Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Workshop: Unbuckled

Jesse Bert
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
November 9-11, 2012

Join Jesse for a workshop at his private studio in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  San Miguel has been a mecca for artists and writers since the early 1950's.  Go back in time and visit a town that has changed very little over the last 400 years, with its cobblestone streets and rich architectural detail.  

This year's workshop will focus on the construction of belt buckles.  
Botas by Jesse Bert
As I have mentioned in earlier posts, Mexico has been and still is very close to my heart.  A place where people are friendly and the food is amazing!  So why not plan a workshop and a vacation at the same time!

While working with Jesse in his studio you will be introduced to the ins and outs of belt buckles.  Students will create a dynamic buckle of their own design. This will include making appropriate findings for securely attaching a belt of their desired size and soldering them to the backplate. 
Some of the techniques will cover textured metal and riveting,
torch-fired enamel (oh!)
and the hydraulic die press.  

All at the same time enjoying what San Miguel has to offer.  

At the end of the workshop we will offer an optional one day excursion (for an additional cost) out to the 17th Century Spanish Mining town of Mineral de Pozos which is located one hours distance from San Miguel.

Sounds like fun, yes?
3 day workshop $375 (does not include lodging or airfare)
50% deposit of the total due is required at time of registration.  Full payment is due by October 26, 2012.  Please pay by check or I can arrange for payment using PayPal.

Deposit before 10/29/12

Kalaya Steede
New Orleans, LA 70115

Airfare and lodging is not included.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.  

This blog was set up so that we can pass along all the goodies.

Remember...class size is limited.  
Hope to see and meet some of you there!

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