Christiana  Taglepietra

A lifelong passion for Fine Arts and Fine Crafts brought Christine to William Holland, first as a student and for the past few years as an instructor. Producing a variety of crafts, such as Pottery, knitting and sewing, leather and batik, enameling, and in particular, cloisonn, her favorite. For some years now she has introduced her students to the various techniques of enameling and she hopes to continue to share her passion.

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Enameling I - Christiana Taglepietra
Come and discover how exciting enameling can be. No specials skills are necessary, but a good sense of color helps. This is a busy class because we will try to cover as many different techniques as time allows. Students signing up for two consecutive weeks will get the attention required to advance in their favored technique. Lab fee will provide each student with enough materials to do at least five projects, and additional materials will be available for purchase. Please pay the lab fee and anything you purchase either in cash or by check.

Lab Fee: $85.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$30
Prerequisites: None

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Enameling II - Christiana Taglepietra
This class is dedicated to CLOISONN and champlev, two quite labor-intensive techniques. You all have had a taste of CLOISONN in previous classes now we will refine the technique and get to know the enamels better. We will work over silver foil and use mostly transparent enamels. For champlev, we will deep-etch copper and then fill the cavities with opaque enamels. Lab fee includes everything needed to finish four projects and additional materials will be available for purchase. Please pay the lab fee and anything you purchase either in cash or by check.

Lab Fee: $110.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$50
Prerequisites: Two enameling I classes taught by Christine

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