- Level of Instruction
- All levels. Absolute beginners welcome.
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.
If you are registering for this class in a location outside the contiguous United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org when you register for more information.
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
Registration for this class has closed.
About the Instructor
Kitty Latané has been interested in tin working since the 1980s and enjoys sharing her skills and experience with others.
Learn more: Watch this video, Collection Connections: Tinwork where Kitty Latané highlights handmade tin lanterns and light holders from Vesterheim’s collection, which will inspire your creativity and enhance your understanding of the immigrant experience.