Colorful Creations: Drawing on Metal

April 4-8, 2022

Learn to add color and excitement to your work with Deb Karash's special technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils.
Learn from the leaders.
Register for this workshop today.



  • +$60
    Additional kit fee
  • 5-day Workshop
    Price includes all days, tools
  • 10am - 5pm / 10am - 3pm
    Mon - Thurs / Friday
  • Deb Karash
  • Dates Offered

Call to register for this workshop (919) 732-9702 or register online.

From the simple to the complex, who doesn’t want to add a little color to their jewelry, or maybe your own patterns and images?

This class focuses on Deb Karash's technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils. Learn to add color and excitement to your work with my special technique.

In this 5 day class, you should finish at least one pendant and several sample pieces. Fabrication techniques will be covered as time allows.

All levels are welcome. If you have taken Drawing on Metal in the past, we will build on those skills and talk more about design.

Cool division
Between brooch
Warm division
4 leaf necklace with square earrings

Tools & Supplies

A kit fee of $60 is due the first day of class and payable to the instructor. This kit contains pieces that Deb prepares to get students started. Other materials and use of tools are included.

Students Should Bring

Students must bring these supplies which can be found at most art or office supply stores.

  • Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Pencils


    A must because these are the wax based pigment.

  • Sketch pad

  • Pencils

  • Xacto knife and blades

Studio Tools & Equipment

These hand and studio tools will be supplied for student use by OQZO Metalsmith.

  • 3” x 6” piece of 22 gauge copper
  • 3” X 6” piece of 22 gauge brass
  • 3” X 6” piece of 22 gauge sterling silver
  • Saw frame, blades, saw blade lubricant

    #4 / 0
  • Bench pin

  • Needle Files

  • 1 sheet sandpaper

    80 grit
  • Pliers

    Round/Flat/Needle Nose
  • Ultra flush cutters

  • Tweezers

  • Magnifying glasses or Optivisor

    if needed
  • Half Round File

    6" or 8" #2 Swiss
  • Rivet Hammer

  • Non-marring Hammer

    Delron, rawhide, etc.
  • Bench block

  • Steel Burnisher

  • Center Punch

  • Scissors

  • Tooth brushes and a soft cloth

    such as t-shirt fabric
  • Rolling mill

  • Torch

  • Vise

  • Anvil

  • Buffer

  • Flex shafts

  • Dapping and forming tools

  • Disc cutter

  • Liver of sulphur for silver

  • Hammer hand piece

The Studio

Take a Class • Teach a Class • Open Studio Time Available

OQZO Metalsmith is located in the beautiful and quiet woods of Hillsborough, North Carolina and provides a well-lit, well-equipped studio enviroment perfect for teaching and creating handmade sterling silver jewelry.

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