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Unruh | Fri | 8/16 - 10/4 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Learn Basic Jewelry Skills while exploring the world of Art Jewelry

Create unique art jewelry that is lightweight, fun, and low cost using alternative materials such as plexiglass, aluminum, found objects, toys, and finds from the hardware store.  Discussion of current artists and their creations, and demonstrations on approaches to all materials.  

Main Skills to take away from this class:

1.    Knowledge and nomenclature of hand tools and motorized tools used in jewelry

2.    Ability to saw, form, pierce, drill, hammer, fold, and manipulate non-ferrous metals

3.    Increased ability to conceive of ideas in 2d and to draw them; later 3d

4.    Knowledge of what can / cannot be done with certain kinds of jewelry

5.    Brief introduction to stones, rocks, shells, and glass used in jewelry making

6.    An understanding of ‘art jewelry’ as well as an intro to some of the people in the field now who are making art jewelry

7.    Knowledge of some of the many ways to connect metals and other things; from cold connections to soldering.

8.    A very brief introduction to stone setting.  This is NOT a class about stone setting.