ACE MCCASLAND – THE POETRY OF MOTION: KINETIC EARRINGS

From: $445.54

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

Poetry is often written to create emotional response through meaning and rhythm. When integrated into art, such as silver and stone in this case, poetry refers to the beauty of expression. In this class, we will explore the rhythm of poetry by taking an organic approach to creating a pair (or two or three) of unusual kinetic earrings that dance and sway, while discussing what it means to embrace the art of imperfection. We will explore prong setting as well as bezel setting, play with many, many different kinds of hinges, as well as introduce unusual, organic silver elements, including semi-hollow forms, to add texture and intrigue to our pieces. This is an intermediate class: there will be lots of tricky soldering, and teensy tiny tubing to fuss with. But you know it will be worth it. So, let’s get together and create some kinetic poetry in silver and stone.

PREREQUISITE: Intermediate.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: 

Ace, of Studio Luna Verde, wandered (and settled) into the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, after many years exploring and hiking and driving all over the western U.S., living in places like Point Arena, California / Moab, Utah / Flagstaff, Arizona. Experiences have included driving 1950s era tour buses for Green Tortoise Adventure Travel / performing for a year with a three-ring circus / hiking into (and out of) the Grand Canyon so many times she’s lost count / living out of a ’72 Toyota Landcruiser for three (and a half) years while exploring the U.S. / and failing miserably at surfing on the Sea of Cortez in Baja California. She loves spicy chocolate, and lightning storms. Her largest creation thus far is having built her own studio, where she currently makes her eclectic jewelry and unabashedly embraces the art of imperfection.

THIS IS A 2-DAY WORKSHOP

DATES & TIMES 
May 6 & 7, 2023:   9am to 5pm (1-hour lunch)
*IMPORTANT: Please scroll to May 2023 > then select the first class date to book*

Description

LOCATION: Multiplicity Studio (please see below for address and contact info)

WORKSHOP FEE: $445.54 includes Kit Fee

KIT FEE: $59.54 ($55 plus sales tax)

KIT INCLUDES:

  • Two rose cut cabs (variety depends upon availability. If you choose to do multiple stones, i will have additional on hand for purchase)
  • Sterling silver tubing
  • Sterling strip
  • Bezel strip
  • Knife edge pumice wheel w/ mandrel
  • Wire solder
  • 3m polishing paper
  • Titanium strips/clamps
  • #55 drill bit
  • Bronze sheet and bitlets
  • And more!

 

TOOLS/MATERIALS STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE: (click to download PDF version)

Additional Information:

  • Bring a sack lunch or be prepared to make an order for delivery. A refrigerator and water cooler are available for student use.
  • Studio Rules: Closed-toe shoes are required. Do not wear loose clothing that could get caught in rotary tools. Wear long hair tied back.
  • Lodging information: KATY AREA HOTELS

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY If minimum enrollment is not met at least 30 days prior to the start date, the Visiting Artist may cancel the workshop. In this instance, all paid students will be fully refunded.
If students cancel their enrollment 60 or more days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop, they will receive a full refund minus $75 cancellation fees. Cancellations within 59 or fewer days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop will not be refunded.