Workshop Calendar

Spiral Ring Online Class

December 6, 2020

Explore various weaving patterns as you work on completing this showy ring. Students will concentrate on skills needed to create uniform weaves and on learning ways of shaping woven ribbons into bump-free graceful bends and curves. Students will be given step-by-step instructions for making the ring, and ideas for customizing the design.

Maia Pendant Online Workshop

January 9 - 10, 2021

This 1 ½ day workshop will take students through all the steps of creating this unique pendant. Several different weave types will be explored as well as ways of helping with symmetry and successful methods of shaping frame wires and woven strips. Topics of discussion will include, design customization, weave pattern selection and ways of rescuing the design when things don’t go exactly as planned.

 

This is an intermediate to advanced level workshop. You must be very comfortable with the wire-weaving process to take this class. Note: Participants in this workshop will be required to complete about 1- 1 1/2 hours of prep work before the start of the class.

Maia Pendant Online Workshop

January 14 - 15, 2021

This 1 ½ day workshop will take students through all the steps of creating this unique pendant. Several different weave types will be explored as well as ways of helping with symmetry and successful methods of shaping frame wires and woven strips. Topics of discussion will include, design customization, weave pattern selection and ways of rescuing the design when things don’t go exactly as planned.

 

This is an intermediate to advanced level workshop. You must be very comfortable with the wire-weaving process to take this class. Note: Participants in this workshop will be required to complete about 1- 1 1/2 hours of prep work before the start of the class.

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts - Young Harris, Georgia

August 29 - September 3, 2021

Wire Weaving I & II 
This class is for beginner to intermediate level students. Beginner students, who do not have any weaving or other wire experience, will start with 3 projects that will focus on basic weaving skills including looping, netting, basket weave, stitching, etc.  Students that already have some wire-waving skills will be given the choice of working with the beginners to sharpen their techniques, or they can work on one more advanced project. We will be working with copper, fine silver and sterling silver.  After the initial practice projects, each student will work on the projects of their choosing based on their skill level. A number of different kits will be available for purchase. You can also bring your own materials. Depending on the individual progress you can expect to make 4-7 projects. Lab fee covers supplies for the initial practice projects, practice wire and other consumables, such as use of torches, liver to sulfur, steel wool, etc. The instructor will contact students a few weeks before class with a list of required tools. To see examples of the kind of work we will be doing, please see workshop descriptions on this site.  Should you have any questions, contact me at kaska@designsbykaska.com.
Lab Fee: $200

Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

September 10 - 12, 2021

Three days of Workshops, from easy to advanced. 

 

Chandelier Earrings

Freeform Bead Ring

Freeform Woven Cuff

Maia Pendant

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts - Young Harris, Georgia

October 10 - 15, 2021

Wire Weaving I & II
This class is for beginner to intermediate level students. Beginner students, who do not have any weaving or other wire experience, will start with 3 projects that will focus on basic weaving skills including looping, netting, basket weave, stitching, etc.  Students that already have some wire-waving skills will be given the choice of working with the beginners to sharpen their techniques, or they can work on one more advanced project. We will be working with copper, fine silver and sterling silver.  After the initial practice projects, each student will work on the projects of their choosing based on their skill level. A number of different kits will be available for purchase. You can also bring your own materials. Depending on the individual progress you can expect to make 4-7 projects. Lab fee covers supplies for the initial practice projects, practice wire and other consumables, such as use of torches, liver to sulfur, steel wool, etc. The instructor will contact students a few weeks before class with a list of required tools. To see examples of the kind of work we will be doing, please see workshop descriptions on this site.  Should you have any questions, contact me at kaska@designsbykaska.com.
Lab Fee: $200

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts - Young Harris, Georgia

October 17 - 22, 2021

Wire Weaving II & III 

Co-instructor: Kat Firor Colque. In this workshop we will focus on intermediate to advanced wire weaving techniques such as layering of woven elements and multiple stone designs.  Those students that wish to stick to all wire techniques can do so.  Those wanting to mix it up a bit will learn basic soldering and other metal skills as we explore ways of combining wire weaving with hot and cold metal techniques.  You can expect to complete three to six projects. Lab fee covers all supplies for the first project, practice wire, soldering supplies, liver of sulfur, steel wool, etc. Kits for additional projects will be available for purchase from the instructors. You can also bring your own materials. The instructors will contact students a few weeks before class with a list of required tools. To see examples of the kind of work we will be doing, you can see projects in our new book, Wire & Fire, and see workshop descriptions on this site Contact me with questions at kaska@designsbykaska.com.

 

Lab Fee:$250.00

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