Colorful Creations: Drawing on Metal

Learn to add color and excitement to your work with Deb Karash's special technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils.
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  • +$65
    Additional kit fee
  • 4-day Workshop
    Price includes all days, tools
  • 10am - 5pm
    Each day
  • Instructor
  • 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 4-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 $65 is due the first day of class and is 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.

  • Used toothbrushes

    heavily used is best
  • Soft cloth

    like t-shirt fabric
  • Xacto knife and blades

  • Sketch pad

  • Pencils

  • Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Pencils


    A must because these are the wax based pigment.

Studio Tools & Equipment

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

  • 12” X 6” piece of copper

    24 / 22 / 20 gauge
    choose one size
  • 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

  • Rolling mill

  • Torch

  • Vise

  • Anvil

  • Buffer

  • Flex shafts

  • Dapping and forming tools

  • Disc cutter

  • Liver of sulphur for silver

  • Hammer hand piece

Additional Materials

Extra materials are available for sale.

  • 6” X 4” sterling silver

    24 gauge
    for pins, pendants, earrings - optional
  • 6” X 6” piece of copper

    24 gauge
  • 6” X 6” piece of copper

    22 gauge

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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