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2020 Nov. 7-8 Low Relief Chasing Repousse' with Pauline Warg in a zoom class.

Regular price $345.00

Diane Weimer's studio is hosting a Low Relief Chasing Repousse zoom class with Pauline Warg is on Nov. 7-8, 2020 to teach Low Relief Chasing Repousse'.  Cost is $254

11 students  $254

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Diane Weimer will be hosting a Low Relief Chasing Repousse class with Pauline Warg on Nov. 7-8 Saturday and Sunday from 9-5. The class will be on the zoom platform.  Cost $254 payment due at time of sign up

 Optional for best reception.

If you wish to use one device for contact and for showing your pitch bowl that is fine.

You will need:

   - two devices- iphone,, laptop or computer to use online.

-iPhone set up with goose necked iphone holder focuses on your pitch bowl

    -a goose necked holder for the iphone

   - low heat heat gun.. Michaels or MC More…have them.  If you buy from Lowes be sure it has a low heat setting

Getting a goose neck Iphone/ipad holders/ See below for address.

 Kit will be mailed to you. If you wish to buy any liners or matting tools be sure to order from Pauline or other vendors ( like Liza Nechamkin or Pauline)  ASAP

 You will need to send TO  PAULINE
a photo of your hand tools, liners, matting tools with ruler in front, so we can see the measurements of the face of the tools. ASAP

 Class times will be 9-5:30. Morning session- 9-12:30…. Lunch 12:30-1:30…… Afternoon session 1:30-5:30

Low Relief Repousse’with Pauline Warg Description

 Repousse’ is a metalworking technique where annealed sheet metal is worked in pitch* (or sandbags, lead etc.) stretching the metal gradually into the desired relief design or pattern.  Most typically to achieve a dimensional design, annealed metal is worked with specialized tools from one side then removed annealed and worked from the other side, then back and forth as needed to stretch to dramatic depth.

 Low relief repousse’ works the metal primarily from one side, repeatedly.  This technique works very well with delicate smaller designs.  Less depth is achieved than with the deep relief, worked repeatedly from one side to the other. Low relief repousse’ in general is a less labor-intensive way to gain dimensional design to a flat piece of metal, than the deep repousse”.  Repousse’ done on either style lends itself to a very unique hand worked style unlike any other technique.  

*The class will be using red pitch for this process (German red pitch, Saign Charlestein red pitch, Northwest Pitchworks)

 Covered in this class will be:

-health and safety

-set up of a pitch bowl and filling with pitch 

-tips on removing the piece from the pitch and replacing after annealing

-explanation of specialized tools for the process

-transfer of designs to metal to be repousse’d

-Hammering and tool manipulation to have success with the process

-finishing techniques, using chasing +/or matting tools

-ways to frame or apply the repousse’d piece to make wearable or completed pieces

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