Lucky Star Show + Tell, LLC

Carolyn Marco

Carolyn Marco is a Dallas native with a passion for creating, teaching and helping others.  Former Creative Director and Jewelry Designer for Fossil, she traded the corporate world to focus on creative experiences.  She enjoys experimenting with new techniques and materials to share with groups of all ages.  From youth art camps at the Dallas Museum of Art, family programs at the Nasher Sculpture Center, maker workshops at the Perot Museum to facilitating workshops at local breweries – Carolyn enjoys any opportunity to create with others.   Committed to putting less waste in the world, she primarily shapes projects based on material donations received and re-purposes old or worn items into something new.  A forever student, Carolyn explores various creative outlets, from glass painting to paint pouring, fabric design to weaving and macrame, jewelry making to stained glass.  A frequent traveler, museum-goer, coffee-drinker, beer-sipper, concert-goer, sun-worshiper, mermaid-in-training, she enjoys any reason to be outdoors or to spend time with friends and family.

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Website: www.kikiknowsart.com

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Lucky Star Classes: Intro to Metalsmithing, Soldering Crash Course, Upcycled Holiday Ornaments

 

: : : Intro to Metalsmithing : : : :

Class Description:

This class is a great intro for curious campers looking to learn the basics of metalsmithing.  No experience necessary!

Each camper will create a cut-out pattern pendant from sheet metal.  This is a technique called PIERCING.

The project will allow campers to utilize the most essential techniques in metalsmithing and jewelry making – sawing, drilling, filing and polishing!  These skills are the basics needed for most metalworking projects!

From traditional motifs to the more unusual – the pattern and overall design is up to you! Bring any inspiration images or sketches and I will help you find the best way to create it!

Unsure what to make?  Jewelry templates and pattern inspiration will be provided.

Class Offered: Half Day

Level of Difficulty: All Levels Welcome

Prerequisites:  None

Materials List for Students:

  • Paper and pencil to sketch your design
  • Any inspiration images for your pendant design cut out pattern

Supplies Provided by Instructor: saw lubricant, metal files, polishing materials, safety goggles, work gloves, jewelry templates, pattern inspiration and access to Carolyn’s personal tools.

Kit/Supply Fee: $30

Included in Kit/Supply Fee: Jeweler’s Saw, pack of 12 saw blades, drill bit, instruction guide and tips, tracing and transfer paper, 3×3 square of 18 gauge copper or brass (please specify desired material when paying via Venmo), and more!  Plus use of all instructor tools and supplies.

Optional Supplies:  Brass or copper (included in kit/supply fee) are the suggested materials for beginners as sawing takes practice to achieve a refined design.  However, if you would like to make a silver pendant you may bring your own sheet metal.

How to Pay for Supply Fee: Venmo @Carolyn-Marco

 

: : : Soldering Crash Course : : :

Class Description:

Learn how to solder!!  Always been curious about FIRE?  Like melting things? Love JEWELRY?  This is the class for you 🙂

This will be a DEMO and HANDS-ON.  Campers will cut, file, shape, solder and polish a Sterling Silver band ring.  See images for examples of the finished product!  Each camper will walk out with a RING on their finger!

The supply fee allows the use of all of the listed materials and tools during the class.  These are not take-home tools.

Class Offered: as a 1.5 hour “extra” outside of class time

Level of Difficulty: All Levels Welcome

Prerequisites:  None

Materials List for Students: None

Supplies Provided by Instructor: torch and soldering equipment, pliers, metal files, hammers, ring sizers, sterling silver wire, ring mandrel, polishing materials, safety goggles, work gloves and access to Carolyn’s personal tools.

The supply fee allows the use of all of the listed materials and tools during the class.  These are not take-home tools.

Supply Fee: $30

How to Pay for Supply Fee: Venmo @Carolyn-Marco or cash in class

 

: : : Upcycled Holiday Ornaments : : :

Class Description:

In this ornament making class, campers will transform old tins and salvaged leather skins into holiday decorations!  Using basic tools – leather shears, metal snips, and pliers – the creation process is simple with endless possibilities!

From traditional to kitschy decor – what you make is up to you! Bring any inspiration images or sketches and I will help you find the best way to create it!

Unsure what to make?  Ornament templates will be provided in traditional shapes – trees, stars, etc.  See class image for the tree and star shapes provided!  I’ll also have lots of finished examples for inspiration!

All leather will be provided.  The skins are salvaged that have been donated for our use.  There will be a variety of colors, finishes and patterns to choose from.  I will also bring an assortment of old tins rescued from garage sales and thrift stores that we will use for our creations.

If you have an old leather item or metal tin that you’d like to repurpose, feel free to bring it in!

The goal is not to create waste, so I do not require you to bring many supplies aside from the basics — paper or a sketchbook and a pencil.  The rest of the items are optional.

The supply fee allows the use of all of the listed materials and tools during the class.  These are not take-home tools.

Class Offered: as a 1.5 hour “extra” outside of class time

Level of Difficulty: All Levels Welcome

Prerequisites:  None

Materials List for Students:

  • Paper and pencil to sketch your design
  • Any inspiration images
  • Old leather item to be cut up / used for your design (optional, many skins will be provided)
  • Old metal tin to be cut up / used for your design (optional, many will be provided)

Supplies Provided by Instructor: metal tins, leather skins in various colors / textures, metal shears, leather shears, pliers, leather glue, colorful grommets and brads, various yarn and cord for hanging, holiday shape templates, metal files, hammers, metal and leather punches, safety goggles, work gloves and access to Carolyn’s personal tools and drawing templates

The supply fee allows the use of all of the listed materials and tools during the class.  These are not take-home tools

Supply Fee: $20

How to Pay for Supply Fee: Venmo @Carolyn-Marco or cash in class

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