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.
NOTE: This course runs through SRISA's external partners at Lab.Fi that collects their own materials fees. Anticipated materials fees are around 250 Euro to be paid to the external partner. SRISA students may take up to 1 course through an external partner.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. Unless otherwise specified there is no need to bring consumable supplies with you. On the first day of class your professor will inform you of materials needed and where to get them in Florence.