Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • 1. Everyone will approach this course differently

    • 2. This is how our course "works"!

    • 3. Your Weekly Assignments: Create Personal Tutorials

    • 4. Share and Learn on our Group Forum

    • 5. One Student's Tutorial Process

    • 6. Our Weekly Zoom Meetings

    • 7. Fall 2020 Class Schedule

    • 8. Tools, Supplies, and Materials

    • 9. Ricky's Tools and Supplies (For Sale)

    • 10. The 8 Creative Mindset Skills

    • 11. Introduction to "Brainstorming?

    • Intuitive Enameling

  • 2

    Embrace Your Creative Encounter

    • Links to Zoom and Forum

    • 1. Ricky's Approach to Enameling and Teaching

    • 2. Our Weekly "Lesson Plan"

    • 3. Your GAP

    • 4. Self-Awareness, Self-Assessment, and Your Goals

    • 5. Your Vision Book

    • 6. How to create and use Personal Tutorials

    • 7. Change Your Questions!

    • 8. Choose Your "Inspiration Images"

    • 9. Artistic Learning and Skills

  • 3

    Week #1 : Enamel Edges

    • Lesson 1. Do you SEE Edges?

    • Lesson 2. Learn to see design elements

    • Lesson 3. Introduction: Week 1 Enamel Edges

    • Lesson 4. What are Design Elements

    • Lesson 5: Enamel Edges Demonstration

    • Lesson 6: Experiment with Enamel Edges

    • Lesson 7: Play with Enamel Edges

    • Lesson 8: Translate with Enamel Edges

    • Lesson 9: Apply Your Enamel Edges

    • Lesson 10: What I learned

    • Saturday Zoom Early Session

    • Saturday Zoom Late Session

    • Both Wednesday Zoom Sessions

  • 4

    Week #2: Layer Styles

    • Lesson 1: Design Principles

    • Lesson 2: Layer Architecture: Learn to think in enamel layers

    • Lesson 3: How I THINK in "Enamel Layers"

    • Lesson 4: Learn to ask "What if...?" Questions

    • Lesson 5: How I use my "Layer Styles"

    • Lesson 6: Demo with Layer Styles

    • Lesson 7: Experiment with Layer Styles

    • Lesson 8: Play with Layer Styles

    • Lesson 9: Translate with Layer Styles

    • Lesson 10: Apply Your Layer Styles

    • Saturday Zoom: Both Sessions

    • Wednesday Zoom

  • 5

    Bonus: Prepare Transparent Enamel and Custom Sifter/Dapping Block

    • Lesson 1: Custom Sifter

    • Lesson 2: Custom Dapping Block

    • Lesson 3: Prepare Transparent Enamel Collection #1

    • Lesson 4: Prepare 80 Mesh Transparent Enamel

  • 6

    Week #3: Custom Colors

    • Lesson 1: Internalize Your Enamel Colors

    • Lesson 2: Demonstration with Custom Colors

    • Bonus Lesson: A student shares how she applied her Custom Colors

    • Lesson 3: Experiment with Custom Colors

    • Lesson 4: Play with Custom Colors

    • Lesson 5: Translate with Custom Colors

    • Lesson 6: Apply your Custom Colors

    • Lesson 7: Combine Your Enamel Layer Techniques (no video)

    • Saturday Zoom

    • Wednesday Zoom

  • 7

    Week #4: Color & Value Gradations

    • Lesson 1: Introduction to Color Gradations

    • Lesson 2: Demo/One Color/Three Value Gradation

    • Lesson 3: Demo/Three Color Gradation with Opalescent White

    • Lesson 4: Experiment with Color & Value Gradations

    • Lesson 5: Play with Color & Value Gradations

    • Lesson 6: Translate with Color & Value Gradations

    • Lesson 7: Apply Your Color & Value Gradations

    • Grind and Polish: My Questions

    • Saturday Zoom

    • Wednesday Zoom

  • 8

    Week #5: Foil Layers

    • Lesson 1: Demonstration with Foil Layers

    • Lesson 2: Experiment with Foil Layers

    • Lesson 3: Play with Foil Layers

    • Lesson 4: Translate with Foil Layers

    • Lesson 5: Apply Foil Layers

    • Saturday Zoom

    • Wednesday Zoom

  • 9

    Week #6: Opalescent White Layers

    • Lesson 1: Demonstration with Opalescent White Enamel

    • Lesson 2: Experiment with Opalescent White Enamel

    • Lesson 3: Play with Opalescent White Enamel

    • Lesson 4: Translate with Opalescent White Enamel

    • Lesson 5: Apply Opalescent White Enamel

    • Zoom Saturday

    • Zoom Wednesday