Taking Shape: The Fundamentals and Application of Chasing and Repousse'

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      • For centuries the fine art of chasing and repoussè has been widely prized and used to adorn sculptural and functional pieces in metal such as hollowware, jewelry, and other metal art.

        This workshop will introduce students to a basic foundation in skill development within the technique of chasing and repoussè.  Students will learn to chase designs on the front of the metal, raise the metal from the back, and finish work with the final chasing of details on the front.  We will explore and discuss basic tool shape and their application for sculpting metal.  By using simple shapes and designs most commonly found in ornamental chasing, the students will be presented with an understanding of how various chisels and punches correspond in application to moving and sculpting flat metal into a three-dimensional work of art. 

        Essential Skills Learned in Chasing & Repoussé:

          • Working with pitch and understanding its properties
          • Design layout and transferring design to metal 
          • Chasing vs. Repousse'
          • Tool Identification and application in relation to the process of chasing and repoussè
          • Design Implementations
          • Chasing details for completion
          • Raising the design 
          • Chasing the initial design in metal 
      • Tuition: $894.39 includes tuition, materials fee and applicable sales tax. (Tuition is $845.00, materials fee is $45, and tax is $4.39)

        ONE-FEE GUARANTEE: New Approach is unique. We don't require you to buy or bring your own tools to attend our classes. All you need to bring is your personal optics, like an opti-visor and 10x eye-loupe, if you have them. If not, we will provide them for you to use in class.

        Use of professional bench and tools is included. There is no requirement to purchase or bring tools for this class.

        During the registration process, a $200 deposit is necessary to reserve your spot in the class. The remainder of tuition and kit fee is due by the first day of class.

        Pre-requisites: None, but torch experience helpful

      • Dates:

        • August 5-8, 2019

 

 Instructor: Kimberly Vaughn 

 

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