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Classroom Workshops with Tom Elllis

  • TOM ELLIS is going back into the Classroom at the W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation

    How Sweet it is!!


     

     

    Fundamentals of Enameling
    Learn to control results by discovering and understanding the fundamentals of enameling.  Become proficient by knowing procedure and material relationships and their importance to
    each other.  Predict what should happen and be able to
    understand what you see happen.  Repeat a
    procedure and have it come out the same each time.  Assimilate a resource of information that you can draw from to decide what steps you may want to take in pursuit of making enamel art.


    Enamel Fundamentals 1
    ‘Keys to Enameling Success’

    Instruction will include Enamel’s History, safety considerations, firing basics with time and temperature, transparents direct on copper, and design and creation. The four projects will cover separation technique, (P-3) Black Oxide technique, sgraffito, silver and gold foil application, the perfect sifting application of enamel on 3 dimension and tricks to eliminate stilt marks.

    Cost:  $385 per two day workshop (includes all materials)
    Two 2-day workshop dates to choose from:
    August 15 & 16, 2020
    December 5 & 6, 2020

    Enamel Fundamentals - 2
    Developing your “Ways of Working” Toolbox

    Advanced instruction on creating line, shape and texture using liquid enamels, transparents enamels to create copper oxidation, sgraffito, stencils and layering.
    Instruction on creating a custom shaped copper pendant from 24 gauge copper and the basics of cloisonne wire bending and firing.

    Cost:  $385 per two day workshop (includes all materials)
     Two 2-day workshop dates to choose from:
    September 12 & 13, 2020
    January 23 & 24, 2021

    Enamel Fundamentals - 3
    Painting Enamel -Products and Procedures for Painting Success

    This class is an introduction to all the painting
    and painting-supplemental products Thompson
    makes and sells. We will explore 900 E Overglaze painting
    enamels, watercolors, acrylics, enamel crayons and pencils,
    Carefree Lusters, ceramic pigments (oxides) and clear coating as required/desired.

    Cost:  $385 per two day workshop (includes all materials)
    Two 2-day workshop dates to choose from:
    October 10 & 11, 2020
    February 20 & 21, 2021

    All workshops:
    Time:  9:00 to 4:30 PM each day
    Location: Carpenter Enamel Foundation
    Foundation, 645 Colfax Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073
    Contact:  Tom Ellis - Call 859-291-3800 
     Email: tellis@thompsonenamel.com

     


    *  The workshops will consist of lectures, demonstrations and (3) hands-on projects.
    *  Written handouts will be provided documenting everything covered in the workshop.
    *All materials included in price of workshop.


    Contact: You may contact Tom Ellis at: 859-291-3800; cell: 859-279-9067           

    Covid-19 Safety Consideration
    We have implemented a number of participation requirements to keep students safe.
    * All participants will be required to wear a mask during the workshop.
    * All participants will be required to state that they have not been ill or had a fever in the preceding 14 days of the workshop start date.
    * Classes size must be at least 3 students and no more than 8 students.
    * Workstations will be spaced 10 feet apart from each other.
    * Demonstrations will be shown on a large monitor so students can remain at their work stations.
    * Plenty of disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer will be available.

    To Register: Contact: Tom Ellis - Call 859-291-3800.
    Email: tellis@thompsonenamel.com

    Upon contacting the W.W. Carpenter Enamel
    Foundation to register for a workshop, the student will receive a ‘Terms and Conditions Agreement’ email that they are required to answer before payment is made. Students must acknowledge that they have read, understand and agree to all ‘Terms and Conditions’ of attending our workshops. The agreement will be in the form of an email that the participant/student will sign by statement
    and return for our files. This agreement will include but not be limited to:
    1. Acknowledgment that the student has not had a fever or been ill fourteen days prior to the workshop start date.
    2. Will not hold the Foundation liable for any resulting illness or accidental injury incurred during workshop.
    3. Understands and Agrees to abide by the Cancellation Policy.
    Payment: Payment is due after the ‘Terms and Conditions
    Agreement’ has been received by the Foundation. Payment may be made by credit or debit card, check, money order or cash.
    Make checks and money orders payable to:
    W.W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation.
    Send check or money order to:
    W. W. Carpenter Enamel Foundation 
    Attn: Tom Ellis, 645 Colfax Ave 
    Bellevue, KY 41073

     
    Email: tellis@thompsonenamel.com
    Class Time:  Classes will begin at 9:00 AM and run to 4:30 PM.  There will be an hour lunch break from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM. Bring your lunch or we will car pool to a local restaurant.
    Lodging:  We recommend Holiday Inn Express, Bellevue, KY. We have an arrangement for a reduced fee:  Tell them at time of registration you are taking a workshop at Thompson Enamel/The Enamel Foundation in Bellevue and ask for the discount on your room.
    We also recommend the following hotels/motels in order of their closeness to The Carpenter Enamel Foundation:

     

    Holiday Inn Express
    Address: 110 Landmark Dr, Bellevue, KY 41073 Phone: (859) 957-2320
    Comfort Suites
    420 Riverboat Row, Newport, KY 41071 Phone: (859) 757-4590
    Aloft
    Address: 201 E 3rd St, Newport, KY 41071 Phone: (859) 916-5306
    Hampton Inn
    Address: 275 Columbia St, Newport, KY 41071 Phone: (859) 415-0678




    Items to Bring: You will receive a confirmation letter with details of the workshop.  All tools and equipment will be provided unless your workshop confirmation letter states otherwise.  All materials needed are covered in the materials fee.
    Location: The workshop will be held at the Enamel Foundation at 645 Colfax Ave., Bellevue, KY 41073. Parking is available in both front and side of building.  You may call Thompson Enamel (859-291-3800) during normal business hours (M-F, 8 to 3:30 PM) or email questions to: tellis@thompsonenamel.com  On Saturday morning you may call Tom's cell phone 859-279-9067 if you have any trouble finding our entrance.
    Cancellation Policy
    : No monetary refunds will be made unless the Carpenter Enamel Foundation cancels the workshop. In this event, you will receive a full refund.
    Student Cancellation: If you cancel days or more before the work- shop start date a $100 cancellation fee will be deducted from full amount you’ve paid.  The balance of what you’ve paid will be transferred to another workshop date of your choosing (of equal or lesser value).  Additional costs may apply to transferred workshop date. If you cancel (7) days or less before the workshop start date a $100 cancellation fee will be deducted from full amount you’ve paid.  The balance of what you’ve paid will be transferred to another workshop date of your choosing (of equal or lesser value).  Additional costs may apply to transferred workshop date.
    Insufficient Registration:  Due to workshop overhead expenses a minimum of 3 students must be registered in order to hold the class. If that number is not achieved, the workshop will be cancelled. You will receive notification 7 days (or earlier if you need to know) before the start date of that workshop. You will receive a full refund or if you prefer, a transfer of full payment to another workshop date of equal value.

    The Enamel Foundation and Tom Ellis can not be held responsible for any lost hotel or air fare costs due to workshop cancellation.
    Inclement Weather:  If you are unable to attend any workshop due to dangerous travel you will receive a transfer only of full payment to another workshop date (of equal value to workshop you are not able to attend). No monetary refunds will be made for inclement weather cancellations.





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