Skill Builder Series: File Carved Rings

Course Description

About this course

Learn how to master the hand file and add embellishments to your work through decorative filing techniques. Students will explore this deceptively simple tool in depth and will learn about the various types of files out there, their applications, and how to get the most out of their function. Add another notch onto your hand skills repertoire though this unique one-day skill builder workshop. 

This workshop is intended for students who have a basic understanding of filing and jewelry practices.

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 $50 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes brass and copper rod, a 6-piece set of needle files, saw blades, and flex shaft rotary attachments for finishing. 

Students should bring 
  • A notebook or sketchbook and a writing utensil
  • Any files at home that you would like to learn how to use more efficiently 

Tuition

$155.00 $147.25
5% discount until April 30

Materials Cost

$50.00

Instructor

William Vanaria

Date

May 30, 2020

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

1 day

Level 
Basic and above
Location 
Metalwerx
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