MASON STAINS ~ APPLICATION METHODS Instructor ~ April Wengren, June 11-12, 2022, 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
June 11 @ 10:00 am - June 12 @ 5:00 pm$145.00
CHARMED I’M SURE STUDIO Presents
MASON STAINS ~ APPLICATION METHODS
Instructor ~ April Wengren
Two Day Class
Saturday & Sunday, June 11 – 12, 2022
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
$145 for the two-day class
Kit Fee – $20 payable in class
We will go to dinner with April on Saturday evening. Restaurant to be determined.
Add Mason Stains to your enameling vocabulary with this 2 day class! The first day you will learn the characteristics of mason stains and how to properly use them. Students will make 3 sample squares using different application methods. The second day you will combine the application techniques of your choice to create a more involved piece. You will come away with a working knowledge of how to use mason stains in your own enamels.
Students will learn:
1. How to properly sift and fire 80 mesh enamel on copper to create a base coat with counter enamel on the back.
2. The properties of mason stains, what they are and how to use them in enameling.
3. Four ways to apply the mason stains to the enamel, how to fire them, and clean-up.
4. How to combine application methods to enhance enamel pieces.
Some enameling experience is helpful as this will be a fast-paced class.
The $20 kit fee includes:
Three 2″ x 2″ sheets of whiteboard
One 2″ x 2″ Copper sheet
Enamels and Mason Stains to try and share
Use of kiln and enameling supplies/equipment
A small round-tipped brush
X-acto knives to shareCrow Quill Pens to share
Sponge dabbing tools to share
You may want to bring the last three items for your own personal use.
Last day for refunds 6/4/2022
To sign up, go to:
FUTURE WORKSHOPS LISTED AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT
Social distancing with plexiglass dividers between each student, sanitized surfaces; hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes on every student table area; plenty of ventilation with circulating fresh air; pack-your-own-lunch.
★THINGS TO BRING★
*** LUNCH *** – BYO Bag lunch and covered drink, mask, optional apron.
See above for class materials needed.
Charmed I’m Sure Studio is located at
7 Nita Court, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.
Jean’s cell – 717-919-7444.
I encourage you to arrive by 9.45 AM.
Class will begin promptly at 10:00 AM.
Please park at the lower end of the driveway OR in the cul-de-sac “nose in” to the property (please do not block mail boxes).
Enter around the LEFT side of the house through the studio door. Follow the arrows 😉
*** NOTE – Please respect any No Parking signs and do not park on lawns. ***
Without purchasing a ticket in advance, Charmed I’m Sure Studio cannot reserve a space in any workshop.
Please feel free to share workshop announcements and website information!
We now have special rates at several close-by hotels!
FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES
503 Winding Creek Boulevard Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17050
717-795-1918 OR 1 717-766-9006
Nightly rate is $89 per night for Charmed I’m Sure students. Reserve early as the hotel fills fast.
Ask for the Charmed I’m Sure Studio rate. Ask to talk to BILL if our deal is not available. He’ll fix you up if there are any rooms available in the hotel.
Use this special rate link:
Holiday Inn Express and Suites
2055 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Guests can call their reservations system and ask to be a part of “Charmed I’m Sure Studio” and they will be directed to a 10% discount.
Best Western Plus
4900 Woodland DR
Enola, PA 17025
Guests need to tell that they are part of “Charmed Studio” and staff should be able to assist them for the booking. The rate for our group is $89.00 a night plus taxes, etc.
Details not yet available.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Published workshops found at
April 9, 2022 – Jean Van Brederode – Captive Heart Two Seats available (4 different size pendants available to make!)
April 10, 2022 ~ Nancy Bryant – Keum Boo Project Four seats available
April 24, 2022 ~ Nancy Bryant, Sapphire Stacking Rings Two seats available
April 30, 2022 ~ Nancy Sacco, Fantasy Stone Pendant and Earrings
May 14 – 15, 2022 ~ Alison Pack, Fluid Form and Creative Color in Enameling Three Seats available
May 21 – 22, 2022 ~ Tom Ellis, Techniques Using Stencils and Separation Enamels ONE Seat available
June 4, 2022, Nancy Sacco, To Be Announced
June 5 ~ Roxan O’Brien, To Be Announced
***NEW*** June 11 – 12, 2022 ~ April Wengren, Mason Stains, Application Methods
July 16, 2022 ~ Jean Van Brederode, Faux Opal Ring
***NEW*** July 24, 2022 ~ Sue Hetrick, Botanical Printing on Silk
August 13, 2022 ~ Jean Van Brederode, Enameled Bangles
August 21, 2022 ~ Nancy Sacco, To Be Announced
September 9 – 11, 2022 ~ April Wengren, To Be Announced
September 16 – 18, 2022 ~ Eva Sherman, To Be Announced
September 24, 2022 ~ Nancy Sacco, To Be Announced
September 25, 2022 ~ Jean Van Brederode, Halloween Bat
September 30 – October 2 ~ Debora Mauser, To Be Announced
October 15, 2022 ~ Jean Van Brederode, To Be Announced
October 29, 2022 ~ Nancy Sacco, To Be Announced