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Ozark Folk School - Copper Flame Painting

Meeting Place: Administration Building
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Admission: Registration fee of $60 is due when you call 870-269-3851 #1 to register. $350 class and materials fee is due to Skip and Racheal at the beginning of class. Total cost of class is $410.

Taught by Skip and Racheal Mathews

During this workshop each student will learn the basic techniques and procedures for creating shapes, patterns and colors on copper with a torch. You’ll also learn the best ways to get seal and keep the best colors. Students will learn to develop skills in controlling the shape of the flame and the amount of heat of the flame in order to draw your shapes and patterns on the copper pieces you’ve created. Then you will begin learning to anticipate the color order and layer the colors into the shapes you drew.

During the course you will complete several flame colored projects. You will leave the course with a procedures manual and equipment list that will enable you to find the items you need to set up your own home studio. This class will give you a good start on the skills you need to get the results you want in this wonderful medium.

This process is exciting to learn. All the colors are harmonious and quite beautiful, but this is not an easy art form to control. It usually takes about one year of practice to begin getting consistent patterns and the colors. Practice will determine your reaching the desired effect. Skip and Rachel are happy to consult with students as they continue on learning the art of copper flame painting.

Prerequisites – Instructor approval is required to take this class. Email Rachel at [email protected] for approval. You must know how to solder with a torch, as you will be making your own pieces to flame paint. Skip and Rachel offer a one day soldering workshop as a one-on-one class at your convenience. Contact the park at 870-269-3851#1 to arrange a workshop.

Tools to bring to the three day workshop:

· Ball peen hammer

· Vice Grip for small work like jewelry – like the Huskey from Lowe’s

· Long Nose Plier

· Wire cutter for small work like jewelry – also available at Lowe’s

Registration deadline is two weeks before the start date of the class. Registration Form