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Silver Aspen , Copper Sky: Patina Painting Thursday, August 1, 9:00 AM  
April Bower $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All
Type of Workshop: Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Metal-working, Painting

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Learn the art of silver leafing creating an Aspen tree/ Silver Burch painting on genuine copper, and Gold leafing for the shimmery essence of autumn Aspen leaves along with some simple tricks to give your trees a natural look. Materials supplied to make a 11" x 14" finished piece. Explore reactive patina on the copper for your background, then create your trees & leaves then mount your masterpiece on wood cradle board and seal for a ready to hang piece. You may add a Raven to your composition if you choose.

* Long time students at Art Unraveled might only know me as a metalsmith and Jewelry instructor but like most artists I work in many mediums for my creative expressions and for the past 12 years I have created 2D wall pieces using reactive chemicals on copper panels. These have been carried and sold by galleries throughout the South West. My style and techniques have evolved over the years, and I share some of them with you this year at Art Unraveled. To see more of this medium from me check out at AprilBower.com under 2-D artworks.

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

  • $39.00 includes:
  • 11" x 14"
  • 1.75" deep wood cradle board
  • copper, sized to cover cradle board
  • composition silver and gold leaf
  • clean chip brush

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • handout with photos
  • patina
  • copper adhesive
  • sizing adhesive
  • Gold & silver composition leaf
  • microfiber cloth
  • tree shape templates if you choose
  • black acrylic
  • clear lacquer spray sealer

Student should bring:

  • apron
  • extra-fine black sharpie

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.

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


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

Beach Flea Market

Email your order to: beachfleamarket@sonic.net
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call: 707-486-6262


Questions: AprilBowerJewelry@gmail.com
Website: AprilBower.com