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The Jeweler's Journey: Inspiration to Manifestation

You’ve probably taken a ton of classes, learn how to make a project, often the teachers
work. You may find this fun but ultimately unfulfilling. This class is not project based, it's
about what is personal to you. All art begins with inspiration. In this class we will begin
by looking at how what you see and how you feel influences your work and how to use
design principles to create jewelry that is your voice not someone else's. You will be
encouraged to push yourself and design a piece outside your comfort zone. You will be
guided to explore techniques you have not used before. It will be hard, but it will also set
you free!

What you will Learn How to access your creativity and develop skills that will form the
foundation of your artistic practice. Each student will receive personal guidance through
design, materials, fabrication techniques. Demos will be specifically designed to fit the
needs of each student’s design.

Day 1
Opening with an introduction to design. A lecture and slideshow presentation outlining
design principles and how they relate to jewelry design.
Guidance on how to access your creativity. Each student will then use these principles
to begin to design their piece. We will take a look at each student's work and discuss
each person's needs and plan the fabrication process of each design.

Day 2-4

You will plan how to fabricate your piece and begin fabrication. Personal
guidance, demos and discussion. Students are encouraged to work together as the
creative process is more fun when shared! You will most likely finish a piece in this
class, but be aware this is not about completion, it is about process!


Fabrication instruction and demos will include selection of material, character of the
stones, stone setting approaches, metal shaping techniques (shell-forming, reticulation,
fold forming, hollow forms and more), texture techniques, advanced soldering
approaches, lapidary, finishing, patination and bench tips.

Lesley McKeown - The Jeweler's Journey: Inspiration to Manifestation • Oct 4-7

SKU: 026072
  • Lesley McKeown

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