Join us for an evening with Sheilla Actis, a jewelry maker from Brazil! In this workshop, Sheilla will show you marquetry veneer techniques that can be applied in small objects or jewelry. You will learn how to cut and glue veneer to create a pair of post earrings. She also talk about wood finishes. An oil-wax finish will be applied to the earrings. The process is quite simple and it can be made at home with small pieces of wood veneers and basic hand tools. You keep the kit!
This course will be held over Zoom. It is limited to 8 people in order to offer more more interaction with peers and instructor. The zoom link will be emailed to students after signing up for the course.
This course has 2 free seats for the BIPOC (Black Indigenous People of Color) community to take this course at cost for the materials fee of $36. Fireweed believes in wealth redistribution while our nation has still not offered proper reparations to marginalized communities.
Taught by Sheilla Actis @she.art_br
About Sheilla in her own words:
My name is Sheilla, I am a Brazilian woodworker who fell in love with wood at a violin making workshop in Cambridge, 2010. Later I got very interested in marquetry so I took every course I could find in Brazil.
There are so many types, styles and techniques in marquetry. They can bring different possibilities to woodworking.
For the past years I have been teaching how to apply these techniques in jewelry and I also have started a small business to sell my work and create new projects from wood wastes that combine marquetry techniques and my creative process.
Materials & Tool purchase cost for this class is $36 :
blue, pink and maple veneer
steel straight edge
measurement cutting guide
*you can forgo the materials fee if you already own the tools and materials
Materials can be picked up at Jack's Hardware and Farm Supply in Minneapolis a week before class (October 21) . Out of state students will be given the option of requesting shipping for an additional $9.50. (covers priority shipping).
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Now offering sliding scale pricing! We know the pandemic has affected people in different ways and want to keep woodworking accessible. Suggested admission is $76, but we now have a $66 admission option and a pay it forward option.
Need a scholarship? We got you! Just email email@example.com, tell us what you can afford and we will work on covering the rest.