Book It: Connecting it All with Robert DancikTuesday June 19, 2012
Learn from Master Stuff Smith, Robert Dancik, how to create booklets for a variety of purposes using faux bone; creating a variety of hinges, hooks and other connections.
Learn to connect your pieces using movable hinges, functional hooks, and an assortment of rivets and eyelets.
Robert will show you step-by-step the process of creating with faux bone; how to treat, finish, and connect this material in a variety of ways.
Learn the technical skills behind these one of a kind pieces an get started creating your own unique work of art.
Above: One of Robert's closed hinged faux bone pieces.
Above: Using hinges and closures to reveal a continuing story hidden inside.
Above: Learn to carve, texture, color and rivet using faux bone.
Above: See how to create a movable hinge and combine your elements.
COVERED IN THIS CLASS:
• tools and supplies
• how-to cut, carve, saw, hammer, polish, drill, stamp, inlay,
and dye, faux bone
• texturing, finishing, and creating unique surfaces
• how to make movable hinges to create book covers that open and close
• creating and adding polymer clay embellishments
• ideas and techniques for making secure cold connections
• alternative ways to combine the clays, metal and polymer,
• PLUS, design tips for making your pieces stand out
Included with the cost of class is a PDF of class notes and resources.
Robert Dancik holds an MA in Sculpture and a BA in Fine Art and has been an artist and teacher for many years. He is presently an adjunct professor of education at Pace University and has taught students from kindergarten to graduate school. Robert’s teaching career includes workshops at art centers in the U. S. and abroad, including Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Metalwerx in Waltham, Massachusetts; Victoria College of Art in Australia; and Mid Cornwall School of Jewelry in the United Kingdom.Robert is the originator of Faux Bone™, a new material for artists involved in jewelry, artist’s books, sculpture, and many other disciplines. He lives in Oxford, Connecticut, where he is an avid cook and collector of toys, maps, and compasses.