PHOTO ETCHING

Instructor: Rachel Shimpock

Project: Pendant or Earrings

Bridge is partnering up with artist Rachel Shimpock and the Art Institute of San Diego for another Art + Activate workshop.  Learn how to make a wearable piece of jewelry that features an image and quote from your favorite feminist.  Wear your piece in solidarity with these women in honor for their courageousness and wisdom.  Each workshop participant will have the choice to make one pendant or one pair of earrings.

GLASS ENAMEL 

Instructor: Rachel Shimpock

Project: Pendant or Earrings

Like Fire? Yes you do! Lets use it to fuse glass and make a one of a kind artifact! Use Copper Metal , Enamel (Powdered Glass) and Fire to make a pendant or keychain while sipping beverages and noshing on snacks.  It’s a triple threat: Eat, Drink and be Art-y!

 

SIFT N' SHOOT

Instructor: Rachel Shimpock

Project: Pendant or Earrings

Do you work with Metal, Wood, glass or ceramic? Want a quick and inexpensive way to add color to your work? Have you considered powder coat? You should!

It’s powdered plastic that fuses in a home toaster oven! Yes, it can be done with or without the gun! Easy, quick and inexpensive, powder coat is a fun way to add color to your work. With a few easily found tools and knowledgeable direction from me you will be powder coating by the end of the day! We will spend the weekend exploring basic application then onto tips, tricks and serious playtime!  Ditch the drips, sags and chipping that comes along with spray paint and join me in learning an easy and fun way to add a durable, colorful finish to your work!

 

DIRECT CASTING

Instructor: Rachel Shimpock

Project: Ring, Pendant or Earring

Use Fire to turn Molten Sterling Silver into a ring or pendant. We will explore direct casting into the same materials the Ancients used! We will explore Cuttlefish and charcoal to cast metal into together. We will cover proper safety and execution. Basic skills needed for finishing will be covered. Lets make memories and metal art together!

 

ELECTROFORMERRIFIC

Instructor: Rachel Shimpock

Project: Pendant or Earrings

Build your own Electroforming Jar with the Kitchensmith!  In this workshop Rachel will cover the exciting possibilities of introducing plating into your toolbox of techniques.  We will cover setting up your own plating rig. Metallics and non-metallics alike can go into the plating bath with the proper prep! Special surprise technique to be included!! Participants will go home with a small personal plating jar to use at home and an excess of knowledge to bring to your studio! Join Rachel and have a blast learning about plating and building your very own plater!

TIN IT + PIN IT

Instructor: Rizzhel Javier + Rachel Shimpock

Project: Pendant, Earrings or Pin

Build your own Electroforming Jar with the Kitchensmith!  In this workshop Rachel will cover the exciting possibilities of introducing plating into your toolbox of techniques.  We will cover setting up your own plating rig. Metallics and non-metallics alike can go into the plating bath with the proper prep! Special surprise technique to be included!! Participants will go home with a small personal plating jar to use at home and an excess of knowledge to bring to your studio! Join Rachel and have a blast learning about plating and building your very own plater!