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Date(s) - Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Maryland Science Center


Saturday, February 17 from 10:30am– 12:30pm
You’ll certainly get a jolt out of this! Discover the chemistry and learn about the
flow of electricity in this month’s electroetching and electroplating workshop. Use
these processes to personalize metal plates through two complimentary methods.
Electroetch your copper or brass by using charged electrons in a solution to create
grooves in your plate. Then, enhance your design by harnessing those electrons to
electroplate your piece. What are the practical applications for this workshop and for
electorplating and etching knowhow you ask? Electroetching and plating can be used
to craft original pieces of jewelry—necklace and bracelet charms, rings, earrings, and
more—to make metal signs or plaques, to personalize metal mugs and cups, to create
unique works of art, and more. Cost is $20 per person and includes all supplies
and museum admission. There is no member discount for our workshop programs.
Anyone under 16 must participate with an adult, who must also register.