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Introductory and Intermediate hand-fabrication techniques for adornment and small sculpture with Holland Houdek May 16 & 23, 2021  1:00-3:00 p.m. ET 

Introductory and Intermediate hand-fabrication techniques for adornment and small sculpture 

with Holland Houdek 
Virtual Two-Part Demonstration Workshop using the Zoom Platform
May 16 & 23, 2021| Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET 
In this workshop, participants will learn fabrication skills to achieve a greater three-dimensional form in adornment or small sculpture. The workshop will cover spiculums, synclastic, and anticlastic raising techniques. Participants will leave the workshop with several self-made samples and inspiration for using these techniques in their own studio practices. The instructor will give several demonstrations and will emphasize hands-on learning throughout the course. 
Participants can expect a collection of handouts to guide future practice and in-depth visual presentations on contemporary artists who use these techniques in their own work. Holland facilitates an open learning environment and encourages questions about process and technique so all can feel welcome and inspired to incorporate their new skills into future projects and experimentation.
Workshop Outcomes:
  • Learn and/or enhance fabrication skills and techniques
  • Learn and/or enhance forming/forging and potentially raising skills and techniques
  • Learn and/or enhance soldering skills and techniques
  • Develop awareness of other contemporary metalsmithing artists and related trends in the field
  • Generate a set of samples that can be used for inspiration and guidance for future projects
  • Learn the necessary vocabulary, safety protocols, and other helpful tips for continuing to build on and communicate about these newly acquired skills after the workshop’s culmination
  • Make connections with other artists with similar interests during a time of social distancing
  • participants must have the ZOOM video platform dowloaded on a computer or phone to participate
  • students are encouraged to work in between sessions
  • see suggested materials list here
  • students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to two weeks