LESLEY AINE MCKEOWN THE EXPRESSIVE JEWELER – INSPIRATION TO MANIFESTATION

From: $677.00

If you’d like to have an option to have a payment plan, please contact Mutiplicity for more details, at  (832)437-2442

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

You’ve probably taken a ton of classes, learn how to make a project, often the teachers work. You may find this fun but ultimately unfulfilling. This class is not project based, it’s about what is personal to you. All art begins with inspiration. In this class we will begin by looking at how what you see and how you feel influences your work and how to use design principles to create jewelry that is your voice not someone else’s. You will be encouraged to push yourself and design a piece outside your comfort zone. You will be guided to explore techniques you have not used before. It will be hard, but it will also set you free!

What you will Learn: How to access your creativity and develop skills that will form the foundation of your artistic practice. Each student will receive personal guidance through design, materials, fabrication techniques. Demos will be specifically designed to fit the needs of each student’s design.

Day 1: Opening with an introduction to design. Guidance on how to access your creativity. Each student will then use these principles to begin to design their piece. We will take a look at each student’s work and discuss each person’s needs and plan the fabrication process of each design.

Day 2-4: You will plan how to fabricate your piece and begin fabrication. Personal guidance, demos and discussion. Students are encouraged to work together as the creative process is more fun when shared! You will most likely finish a piece in this class, but be aware this is not about completion, it is about process! Fabrication instruction and demos will include selection of material, character of the stones, stone setting approaches, metal shaping techniques (shell-forming, reticulation, fold forming, hollow forms and more), texture techniques, advanced soldering approaches, lapidary, finishing, patination and loads of bench tips.

PREREQUISITE: Must have basic soldering and metalsmithing skills. Enthusiastic Beginner to Advanced.

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
Lesley Aine McKeown Bio

INSTRUCTOR WEBSITE AND EMAIL:
www.lesleyainemckeown.com
lesleyainemckeown@gmail.com

THIS IS A 4-DAY WORKSHOP

DATES & TIMES 
April 12 to 15, 2023:   10:00am to 6:00pm (1-hour lunch)
*IMPORTANT: Please scroll to April > then select the first class date to book*

Description

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

WORKSHOP FEE: $677

TOOLS/MATERIALS STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE:
Expressive Jeweler-Materials List.pdf

TOOLS/MATERIALS MULTIPLICITY MUST PROVIDE:
Studio Tool List.pdf

TOOLS/MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM INSTRUCTOR, IF ANY:
Some metal, findings (premade tube settings)

OPTIONAL TOOLS/MATERIALS STUDENTS MAY PROVIDE, IF ANY:
Lesley_Favorites_List.pdf

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.