Workshop – Drawing with Enamels: Vivid Colors and Emphatic Lines

Instructor: Charity Hall
May 30th – June 2nd 
at The Richmond Art Center

Hall- Entomology Collection

Hall- Entomology Collection

It’s all about the image! Using enamels as your palette, we will explore the endless possibilities of drawing and painting techniques in enamel. We will begin by developing an eye for line, investigating several methods to create line-based images, such sgraffito. We will then explore color through painting with watercolor enamels and learning what to look for when firing these types of enamels. Finally, we will focus in on details and surprise effects, including stippling, how to set faceted stones within the enamel surface, and even how to make glow in the dark enamels. All levels are welcome. No experience necessary in enameling, drawing or painting.

Charity Hall is a studio metalsmith and enamelist in Blacksburg, VA. As a former Charity Painting croppedbotanist, interested in the intricate relationships between art and science. Using copper, silver, enamel, and precious stones, she explores metalworking and jewelry, showcasing a diversity of insects and investigating our own anthropomorphic biases toward them. She teaches enameling and jewelry workshops for guilds, schools, and universities around the country, Her work has been featured in Behind the Brooch, Humor in Craft and 500 Enameled Objects. She is a contributing author for Art Jewelry Magazine. Solo exhibition, 2014-15, the Mesa Arts Center 2012 Niche Award Finalist. MFA East Carolina University, 2008.