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This class is ideal for groups who want to try a new activity together and leave with a finished piece of wearable art.
“Catherine’s ability to bring a group together, to create an inviting atmosphere in her studio space, and then to make sure everyone is happy, comfortable and — most importantly — having fun, is impressive! It was exciting to discover how I could create a piece of jewelry, a personal piece of art, that is so unique and also meaningful to me — with my own hands. I loved it!”
— Jacqueline K
Part social hour/part art creation, the enamel pendant class is a fun way to learn about drawing and enameling while connecting with friends, family, and/or co-workers in a relaxed art studio.
Each participant leaves with a finished copper and vitreous (glass) enamel pendant on a sterling silver jump ring.
There's an option to buy an accompanying sterling silver chain so you can wear it out the door.
I prepare copper parts in a variety of shapes so each person can pick their favorite. Each piece is shaped and prepared with base coats of white enamel.
The class starts with a quick drawing game ice breaker. Then each participant has time to sketch and discuss ideas, eventually using special enamel pencils, drawing directly on both sides of the metal to create a reversible pendant.
Nervous about drawing abilities? Don't worry, even the artistically challenged make beautiful pendants - simple lines and patterns go a long way in this medium.
Extended social time evolves as people move around and watch their pieces go in the kiln to be fired to a permanent smooth gloss.
Water and hot tea is provided. Groups are welcome to bring snacks and drinks to imbibe as their pendants are finalized.
“I went with a group of girlfriends to Catherine’s studio to make enameled pendants and they turned out so gorgeous! Catherine walked us through the entire process — helping us create our image using a drawing game, letting us do the hands-on work. When I get compliments wearing it, I can proudly say I made it! Highly recommend Catherine Grisez!”
— Colleen S
Whether your group is small or large, long-time friends or casual acquaintances, seasoned artists or total novices, I'll make sure you have a fun time and leave feeling successful.
Group size: 3 minimum, 12 maximum (ages 8 and up)
Cost: $95 per person (3-6 people) or $85 (7-12 people)
Time: typically takes 3 hours, or up to 4 for larger groups
Scheduling: My availability is flexible with times open on weekdays/eves or weekends. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time that works for you.
How to sign up and pay: Once you've emailed to schedule and let me know your group size, I'll send an invoice payable by venmo, zelle, or credit card.
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