + $10 Materials fee
Wednesday, May 8 6 - 9pm
Saturday, June 1 2 - 5pm
Sunday, July 21 9am - 12pm
Monday, August 5 1 - 4pm
Envision like a painter or collage artist while working like a metal smith. Create an autobiographical, abstract, figurative or scenic composition. Cut images out of thin, 32-gauge copper or brass. Use a variety of tools and metalsmithing techniques as you learn to hammer, punch, stamp and emboss detail and texture; bend, fold and form with fingers, mandrels, and pliers; file, forge, fringe and ruffle the edges; ‘cold-connect’ shapes and add linear movement with wires you twist, coil, spiral, bend and sew to your forms. Enrich some pieces with color using ‘Liver of Sulphur’ and ‘Brass Ager’. Discuss other ‘patina’ options you may do at home. Prepare the wooden base with acrylic paint and attach elements with an assortment of copper, brass and steel nails, tacks, and wires to sew, wrap, coil and connect. Create a 2-D composition or let it project dimensionally from the surface.
$68 Bravo member / $78 non-member + $20 Materials fee
Sunday, May 26 10am - 3pm
Saturday, August 17 10am - 3pm
Create an assemblage that is a visual metaphor, an autobiographical statement or an abstract collaged collection of metals and art elements found in nature or recycled from daily life. Use a flat piece of wood as a base. Cut shapes from thin-gauge copper or brass. Add texture, line, form and color as you hammer, stamp, punch, emboss, bend, fold, crunch, twist, forge, fringe and oxidize metal shapes using a variety of tools and metalsmithing techniques. Create cold-connections and add linear movement with wires you twist, coil, spiral, sew, and rivet. Arrange metals and ‘found’ ephemera (buttons, twigs, stones, glass shards, etc.) into an art composition and attach everything to the base with adhesives, copper and brass wires, and an array of colorful tacks and nails. All tools and materials provided. No experience necessary.
$81 member / $93 non-member + $20 materials fee
Saturday, June 29 10am - 4pm
Friday, August 2 9:30am - 3:30pm
Learn the ancient art of Repousse; a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side to form a raised design. Use Cooky’s methods of simple design, working with tools and techniques of today. To speed along this typically time-consuming process, students will work pitch-free. Materials list provided upon registration.
$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + $50 materials fee
Sunday, May 19 2 - 5pm
Monday, June 17 9am - 12pm
Friday, July 26 1 - 4pm
Saturday, August 10 1 - 4pm
Learn to forge and solder sterling silver to create a beautiful bangle bracelet. This is a simple introduction to silversmithing with perfectly amazing results guaranteed! All tools are provided.
$42 Bravo member / $48 non-member + $10 materials fee
Friday, May 31 2 - 5pm
Sunday, June 30 2 - 5pm
Monday, July 29 10am - 1pm
Monday, August 19 6 - 9pm
Create a pair of unique sculptural earrings in sterling silver using basic metalsmithing techniques and tools! Design and cut your earring shapes out of thin-gauge silver. Enrich the surface with texture or words using hammers, stamps, files or punches. Bend, twist or 'form' your earrings dimensionally. Create movement and areas of interest by adding colorful glass or semi-precious beads with linear elements of wire that you learn to twist, coil, spiral and forge. Learn to ‘cold-connect’ shapes of copper or brass with wires or rivets to add greater contrast. Attach ear wires and wear your earrings home! All tools and materials are provided. No experience required.
$68 Bravo member / $78 non-member + $18 materials fee
Friday, May 3 10am - 3pm
Sunday, July 14 10am - 3pm
Enjoy making whimsical metal Garden Art to display on your patio, porch or garden wall, or hang in a tree or window. Use a variety of metalsmithing tools and techniques as you learn to cut, texture, emboss and stamp words or designs into flat, thin-gauge copper or brass sheet, and then move the metal into 3-D sculptural form through bending, folding or twisting. Create a decorative brass hook and add colorful glass bead elements with wire ‘cold-connections’ after you’ve learned to forge, twist, coil and spiral!
$55 Bravo member / $63 non-member + $14 materials fee
Monday, May 13 1 - 5pm
Saturday, July 27 10 - 2pm