ONSITE: Introduction to Metal Jewelry (Ages 15–18)
Explore metal! On our journey, we’ll learn how to measure, shape, soften and strengthen. We’ll also learn how to texture, form, cut and connect. You create your own pieces of wearable art along the way. Other techniques covered include: Sawing, drilling, texturing, working with wire, filing, sanding, polishing, riveting, annealing with a torch and fold forming. The techniques and skills students develop in this class leave great space for self expression and individual creative expression. Students will develop a sense of the creative process within class and they will leave feeling comfortable applying their new skills during future independent exploration.
This class counts as a core course toward VisArts’ Art League Certificate.
- Students should expect a working environment. Please wear closed toed shoes and expect to tie back any long hair. Please wear clothes you be comfortable in while working.
- Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
- This is an On-site course. Students must follow social distancing protocols and wear masks at all times. For more info visit visarts.org.
About the Instructor
Jeannine's spirited creativity turned to metalsmithing in 2002. She has studied Metals at Virginia Commonwealth University, The Visual Arts Center, Arrowmont and Penland School of Crafts. She currently teaches metalsmithing at The Visual Arts Center, and to private clients. In her studio she is inspired by the beauty and strength of nature. In her classes she promotes caring for the earth by sharing ethical practices. Jeannine is featured at Fan Frame and Fine Art on Robinson and, 43rd St Gallery in Forest Hill.
Take a look at her work on https://www.etsy.com/shop/jewelrybyjeannine/