Barbara is now teaching enameling in a space above Vanguard Gallery and Steve Wilson Stained Glass on Laurel Street in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The first classes in enameling are being held during the late spring of 2012. Additional classes in jewelry and metalworking are being planned for the fall of 2012.
All instructional classes include hands-on working time so students can become proficient with the techniques they learn. Students are encouraged to make pieces that express their individual ideas and visions while gaining solid skills in enameling and metalworking techniques. Classes are limited in size based on space, process and equipment needs while focusing individual attention for each student while working.
Working Space and Tools Provided for Students
The space is intended to be a place where students can learn, practice and excel in their enameling, jewelry making and metalworking skills. It is an open area with space to spread out and the necessary tools for learning and working.
Individual student work benches measure 2' x 3'' and include a bench light, catch tray, bench pin and stool. There is also a large shared table for demonstrations and student use, three kilns and a sink area.
Kilns, enamel supplies, kiln furniture and all hand tools required for the classes being taught are provided. Other necessary tools for specialty techniques will be available for student use and/or purchase.
Class Hours and Fees
Classes are normally held on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm (13 instructional/working hours with one hour for lunch each class day) The Class Fee for a two day class is $200.00 plus the Materials Fee for the specific class ($30 - $50).
Some classes may be scheduled for three days, or longer, as determined by the class content or student requests. It is possible to schecule private classes, longer classes, classes focusing on a specific/requested subject matter and classes for your specific group. Please get in touch with Barbara about these options and ideas you want to share with her.