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Painting, Drawing, and Pattern on Enamel with Visiting Artist Tanya Crane
August 6 @ 10:00 am - August 7 @ 5:00 pm
Date: Saturday, August 6 & Sunday, August 7, 2022
Time: 10am-5pm each day
Description: Painting and drawing on enamel has been used for centuries. From the Lover’s Eye, portrait lockets and abstract imagery, you can take what you learn in this workshop to create your own heirloom treasures. This class will introduce students to various techniques for drawing and painting on enamel surfaces including sgraffito, pen and ink application, and limoges. I will cover the use of overglazes for these techniques, the oils I use, and the nuanced firing temperatures for these sensitive enamels. Students will go home with a completed brooch or pendant.
Basic metal skills required; some enamel experience preferred.
Tuition: $225 + $25 materials fee
Materials: Students should bring the following:
- Speedball fine point dip pen holder
- 3″-4″ flexible palette knife
- Variety of fine point nibs
- Princeton 1/2″ “Snap” stroke brush
All other materials will be provided.
Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
COVID-19: In accordance with current CDC guidance – we are recommending all visitors wear a mask. Please note that the recommendation applies to teaching artists, resident artists, students and guests attending events taking place at CC.
Visiting Artist Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided one week before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded through Eventbrite, or you may leave your workshop fee in your Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.
Visiting Artist Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at 2 weeks before a class begins. There will be a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without 2 weeks notice.
If you require accessibility accommodations, please let us know by calling 412.261.7003 and we are happy to assist you.
About the Artist
Tanya Crane is a Professor of the Practice in Metals at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts in Boston and a professional jewelry artist and metalsmith. She has taught workshops on enameling at prestigious craft institutions and in academic settings for the past 20 years while maintaining a rigorous studio practice in Providence, Rhode Island. Crane was a 2022 Artist in Residence at Indigo Arts Alliance in Portland, Maine. She exhibited her work in a solo exhibition at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee in 2018. Crane’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Stewart Program for Modern Design in Montreal, Canada, Yale University Art Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Crocker Museum and the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee.