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Master Classes: The Magic of Color...

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The Magic of Color

Through the Eyes of a Metalsmith


Carol Warner

Newly scheduled: an intensive week long workshop at

Hacienda Mosaico in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Winter get-away in your plans?

make it a creative experience !

Escape, Enjoy and Learn in this glorious retreat!

Come away having mastered Carol's new and unique techniques for transforming any type of metal into whatever color you can imagine!

Simultaneously learn and refine your jewelry making skills;

Spend 5 days and 6 nights at this wonderful retreat, studying and eating poolside while you explore your own creativity!

March 10-16, 2019

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Hacienda Mosaico

Recently completed classes!

Lillstreet Arts Center, Chicago, IL   June 15-17, 2018

CAFAC, Minneapolis, MN     April-May, 2018

Look for these additional locations in 2019!

Midwest Metalsmiths, St. Louis, MO, June 7-9, 2019

CAFAC, Minneapolis, MN   TBD for 2019

others coming soon!

Student projects

This coloration technique is like no other and uses colors that are:

~non toxic and permanent

~safer and more reliable than chemical patinas

~stronger, bolder, permanent and more light fast than colored pencils

~less restricting than enamels

~a constant color; the color you apply is exactly what you will end up with

Using this process students will:

~create any color they choose on any type of metal

~ learn to mix and apply materials to create various surface qualities

~learn the basics of color theory in order to see color small variations clearly

~develop skills to create the exact hues and values of their color choices

~Use this process on a piece of jewelry, holloware or sculpture that they make

A 5 day class combines:

~mastering my color process

~the production of a jewelry, holloware or sculpture project

Skills Overview

~no color experience necessary

~some background in sawing and soldering metal