This class has been canceled.
Cut shapes out of flat sheet steel. Make an idea into hard reality.
Plasma cutting uses a highly focused electric arc and compressed air to cut steel. Wiki (paraphrased) describes the process thusly: Plasma cutting involves creating an electrical channel of super-heated, electrically ionized gas i.e. plasma, through the work piece forming a completed electric circuit. Compressed gas is blown through a focused nozzle at high speed. The electrical arc ionizes some of the gas, thereby creating an electrically conductive channel of plasma. As electricity from the cutter torch travels down this plasma it delivers sufficient heat to melt through the work piece. The compressed gas blows the hot molten metal away, thereby cutting through the work piece.
Participants will use a plasma cutter to create a design in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds). Each student will have a 2 foot square sheet of steel to work with. Bring a design to work with. Detail should be at a level you can draw with a sharpie or soapstone and trace with a somewhat awkward implement while wearing gloves.
Instructor: Henry Sharpe
Received 5-21 via a calendar from Henry and posted on 5/21
This relaxing and satisfying class is the perfect introduction to working with wire and beads. Students will review the basics of wire gauges and bead sizes as well as basic wire shaping and wrapping skills to make this fun and versatile bracelet.
Learn the basic pattern as well as some fun variations in this workshop and you will be able to wrap up personalized, colorful jewelry for all your family and friends!
Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble.
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