Spirit Protectors: A Metal Figurative Assemblage

August 27-28, 2020

Schedule: Thursday-Friday, 9am–4pm

Instructor: Leighanna Light

Registration Deadline: Registration Closed

Due to coronavirus concerns, this class has been canceled. Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.


I created my first Spirit Protectors during a particularly difficult time in my life and I can’t seem to stop. I absolutely love making these and I would love to teach you how!

On day one of this two-day workshop, I will teach you my favorite surface design techniques on metal. We will explore leaf printing, faux etching, texturizing, metal transfers, and I will bring several products that will add solid color to your metal. We will prepare our wooden bases and create cool funky faces for our figures.

On the second day I will share my favorite tips and tricks to achieve balance, contrast and a powerful composition. We will cut up our tin, combine it with the metal that we made on the first day and I will show you how to make beautiful woven pieces out of metal strips. You will learn simple cold connection techniques, no glue here, as well as how to safely and properly operate tools.

Finally we will put it all together to create two figurative assemblages attached to a wooden base. Each base is approximately 5”x7”, which is used for the body only. After adding the head and legs your Spirit Protector can be as large as your imagination can take you! You will leave with at least one finished piece, however most people complete two in this workshop.
No experience necessary, just plan to come and have a blast!

Materials fee of $35 (payable at class time) includes 2 wooden bases prepped with gesso, tin for faux etching, all hardware, screws, nuts and bolts, nails and wire, paint, glaze, gel medium, clear coat, gilders paste, hanging hardware and most tools.

Level Beginner and above

Class Size 16

Instructor Leighanna Light

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  • Tuition $280
  • Materials Fee $35 (please bring your Materials Fee in cash to class)
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