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House of Secrets - 20% Discount Wednesday, July 31, 9:00 AM and
Wednesday, July 31, 6:30 PM
Thomas Ashman $172   
This workshop is 9 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process and Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Journal-making, Metal-working

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Two art journals under one roof; this inspiring construction will shelter all of your most precious secrets in a brass and copper house with stained glass and/or metal doors. In this course, students will build a house of copper and attach two 64-page, hand-made books made with my all-metal book binding technique. The doors of the house, which are the front covers of the two beautifully painted and textured pages, are made of swirled baroque glass with vintage images showing through or simplify your day a bit, and make doors of sheet metal and decorate with found objects. The books are both filled with art-ready, heavy watercolor paper and decorated with antiqued chain, charms & beads, and other favorite pieces of ephemera, as is the roof of the house. In addition to learning my original book binding method, this workshop will cover several techniques for mixed media and assemblage art, such as torching to color metal, antiquing metal with chemical patinas, cold connection applications, glass cutting, basic bookbinding terms, sheet metal fabrication, and more!

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $40.00 includes:
  • copper sheet metal
  • plumber's tape
  • baroque stained glass
  • hardware
  • chain
  • wire
  • patina
  • paint
  • gesso
  • welding rod
  • a complete set of written instructions.

Student should bring:

  • two 22" x 30" sheets of 90# or 140# hot press or cold press watercolor paper
  • safety glasses
  • tin snips
  • wire cutters
  • chain-nose pliers
  • round-nose pliers
  • nut driver set
  • bone folder


  • torch
  • power drill

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: ThomasAshmanArt@yahoo.com
Website: www.blacksheepartist.com