Enameled heart jewelry class at Silver Peak Studio in Louisville, CO
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Burnin' Love: Enameling for Valentine's Day

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Learn the art of enameling in this Valentine's-themed date night! Bring a significant other, friend or treat yourself to a fun night. In this fast and fun class, you will be learning the method of fusing glass to metal without a kiln to create your own enameled jewelry.  Enameling is one of the few ways to apply color to metal and create beautifully complex designs.  Cost includes $20 materials fee.

No experience required; all levels welcome!  Class is limited to 6 students.

Students will create a pair of heart earrings, heart pendant (chain sold for an additional charge), or an oval key chain (photo coming soon) and will learn:

  • Selection of type of metal and enamels
  • Cleaning metal for application
  • How to apply enamels
  • Torch use
  • Clean-up and graphite application

Valentine’s Day themed snacks and beverages (sparkling wine, sparkling water, and beer) will be provided.

Class duration: 2-2.5 hours

Tools will be provided.  You need to bring your own mask as well as a N95 or KN95 mask to wear when working with powdered enamel.   If you do not have one, we have KN95 masks for sale for $5 each.

The last day to cancel for a full refund is February 5, 2022. We will email you 5 days before class with all the details that you need for the start of class.

About the instructor, Kenzie Nelson

Kenzie Nelson Instructor Silver Peak StudioKenzie has been enveloped by art and art making her entire life and loves nothing more than connecting with others through the act of creating. After taking an introduction to metalsmithing class in her first year of college, she became infatuated with the medium. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colorado State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in metalsmithing and jewelry making. She loves sharing her passion with others and has teaching experience ranging from K-12 art, museum education classes, as well as collegiate level metalsmithing courses.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. in curated and juried exhibitions, most recently in The Feminist Art Museum’s Protest and Protect and the Greater Denton Arts Council’s Materials: Hard and Soft.

Some of Kenzie’s favorite things are colorful eyeshadow, animals, and coffee. Making art is her favorite activity, but she and also enjoys going to flea markets, gardening, and being outside.