Intermediate Jewelry Winter 2019

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Intermediate Jewelry Winter 2019

300.00

Description:

In Intermediate Jewelry students will continue to build upon the foundational techniques learned in the Beginning Jewelry course, with emphasis on more complex soldering. New skills to be introduced include basic stone setting, hollow form fabrication, and surface embellishment techniques. The skills taught in this course can be applied to a variety of jewelry forms including rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Students will complete several small projects and samples during the course while working towards one or more substantial works. Limit 6 students. Classes meet 3 hours once a week. *Completion of Beginning Jewelry Class or equivalent experience required.

Schedule:

Mondays, 6-9pm. January 7th- February 11th.

Location:

Smith Shop, 180 Victor St, Highland Park, MI 48203

Instructor Biography: 

Amy Weiks is the co-owner and co-founder of Smith Shop. She began her art career as a photographer before studying printmaking at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland. She discovered metalsmithing in 2004 and incorporated it into her already formidable technical skill set. Amy’s innate sense of form and composition along with her detail oriented nature help drive Smith Shop’s exacting standards of quality. Amy has shown her artwork nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Houston, TX, The Bellevue Arts Museum in Bellevue, WA, and Galerie Marzee in Nijmegen, Netherlands. In 2013 Weiks had a solo exhibition at Velvet da Vinci, a noted jewelry gallery in San Francisco, CA. She received her BFA from Western Michigan University her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

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