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Painting in the Abstract on Niobium

  • B180538
  • Instructor: Marti Brown
  • Class Type: Metal
  • Date: Mon. June 4
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 12
  • Class Fee : $219.00
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Anodic painting is a unique way of applying color to niobium. You will cut, file, and sand niobium sheet to prepare for anodizing. Bath anodizing is used to give your pieces a solid background. Then with special paintbrushes you will paint abstract designs on those shapes. This class is an introduction to anodic painting intended to familiarize you with using the paintbrushes.
Students will Learn:
Basic metalworking techniques will be used to cut, drill, file, and sand niobium shapes to prepare them for anodizing. Bath anodizing and anodic painting will be used to put abstract designs on those shapes.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
6-in. ruler, fine-tip marker, flush-cut wire cutters, task lamp.
Chainnose without grooves, standard roundnose.
Materials in Kit:
24-gauge unanodized niobium sheet, 20-gauge unanodized niobium wire, 4 pairs unanodized niobium earring wires, 2 small lampworked beads.
One seat per person per class.
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