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Time: April 19, 2010 at 10am to April 20, 2010 at 5pm
Location: The Ranch. Center for Arts & Craft
City/Town: Snohomish, WA
Website or Map: http://www.artattheranch.com
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Randi Harper
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2010
Botanical Book Bracelet
Instructor: Patrik Kusek
April 19 & 20
10am – 5pm
Create your version of Patrik’s Saul Bell winning PMC bracelet using plants from your own garden. Learn about Photopolymer Plates (PPP's), plus construction of toggles and carving.
In this 2 day workshop we’ll start by learning how to work with and develop PPP’s. PPP’s are similar to a customized rubber stamps but you can make them at home. We’ll discuss the different types of media that can be use to create PPPs. We’ll go over proper exposure and development, along with learning how to do tests to get the best PPP possible. Next we’ll process and develop the PPP’s that you’ll be using for the botanical bracelet.
Day 2 we’ll make the individual panels of the bracelet. These will be customized with plants from your own garden! We’ll discuss and create a custom branch toggle to go with your botanical bracelet. Next we’ll give the bracelet that antique look by using a 3 step patina process using liver of sulfur. This three step process goes beyond the usual dunk and polish method. Finally we’ll assemble the bracelet so you can wear your new creation home!
Course #10W41920 $265. (Materials list to follow)
PATRIK KUSEK has been in the design and fashion industry for over 20 years. He won 1st place in the PMC Division of the Saul Bell Awards in 2007, and is currently a Senior PMC Instructor for Rio Grande. Patrik has taught Metal Clay classes and workshops around the country including the first ever PMC workshop at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. His work has appeared in Art Jewelry, Lapidary Journal, MJSA, and books including New Directions in Metal Clays, the 2007 PMC Guild Annual and 500 Pendants and Lockets. In addition, he has appeared on HGTVs "That's Clever". View more of Patrik’s work at: www.patriksstudio.com