Jewelry 2

Course Description

About this course

If you have already learned the basics of jewelry and metalsmithing and want to take your skills and knowledge to the next level, then this is the class for you! Build upon the basic jewelry techniques taught in Jewelry 1 to create more complicated pieces of jewelry. Students will learn advanced soldering techniques, more exciting stone settings, tool making, and strategies to design and produce successful jewelry. Your skills will then be tested with a final project that employs the skills learned to create a wearable hollow form.

Meet the Instructor

William Vanaria

William Vanaria is a Massachusetts based artist with a penchant for oddball materials. His work utilizes traditional metalsmithing techniques and a wide verity of non-traditional materials to produce jewelry which both questions and comments on notions of romanticism, value, fakery, and the hierarchy of materials present within modern day consumer culture. Through his work he pushes for a broader system of value which has been formulated though experience, consideration, and critical thinking.
 
William received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a concentration in "Jewelry & Metalsmithing" in 2012. Afterwards, he spent time working within the jewelry industry and volunteering as a teacher's assistant for various art institutions. He found that the latter was much more fulfilling, so he went on to further his education within the arts and to pursue a career in teaching. William received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth in 2016; once again with a concentration in "Jewelry & Metalsmithing."

 

Materials & Tools 

There is a $60 materials fee for this course, which is payable upon registration, and includes copper and brass sheet and wire, sterling tubing, bezel wire, faceted cubic zirconia stones, bronze and silver casting grain as well as various tools and flex shaft attachments for class projects.

Students should bring 
  • Notebook/sketchbook & writing utensil
  • Very fine tip marker
  • OPTIONAL: Round faceted stones of your choosing, 3mm in diameter. This is also included in the 
  • OPTIONAL: Cabochons of your choosing. Aim for ones that are an oval or a circle.
  • OPTIONAL: Irregular or odd stones which the students would like to try prong setting. (Preferably one with a flat back.)

Tuition

$500.00 $475.00
5% discount until August 18

Materials Cost

$60.00

Instructor

William Vanaria

Dates

September 17 -December 3, 2019

Weekly on Tuesday

Time

1:30 PM -4:30 PM

Length

10 weeks

Level 
Basic and above

No Class Dates

October 15

November 26

Make-up dates 
December 10
Location 
Metalwerx
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