NOTE: This class skips July 13 This course offers instruction on the basics in jewelry design and fabrication. Learn silver piercing (cutting), shaping, soldering, texturing, finishing and stone setting. Projects range from rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings, necklaces and brooches. Students can design their own projects or work with the instructor on an assigned project. Materials will be discussed in the first class; copper/brass metals are provided by the studio. Smaller class size makes social distancing in the studio easier and all students are required to wear a mask. Instructor: Aalia Mujtaba Location: Jewelry Studio Day/Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30PM About the Instructor: My Pakistani parents lived in the UK and Central America before settling in Atlanta, GA almost 35 years ago. Their collection of pottery, baskets, and textiles from the places we lived and traveled decorated every room in my childhood home. I remember being absorbed in the ornate, floral patterns on South Asian clothing and tracing the crisp, geometric maze of black pigment on Panamanian earthenware. My work seeks to bridge the aesthetic gap between these two styles and answer questions about my own identity as a Pakistani-American, artist, and mother. www.metaaliajewelry.com @metaaliajewelry on IG and FB.