This course focuses on the repurposing of found objects as well as the use of multiples to create sculptural, wearable works of art; jewelry. No previous experience with jewelry making is required, as technical demonstrations will be provided throughout the course. Students will be asked to think outside the traditional confines of what jewelry is and what it can be made from. Material explorations acting as samples to inform project development will be a large part of the course. Working with recycled and repurposed materials will present students with the opportunities to problem solve and explore materials. The final pieces are to be worn on the body, this may be interpreted in a variety of ways and students will be asked to challenge the traditional idea of how jewelry is worn.
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.