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Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-JEWEL-0490
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Description

Top fashion houses and jewelry companies use hand-rendered drawings to show clients a potential design, to serve as a reference for fabrication purposes, or to advertise and promote a new collection. Whether you're a jeweler interested in creating stunning color renderings of your own designs, or simply interested in learning this rarified art, the color theory and drawing techniques introduced in this course show you how to realize your vision. The course starts with an introduction to the use and handling of Prismacolor markers and templates. Each successive session, you’ll work through a series of focused drawing exercises on materials, learning the techniques and skills necessary to render luminous metals and glittering gemstones with realistic color and dimension. Technical aspects like side views and specing will also be covered. By the end of the course, you’ll be on the way to creating dazzling renderings of your own jewelry designs. No prior drawing experience is necessary. Please budget for color markers, Micron pens and templates.

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: JM-E


Instructor
  • Name: Tzu-Ju Chen (Bio)
Course Details

Online, Oct 19 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-JEWEL-0630
0 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $465


Description

This comprehensive introduction to wax working for jewelry focuses on the design and creation of wax models for lost wax casting. Wax's malleability provides the designer with a unique way to create rich textures and fine details. Additionally, wax is highly reworkable and encourages experimentation. Class begins by exploring both additive and subtractive processes explained through worksheets, video tutorials and demos. Throughout the course, students strengthen their designs through research and sketches, and are encouraged to challenge themselves in their use of form, surface texture, and contrast. Finished waxes will be sent to a professional caster to be realized in whichever metal the student chooses (sterling silver, bronze, etc.). Ultimately, pieces are finished by sanding and filing, resulting in fine works of art. Note: This course, in combination with "The Home Jewelry Studio" (course 0840) can be substituted for "Final Studio: Jewelry and Light Metals" (course 0498).

Notes:
- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- Please visit our Registration FAQ for additional information and resources.

Applies to: JM-R

Prerequisites: Jewelry + Light Metals: Materials and Techniques (1132) and Jewelry + Light Metals: Process and Practices (1109)


Instructor
  • Name: MJ Tyson (Bio)
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