The first class at my new Studio 204 was a workshop on PMC with very talented participants. I’ve posted their beautiful work here and on Facebook. They set the bar high and I’m delighted.
The January class, Intro to Jewelry Making, has begun with basic sawing, filing and sanding. Sterling earrings should be finished shortly! A fibula—and early form of brooch, usually of wire will be next. They’re fun to make, and the possibilities are endless. The third project in the intro class is a forged bracelet, and the fourth project uses found objects and rivets.
On Wednesday, January 17, I'll have what I'm planning to be monthly Wednesday Workshops; this week it'll be Ear Wires, Catches, Jump Rings and Rivets, from 10am until 5-ish. All materials included for $50. 3 students.
A 4-week, Layers with Rivets project will follow, beginning on either Tuesday, February 13 or Thursday, February 15. This is a project I've been thinking about for a while: it's based on graffiti on boxcars, using metal, acrylic and other color-filled items. I think it’ll be fun. And that’s what it’s really about: fun. Fun learning new stuff, fun making things and fun meeting artists!
Food for thought: do graffiti artists hang out on railroad sidings and hope for a long side-track, or do they know where their cars are going, and try to catch up with them in a week or so? Or do they get their work finished in just the shortest amount of time? Do they work together?