Color on Metal: Patinas!

February 26 - April 1, 2020  Check for other dates
W from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, 6 sessions
25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio
Elizabeth Ryan-Belton
$264  Fee Breakdown
For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy in the Metals Department: Closed-toe footwear (no high heels), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured. If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.

There are still openings remaining at this time.


Course Description

Learn how to create colorful, lasting patinas on metals! Heat patinas, solder inlay, liver of sulfur, epoxy resin and chemical patinas will all be covered. You'll use the rolling mill to bring additional interest and texture to your work. We'll cover correct methods of safety, surface prep, application and sealants. Students will create many color samples and have the opportunity to focus on at least one finished piece or a sculptural collage.

** Each Student is required to provide their own 3M 6000 Series half-mask with 6003 cartridges to work with chemical patinas. This is not included with the kit.
This is a Level 1.5 class.

Pre-requisite: Intro to Metals 1 or Jewelry I required or Dept. Head Permission (Please contact Pam Farren at

Fee Breakdown:
Student Fee: $204.00
Materials Fee: $30.00
Studio Fee: $30.00

Refund Policy

A refund is given upon request in writing (Please email at least two business days prior to first class meeting. No refunds or credits are given for student absences.

When course or workshop is cancelled by the WCC, a full refund will be issued.

The Worcester Center for Crafts generally follows the Worcester State University(WSU) inclement weather policy relative to building closings and class cancellations. Cancellation announcements will be made on the Craft Center's Facebook Page Click here for cancellations and on our blog. Click here to visit blog. The Worcester Center for Crafts schedules make-up classes when possible for sequential classes.

For evening Craft Center classes and weekend workshops, the offices will make an assessment of the weather conditions, and students will be notified by 2PM via email if a closure will continue through the evening or if the class will run as scheduled. Please be sure to check the Facebook page for must up-to-date information.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301

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