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Diane Cook

Diane Cook

Diane Cook

Diane Cook

Diane Cook

Brave He{ART}
with Diane Cook

1-Day Workshop on Friday, July 11, 2014
in Studio CRESCENDOh
207 North Broadway, Suite L
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Making art is not for the faint of heart. It requires exposing ourselves in a most unique way. It beckons for us to be brave and totally honest with what’s inside our hearts. In this class I will share my style of creatively designing and assembling a repoussé heart with wings. What exactly is repoussé, you might ask? The name repoussé is derived from the French word pousser, “to push forward”. It has been described as a method of decorating metals, in which parts of the design are raised in relief from the back or the inside of the article, by means of hammers and punches. So, on this day we will do just that….cut and move metal. We’ll also explore several of my favorite patina options, which includes using a small torch to produce unique and vibrant colors onto the metal. We will add texture to the metal using metal stamps, texture hammers, punches and chisels. And lastly, the process of base metal etching will be covered. So, how about it? Want to flex your muscles, and learn just what’s inside your very own brave he{art}? See you in classroom!


Kit Fee of $15 includes the following supplies and use of tools provided by the teacher:

Class Handout

Heart & Wing Patterns

Micro Attachments & Tiny Screwdrivers

Brass Wire, 12 gauge (for clasp)

Sanding Pads & Synthetic Steel Wool

Torches, Fuel & Soldering Stands

Fire Bricks & Heat Resistant Surfaces

Quenching Bowls & Tongs

Dremel Tool & Bits

Safety Glasses

Face Masks & Gloves

Texture Hammers, Brass Mallet, Metal Stamps

Etching Solution & Disposal Supplies

Patina Solutions & Finishing Wax

Metal & Hardwood Dapping Sets

Dasco Pro Cold Chisels

Power Max Cutters

Rubber Stamps & Clean-up Supplies

Staz-On Ink & Black Markers, Chisel Point


  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in, and grab a cup of coffee.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with Diane who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like Chapter One, The Gypsy Den, or C4 Deli.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:00 PM :: Class time with Diane who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Closing & Depart: 4:00-4:30 PM


  • Brass, Copper or Nickel Silver Sheet Metal, 24 gauge, at least one 6”x 12” piece
  • Brass, Copper or Sterling Silver Wire, 22 and/or 20 gauge (4-5’)
  • French Shears ( AND/OR Jewelers Saw & Blades (#5/0 or 6/0)
  • Bench Pin (
  • Metal Jewelry Files, #2 (flat or half-round)
  • Needle Files  (
  • Flush Cutters
  • Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose & Round-Nose
  • Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8mm (
  • Bailing Pliers (8/6mm) (
  • 1/8” drill bit (sold individually at hardware stores)
  • Ball Peen Hammer
  • Steel Bench Block
  • Bench Pad or Rubber Bench Block
  • Forming Hammer, Domed Nylon ( OR (
  • Hardwood Dapping & Swaging Block (
  • Metal Awl or Scribe (local hardware store)
  • Ultra Fine Point Marker, Black
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape
  • Scissors

 OPTIONAL (but suggested):

  • Beading Wire (
  • Crimping Pliers (
  • Crimp Tubes & Crimp Covers ( and (
  • Vintage rhinestone, art deco or other brooch, shoe or dress clip, or earring, gemstones, pearls, chain, clear crystal rondells, 6-8mm
  • Personal Eye Protection
  • Work Light (Battery Operated suggested or bring an extension cord)
  • Cut Lube (if you decide to use your jewelers saw)

(I will also have some goodies for sale, which will include some of the above, as well as book chain, oval jump rings, pearls, gemstones, vintage dangles, charms, rhinestone connectors and more).

Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

Diane is an artist and instructor. Learn more about her here.

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014
Price :: 126


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