Class Medium & Description
Experience the freedom of Granular Spray! Apply white liquid enamel with the granular spray technique, resulting in a powdered finish that allows you to sgraffito (scratch) clean lines with ease and control – no more chipping! Experiment with several sgraffito tools (make a pin-pen tool!) to create varied line qualities and thicknesses in mark making, cross hatching, stippling, brushing, lettering and combing. Work in any style: expressive or detailed, then add depth and color, layering watercolor enamels and lusters. Live zoom demos and instruction using pre-enameled steel panels and copper, designing flat and dimensional jewelry elements. Kiln required, firing techniques covered.
Necessary Materials to Participate
- participants must have the ZOOM video platform downloaded on a computer or phone to participate
- please see the suggested materials list here
- students will receive access to the recorded demonstrations for up to 30 days.
About the Artist
Best known for her award winning outdoor sculptures, Alisa Looney has exhibited in the U.S. and Canada. Her work is in a multitude of private and public collections, including Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, WA, and several U.S. cities in the Northwestern United States. Her enamel on steel sculptures have been exhibited in The Enamelist Society’s International Biennial Exhibitions: Alchemy 4 & 5, and published in The Art of Fine Enameling, Second Edition. Alisa expresses her ideas through sculpture, dance, painting and enameling in her Bend, OR, studio that she shares with her husband, woodblock printer Wade Womack. She fell in love with metal arts as a silversmith in her early years, received her BFA in Design from Boise State University in 1983 and began welding in 1998. Alisa returned to Idaho in 2010 to study enameling with her past BSU Professor Emeritus, John Killmaster. This created the opportunity for her to merge metal sculpture and narrative imagery into what she considers her most precious work to date. With John’s blessing, Alisa teaches these enameling techniques in her studio and in online classes for enamellists near and far.
October 1, 8 & 15, 2021
4:00-6:30 p.m. ET