“One on One” Enameling Classes by Patsy Croft

“One on One” Enameling Classes by Patsy Croft

Classes of Enamels and  Enameling with Beautiful Colors!
As a professional, have you ever found yourself needing a little help. But your schedule is tight, and it is hard to get away for a week or weekend enameling classes when they are offered around the country. I have been in this situation and as an instructor it has given me the opportunity to offer daily or weekly private tutoring, to meet your needs, year- round from my studio in Orange Beach Al.

For more information:
Contact me directly Call (205) 478-9977
Email me: patsy@alohilanidesigns.com

Enameling Classes offered:
Cloisonne Enameling
Plique a jour
Champleve Fusion of high karat metals
Goldsmithing
Granulation and Stone setting.

Testimonials:

Karen and I worked side-by-side for four days on our own pieces, and Karen completed a pendant for her brother, a master diver. She worked from an image of a diver riding a giant manta ray A difficult piece for a young enamellist, and made a beautiful jewel!

“When I came home I couldn’t sleep for the first three nights, my head was spinning,” says Karen. “There were so many things I wanted to do.” Karen is currently planning another session to learn Patsy’s fusion technique, to help her create double-sided pieces.

Students appreciate Patsy’s openness, unlike so many art teachers who, fearful of losing business, are apt to limit the knowledge they share, Karen says. “Patsy is not afraid to give out her secrets.” Patsy agrees. “We as a group can grow faster this way, and bring our art to a different level.”

Ileana Rojas of Costa Rica, had always wanted to learn cloisonne. After seeing Patsy’s work she decided to go for it. She took a one-on-one class during the summer of 2008 at Patsy’s studio. “Cloisonné is a difficult art,” says Ileana. “You need an instructor like Patsy if you want to learn right. The only surprise was how much I learned with her.”

But even with the best training, Patsy acknowledges that everyone, at one time or another, gets stuck. “When you’re designing and can’t get it to work, you have to put it down,” she says. “I have learned not to push it, as it just gets worse. I put it down, walk away. Then when something clicks, I can get back to it. And the fun begins. It’s like life,” Patsy says. “It is difficult, laborious, challenging, rewarding and beautiful. Enjoy it.”

 

“Wonderful class, far exceeded my expectations, learned more this week than I have in the past two years.”

“Excellent instruction. You handle varied skill levels easily. The class was encouraging and motivational.”

“Patsy did a marvelous job. I’ll be back in the near future, what a treat!”

“Patsy is exceptional, she is a joy to work with, full of enthusiasm, very understanding and helpful. Her skills are extraordinary and reflect the professionalism of her work.”

“Patsy is an awesome teacher. true example of patience. Her work is superior. She is totally willing to share knowledge, supplies and energy.”

“Outstanding teacher. I came with a specific purpose and was opened to a world of possibilities.”

“This was a fabulous class, Patsy is more than a great instructor, her personality, kindness and desire to help made me relax and be more successful with the difficulty of the projects.”

“I found Patsy to be one of the most genuine and generous teachers that I have ever met.  She makes you feel like you can do anything. And is willing to help you do anything. She genuinely love enamels and precious metals. I have also taken classes at her studio and she designed them around what it was that I wanted to learn.  She gave me direction on my artwork and got excited about an idea I had and helped me figure that out and even call me to see how it was coming (Yes Patsy I am working on it) If you get the opportunity to take a class with Patsy do so.  But just be prepared to be tired afterwards.  Her energy level is contagious and she told me she like for people to get their moneys worth and boy did I.”
Karen

2 Comments

  1. Karin Waters

    I recently spent 5 days of sheer bliss with Patsy. We worked one on one exploring plique a jour, fusing, depletion, and as an extra bonus, Patsy shared her tips for successful soldering. I’ve never had such a wonderful learning experience, for Patsy is incredibly generous with her knowledge and experience. I highly recommend scheduling one on one lessons with Patsy in her gorgeous home studio. The setting is unreal too! Thank you Patsy for an amazing experience, I will treasure the memories and the knowledge gained through our time together!

    Reply
    • Patsy Croft

      Thank you for the kind words. You were an awesome student and it was fun for me also! *) Don’t forget if you have an questions contact me anytime.

      Looking forward to seeing your trajectory as you continue your creative journey, Patsy

      Reply

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