Back to Spruill Week- Sept 13-15, 2019

Spruill Center for the Arts

MOVING METAL: FORGING FOR JEWELERS

Come explore the majestic techniques of forging and add dynamic expression and fluid movement to your jewelry designs in a fun, focused and encouraging environment. Jewelry scale forging is about "finesse not force". In this 3-day workshop, students will learn all aspects of forging- how metal moves, the world of hammers and important proper body mechanics. We will work with wire and practice creating planes, transitions and movement utilizing radiating and directional forging techniques, and how to create tapers with both a hammer and a wire rolling mill. Jewelry forms can be created entirely with a forged base structure or with connected forged elements. Also, forged elements can be added to fabricated designs. Students can decide their workshop focus. There will be lots of hands-on practice and demos. This workshop is limited to 10 students. See the Supply List at www.spruillarts.org for further information regarding the materials needed. PREREQUISITE: Three completed Beginning Jewelry and Metalsmithing classes or by permission of the instructor.

Friday to Sunday, Sept. 13-15 2019

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

$417 non-member

***Completed and closed***

Winter Quarter 2019- Spruill Center for the Arts

Get Stoned & Cuffed: Bracelets, Creativity and the Hydraulic Press 

 

Come and find yourself happily arrested by the power and ease of the hydraulic press and discover a world of one-of-a-kind creative cuff bracelets! We will spend a fun and ​exciting (3 days) exploring the cuff bracelet through the use of both synclastic and anticlastic free form bracelet kits and their unlimited design possibilities.  Students will learn proper use, parameters and important safety information regarding the hydraulic press and make use of  bracelet kits. Form and design through texture, soldering, color and space will be fully discussed, including embossing to create folded and undulating cuffs that look hand formed. Sizing and shaping for comfortable and wearable cuff bracelets will be covered, as well as edge finishing options and students will learn to form an easy and beautiful folded edge when using thinner gauges. Also, adding stone settings to uneven surfaces will be explained.

Students will be able to finish one cuff bracelet with a cabochon and can prioritize their days to match their goals.

 

  • 3 day workshop

  • January 18-19 2019, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

  • $397 member

****** CLOSED AND FINISHED******

Back to Spruill Week- Sept 10-14, 2018

Spruill Center for the Arts

Creative Constructions- Exploration of Movement, Space, and Volume

Come spend a fun and focused week exploring the world of 3-D fabrications and their creative design possibilities! Fully utilizing fabrication and soldering skills, students will discover a world of small and large scale sculptural jewelry constructions that can be endlessly explored with moving components, volume that can be filled with design in metal, resin, etc., and space created by dimensional wire fabrication. Gain confidence in your work by deepening and expanding your skills, embracing joyful working with a mind to craftsmanship, and creativity in this positive and encouraging 5 day workshop with Joanne. This is a great workshop full of jewelry, metalsmithing, and soldering demonstrations and creative design exploration and problem-solving.  Students will have the opportunity to work on/complete and as many pieces as time permits,. This class has a 10 student maximum. PREREQUISITE: 3 COMPLETED 9 or 10 week Jewelry/Metalsmithing classes or permission of the instructor. See the Supply List at www.spruillarts.org for further information regarding materials needed for workshop. Registration cut-off two weeks prior to the first day of class. 

  • Monday through Friday, September 10 - 14, 2018

  • 10 am to 4:30 pm

  • $534 members

****Closed and completed*****

Spring Workshop 2018-

Flordia Society of Goldsmiths, SE Chapter

Get Stoned & Cuffed: Bracelets, Creativity and the Hydraulic Press 

 

Come and find yourself happily arrested by the power and ease of the hydraulic press and discover a world of one-of-a-kind creative cuff bracelets! We will spend a fun and ​exciting (3 days) exploring the cuff bracelet through the use of both synclastic and anticlastic free form bracelet kits and their unlimited design possibilities.  Students will learn proper use, parameters and important safety information regarding the hydraulic press and make use of  bracelet kits. Form and design through texture, soldering, color and space will be fully discussed, including embossing to create folded and undulating cuffs that look hand formed. Sizing and shaping for comfortable and wearable cuff bracelets will be covered, as well as edge finishing options and students will learn to form an easy and beautiful folded edge when using thinner gauges. Also, adding stone settings to uneven surfaces will be explained.

Students will be able to finish one cuff bracelet with a cabochon and can prioritize their days to match their goals. Please see supply list for needed materials. Instructor will have a limited supply of copper alloy metals and cabochons available "in case".

 

  • 3 day workshop

  • April 5-7, 2018, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

  • $475, until March 3rd. After that $500

  • Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida

****Closed and completed*****

Back to Spruill Week- Sept 12-16, 2016

Spruill Center for the Arts

Hydraulic Press- Fundamentals and Creativity 

 

 

Come spend a fun and encouraging week learning all the hydraulic press can add to your jewelry construction and designs. Students will learn proper use, parameters and important safety information while discovering the dimension and creative possibilities through embossing, steel and handmade silhouette dies, anticlastic and synclastic bracelet kits and more! This is a great workshop full of demonstrations and hands-on work .  This class has a 10 student maximum. PREREQUISITE: 3 Jewelry/Metalsmithing classes or permission of the instructor.  See the Supply List at www.spruillarts.org for further information regarding materials needed for workshop. Lab Fee of $24 PAYABLE WITH REGISTRATION.

 

 

  • Monday through Friday, September 12-16 2016

  • 10 am to 4:30 pm

  • $530 non-member

  • *****Closed******

 

Winter Workshop 2015-

Flordia Society of Goldsmiths, NE Chapter

Get Stoned & Cuffed: Bracelets, Creativity and the Hydraulic Press 

 

Come and find yourself happily arrested by the power and ease of the hydraulic press and discover a world of one-of-a-kind creative cuff bracelets! We will spend a fun and encouraging week exploring the cuff bracelet from through the use of both synclastic and anticlastic free form bracelet kits and their unlimited design possibilities.  Students will learn proper use, parameters and important safety information regarding the hydraulic press and bracelet kits. Form and design through texture, soldering, color and space will be fully discussed, including embossing to create folded and undulating cuffs that look hand formed. Sizing and shaping for comfortable and wearable cuff bracelets will be covered, as well as edge finishing options and students will learn to form an easy and beautiful folded edge when using thinner gauges. Also, adding stone settings to uneven surfaces will be explained. Students will be able to finish one cuff bracelet with a cabochon and can prioritize their week to match their goals. Please see supply list for needed materials. Instructor will have a limited supply of copper alloy metals and cabochons available "in case".

 

  • 5 day workshop

  • January 11-16, 2015 

  • Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Symrna Beach, Florida

 

 

***** Workshop completed and closed*****

 

 

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