Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: Introduction to Our Class

    • Lesson 1: Why I Created this Class

    • Lesson 2: How to Use This Class

    • Lesson 3: What "Should I Do"?

    • Lesson 4: Change Your Learning Model

    • Lesson 5: Two Big Questions

    • Lesson 6: Ricky's Enamel Design Questions

    • Lesson 7: Your Enamel GAP

    • Lesson 8: Where are you NOW?

    • Lesson 9: Tour the Class

    • Lesson 10: Your Creative Cloisonne´ Bundle

    • Lesson 11: Your Vision Book

    • Lesson 12: The Group Forum on Enamel Nation

  • 2

    Module 2: Enamel Basic Concepts

    • Lesson 1: What is Enameling?

    • Lesson 2: What is Cloisonné Enameling?

    • Lesson 3: Our Cloisonne´ Glossary

    • Lesson 4: What is Creative Cloisonne´?

    • Lesson 5: Basic Enameling Principles, not Rules

    • Lesson 6: Enamel and the Color Wheel

    • Lesson 7: Enamel Vocabulary (2:33)

    • Lesson 8: Layer Architecture: Learn to think in enamel layers (11:05)

  • 3

    Module 3: Practice & Develop Your Creative Habit

    • Lesson 1: Creative Process

    • Lesson 2: Holding On and Letting Go

    • Lesson 3: Brainstorm a List

    • Lesson 4.More Questions and Different Questions

    • Lesson 5: The 6 Creativity “C”’s

    • Lesson 6: How Can I Change It?

    • Lesson 7: Thumbnail Sketches

    • Lesson 8: Translate Your Thumbnail Sketches

    • Lesson 9: Daily Creativity Exercises

  • 4

    Module 4: Enamel Science

    • Lesson 1: Enameling is a Combination of Art and Science

    • Lesson 2: Enameling Questions, Steps, and Mindsets

    • Lesson 3: What does it depend on? (3:50)

    • Lesson 4: Problem-solving with "It Depends" Questions

    • Lesson 5: Learn to Experiment

    • Lesson 6: Science Principles to Consider

    • Lesson 7: Mesh Size

    • Lesson 8: The Principle of Thermal Expansion & Contraction (12:11)

    • Lesson 9: Air Bubbles and Transparency

    • Lesson 10: Understand the Time/Temperature Relationship (5:04)

    • Lesson 11: When Does the Enamel Melt? (11:17)

  • 5

    Module 5: My Enamel Layer Vocabulary

    • Lesson 1: Make a Transparent Color Sample

    • Lesson 2: Enamel Edges

    • Lesson 3: Layer Styles

    • Lesson 4: Custom Colors

    • Lesson 5: One Color/Three Value Gradation

    • Lesson 6: Three Color Gradation with Opalescent White

    • Lesson 7: Foil Layers

    • Lesson 8: Opalescent White Enamel Sample

    • Lesson 9: Embossed Foil Layers

  • 6

    Module 6: Introduction to Cloisonne´ Enameling

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Cloisonne´

    • Lesson 2: My Supply List

    • Lesson 3: How I make my transparent color samples

    • Lesson 4: Prepare 80 Mesh Transparent Enamel (7:01)

    • Lesson 5: Grinding "lump enamel" in a mortar and pestle

    • Lesson 6: One Wire Cloisonne´with Color Gradations Workshop

    • Lesson 7: The Fine Silver "Spiral" Lessons

    • Lesson 8: The Copper and White "Spiral" Lessons

    • Lesson 9: More about Finishing Your Enamel Piece

    • Lesson 10: Bonus Mini-Classes

  • 7

    Module 7: Creative Cloisonne´ Design Elements

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Creative Design Elements

    • Lesson 2: The Creative Design Element Lessons

    • Lesson 3: Enamel Piece with Creative Cloisonne´Design Elements

    • Exercise 1: Play with One LIne

    • Exercise 2: Play with One Shape

    • Exercise 3: Play with One Shape and One Shape

    • Exercise 4: Play with Two Lines

    • Exercise 5: Play with Two Shapes

    • Exercise 6: Play with Two Lines and One Shape

    • Exercise 7: Play with Two Shapes and One Line

    • Exercise 8: Play with a Pattern

    • Exercise 9: Play with Two Lines that Overlap

    • Exercise 10: Play with Two Shapes that Overlap

  • 8

    Module 8: Enamel Layer Combinations

    • Lesson 1: Introduction and The Canvas

    • Lesson 2: Enamel Layer Combinations; with an Opaque White Background

    • Lesson 3: Enamel Layer Combinations; with an Opaque Green Background

    • Lesson 4: Enamel Layer Combinations; with an Opaque Black Background

    • Lesson 5: Critique and New Questions

    • Lesson 6: Design With My New Layer Vocabulary (8:07)

    • Lesson 7: Design with Layer Combinatins and Make a Triangle Gradation (13:23)

    • Lesson 8: Design with Layer Combinatins and Make Pastels with "Red Dots" (14:08)

    • Lesson 9: Design with Layer Combinatins and Make a Green Gradation Radial Pattern (17:52)

    • Lesson 10: Critique and New Questions (3:44)

    • Lesson 11: Use my Layer Combinations to make a One Wire Cloisonne´ Sketch

    • Lesson 12: Use my Layer Combinations to make a Multiple Wires Cloisonne´Sketch

  • 9

    Module 9: The BAD Cloisonne´ Challenge

    • Lesson 1: What are Your Enameling Rules?

    • Lesson 2: Give Yourself Permission to Let GO

    • Lesson 3: Learning is Messy!

    • Lesson 4: Make a BAD Cloisonne´

    • Lesson 5: Tips to make a BAD Cloisonne´

    • Lesson 6: Make a BAD "Profile Collage" by Changing theSteps

  • 10

    Module 10: Monochromatic Color Play

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Monochromatic Color

    • Lesson 2: Your Enamel Gap

    • Lesson 3: Twisted Wire & Transparent Green

    • Lesson 4: My Green Icon

    • Lesson 5: Opaque Green

    • Lesson 6: Transparent Green

    • Lesson 7: Foil Patterns with Transparent Green

    • Lesson 8: Green Combinations

  • 11

    Module 11: Play with Wires, Foils, and Color

    • Lesson 1: Feather Pattern & Opaque Pink

    • Lesson 2: Green Triangles

    • Lesson 3: Red Green Stripes

  • 12

    Module 12: Artistic Vision & Voice

    • Lesson 1: How I Found "My Way" with Cloisonne´

    • Lesson 2: Variations on a Theme

    • Lesson 3: What Do I KNOW?

    • Lesson 4: What do I like?

    • Lesson 5: Your Creative Autobiography

    • Lesson 6: Collect & Crop Your Life: Describe a time in your life

    • Lesson 7: Silhouettes on the Shade

    • Lesson 8: Creative Play with Silhouettes

    • Lesson 9: Find your Icon

    • Lesson 10: My Banana Story

    • Lesson 11: Play with Icons

    • Lesson 12: Find Your Voice

  • 13

    Module 13:Ten Exercises & Challenges for Weekly Inspiration

    • Exercise 1: COLLECT Source Material

    • Exercise 2: Challenge Yourself with Self-Imposed Limitations

    • Exercise 3: CROP a line drawing

    • Exercise 4: Make a MONOCHROMATIC Cloisonne´Enamel Sketch

    • Exercise 5: Make a WIRE COLLAGE

    • Exercise 6: Alternative Cloisonne´ Wires

    • Exercise 7: Make some BAD art as your source material

    • Exercise 8: Change the Steps

    • Exercise 9: Your (Imagined) Future Artist Statement

    • Exercise 10: Practice using Your Creative Muscles

    • Lesson 11: Daily Exercises for Creative Goal Achievement

  • 14

    Module 14: Zoom Meeting Recordings

    • April 3, 2021

    • April 24, 2021

    • May 1, 2021

    • May 8, 2021

    • June 12, 2021

    • June 19, 2021

    • June 26, 2021

    • July 3, 2021

    • July 10, 2021

    • July 17, 2021

  • 15

    Module 15: Handouts

    • Firing Your Enamel

    • Blank Enamel Canvas

    • Wires

    • Create a Color Gradation

    • Enamel Layers

    • How Can I "Change it"

    • Make a Transparent Color Sample

    • What Should I Do?