Jewelry Workshops

Winter and Spring Sessions:

Winter: January 3 - February 26 (8 weeks)
Spring: February 28 - April 23 (8 weeks)
Late Spring: April 25 - May 21 (4 weeks)

Thurmanite Jewelry & Microhardware

Days & Times:
Thursday - 1pm -3pm
Friday - 1pm - 3pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J and Online
Instructor:
This workshop will introduce students to incorporating Thurmanite and microhardware into their jewelry designs. Thurmanite is a layered composite material made of recycled paper and eco-resin that has the appearance of stone but is very lightweight and wearable. Microhardware is a cold-joining technique that is very versatile due to its threaded connections. Combined, they add a myriad of possibilities to a jeweler’s approaches. The first day of the workshop will focus on transforming pre-made Thurmanite blanks into jewelry components. The second day of the workshop will focus on microhardware and how to use it in combination with Thurmanite. Students will have the opportunity to complete either a variety of samples or finished jewelry, depending on their interests. Students are encouraged to use the LAC Jewelry Studio during this workshop. A max of 8 students can be in the Jewelry studio, if students are interested in working in the Jewelry studio please call or contact Lisa Johnson prior to the workshop.

Picture in Picture in Picture: Layering Enamel Imagery

Days & Times:
Thursday & Friday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Fusing enamel to the surface of metal creates infinite opportunities to include imagery in your work. This workshop will focus on digital image creation, manipulation, application, and resolution of enameled plates featuring your own photographic imagery with discussions on how to use them in future jewelry work. Combining traditional enameling techniques with contemporary approaches including enamel decals and photographic image etching; participants will be able to create striking enamel compositions that address the surface of the metal plate, the interior of the enamel as well as the enamel’s surface.