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The Amazing Dremel Workshops
Schedule Now for 2018!

The Amazing Dremel (download pdf flyer)
In this creation transforming 2 day workshop learn how to use the magic tool every artist should have, the amazing Dremel tool. You will learn how to drill, cut, carve, etch, shape, polish, and grind non-traditional book making and craft materials such as, glass, plastic, metals, wood, tile and more. After this class your material options for your projects will be limitless. You will try your hand at working with various materials and learning how to use the numerous bits for different purposes and effects. As you play with materials you will be making pages for your sample book for later reference. Great for book artists, printmakers, jewelers, sculptors, or anyone wanting to do "stuff" to materials beyond paper and fabric.
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Class Photos, Videos, and Words of Dremel Students


The Amazing Glass Etching
Create a stunning work of art using the Amazing Dremel to etch on glass. Glass is elegant, glass is mysterious, and working on glass is easy as drawing or tracing on paper. Anyone can do it!
In this fun workshop first you will be introduced to the rotary tool (AKA Dremel), you will practice first to get accustomed to the feel, and see to the results from a number of different bits. Once comfortable with the tool you will move on to your 8” x 10” piece of thick heavy weight glass. You can go abstract or be realistic, or anything in between. You can add dimensionality to your image by using working on both sides of the glass. Finished pieces can be framed, or free standing. All you learn can easily be applied to dishes, vases, glazed ceramics, wine bottles, and much morel
This workshop does NOT teach you about the wide range of materials and creative techniques that you will learn in “The Amazing Dremel“ workshop.

Studio in Action!
For Educational Institutions

A Day in the Studio (your location) (download PDF flyer)
Let students visit a working book artist in her studio, set up on your campus. Watch her work on books, see demos and talk about the life of an artist as she works.

Her students are talking...

Read a Dremel class experience blog by Al is sa Campbell and see her samples.

Thanks again for a great class. -- Janice M. Healy 

I really enjoyed your class very much. I appreciated the *sampler* nature of it, so that we got to try so many different materials and techniques for a real solid learning experience. The fact that our samples were made into a simple but handy book form just added to the pleasure for me. You are a great teacher, and came very well prepared with experience, ideas and materials, and handled the various equipment failures exceedingly well.
--Jackie Gardener