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Introduction to Etching & Plating Metals

Class/Workshop, Education, Benefit/Fundraiser, Jewelry/Gems

This 2-day class is an introduction to some techniques for creating wonderful relief patterns in metal using chemical etching as a process. It will also cover an introduction to the process of plating one metal such as gold or silver onto another metal such as copper. During the class each participant can select their pattern then using their own kit, etch a piece of brass or copper. Participants will then gold electroplate a small piece of previously salt water etched material using the same type of equipment that they used for the salt water etching. Students will go home with their own etching kit & their own etched & plated sample piece. Instructor: Walt Hekala. Prerequisites: Open to adults, no experience required; however, prior metalwork and studio experience is helpful. August 17 & 18. Full details and to Register go to: