Class 1. Basics of Working with Mesh
$200, discounted for multiple classes
Choose from two sections: July 29-30 or August 4-5
Day 1: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. PDT—Instruction, demos, discussion and hands-on work.
Day 2: 3-4 p.m. PDT—Troubleshooting, sharing work and discussion.
You will learn to:
- Understand mesh. What is woven steel mesh? What sizes are available? Where do you buy it? How can you use it?
- Work with mesh. Cutting, patterning, deforming, forming and scoring/bending it.
- Finish edges and ends. Finishing edges and forming seams.
- Solder or fuse weld. Connecting mesh sheets to each other.
- Combine with sheet. Soldering and cold connections.
- Design with mesh. Integrating it with other forms of mild steel (sheet, perforated steel and wire) Combining it with non-traditional materials. Using it to capture elements.
- Complete class projects. Prepare two different pieces made of mesh, one flat and one volumetric. One piece must incorporate at least two different sizes of mesh.
- 3 pieces of woven steel mesh 6” x 12”
- 1 piece of 20g steel sheet 6” x 12”
Student Provided Supplies
- Flush cutters—an old pair that you don’t mind getting dinged up
- Dedeco separating disc and mandrel—Rio Grande
- Metal ruler (inches and mm)
- Flat nose parallel pliers (2 pair)—Rio Grande
- Silver solder (any kind)
- Sharp scissors (such as Joyce Chen)
- Bench block
- Your choice of clear Metal Wax from Sculpt Nouveau OR Bowling Alley Wax from Amazon
- Optional but helpful:
- 1” Confirming pliers—Rio Grande
- Patina. Either gun bluing Oxpho Blue Brownells or Presto-black PC9 Sculpt Nouveau
Basic Tools & Supplies
For supplies, materials and tools that you will need to provide for all classes, please refer to the basic list for tools and supplies needed for working with steel in the pdf below. As with the list of class-specific supplies (above), many of these are items that you may have on hand. Note that the sources shown are merely examples. Many different vendors can be sourced for these products.Basic Tools and Supplies for Working with Steel »
Cost savings if multiple classes are chosen: Basic Class only: $200 (+ $40 kit) =$240 Basic Class plus one other class = $360 (+ $80 for two kits) =$440 All three classes = $480 (+ $120 for three kits) = $600