Channeling Calder: Powder Coating Mobiles

June 6-7, 2020  Check for other dates
Sa and Su from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM, 2 sessions
25 Sagamore Road Metals Studio
Pam Farren
$275  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 add vibrant colors to your work with powder coating. Powder coating is very durable, cures quickly and is available in any color you can imagine!

On day one you'll learn simple methods to cut, clean, punch and powder coat thin sheets of metal that will become the components of your mobile. Basic spray methods will be shown as well as masking off areas with heat resistant tape to create interesting patterns. Sifting and stencil effects will also be shown. You'll learn to use readily available materials and equipment to spray and quickly bake your colorful components. Sources for tools and materials will also be discussed.

On day 2, with colorful components in hand, you'll learn how to construct your one of a kind mobile! Preferred hand tools, wires and balancing tricks will be covered. Each student should expect to construct at least one smaller scale mobile.

Although the focus of this workshops is on making mobiles, the techniques you learn are easily applied to jewelry and small sculptures! This is a Level 1.5 workshop. Intro to Jewelry/Metals and/or Enamels is suggested, but not required.

Fee Breakdown:
Student Fee: $195.00
Studio Fee: $40.00
Materials Fee: $40.00

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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