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Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/CS-TEEN-2867
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $15


Description

Polymer clay, a colorful plastic material that is soft at room temperature but hardens when exposed to heat, is the medium for this jewelry making class. Students begin their first project, a necklace, by sculpting small amulet figures. They then make beads that are strung together with the amulets for a colorful original adornment. They move on to more delicate forms: a pair of earrings and a ring made from the same polymer clay material. Students leave with three different jewelry forms, each a variation of a versatile and low-cost sculptural material.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Liz Lomax (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, May 5 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-JEWEL-4114
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $45


Description

Working with a palette of Czech fire-polished beads, Japanese Miyuki seed beads, fine European leather cord, and antique buttons, students will learn four different wrap bracelet techniques. Students will be given the option of creating one long bracelet or four single wraps. Instructions will be given on fit and sizing, as well as basic color theory. Inherently beautiful by themselves, the materials in combination result in wearable works of art. No experience is necessary, but a task lamp and reader glasses may be helpful. All materials provided.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Carolyn Wagner (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Mar 24 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CS-JEWEL-1163 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85 | lab fee $30


Description

Students in this workshop get to play with scores of colored Czech fire-polished beads and create a one-of-a-kind double leather wrap bracelet. Working with fine European leather cord and antique buttons, instructions are given on technique, fit and sizing. Students who have taken this course previously will be encouraged to work more extensively with pattern and color. A task lamp and reader glasses may be helpful. All materials will be provided.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Carolyn Wagner (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 24 - 28 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0450
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Have you ever wanted to design and fabricate your own jewelry? This course (geared specifically to the young metalsmith) gives you the tools to do just that! You'll learn and master the basic techniques of sawing, piercing and filing, with the goal of having a cohesive collection of work at the end of the course. Through practice, you'll develop skill and confidence in using basic jewelry hand tools. A part of each class is devoted to talking about the history of jewelry and adornment, with special attention paid to contemporary designers as well as opportunities for jewelers and designers today. Casual group critiques are held throughout the course as a way for students to evaluate each other's ideas and work. Note: Brass and copper are provided; students are responsible for buying silver, should they wish to use it.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Heather Guidero (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 8 - 12 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-TEEN-0450-02
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Have you ever wanted to design and fabricate your own jewelry? This course (geared specifically to the young metalsmith) gives you the tools to do just that! You'll learn and master the basic techniques of sawing, piercing and filing, with the goal of having a cohesive collection of work at the end of the course. Through practice, you'll develop skill and confidence in using basic jewelry hand tools. A part of each class is devoted to talking about the history of jewelry and adornment, with special attention paid to contemporary designers as well as opportunities for jewelers and designers today. Casual group critiques are held throughout the course as a way for students to evaluate each other's ideas and work. Note: Brass and copper are provided; students are responsible for buying silver, should they wish to use it.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Heather Guidero (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-0450-03
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $25


Description

Have you ever wanted to design and fabricate your own jewelry? This course (geared specifically to the young metalsmith) gives you the tools to do just that! You'll learn and master the basic techniques of sawing, piercing and filing, with the goal of having a cohesive collection of work at the end of the course. Through practice, you'll develop skill and confidence in using basic jewelry hand tools. A part of each class is devoted to talking about the history of jewelry and adornment, with special attention paid to contemporary designers as well as opportunities for jewelers and designers today. Casual group critiques are held throughout the course as a way for students to evaluate each other's ideas and work. Note: Brass and copper are provided; students are responsible for buying silver, should they wish to use it.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Renee Monteiro-Bernard (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Aug 17 - 18 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | Westerly | 2019/SE-CAMP-0472
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $25


Description

Anything goes with today's fashion trends, and contemporary jewelry is no exception. Alternative materials and decorative embellishments abound, and include handcrafted pieces of fabric, beads and other unexpected adornments. This course delves into the experimental, introducing students to techniques of knotting, rolling, sewing, padding, weaving and finishing using any possible variety and combination of trims, feathers, fabric, baubles, beads or rope. The selection of materials, elements of the design, and construction of each final piece are important parts of the investigation. Students experience the transformative power of materials as they take each piece through different stages and create unique necklaces, bracelets or other adornments. Basic jewelry making skills are introduced and emphasis is on making sophisticated and professionally finished pieces, ready for their own fashion debut.

This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Stefania Medeiros (Bio)
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