2015 Community Art Classes - JEWELRY

Community Art Classes are offered during the months of January to April. Register by calling 941.383.2345 or fill out the registration form and send to:

Fax: 941.383.7915
Mail: Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Dr. S., Longboat Key, FL 34228

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Bracelet by Donna Carrion

CONCEPT + FABRICATION: BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE JEWELRY
Instructor: Donna Carrion
Fridays: 1 pm – 4 pm
Bldg.  400, Studio A
$150   4-week session 

Jan 8,15,22,29
Feb 5,12,19,26
Mar 4,11,18,25
Apr 1,8,15,22

Making jewelry takes thoughtful planning as well as skillful construction. With guidance from your instructor every step of the way, you will learn how to create simple to complex forms as you build on your existing skill level. Students will make a variety of pieces from pendants and earrings to bangles and cuff bracelets.  Techniques to be covered include stone setting, stick soldering, construction, and finishing. Materials are purchased during class.  Please wear closed toe shoes.  All skill levels welcome.

Piece by Clara Ricker

JEWELRY INDEPENDENT STUDY
Instructor: Clara Ricker
Tuesdays: 11-3 pm
$250 4-week session

NEW Fall Session: Nov 10,17 and Dec 1,8
Jan 5,12,19,26
Feb 2,9,16,23
Mar 1,8,15,22
Apr 5,12,19,26

This Independent Study is designed to help intermediate to more advanced metalsmith students build on the skills they already have and develop new ones in a fun and creative environment. Execute a new individual jewelry project or complete one with emphasis placed on problem solving and mastering new techniques. New techniques will be demonstrated weekly. Please wear closed toe shoes.
Prerequisite: Concept + Fabrication: Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry or equivalent.

OPEN STUDIO: JEWELRY LAB
Monitor: Myron Bernstein
Thursdays 11am-3pm
$30 per 4-hour session

Please register in advance.

This non-instructed open studio is a great opportunity for serious beginning and experienced jewelers to spend time fabricating, creating, and executing in the studio.  By working independently, each participant pursues his own direction from finishing class projects to experimenting and creating new work. Please wear closed toe shoes.
Prerequisite: Concept + Fabrication: Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry or equivalent.

 

Fold Formed piece by Donna Carrion

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: FOLD FORMED JEWELRY
Instructor: Donna Carrion
Saturday, February 20, 11am - 4pm
$75 per 5-hour session

Please register in advance.

Fold Forming is an exciting new jewelry technique where sheet metal is folded like paper and manipulated to create textured, three-dimensional organic forms. In this 5-hour session, you will learn to work with your materials, creating ridges and textures that are the hallmark of the Fold Forming technique. With this method, it is possible to create impressive forms in a short amount of time, allowing the student to experiment and learn quickly, as well as complete a finished piece of jewelry within the workshop if that is their goal. Materials are purchased during class. All levels welcome.

Hollow Bangle by Donna Carrion

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: HOLLOW BANGLE
Instructor: Donna Carrion
Saturday, March 5, 11am - 4pm
$75 per 5-hour session

Please register in advance.

Jewelry making is an art form that is grounded in the ability to transform raw materials and create 3-dimensional constructions. Marvel in the experience of changing a flat sheet of metal into a unique, hollow form in the "Hollow Bangle" workshop. Enjoy the time in our professional jewelry studio and leave with a wearable work of art! Materials are purchased during class. All levels welcome.