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The Whimsical Bead

Powder Coating 101

$70.00 $140.00

Powder coating is an industrial process that surrounds us on a daily basis.
Metals are generally powder coated to make them last longer and stand up to the elements they are exposed to.

In this exciting new workshop, students will learn how to powdercoat to make any metal bright and vibrant coloured as well as durable. The process that will be taught is a way to powdercoat metal in your home studio in a safe manner.

We warn you this is a highly addictive technique that doesn’t require expensive equipment to set up!!

Photo/s are examples only. Students will be encouraged to create their own designs/pieces with guidance from Wendy.

This class will run with a maximum of 12 students.

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Description

Date & Time:
Sunday 1st September
10.00am until 4.30pm

 

Venue:
The Whimsical Bead Studio, in Healesville, Vic
Fully Equipped, Heated/Airconditioned
EFTPOS & Credit Card Facilities Available

 

Tutor:
Wendy Hearn from Wendy Lee.com and Sydney Jewellery School.
Wendy is from Parramatta NSW, is an accomplished artist and an experienced teacher.
In her own words, Wendy is a maker, designer, creater and teacher.
She loves to create with her hands. Wendy says ‘I love to create with my hands, its somthing that I must do. Creating is my meditation. To be able to sit at my bench and sketch ideas and then to make those ideas come to life.
Like most children, Wendy’s first introduction into jewellery was when she was at preschool and made her first Fruit Loop necklace…who would have known then that it would become her life’s passion… jewellery making, not Fruit Loops!
Over the years, Wendy experimented with many forms of jewellery making and whilst still at high school discovered lapidary. It is also where she was introduced to metalworking. What followed from there was a desire to learn, play and experiment with many mediums. Studying gemology to traveling overseas and taking various workshops, she continues to learn and experiment with her jewellery.

 

Skill Level:
This workshop is suitable for students of all skill levels however if you are an intermediate and have some metalsmith skills please let us know upon booking as we may look at separating this class from complete beginners to those who have metalsmithing/soldering skills.


Cost:
$140 plus kit fee of $60 payable directly to Wendy in cash (no eftpos or credit card for kit fee) on the day.

Price includes tuition, consumables, morning and afternoon tea, tea/coffee.

 

All bookings require a deposit with the balance to be paid on the day.

Payment plans are available so please do not hesitate to contact us if you require this option.

Bookings will be made on a first come, first served basis however a deposit must be made before your booking is secure.
Please see our Workshop Terms & Conditions page for full terms and conditions and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.

Places are strictly limited.

 

 

What to Bring:

It is recommended you wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and please be aware that this workshop will be held outside so it is recommended you wear warm clothes.

  • Any commercial metal shapes/forms that you would like to powdercoat (not essential as you will have some in your kit);
  • Any soldered forms that you have created yourself (again not essential);
  • A Heat Gun
  • Please wear old/warm clothers as you may get dirty and we will be working outside;
  • Your lunch (or you can go into town on your lunch break);
  • Your kit fee in cash, payable directly to Wendy on the day;
  • Notebook/Pen/Pencil if you would like to take notes.

 

If you would like to book a position for this class, you can do so online (preferred, so we all have a copy of the transaction), call Dani on 0412 662 179 or send an email to dani@thewhimsicalbead.com.au .
Once you have booked in, you will receive a ‘Confirmation of Booking’ email a week or two before the workshop which will include all the information you need for this workshop. Please ensure you check your inboxes and read this email when it comes through it contains important information.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please just ask.
We look forward to seeing you at the Studio very soon!