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 Winter 2022 - 2023 Class schedule

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The Expressive Jeweler -  Inspiration to Manifestation

In person class

December 1-4, 2022 -The Craft Guild, Dallas -in person

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Art of Metal Manipulation  - Four Day - Virtual online class

Mondays - February 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 2023 

Metalwerx - Registration coming soon

The Expressive Jeweler -  Inspiration to Manifestation

In person class

April 12 -15, 2023 

Multiplicity Art Studio, Katy, Texas

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The Expressive Jeweler -  Inspiration to Manifestation

In-person class

September 8-10, 2023

Florida Society of Goldsmiths South Chapter

Miami Jewelry School, Miami, Florida

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Bringing over 38 years of experience to the classroom through private instruction or school curriculum.  

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Class Descriptions

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  • Designing Jewelry - Introduction to Design

       This course is designed to give you a deep understanding of the fundamentals

       of design theory as it  applies to making jewelry.  We will explore color, shape,           texture and function and how to develop skills that will help you create strong             designs and work habits for consistent productivity.  Lecture, demos, exercises           and images.​ Useful tools for the beginner or advanced jeweler.

  • Expressive Jeweler - Inspiration to Manifestation -You’ve probably taken a ton of classes, learn how to make a project, often the teachers work. You may find this fun but ultimately unfulfilling. This class is not project based, it's about what is personal to you. All art begins with inspiration. In this class we will begin by looking at how what you see and how you feel influences your work and how to use design principles to create jewelry that is your voice not someone else's. You will be encouraged to push yourself and design a piece outside your comfort zone. You will be guided to explore techniques you have not used before. It will be hard, but it will also set you free!

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  • The Art of Metal Manipulation- Shell-forming, fold-forming, scoring and more - Class delves into the fascinating world of shaping metal. Instruction includes shell-forming, fold-forming and scoring hollow form. Intermediate fabrication and  soldering skills required.

  • Keum boo, An Ancient Technique with Modern Applications - Learn the amazing art of Keum boo, fusing high-karat gold to sterling silver. The class will focus on an in-depth understanding of the technique and how to incorporate it into your work. Emphasis on application to curved, textured and complicated pieces. Will include finishing and patina. Beginner - Advanced.

  • Creative Stone Setting - Creative Stone-Setting - This class will cover bezel and prong settings and address alternative techniques to adding cabochons and gemstones to your work. Intermediate fabrication and soldering skills required.

  • Stoned - Interested in adding stones to your work but don't know where to start? The lecture course discusses the fascinating world of semiprecious and precious stones, what to look for when purchasing, application considerations, and collecting.

  • Intarsia - A new look  -  Advanced instruction in the art of Intarsia, the art of creating stone to stone inlay jewelry; a technique in which the artist fits stones directly against each other, requiring great precision of cutting and design.  Lab and lectures. Lapidary I level skills required.

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