Tuesday, July 03, 2007

new nanopod action

Workshops on at the Science Center and the nanopod studio:


Great news! The Ontario Science Centre has asked me to come and teach several weekend workshops in their new Weston Family Innovation Centre.

These workshops are geared towards 8 to 23 year olds - but anyone is welcome to join in the fun!

Saturday, July 7th &
Sunday, July 8th
Workshops start at:
and they are FREE!

Creative Science: Garbage Art Jewelry
July 7-8, 2007
Put your creativity to the test in this special workshop. Take inspiration from our guest jewelry artist, Tosca Teran of nanopod: Hybrid Studio and determine if you can concoct a ring, bracelet, or necklace from unexpected materials, recycled parts and eco-friendly items.
11 am, 1 & 3 pm, Sat. & Sun., Level D, Weston Family Innovation Centre.

Bring your kids, tell your friends & come make some wearable - upcycled - recycled - art!

Tosca Teran
nanopod: Hybrid Studio


Learn to hand fabricate
your own jewelry/sculptures
out of sterling silver.
You will make a ring band, learn one of the oldest casting techniques, set stones,
and much more...

Beginning Jewelry
Monday or Wednesday evenings starting July 9th or 11th
5 student max., 8 wks, 6:30p.m.-9:30p.m.
1 evening per week $250 + materials*
Pre registration required w/$100 deposit
Summer Love Give Back! Register with a friend and receive 15% off

week#1: working with copper- introduction, drilling, sawing, soldering

week#2: making a ring band out of silver(stamp, hammer finish, roller print, etc)

week#3: finishing your ring, patinas, polishing, working with wax for lost wax casting

week#4: continue working with wax, cuttlefish
casting in class.

week#5: cleaning up castings, creating your own findings (ear wires, jump rings, pin backs)

week#6: forming metal using the dapping block, disk cutters, married metals

week#7: riveting, bezel settings, tube settings- create a piece using learned techniques

week#8: finish up projects

*some materials included.
No Experience Necessary!

Intensive glass fusing & jewelry making workshop

Saturday, July 28th noon to 5pm & Sunday, July 29th, 11am to 6pm {hr lunch}
5 student max.
$275 includes all materials
(deposit of half down required to hold space)

This is a 2-day intensive workshop that teaches not only how to make beautiful fused glass cabochons or “stones”, but also how to mount and display them to their best advantage.
It is a fun, hands-on class that begins with glass cutting and ends with the completion of 6 to 10 fused pieces; cabochons for earrings, pendants and rings.
The next day using sterling silver students will choose from their fusings made on Saturday and learn how to’set them creating beautiful one-of-a-kind earrings,
pendants and rings.

Learn how to cut glass, emboss-it, embed things in it, and fuse-it then learn how to bezel set your glass pieces, make a ring band for your bezel settings, pendants, cuff links, etc. Resource list of where you can purchase materials, tools, equipment and how to set-up your own studio is included.
Class fee includes all materials: glass, sterling & fine silver, supplies, and firings.
Tools are provided. Lunch is included! No Experience Necessary!

Tosca Teran
nanopod: Hybrid Studio
322 Harbord Street
Toronto, ON M6G1H1
647 219 0585


Blogger SparkleMe! said...

What a fantastic blog! So glad that I've come across it and I've now booked marked it in my fav's.


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