Etching Metal

  • Instructor: Jessie Wylie
  • Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00
  • Class Fee: $145

See an image or pattern come to life in brass and copper through the acid etching process!  This technique is excellent for creating exclusive textures on copper and brass sheet which can be cut and incorporated into jewelry, enameled or used as rolling mill templates to emboss precious metals and even paper.  Patterns can be hand drawn directly on the sheet metal or photo transferred. Physical properties of different acids and metals, resist techniques and studio safety will be explored. The end result will yield several etched plates for use in future jewelry/design projects!  This workshop is appropriate for beginners, however experienced jewelry artists may find it very exciting as well. $35 Material Kit fee payable to instructor, cash or check

Students Must Bring:
  • -$35 Material Kit fee payable to instructor, cash or check
    Materials Kits will include metal to etch both for immediate use and for embossing plates as well as all other necessary supplies including etchant, masking tape, Sharpie marker, and PNP paper.
    -N95 Dust Mask (available in studio store)
Students May Bring:
  • -Extra copper or silver sheet to roll print (available in studio store)
    -Pattern ideas