Class Descriptions

    medieval-minting-shop    Introduction to Moneying 

Have you wanted to make your own coin, but didn’t know quite where to start? This day-long, drop-in class will introduce students to Medieval currency, and guide them from start to finish in making their very own coins. You will learn: how to make your own coin die, engraving and metal stamping, common design elements, and tool handling.

Equipment and materials will be provided. Students may wish to bring safety glasses, if they have them.

Students may also wish to bring their own coin design ideas!

Instructor: TH Lady Sciath ingen Chaennaig

Cost: $20 (includes materials and handout)

Class limit: 10 students

Minimum age 18 to participate

Please note:  This class will be loud, and hot work.

 

 

Ronde-bosse enameling

For some all around fun come out for a few hours and try out enameling in 3-Dimensions.  I will have tiny elements all ready to apply enamel to, for this quick and satisfying foray into the cheapside hoard.  Participants will have time to make 2-3 small items each.

 

Instructor: Orla

Conditions: Wear fire safe clothing, shoes and secure hair.

 Ages 16 and up,   12-15 with parental supervision only.

Cost: donations or help out as you are able.

Class size: 15

Time: 2hrs

 

 

Intricate pattern transfer for metal, leather and wax.

A survey and demonstration of historical methods as well as a hands on run at a few forms of modern wizardry.  Class will involve hands on use of charcoal, beeswax, varnish and solvents.

Instructor: Orla
Class length: 1hr
Class Size:  10 participants
Free

 

Learning how to use a Jewelers Saw

This class will give you a chance to use a Jewelers saw on brass, to learn how to do cut work pieces. It can be frustrating to start (as you will be breaking blades as though that is your only reason to attend) but it is a very rewarding, and versatile, skill and tool once mastered.

Instructor: Cesare Ambrogino di Salvazzi
Class length: 2 hrs
Class size:   3  plus 2 more if you have your own jewelers saw
Cost: $7

 

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