Mixed Media Techniques For Jewelers And Metalsmiths Once a unique approach to wearable art, mixed-media techniques and alternative materials are becoming more and more common in art jewelry.The artistic freedom associated with less-expensive, non-conventional materials leads to an uninhibited spirit of exploration, a broader expressive vocabulary and greater artistic risk-taking. In this workshop, Diane challenges students to embrace a diverse array of materials and to be innovative in confronting the many challenges of mixed media jewelry fabrication.
In This Workshop, Students Will:
Experiment with diverse natural and man-made materials
Learn alternative surface treatments and easy patinas for metal
Learn various mechanical and other “cold connection" techniques
Solve design and fabrication problems associated with joining unlike materials
Learn mixed media methods that lead to sound craftsmanship
Course Content Includes:
Group Problem Solving Sessions
Skill Level Requirements: Basic jewelry making skills are helpful, but jewelry and metalsmithing students at all levels should easily understand and be able to participate in this workshop. Small-object makers and non-metalsmiths practicing other craft media may also be interested in the content of this course. Facility Requirments: A well-equipped metalsmithing shop with large work surfaces, good ventilation, general metalworking tools and running water is desirable.Access to larger shop equipment such as a sandblaster, belt sander, band saw and buffing machine is a bonus. However, any facility with sturdy tables, good lighting, good ventilation and access to running water can be adapted.
Course Duration: Classes can be designed to last anywhere from two to five days, covering some or all material outlined here.One-day demonstrations and slide lectures may also be arranged. Contact Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how a workshop can be tailored to fit your group’s needs.