Use tinplate and simple punches to make a punched-tin tree ornament. The arrangement of the dots, dashes, and curves of the punches into patterns gives dimension, and the dangling disks add motion to the reflective tin to create a beautiful decoration. The design of this heart-shaped ornament was inspired by historic Norwegian metalwork, specifically by elements of an antique cheese mold and an antique silver brooch. It makes a nice gift, but you may want to keep it to adorn your own Christmas tree.
The listed class time includes three Zoom sessions (9:00-10:00 a.m. CT, 11:00 a.m.-noon, and 3:00-4:00 p.m.) as well as time on your own, practicing the technique and making the ornaments.
Supplies: A kit of tools and supplies (a $40 value) for making three ornaments is included in the cost of enrollment. You’ll need to provide a hammer, smooth piece of 4” square or larger piece of scrap wood for backup, Sharpee marker, and a circle template about 1 1/8” diameter. (A bottle top will work.) You'll also need a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to, and the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitation sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class.
Enrollment Deadline: November 4, 2020
Kitty Latané has been interested in tin working since the 1980s and enjoys sharing her skills and experience with others.