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Electroforming workshop from Gateros Plating

Duration: 4 Hours

Price: £85

Contact: David Hanson at Gateros Plating

Swallowbank, Lowfields

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

The workshop will begin by painting parts, supplied by us but chosen by you. These will range from leaves, and plants to plastics and rocks. Whilst they dry we will be covering the best ways to clean, seal and paint parts ready for electroforming - and what not to do. Then the parts you have prepared will go into the electroforming tank. While they are being covered with copper, we will go into detail on the electroforming kit itself; how to mix the chemicals, how to set up the electrical circuit and what the crucial settings are. We will move onto the electroforming process with plenty of do's and dont's so that you will have the confidence to do it yourself. Finally, we will admire and clean up the parts you started off electroforming at the beginning of the workshop, reflecting on the process as a whole (there will be coffee/tea and biscuit breaks too!).

Workshop Details
Here is a break down of the most important details

We have various dates available - check out our website to find the dates that suit you best.

Make sure to wear appropriate clothing; something that you don't mind getting paint on.

We will supply everything you will need - paints, objects, plating tank and safety equipment - and a booklet covering the contents of the workshop. You may want to bring a notepad and pen to jot down and reinforce any information you think it especially important. If you want to bring an object to be electroformed then please do so. Just make sure it is relatively small - no bigger than a kiwi fruit.

Anything else?
As well as taking home your electroformed samples, we will be offering a unique workshop student discount of 25% off our plating products.

Cancellations and Refunds:
A full refund will be given if a cancellation is made more than 7 days in advance of the workshop. Any cancellation made less than 7 days before the start of the workshops will be refunded 75% of the original price. Any cancellations made the day before a workshop will be given a 50% refund.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Everything you will need for the workshop is included in the price. That is: conductive paint, items to electroform, electrolyte, safety equipment, drinks, and snacks

If you do not already have an electroforming kit then this will be available to buy after the workshop.

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  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Events & groups
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Weekends