Thursday, March 27, 2008

Take a Workshop in Wisconsin!

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts
Department of Visual Art

Jewelers and metalsmiths of all skill levels are invited to join us for a series ofexciting and challenging two-day summer intensives at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.We will investigate a variety of techniques and processes, learn new ways tosolve problems in metal, and explore our creative potential. Take all five or pick the ones that intrigue you most!

INSTRUCTOR Jennifer Harris received her M.F.A. inMetals from the State University of New York-New Paltz and a B.F.A. inJewelry/Metalsmithing and Industrial Design from the University of Michigan. She teaches Jewelry and Metalsmithing as well as 3D Design at UWM.


All workshops and open studios meet from 10 am-4 pm.
  • Introduction to Jewelry (6/7-6/8)
  • Etchingand Patination (6/21-6/22)
  • Introductionto Jewelry (6/28-6/29)
  • Soldering(7/12-7/13)
  • BezelSetting (7/26-7/27)
  • Open Studio I Open Studio II Saturday, June 7 & Sunday, June 8
  • Introduction to Jewelry Learn the fundamentals of jewelry making: sawing, piercing, filing, sanding and surface enrichment. Students will create a pair of earrings or a pendant. Recommended for beginners. Saturday, June 21 &Sunday, June 22
  • Etching and Patination -Studentswill explore the process of etching to create patterns and images in metal. To enhance these etched metal surfaces, students will learn to use patinas to achieve unique colors and rich surface textures. Please bring high contrast black and white images to transfer. Students will create a series of brooches.Recommended prerequisite:Introduction to Jewelry Workshop.Saturday, June 28 & Sunday, June 29
  • Introduction to Jewelry Learn the fundamentals of jewelry making: sawing, piercing, filing, sanding and surface enrichment.Students will create a pair of earrings or a pendant.Recommended for beginners.Saturday, July 12 & Sunday, July13
  • Soldering In this intensive silver soldering workshop, studentswill learn to sweat, pick and chip solder. After learning these basic techniques, students will fabricate a sterling silver ring. Recommended prerequisite:lntroduction to Jewelry Workshop.Saturday, July 26 &Sunday, July 27
  • Bezel Setting Learn how to measure and make round bezels, square bezels with sharp corners, stepped bezels, and bezels for found objects such as shells or beach glass. Recommended prerequisite:lntroduction to Jewelry Workshop. Althoughrecommended levels are indicated for some workshops, workshops are open to all levels.
  • OPEN STUDIOS Saturday,August 2Sunday,August 3 Two Open Studio sessions perfect for finishing a workshop project or making something new. Sign up for one or both!Prerequisite: lntroduction to Jewelry Workshop or equivalent


FeesWorkshops: $140 each.

Open Studios: $45 each.

Fee includes supplies andmaterials.

All tools and equipment are provided.

To Register
Call the Peck School of the Arts Box Office at (414)229-4308 or Downloadthe registration form at and mail form and payment to UWM Peck School of the ArtsBox Office, P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
fax form to (414) 229-3224

Ken Bova workshop in Racine, WI May 19-23rd

Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:43 pm (PDT)
Racine Art Museum is hosting Artist Ken Bova!

Great opportunity for midwestern metal artists. Racine is an affordable place to visit, on lovely lake Michigan.

Embracing the Eclectic 5 days May 19 – 23, 20089:00am – 4:00 pm

Use an eclectic assemblage of tips, tricks and tools and explore a multitude of resources for idea generation and hands-on jewelry making. Focus primarily on cold connections and traditional hand tool techniques, but also play with a variety of forming and linking mechanics using a torch. Color, collage and a few special fun tools will be created out of hardware and ordinary materials. Bench tricks, impromptu demonstrations, design exercises, and discussions on creating jewelry with personal content will be explored. Students will create a small variety of tools, many experimental pieces and one souvenir work.$320 Members $400 Non Members Call 262.636.9177 to register for this workshop or browse the website:

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