Exhibits & Events - Workshops - OTF_MCC - Metal Clay Creations - Age 10** to Adult

In this workshop, participants will design and create their own original piece of fine silver jewellery using precious metal clay. Participants will begin by sketching and creating the texture to be used with the clay for a small bracelet or necklace* charm. Once your creation has been molded Adults** will learn how to use a torch to fire their piece.

Following firing the class will take a break for the pieces to be tumbled which is the final step (approx. 45min - hour during scheduled class time, you are welcome to leave and shop or grab a snack along Victoria Street). After the break everyone can come back to pick up their finished pieces.

This is a wonderful opportunity to create a special one-of-a kind present for someone or yourself!

Location: FortyOne: Local Art Market 41 Victoria St E., Alliston

Please register early as this class has a limited number of participants

Time: Depending on the final registration numbers and time required to fire the pieces this class will end between 5pm and 5:30pm.

**While this class is open to ages 10+ no participant under the age of 18 will be allowed to fire their own piece. Firing for underage participants will be done by the instructor. If you want an underage participant to fire their own piece a parent/guardian must sign a waiver. Please contact Sarah at s.odonnell@southsimcoeartscouncil.com if you require this form.

*In this workshop participants will make a charm. Necklace chains are not included in the cost, but will be available for purchase for those interested.

How do I register?
When registering for this program you have a choice of what to pay; either 'Full Price' or a subsidized grant rate. These subsidized grant prices are based on the cost of materials, as well as other important pricing considerations. We hope that by offering this tiered pricing it will allow remove some of the barriers that may have kept members of our community from participating.

What is this grant subsidy?
These Arts4All Workshops are generously supported by grant funding through the Ontario Trillium Foundation and community donors. This grant allows us to offer professionally taught classes at subsidized rates with the intent to remove the barriers that hinder our community from participating in the arts. In addition to this subsidy a donation box will be on site. We are always grateful for donations towards these incredible programs. All funds received from donations & registration will go back into our #BreakTheBarriersInitiative helping us provide ongoing programming to our community.

If you have questions about financial assistance for these programs through the SSAC please contact Sarah at s.odonnell@southsimcoeartscouncil.com


Full Price: $70.00 CAD
Grant Price: $40.00 CAD


Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Tracy Lai

Tracy Lai

Metal Keys Designs
Metal Keys Designs is owned by metal clay artist Tracy Lai. Tracy specializes in creating jewellery using precious metal clay, such as fine and sterling silver. Her pieces often incorporate enamels, stones, resin, Keum Boo (gold), and mixed metals. Tracy comes from an arts background and her works are influenced by her interests in music, Asian art, and styles of the past such as Art Deco and Art Nouveau.

Tracy is a Senior Certified Art Clay Instructor. She teaches in Simcoe County, Ontario and in the Greater Toronto Area. Tracy is a proud member of the Innisfil Arts, Culture and Heritage Council (IACHC), as well as the South Simcoe Arts Council. She has been an artist in the 2017 & 2018 Innisfil Studio Tours. She continues to keep up to date of the development of metal clay by regularly attending classes and workshops, including Instructor Intensives at Art Clay World, where she has learned techniques from top metal clay artists of North America.

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