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Introduction to Jewelry
Instructor: Alison Bruun
Price: $360.00
Dates: 04/03 – 05/22
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Mondays
Number of Classes: 8
No Class On: 03/29/17
Move beyond the appreciation of jewelry to creation by learning the fundamentals of jewelry-making techniques, design and fabrication. A range of hand-tool processes will be covered through practical exercises and imaginative concept-based projects. You will acquire a solid set of technical skills, and will also exercise your creative design skills. The non-technical side of the class focuses on idea development and the critical-thinking skills needed to realize a vision. This course will review sawing, filing, soldering, scoring/bending, texturing, forming, linkages, wire construction and more. No prior metal-smithing skills are necessary. Metal will be provided for practice and exercises, but students may need to pay for additional metals needed for their independent work.
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Instructor Info: Alison Bruun:
Alison Bruun is a metalsmith and teaching artist located in Providence, RI. She took her first jewelry class for fun as an elective while studying music and anthropology at Tufts University. To feed her new addiction, she took a series of continuing education classes, got an apprenticeship with a goldsmith in England, and ultimately earned her MFA in Jewelry and Metals from UMass Dartmouth. She has taught adults and teens at Decordova, Fuller Craft, Worcester Center for Crafts, and Snowfarm, and is excited to be joining the staff at The Steel Yard.
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