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Workshop: Small Object Photography for Nonphotographers
Workshop: Small Object Photography for Nonphotographers | Apr 8-9:30 AM | $250
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Master Member Tuition
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Code 75
Apr 8, 9 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 250
$ 225
$ 15

Instructor: Julia Harrison

When you're presenting, applying, publishing, or posting, your work is only as good as your documentation. This workshop focuses on simple strategies for taking consistently strong photos: managing light and shadows using cheap portable diffusers and reflectors, staging still lives and working with models, developing a personal and appropriate style, and using software to refine your images. Bring samples of your jewelry and a digital camera you're familiar with. May be especially useful if you are planning to apply for an Artist Trust Gap Grant (due May 23) or a Pratt scholarship (deadline in early June). Prerequisite: none


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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks | Apr 12-9:00 AM | $458
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Master Member Tuition
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Code 77
Apr 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Wednesday
8
$ 458
$ 412
$ 35

Instructor: Sarah Gascoigne

Designed for beginners and those needing a refresher, this class introduces students to the fundamentals of metalworking. Through demonstrations, individualized instruction, and plenty of practice, you will develop basic skills in sawing, filing, soldering, riveting, texturing, and polishing as well as in the safe use of tools and studio chemicals. We encourage you to repeat this class with several teachers, not only to strengthen your skills but also to benefit from the expertise of each instructor. Prerequisite: none


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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks | Apr 12-6:00 PM | $458
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Master Member Tuition
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Code 258
Apr 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
8
$ 458
$ 412
$ 35

Instructor: Maru Almeida

Designed for beginners and those needing a refresher, this class introduces students to the fundamentals of metalworking. Through demonstrations, individualized instruction, and plenty of practice, you will develop basic skills in sawing, filing, soldering, riveting, texturing, and polishing as well as in the safe use of tools and studio chemicals. We encourage you to repeat this class with several teachers, not only to strengthen your skills but also to benefit from the expertise of each instructor. Prerequisite: none


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Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive
Beginning Jewelry/Metals Intensive | Apr 21-9:30 AM | $458
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Master Member Tuition
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Code 116
Apr 21, 22, 23, 24 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
4
$ 458
$ 412
$ 30

Instructor: Julia Lowther

This compact intensive will have you working at your bench soon after you arrive on the first day. You?ll be introduced to the fundamentals of jewelry making through demonstrations, individualized instruction, and practice time. Learn how to control and manipulate metal so that you can confidently make a piece from start to finish. Prerequisite: none


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Workshop: Textured Metal Elements
Workshop: Textured Metal Elements | Apr 29-9:30 AM | $250
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Code 177
Apr 29, 30 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 250
$ 225
$ 20

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Texture adds intrigue to even the simplest shapes, making them come alive when worn. This workshop will introduce a spectrum of texture-making tools and techniques, which you'll use to create a new cuff bracelet, pair of earrings and pendant in brass or copper. On day one you'll hammer, roller print, pierce and drill your way to a unique and custom-fitted cuff bracelet. Our second day will focus on expanding your fabrication know-how by creating a pendant and pair of earrings out of sheet metal that you've textured. A mix of demos and work time will familiarize you with fundamental techniques such as sawing and drilling, plus specialty texturing methods using the rolling mill and hammers. Prerequisite: none.


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Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting | May 2-6:00 PM | $487
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Master Member Tuition
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Code 78
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Jun 6, 13, 20 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 487
$ 438
$ 35

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

Learn how to design and create wax models for the centrifugal casting process. Additional topics include cuttlefish casting, direct pour processes, creating stone settings in wax, finishing, and trouble-shooting challenging designs. You will be able to produce several finished pieces for jewelry, sculptural, and functional applications. This class accommodates all skill levels and may be repeated. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals or equivalent


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Stone Setting: Bezel and Beyond
Stone Setting: Bezel and Beyond | May 2-1:30 PM | $487
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Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 79
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Jun 6, 13, 20 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 487
$ 438
$ 35

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

Cabochon, faceted or free form stone, found object--if you have it, you can learn how to set it! Although the basic bezel is a great place to start, many other settings often work better for a particular stone or better highlight its unique qualities. Expand your repertoire! Demonstrations include bezel, basket, prong, post, turtle, tube, flush, channel settings, and more. You will produce both samples and finished elements for jewelry applications. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals and ability to solder independently


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Workshop: Jewelry-Scale Carving
Workshop: Jewelry-Scale Carving | May 6-9:30 AM | $250
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Code 260
May 6, 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 250
$ 225
$ 40

Instructor: Julia Harrison

Learn small-scale reductive techniques for creating jewelry forms such as beads, rings, and pendants, as well as cabochon- and cameo-style elements. Through exercises and supervised work time, students will develop safe and efficient carving skills suitable for use with a range of materials. We will work primarily in wood, with some exploration of wax, plastic, tagua, and bone. Although the emphasis is on hand tools, demos will also cover drills, burs, and power saws. Pratt will have on hand some carving tools for class use, but students may want to provide their own small selection, and will receive guidance in class in choosing the right tools for their goals. Expect to leave with a range of samples and 1-2 wearable pieces. Prerequisite: None


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Master Artist Workshop: Needle, Thread, Tiny Glass Beads
Master Artist Workshop: Needle, Thread, Tiny Glass Beads | May 12-9:30 AM | $485
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Code 259
May 12, 13, 14, 19 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri, Sat, Sun
4
$ 485
$ 436
$ 70

Instructor: David Chatt

This is your invitation to a guided tour of my exploration of a medium. I have spent all of my adult life discovering, rediscovering, learning about, innovating, and sewing tiny glass beads one to the next. With this class, I offer you anything that we can fit into the time we have together. I encourage students to come with a curious open mind and ideas of their own. I enjoy the process of figuring things out so "out of the box" questions are encouraged. I am as interested in "why" as I am in "how," and I hope you will be too. Lets have a conversation about this medium and discover something together. My classes evolve in response to the interests of the students, but possible topics to be discussed are: -covering complex forms -the many permutations of Right Angle Weave -wrong angle weave -geometric shapes -combining Right Angle Weave with other stitches -incorporating armature -narrative beadwork -contemporary art/ancient medium? what are the possibilities -writing about your work Right Angle Weave is the technique I am most attached to and while I am willing to use/teach other techniques as needed, students are strongly, (not weakly), encouraged to be familiar with the basic flat form of this stitch prior to class. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of right angle weave is strongly recommended.


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