3 Day Workshop with Leah Meleski
Friday, June 24, 2022
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Sunday, June 26, 2022
So now that you’ve made a whole bunch of beautiful organic forms out of molten metal, what do you do with them? In this 3-day workshop, students will go through the process of creating a one of a kind piece of jewelry. They will utilize the elements that were cast during Part 1 of Alternative Casting in combination with wire, sheet and gemstone(s). We will discuss elements of design as well as the advantages to using various types of settings such as bezels, prongs, tube settings, flush settings, etc. with different types of gemstones. During the first day of class we will review drawings and ideas, then create a plan for how to get from their drawing to the final product. During Day 2 & 3 we will create our one of a kind pieces independently and the instructor will perform demonstrations as necessary for techniques involved in students projects.
This class is open to students that have taken Metalsmithing & Jewelry 1 or Beginning Jewelry and would like guidance in creating a piece from start to finish. Students are required to come to class with several sketches of what they would like to accomplish during class.
Students must bring materials to create their project. They are welcome to reach out to the instructor for assistance in ordering their materials for their project. The instructor will have some materials available for purchase at the current market value.
(paid to instructor during class)
This is an intermediate class, you must have taken Metalsmithing & Jewelry 1 and a stone setting class. This class is not suitable for beginner students.
Friday, June 24, 12:00pm
MATERIALS TO BRING
- Students must bring materials to create their project. They are welcome to reach out to the instructor for assistance in ordering the materials for their project. The instructor will have some materials available for purchase at the current market value.
- Students are encouraged to bring a pencil & notebook/sketchbook, snacks, bottled water, bagged lunch, hair elastic or something to keep long hair tied back and are required to wear closed toed shoes for safety.
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Masks are not required, but recommended.
We encourage you to practice social distancing when possible and masks will still be available if you choose to wear one.
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June 24, 2022
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
June 25, 2022
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
June 26, 2022
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Venue: Jewelry Studio
The Jewelry Studio at the Jansen Art Center is located in the SE side of the main floor: