Sacred Heart – Copper Work NEW! Class
Sunday, April 29, 11:30-4:30 pm
Instructor: Caron Dunn
Mia Semingson, co-owner of Two Hands Paperie, has collected sacred hearts for years, and she always carries a variety of them for sale in the store in assorted sizes and colors. No wonder we fell in love with the copper heart from Caron Dunn, a California artist who calls herself the “Little Workshop of One”! To make her version, she used metal embossing, a technique that’s centuries old, simple to learn, and easy to do on a soft metal. Duplicating her design is straightforward – take a sheet of copper, transfer a design onto the back, and then use a burnishing tool to push and stretch the metal. The pressure forms a raised pattern on the front. Design your own sacred heart by referring to the selection of images and patterns provided in class. After you’re finished with the embossing, mount your design on the house-shaped base provided by Caron. A house seems particularly appropriate, given that the sacred heart symbolizes love, healing, and gratitude. Enjoy your finished piece as is or hang it on the wall. It would also look nice framed in a small shadowbox.
Please bring the following optional materials for class:
- your own favorite sacred heart designs
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Caron Dunn is always busily working away in her California studio, which she laughingly calls "The Little Factory of One". As she waits for glue or paint to dry on one project she moves around to the next one in no particular order, happily making away. She's primarily an illustrator, watercolorist, and fiber artist, but is fascinated by any new media or technique. Caron is a firm believer in the power of art in all forms to change and deepen the way we perceive the world and our place in it. She shares her passion for art through teaching, a practice that challenges her and is immensely rewarding. In watercolor classes, for example, she enjoys seeing people feel the magic for themselves when they get a chance to work hands on with the best quality materials. "I just totally love it when people go 'WOW!' the way that they do when color moves them - as it's supposed to." Art is the hub of her world. All she wants to do, apart from adore her kids, is to draw, paint, sculpt, design stuff, make stuff, figure out how to make more stuff, and make that stuff too. Caron studied fine art and art history in England, Canada, and the U.S. She's been painting with watercolor for more than twenty years as an illustrator for children's products and advertising. Caron has designed dolls for Magic Cabin, on online company that sells natural children's toys. She's also hand painted pens for Penopoly, which specializes in unique, high end fountain pens. Caron currently works as a designer for Catstudio in Petaluma, California, and teaches classes at Castle in the Air in Berkeley. She's an occasional blogger at carondunn.blogspot.com and @caronzuzu