3 day workshop | Friday October 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday the 30th
In this three-day class, students will explore the concept of creating and then transforming various kinds of two-dimensional imagery and special, metal and non-metal surface treatments, into three-dimensional, contemporary jewelry forms.
Class exercises and demos will focus on a variety of image-making techniques, materials, fine art media, surface treatments for metal, and traditional metalsmithing techniques well-suited to incorporating imagery into three-dimensional jewelry forms.
Students will be encouraged to examine the role of pictorial representation, graphic design, iconography, and narrative in contemporary art jewelry. Class discussions will include the concept of appropriation, but students will be encouraged to find ways to incorporate their own original artwork in their jewelry forms.
Technical emphasis will be on traditional and alternative metal fabrication techniques for connecting a diverse range of metal and non-metal materials, and metals with special surface treatments and imagery.
There will be a 1 hour break daily for lunch.