Metal Work: Functional Design Through Jewelry Making

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Ages 11-102 · Co-Ed
Georgetown BCTC 200 Technology Ct. GeorgetownKY  40324
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Ages 11-102 · Co-Ed
Georgetown BCTC 200 Technology Ct. GeorgetownKY  40324

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Metal Work: Functional Design Through Jewelry Making

Oct 20 - Nov 03 (Wednesday)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Ages 11-102

Georgetown BCTC

$140.00

Meeting Dates

From Oct 20, 2021 to Nov 03, 2021

Each Wednesday from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM

About This Activity

Functional Design Through Jewelry Making: Wednesdays, Oct. 20th, 27th & Nov. 3rd When we consider the design of an item, there are a lot of questions we can ask about it – What is it used for? What is it made of? How is it made? How well does it do what it Is supposed to do? In this class, we will learn functional design through jewelry smithing and jewelry making. Students will design various jewelry pieces given three different materials on three nights. Their goal will be to make a piece of jewelry each night that is comfortable to wear, has an interesting way of being made, and looks cool to the person that made it. The items one can make include necklaces, bracelets, rings, ankle bracelets, earrings, and any creative jewelry pieces that someone might be itching to make! Student learning outcomes include: 1. Creative problem solving through design and making 2. Learning the three techniques we will be covering in class (macramé, woven beads, and various metal forging) 3. Learn about joining, clasps, and the mechanics of making a usable object 4. Polishing, patinas, painting, and sealing pieces to make finished jewelry We will also touch on a little of the history of some of these jewelry making processes, as all three are thousands of years old – and really haven’t changed much. We’ll discuss some of the cultures that practiced and still practice these ways of making, and learn to identify the techniques in the pieces we see around us as we go about our daily lives.

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