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Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-JEWEL-0393
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $25


Description

Inspiration plays an essential role in the design and creation of jewelry -- so does research. In this design-focused course, students learn to research and extrapolate ideas from inspiration and to translate them into designs through sketches and paper models. The course begins with a variety of paper exercises that allow students to learn essential model making skills in paper as well as ways of cutting, manipulating, bending and folding that help them understand different materials' natural properties. To facilitate this process, students observe how nature and natural forms are ideal catalysts in the development of unique pieces of jewelry. Fundamental techniques for wire-wrapping and working with found objects are explored, and examples of contemporary jewelry design are shown though digital presentations. As the course takes place outside of the jewelry studio, all projects are created using readily available tools and materials such as paper, wire and everyday materials. Students of all levels are welcome. Note: This is not a jewelry bench studio course. Providence campus students visit the RISD Edna Lawrence Nature Lab. In addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: JM-R


Instructor
  • Name: Tzu-Ju Chen (Bio)
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Mondays, Jun 24 - Jul 29 | 6-9pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-JEWEL-0494
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365 | lab fee $50


Description

Finger rings date back 6,000 years to ancient Egypt when they were given and received as gifts, and they continue to be the most popular and meaningful form of jewelry today. Students in this course learn to design and make ornamentation specifically for the finger. Through discussion and hands-on demonstration, they learn about fabricating bands and ways of integrating special details into individual rings with techniques such as piercing, forming, soldering, finishing and basic bezel stone setting. Everyone is encouraged to fully express their design ideas and make well-crafted pieces of jewelry, and even potentially make their own series of stacked rings. This course is ideal for both students new to jewelry and intermediate/advanced students who want to begin to create their own more complex work/series. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course. We try to keep this cost under $100, but for specialized courses (jewelry, wood, metals) this may be higher.

Applies to: JM-R

Prerequisite: Jewelry + Light Metals II: Process + Practices


Instructor
  • Name: Tzu-Ju Chen (Bio)
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