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Silver Jewelry – Embellished Ring & Silver Casting

September 14, 2019 – September 15, 2019 all-day
Alta Lake Station House
5560 Old Mill Ln
Whistler, BC V0N 1B5
Arts Whistler


Come learn how to make unique shapes through watercasting. You will learn how to prep crucibles, melt silver and create watercastings, then work on piecing them together to form beautiful, one-of-a-kind pendants, earrings and rings. Students will leave with a beautiful jewelry encompassing their personal style, as well as the knowledge to make it again.

DATE: SEPTEMBER 14-15, 2019
TIME: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
AGE: 16+

$225 Arts Whistler Member Early Bird (Until May 20)
$275 Arts Whistler Member
$300 Non-Member
Additional supply cost: $70

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Workshop Details

Come learn how to make unique shapes through watercasting.  You will learn how to prep crucibles, melt silver and create watercastings. Once students have made a collection of forms that they love with the watercasting, they will work on piecing them together to form beautiful, one of a kind pendants or earrings.  The instructor will walk each student through the soldering process to a finished piece. This workshop is great for the absolute beginner all the way to the advanced student who is looking for ways to reuse their scrap bits of silver. You’ll go home feeling comfortable and confident around torches and molten metal.

Make a statement with a stunning ring! Students will leave with a beautiful ring encompassing their personal style as well as the knowledge to make it again. Students will learn the basic art of creating a ring shank and how to hammer texture it. From there, they will move on to learning how to set free-form cabochons for the focal point. If that’s not enough, students will have a choice of using serrated or scalloped bezel wire to set their stones in and then embellish it with a twisted silver wire.


Instructor Bio

Kelly Allanson is a Vancouverite by birth, growing up exploring the coastal regions by sail boat and the local trails by foot. Nature has always been an integral part of her designs and is often seen throughout it. Incorporating found objects or colourful stones, her work is a myriad of organic textures and techniques. Kelly graduated from VCC Jewellery Art & Design Program in 2000 and has since spent her time traveling throughout North America. Now resettled back in Vancouver with her family, She can be found sitting at her bench creating jewelry or teaching workshops.

A well-versed and exceptional instructor in many jewelry techniques, Kelly shares knowledge willingly and easily. As a jeweller and an artist, self expression is a fundamental part of her teachings and personal designs.

Check out the instructor’s work: kellyallanson.com


All supplies included in the additional supply cost of $70


How to get there

The Alta Lake Station House is located 4km south of Whistler Village and is accessible by car, bike, or foot. Parking is at Wayside Park. It is approximately a 15-minute walk to the location along the Valley Trail. Please allow yourself time, especially if you are bringing a lot of art supplies. Also, bring your own lunch and snacks, the Alta Lake Station House is not close to any restaurants or grocery stores. The venue is equipped with a full-service kitchen, complete with stove and refrigerator.


What is Art On The Lake?

Art on the Lake are unique workshops lead by professional artists who will teach techniques to enhance your craft. The Alta Lake Station House is a tranquil space, where you can be fully present among your peers as you immerse into creativity. The scenic views of the lake make for the perfect artist getaway. Whether you are experienced or just beginning these workshops welcome everyone.

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