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CLASS DESCRIPTION Learn to enamel and leave with your own handmade earrings. We will explore opaque enamels with strings/frit or transparent enamels. We will also learn processes including dry sifting, stenciling, and basse taille. SKILL LEVEL Beginner TUITION $40 (due at time of registration) + MATERIAL FEE $20 (payable to instructor) + EVENTBRITE FEE $4.06 (due at time of registration) MATERIAL COST(S) The one-time $20 materials fee covers: 4 copper pieces/student silver-plated or surgical steel ear wires/findings enamel Klyr-Fire (enamel "glue") use of kiln and firing tools INSTRUCTOR WILL BRING enameling tools stencils hammers CLASS MINIMUM: 4 students. INSTRUCTOR BIO: Lindsay Huff is an artist and metalsmith who creates wearable art and works primarily in enamel. Her artistic process stems from a fascination with her materials and environment. Lindsay graduated with a BFA in Metalsmithing from Syracuse University, where she began her first experiments with enameling. As an artist, Lindsay loves the act of transformation and the dialogue between certainty and uncertainty: how glass enamels react with each other, the anticipation of waiting for a piece to reveal itself after a firing, and the hammered metamorphosis of sheet metal to the finished vessel. For more information about The Artsmiths of Pittsburgh, visit ArtsmithsPGH.org. REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY Our instructors require a minimum number of students to teach. In order to minimize cancellations that inconvenience our instructors and other students, class cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to the start of class. Students who comply with this requirement will receive a full refund. Students who do not comply will be subject to a $25 cancellation fee.