With Artist Lynne Suprock SATURDAY October 28th 9 am - 4 pm
Explore your creative side in Jewelry!
Soldered Glass Charms Workshop Saturday, October 28th $150 per student 9 AM - 4 PM Lunch will be 11:30 to 1:00 PM (All students will be asked to leave the building at 11:30 AM for lunch and return promptly at 1:00 PM. This is the perfect chance to explore the wide variety of restaurants and diners Ligonier offers within easy walking distance of our Art Center!)
Join instructor and jewelry artist Lynne Suprock as you learn the basics of soldering and charm making using a variety of materials provided by Lynne as well as special items you bring along! You'll finish the class with a completed, artsy charm bracelet or necklace. Not into jewelry? You can use the charms as small ornaments instead!
"Over the years I have made quite a bit of jewelry. However, I have a few favorite things that are dear to me, like my soldered charm bracelets, that always seem to add just the right amount of sparkle. Hopefully, my choice of bling beckons others to investigate, to feel, to imagine, to inquire. It’s one way to connect creatively. It is also an avenue to share who we are with others. I believe our adornments, as well as or dress, is a reflection of who we are on the inside.
Together we will learn basic soldering techniques, using silver bearing solder, and learn a few good tips to create a platform for sharing your true selves, your story, by using playful imagery, symbols, special papers, pieces of love notes, pressed flowers tattered lace or words, that represent things near and dear to us. You will learn how to solder jump rings to your glass charm, and attach a few jump rings to or drill holes through some of your own items that you bring along with you to class. Combining your fabulous treasures and newly created glass charms will provide just enough sparkle for a completed bracelet or necklace."
Two regular, small jewelry pliers, to open and close jump rings for attaching charms to the bracelet.
A Sharpie Brand marker, any size tip, and a pencil
Pressed flowers, thin lace, your own pictures, art to use in your charm making. You will receive several sizes of glass for charm-making in the following sizes: 1”x1” 1”x.75” and 1”x.5”
Some odd or broken costume jewelry pieces, earrings, rings, other finds or treasures. We can drill holes or solder jump rings to your extra bling so you can incorporate into the bracelet.
A bracelet or necklace to which you can attach charms. Instructor will have bracelets of stainless steel available for an additional $10.00
DO NOT bring any extra glass pieces or copper foils to class. For class to run smoothly, and guaranteed success for everyone, please use only instructor’s supplies glass and soldering supplies
This is an Art Class--You might get messy! Please wear old clothes and closed shoes for maximum safety. We recommend leaving your jewelry, diamond rings, smart-watches, and other valuables at home. Main Exhibit Gallery & Art Center is not responsible for lost or damaged items.
We have a water cooler on site, but we recommend that you bring a water bottle/thermos of your favorite hot beverage and snacks to enjoy throughout the day. Art is hard work!
Our facility is handicap-accessible and we offer free parking! Our Art Center is located at the lower level rear of our building (there is no access through our main storefront on West Main St.). You'll see a sculpture garden and patio with a gentle ramp before entering. We offer parking alongside (on Grant Street), or you are welcome to park in front of our building on West Main Street, which is also free! (Watch for 2 hr parking/handicapped spaces on the block before our Gallery, though.)
We do have a table and chairs on our Art Center patio for those of you interested in packing a lunch. Your lunch break is a great time to explore Ligonier's eateries, though! We'll be happy to direct you to a variety of restaurants located within walking distance.
We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are unable to refund your registration fee if you cancel 0-7 days before the class start date, UNLESS we can fill your space.
Lynne Suprock is a creative mixed media designer, writer, and instructor, making a difference through creative empowerment. She believes through art, the opportunity for emotional or physical healing truly exists. In her 35 years as an advanced practice nurse in education, she as seen the positive effects on patients, no matter the media.
While continuing to grow as a mixed media artist, Lynne uses a variety of products in her work, such as enamel, metal, clay, paint, and fabric. Her work has been published extensively in several journals by Stampington & Company, such as Belle Armoire Jewelry, Jewelry Affaire, and Somerset Studio, as well as in the journal, Cloth, Paper, Scissors, and The Showcase 500 Art Necklaces, by Lark Books.
She served as a 2015-16 design team member for Amazing Casting Products, and had been a fabric art educator for Gel Press. Lynne had been featured on seven episodes of the PBS show “Make It Artsy” (seasons 3, 5, 6 and 7), which aired in 2017-19. Some of those episodes can also be found on the Make It Artsy website. https://makeitartsy.com
For more info, free tutorials, her blog and Etsy, you can go to her website at www.lynnesuprock.com
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