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Patrick's Next Patina Workshop

will be held on May 4, 5, & 6, 2017
at Patrick's private Loveland, Colorado Studio.

click below for further details and registration:

PATINA WORKSHOP 2017 info and registration form.pdf


with PayPal
(you will still need to fill out and send in the registration form above)

Patrick Kipper's Patina WorkshopsPat working on a Botero

Patina workshops are one of the best places to watch and learn about the patina process first hand.

For those of you who are not familiar with Patrick’s workshops, they are always “demonstration” rather than “hands on” because of insurance purposes. Can you imagine what the insurance company would say if there were 30 people with torches handling hazardous materials all in one room at the same time? This is why Patrick can only give demonstration workshops, but the great news is that he will be able to show you much, much more in the realm of patinas both old and new.

Patrick’s patina workshops have always been favorites with foundry personnel as well as with artists. Foundry personnel get to see different techniques, as well as receive information on various avenues for purchasing supplies and equipment.

Artists love these workshops because they get to see new ideas for their artwork, or why something might not be working as well as hoped on older patinas or bronzes.

Perhaps the best thing about these workshops is the sense of community: being able to meet new people and see old friends once again!

Patrick’s workshops are truly a lot of fun, drawing people from as far away as Japan, South Africa, Australia, England, Mexico, Canada and of course from coast to coast in the US.

patina tiles

The only complaint that Patrick gets on a continual basis is that there is far too much information to take in at one time! Because of this, he is extending his 2009 traditional 2 day to 3 days — so things can go slower, which will give people more time to see what is happening, allow patinas repeated if necessary, etc.

These workshops are for beginners as well as advanced students, helping not only those who are not much more familiar to the patina process than how to spell the word, but also those looking to improve their craft with nuggets of information such as how to keep cupric nitrate patinas from developing those devilish reds patches ...

Conservation and maintenance issues are also discussed in great detail during the patina workshop.

When attending a workshop, arrive between 8 - 9:00 am, finish registration and pay any balance you may have due at the front desk, get your name tag, and come on in to the studio. Refreshments such as coffee, tea, fruit, Danish, muffins, etc.are provided and seating is unassigned - make yourself comfortable. The rest is up to Patrick. Feel free to take notes and ask questions. Dress comfortably of course, like you would when going to your foundry.

Pat working on a Botero

The only requirement to attending Patrick Patina Workshops is that you must read his books “Patinas for Silicon Bronze” (first 8 chapters - reading the recipes is not required as Patrick will ocver many of those during the workshop) and “The Care of Bronze Sculpture

You don't need to memorize the chapters - there will be no test! - but doing so will familiarize you with some of the terms you are going to be hearing and put everyone on the same page, so to speak, which will allow the classes to move much more quickly.

You will be given a workshop booklet, containing chapters 7 through 14 of the “Patinas for Silicon Bronze” book, as well as a list of vendors and suppliers, plus some Crackle Patina recipes that are not found in Patrick's Patina book.

These workshop booklets are yours to take and are designed to be used and abused in the studio, unlike the hardbound edition of the Patina book, which is more of a coffee-table item.

As a gift for attending Patrick’s workshop, you will also receive a copy of the newest edition of the “The Care of Bronze Sculpture” book, which will be most beneficial in answering questions regarding maintenance issues on bronzes in a public setting as opposed to private, etc.

(For further information and registration form on Patrick’s upcoming patina workshop, please see the top of this page)

 
     
 
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