Electroforming Organic Material

Prerequisite: Electroforming on Glass (or prior experience and approval of instructor)

Class Fee $125 .00

Session 1 Dates: (PST – Los Angeles Time)

November 28, 2020   1:00-4:00 PST  – Preparing and Processing Organics
December 5, 2020 1:00-4:00 PST – The Next Steps
December 7, 2020 5:00-6:00 PST – Class Follow up Q&A


Session 2 Dates: (PST – Los Angeles Time)

January 1, 2021 1:00-4:00 PST – Preparing and Processing Organics
January 9, 2021 1:00-4:00 PST – The Next Steps
January 12, 2021 5:00-6:00 PST – Class Follow up Q&A


The second class is all about Electroforming Organic Material.  I will cover electroforming basic plant material, flowers, leaves, and pods; along with critters (a dead lizard), feathers, and shells. The class project will be whatever organic material you want to use — you will be providing your own dead lizard and other organic material.


Note: Uses both the Zoom and the Facebook platforms. Students will need a free Facebook account.

How the Classes Work:

  • Classes will be presented in a Zoom format.
  • Each class will have its own FaceBook Classroom with videos and instruction available at any time — for as long as Facebook is willing to host the page. Lessons only on this page.
  • A FaceBook Question and Answer Group Page – where we will all interact for 30 days. The page will be archived, and available to view.
  • Admission to Terry Henry’s Facebook Student Gallery Group for you to share your creations.
  • Equipment not included

Electroforming Materials Kit

Rectifier (DC power unit 5 amp)
Conductive paint -2oz recommended size
Midas Bright Copper Electroforming Solution -Item Number: 335074
20-22 gauge sheet copper for Anodes
24 gauge spool for hanging project 200’
8 gauge wire for tank set up 12’
600ml Beaker-three beakers
Copper Tweezers
Soft Brass Brush
Paint brush-Synthetic bristles
Micro Glass Beads
Copper Scrubbie
*Facebead not included

Electroforming kit may be purchased from Microtools

For participants with your own set up:. Check your paint to be sure it is not too thick.  It may be thinned with a bit of distilled water.

Conductive paint may be ordered online from Safer Solutions

Sheet copper and copper wire may be found at ACE hardware stores and numerous craft stores as well as ParaWire.

Metal sheets and Bare Wire

Students will need to provide these additional items:

 

What Terry is using

  • Distilled water or DeIonized Water
  • 1 foot of 12 gauge copper wire for S-hooks (big box hardware store)
  • Chopstick with skinny end or bamboo skewers
  • 2-3 Small containers, sushi dishes, jar lid, cottage cheese container lids, etc
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Funnel – Dollar Store
  • Dried organic materials  to electroplate
  • Cheap non-water soluble Satin Lacquer
  • One of the following – Super Glue, Super New Glue, Gorilla Glue, or Nail Glue