2019 Workshop Schedule:


March 9-13, 2019Mastering Opalescent Enamels has continued to be an illusive and frustrating experience for so many.  Finally, I am offering a 5 day workshop focusing on the specific techniques to insure a successful true opalescent result for your pieces.  Let me help to take out the mystery and leave the magic!
The class fee is  $600 + $90 Tool kit for new students, 5 days 10am-5pm all materials included.  Full!

May 1-5, 2019 Cloisonné - Variations on a Theme with an emphasis on Finishing Techniques The Variations on a Theme phase of this class will be figuring out different ways to create a series of pieces that have a common theme. We will illustrate how the way you handle the materials can change the emotional tone of the piece. Are you using opaques, transparents, opalescents or a combination of them. Are you using a highly reflective base or subduing it? Are you using foils? etc. These pieces should be rather simple in nature so that at the end of the third day you will have about 4 pieces to use for the finishing technique phase of the class.As you know, I don't often take my students through the process of grinding to a finish, leaving the class projects with a fired finish. The ground and polished finish is elusive to do well and often done badly, in my opinion. I do have a tried and true system for achieving a perfectly ground finish and would like to be able to show you how.  For returning students $600.  For Students New to me. $600 + $90 Kit, 5 days 10am-5pm all materials included.
Full!

June 24-28, 2019Mastering Opalescent Enamels has continued to be an illusive and frustrating experience for so many.  Finally, I am offering a 5 day workshop focusing on the specific techniques to insure a successful true opalescent result for your pieces.  Let me help to take out the mystery and leave the magic!
The class fee is  $600 + $90 Tool kit for new students, 5 days 10am-5pm all materials included.

Full


September 11-15, 2019Mermaids!  This class is for repeat students only and will be exploring foil techniques, moriage, lyrical shading and skin tones.  .  For returning students $600.  5 days 10am-5pm all materials included.

Full!

October 17-21, 2019 Faces! For repeat students only!  $600.  5 days 10am-5pm all materials included.

2 spots available!


November 8-12, 2019 Opalescent Enamels and Foil Fun5 day workshop focusing on the specific techniques to insure a successful true opalescent result for your pieces.  Let me help to take out the mystery and leave the magic!  Bonus Material will be Foil Fun!
The class fee is  $600 + $90 Tool kit for new students, 5 days 10am-5pm all materials included.

Full
 

2020 Workshop Schedule:

February 19-23, 2020 Mastering Opalescent Enamels has continued to be an illusive and frustrating experience for so many.  Finally, I am offering a 5 day workshop focusing on the specific techniques to insure a successful true opalescent result for your pieces.  Let me help to take out the mystery and leave the magic!
For returning students $725.  For Students New to me. $725 + $90 Kit, 5 days 10am-5pm all materials included.

March 19-23, 2020  Cloisonné - Variations on a Theme with an emphasis on Finishing Techniques The Variations on a Theme phase of this class will be figuring out different ways to create a series of pieces that have a common theme. We will illustrate how the way you handle the materials can change the emotional tone of the piece. Are you using opaques, transparents, opalescents or a combination of them. Are you using a highly reflective base or subduing it? Are you using foils? etc. These pieces should be rather simple in nature so that at the end of the third day you will have about 4 pieces to use for the finishing technique phase of the class.As you know, I don't often take my students through the process of grinding to a finish, leaving the class projects with a fired finish. The ground and polished finish is elusive to do well and often done badly, in my opinion. I do have a tried and true system for achieving a perfectly ground finish and would like to be able to show you how.  For returning students $725.  For Students New to me. $725 + $90 Kit, 5 days 10am-5pm all materials included.



April 23-27, 2020   Cloisonné – Opalescent Wisteria , I am simply titling this class Wisteria in honor of my amazing garden this time of year.  Yes, we will be making florals and the plan is to have all lunches brought in to enjoy on my back patio for a more relaxed and companionable environment.  As the illusive Opalescent is my most requested workshop subject, we will be covering that technique during this class as well as exploring the new embossable EAS foil.  For returning students $725.  For Students New to me. $725 + $90 Kit, 5 days 10am-5pm all materials included.


June 22-26, 2020 Faces! For repeat students only!  We will be exploring skin tones, translucents, intricate shading and touching on the use of painting enamels for the creation of details.  The class fee is  $725, 5 days 10am-5pm all materials included.  I will probably be offering a couple more workshops in the Fall of 2020 and am trying to get Martha Banyas and Sarah Perkins here to teach sometime next year.  They are both goddesses, you will be amazed.


$300 Deposit to complete registration.  Email me if you would like to be included.
merrylee@ merryleerae .com  (REMOVE THE SPACES!  Trying to fool the robots...)

Class location:
Merry-Lee Rae's Studio
Watsonville, CA 95076 USA

Merry-Lee Rae