18. Traces of Place: Recording Memory through Paint and Metal

Course Date(s) 
Oct 03, 2019 to Nov 07, 2019
Thursdays, 6:30-9:30
15 hours/5 weeks (no class Oct. 31)
Class size: 5 (no experience necessary)
Registration Closes 
Sep 26, 2019

$185 + materials fee approx. $60 payable to instructor on first day of class (Material fee may be charged for additional metal depending on size of personal project).

Course Overview 

This workshop focuses on the use of basic metalsmithing techniques in combination with paint to create sculptural mementos of place. Methods of recording memory will be explored through color, shape, and form. Students will learn a variety of techniques to apply paint directly to sheets of metal, and how to incorporate this unique colouring technique into the creation of small sculptural objects that can serve as markers of moments in time and place. Students will bring in objects they have collected to serve as inspiration for their project (this could be natural artefacts collected from the landscape like rocks, flowers, or photographs etc). We will discuss different elements that help to elicit an emotional response such as color and texture, and how we can translate these with metal and paint. It is recommended that each student bring a facemask or respirator.


K. Claire MacDonald BFA

K. Claire MacDonald is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where she completed a BFA with a Major in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing.