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Pop-up: Electrolitic Etching with Alan Bremer

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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Electrolitic Etching Workshop

with Alan Bremer


Saturday, February 22, 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm


We will learn how to etch copper alloys and silver using low voltage electricity in an appropriate electrolyte for the metal.  This is a hands-on workshop with a kit available for purchase that includes everything you need to get started etching.

  • We will discuss various resists for the wanted effect and application (We will use paint pen for workshop.)
  • How to safely use electrolytes and electricity.
  • Demonstrate mixing electrolytes for each metal type. (Saltwater will need to be premixed 24 hours before workshop.  See PDF for details - Basic Kit - Salt Solution Instructions.pdf)
  • We will set up anode and work in electrolyte bath.
  • We will learn how to create electric flow without short circuit.
  • We will evaluate etching results and problem solve.
  • We will learn how to recover silver from electrolyte.

Material and Tools:  (You may purchase the Basic Kit for $35 at the workshop.  See PDF for details - Basic Kit - Salt Solution Instructions.pdf  Please let the instructor know if you have these materials and do not need the kit.  The optional Cupric Nitrate for silver etch is an additional $18.)

  • Two-liter rectangular container with lid
  • Six-volt battery and/or battery charger, or variable rectifier
  • Copper wire with clips for electrical connections
  • Resist of choice; paint pen will be used in workshop for speed
  • 4 x 7 thin copper plate for cathode
  • Copper Alloy and/or silver for etching
  • Two, one-gallon containers of distilled water
  • Plastic funnel
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Box of kosher salt
  • 400 grams Cupric Nitrate

Bring a lunch or take a short lunch break.  You won't want to miss any of this class!

Cost

All registrants - $100 at time of registration online

(Basic kit available for purchase price from instructor at cost --$35 for basic kit and additional $18 for optional Cupric Nitrate)


Where

5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340


Registration

Not a current MAGG member?  Join today  Membership is $50 annually.

Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.metalartsguildga.org

If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email info@MetalArtsGuildGA.org

Cancellation / Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

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