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Class Schedule


Below is a list of upcoming workshops and classes that Saign will be teaching.

Chasing and repousse












5 Day intensive chasing and repousse  class:


Now open for registration

with a limit of 6 students per session


Click here to register, and for all the details


October 7-11 2024



Located at

Ayrshire Farm

21846 Trappe Road, Upperville, VA 20184





Chasing and repoussé is an ancient technique used to decorate sheet metal with the most lavish and intricate designs. In this 5 day hands on workshop, Saign will teach everything from different methods of transferring images, tool making, and pitch preparation, to proper ergonomics, chasing, repoussé, and creating relief with only chasing from the front. You will not only go home with one or more completed projects, but also develop and hone the knowledge and skill to create beautiful pieces of art on your own.   


Experience is helpful, but not necessary.


Chasing tools, and  hammers will be provided if you need them, if you already own Saign's tools, please bring them.


All students will receive a 20% coupon code good for any tools Saign makes when signing up, that will be valid until 6 weeks after the end of the class.



Please bring your own eye and ear protection, and pitch bowl or tray.





Raising and forming sheetmetal











5 day intensive Holloware & Raising class

Check back for future dates!

In this class we will cover the principles of forming flat sheets of metal into 3 dimensional objects through the use of hammers and stakes. These ancient techniques have been used for centuries to produce some of the most stunning treasures ever created.

Saign will teach ergonomics and proper hammering technique, layout and prep work, sinking to create low relief pieces, and raising and planishing pieces that have more height than width. At the end of this workshop each student will have the understanding to create three dimensional forms from flat sheets of metal.
All hammers, stakes, and copper will be provided. There will be an option to purchase the hammers and stakes at the end of the class at a 20% discount.
Experience is helpful, but not necessary.




Chasing on a vessel
No classes scheduled at this time.
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