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Crafting Organic Jewelry
Instructor: Amie Plante
Price: $210.00
Dates: 03/25 – 03/26
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (6 hours)
Class Days: Saturday and Sunday
Number of Classes: 2
No Class On: 02/23/17
Leaves, flowers and botanical forms can offer infinite sources of inspiration for jewelry. In this class students will learn a wide variety of jewelry fabrication techniques to create organic and natural-looking forms in metal. Students will learn sawing, piercing, filing, texturing, forming, and soldering. These techniques will enable participants to get a feel for working with metal in order to create a variety of shapes and forms. The class will cover design and layout, wire forming and thin metal working, folding and bending sheet metal, and a variety of connection methods such as soldering, riveting, stringing, wrapping and linking elements together. This class is open to all levels. Copper/Brass will be provided for practice and exercises.
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Instructor Info: Amie Plante:
Amie Louise Plante is a native Rhode Island artist, jeweler, designer and teacher extraordinaire. She earned her BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Artisanry and Metalsmithing from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Her jewelry collections can be found in numerous locations throughout the US and Europe. Amie’s corporate design work has been included in the collections of internationally recognized jewelry, accessory, table-top and giftware brands. Amie also teaches fine arts and jewelry classes to students of all ages at various craft and art education facilities throughout New England. For more info visit www.amieplante.com
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