10/23 & 10/24/19 Making Connections - 1 or 2 Day - with Jean Skipper
In life and in Metalsmithing, it’s all about the Connections we make. Strong Connections stand the test of time with strength and grace. They add beauty and make things interesting.
On Wednesday, October 23rd (Day 1) and Thursday October 24th (Day 2), from 9am to 4pm, Jean Skipper will take guests with all levels of experience on a creative journey that includes resin papers, charm making, wire wrapping, wire link construction, riveting, jewelry design, and finishing. With all of this in mind, at its core, this class is all about the Connections!
We’ll begin with the basics on Day 1, as you learn six of Jean’s favorite connection techniques. She’ll demonstrate, work side by side with you and address your specific needs each step of the way.
After this intensive skill work, on Day 2, you’ll use your newfound techniques to create one-of-a-kind adornments for body or home; no two student projects will be alike. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and decorative art are all viable options. From sleek and symmetrical to creatively chaotic; from a riot of color to a more understated palette, from sentimental to whimsical and beyond, the possibilities are limitless!
Please Note - Jean is allowing guests to enroll inDay 1, Day 2, or Both Days of this Class. Each of these is available via this page, and you'll also have the opportunity to add lunch for each day's class too. If you have any questions when registering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jean will provide Solid Copper, Brass, and Other Wire in a variety of thicknesses. Guests will then be given a credit allowance to “shop” Jean’s extensive collection of supplies in search of their favorites for use in their projects. (It’s like a well curated treasure hunt!)
While most all of the tools and supplies that you need will be provided, Jean invites you to bring a few of your own favorite things to personalize your finished piece. These may include beads, found objects, charms, seashells, botanicals, metal parts and pieces, photos, text, and various bits and bobs that have special significance to you. Almost anything that you treasure may be honored in the creation of this piece.
Each guest will be provided with a basic tool kit and a variety of other tools will be available for shared use in class. If you have your own favorites, we encourage you to bring them.