Guidelines: Working in Repetition & Multiples

Course Description

About this course

“Guidelines” is a contemporary jewelry project where jewelers/makers create work based off of pre-set guidelines. The intent of this project is to offer a creative activity/space for a maker who is looking to break out of their everyday routine, be challenged into thinking differently in their studio practice, or to simply delve into a new creative endeavor. The given guidelines are up for interpretation, letting the maker decide if they will follow the guideline literally or loosely when creating their pieces.

In this workshop, students will have 3 days to experiment, explore, investigate, multiply, and challenge themselves to create a piece of jewelry or an object, using up to 3 shapes/forms that they've designed based on a found object. The found object can be anything; trash, something from nature, a family heirloom, or a picture of something if the object is too large to carry. How will the final form interact with the viewer or wearer and will it still be in conversation with the original object of inspiration?

The final product must be at least 6” x 6” and no larger than 10” x 10'. Students will only have a 6” x 12” sheet of brass and 12 feet of copper wire to work with, challenging them to create new shapes and patterns through the use of repeated elements and negative space, resulting in a cohesive wearable piece or object.

Meet the Instructor

Brie Flora

Brie Flora is a contemporary artist who has a love for sculptural, odd objects, unconventional adornment and jewelry.  She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a dual degree in Metalsmithing/Jewelry and Art Education.  Flora’s work often lies between reality and fantastical elements found in nature, and enjoys making work that plays with ideas between functional vs. non-functional objects. Brie started out as a teacher assistant for numerous metals courses during her time at MassArt as well as in their summer programs held for middle school and high school students. 

Materials & Tools 

There is a $20 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes large sheet of brass, 12 feet of copper wire, solder, and access to studio equipments and expendable studio materials such as flux, cleaning agents, sandpaper, etc. 

Students should bring 
  • Sketch book

  • Found object

  • Any of your own tools, if you do not want to share or use tools provided by Metalwerx

  • Open mind with lots of energy!

Tuition

$530.00 $503.50
5% discount until February 26

Materials Cost

$20.00

Instructor

Brie Flora

Dates

March 27 -29, 2020

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

3 days

Level 
Basic and above
Location 
Metalwerx
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