This course will introduce students to jewelry making through working with non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass and silver. No previous experience with metalworking is needed, class demonstrations will allow for students to gain an understanding of techniques before students apply them to samples and pieces. Some of the techniques to be covered in the course include: soldering, basic stone setting, chain making, small scale forming and wax carving. All techniques will build upon each other to offer students a collective knowledge of how to create and construct their jewelry designs. The projects to be completed in this course will be, but are not limited to: a series of rings with stone settings, bracelet, necklace and earrings.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. A complete list will be provided with the syllabus on the first day of class.