Linda Darty: Cloisonné: The Brilliance of Transparent Enamel

L.Darty_Unknown-1(Saturday, July 22 & Sunday, July 23) SOLD OUT

Explore the rich beauty of cloisonné enameling, developing and expanding your artistic skills. In this class, students will practice shading with transparent and opalescent enamels on small jewelry scale pieces of copper or silver. We will focus on blending colors to achieve value gradations, luminosity and depth and we will learn to use foil beneath colors. Hand finishing enamels and setting options will also be discussed. Students will be challenged to work at their own level of experience.

Price: Member $325 / Non-member $385    Limit: 12
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Materials Fee: TBD


tuscanyLinda-3Linda Darty learned enameling and metalwork in the mountains of North Carolina, where for seven years, she lived and worked as assistant to the director of Penland School of Crafts. As professor and coordinator of the metal design program at East Carolina University, she has recently begun a new life in the medieval town of Certaldo, Italy, where she teaches enameling and directs ECU’s ITALY INTENSIVES art program for fall and spring semesters and also spring and summer short workshops. Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in the heart of Tuscany, the beautiful studios are located in a medieval palace near Florence, where Linda began her own art studies in 1973.

Linda has an extensive national and international exhibition record with work in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Arts and Design in NYC and The Arkansas Art Museum. She is the recipient of the North Carolina Board of Governor’s Teaching Award as well as The Lifetime Achievement Award for Research from East Carolina University, and The Lifetime Achievement Award from The Enamelist Society, an international organization. In 2003, as a more organized way of providing notes to her students, Linda wrote The Art of Enameling, published by Lark books, and currently used as a text in many universities.


Westchester Center for the Arts
Westchester Community College
196 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY  10606

Entrance is on the street level — on the right side facing the Bronx River Parkway.

Refunds and Cancellations

Workshop fees are refundable up to June 25, 2017 (less a 10% administrative fee); after June 25, 2017 the administrative fee increases to 25%. Workshop cancellation notification must be made in writing (email is preferable). Workshop fees will not be refunded after July 6, 2017 if the resulting vacancy cannot be filled.

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