Introduction to Jewelry and Metals

Instructor: Michael Lake
January 17 – March 20, 2020 · Meets: Fr · 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Age: Adult Courses (Ages 18+)

This course serves as an introduction to various techniques in jewelry and metal-working with an emphasis on design, metal forming, and fabrication, basic stone setting, surface embellishment, and creative problem solving. This course is designed to introduce you to the foundational techniques required to explore creative and artistic expression within the field of jewelry and metalsmithing. Through technical demonstrations, visual research, and critical dialogue students will develop the necessary skills to find their unique voice and express ideas through both jewelry and metal objects. Demonstrations will include sawing and pierce work, forming/forging, soldering, bezel setting, and hinge making.

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