The Jewelry Program at Summit Arts Center is eclectic and fun. Ranging from fiber and glass, to mixed media jewelry. Classes in Precious Metal Clay (PMC) , small metals, 2 day classes involving glass bead making followed w/ a enamel Jewelry class to use the beads you made the day before, along with enameled elements. Our programing changes of ten, check back to see the new additions to the mix.
We welcome groups! If your group is planning a day or two on Mount Hood and would like to book a jewelry class please contact us! Minimum 4 students for the glass bead classes, and 6 minimum for most other jewelry classes.
Classes are held in bright, well equipped studios. The glass studio has full ventilation. Both studios used in jewelry making have full kitchens for your lunch. Or there are many restaurants in the village. Most classes break for 1 hour for lunch. Water and Snacks are provided. However, we do not provide a entire lunch unless requested by a group.
Introduction to Metal Jewelry
Instructor: Vicky Wilson
Class hours: Saturday September 14, 2019. 10am to 4pm
Class location: 1517 Trillium Studio
Age 18 and over. Registration closes September 4th.
We will be working with the basic tools and starting out with learning how to use them properly. You will learn how to design, saw, file, sand, and etch metals, stamp, hammer (texture/form), and rivet. There will be source books, design books, and templates for you to use as well. You can design and create bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings, whatever you like. Expect to finish 1 or 2 projects.
Feel free to bring your own lunch, or there are several convenient places to purchase a lunch close by. Lunch time is scheduled for one hour.
All tools and materials supplied as well as wire in copper, silver, and brass.
Metal; 2 x 6 of copper and brass
(All students will be supplied with the above mentioned metals but can purchase additional metals if desired)
Dapping tools; ring mandrel, bracelet mandrel, die cutter.
Patina finishes to stain the metals.
Students Should Bring the Following:
Black Sharpie ultra-fine & fine tip markers (2), a mask if you feel that dust will bother you, an apron/workshop clothes, and enclosed toed shoes for safety. Please if you have long hair tie it back for safety around tools and chemicals. Feel free to bring your own tools if you like. Bring your camera if you would like to shoot photos of the class and your complete work.
Link to Vicky’s website: https://vickywilson.indiemade.com/
Saturday June 22nd – 10am – 4 pm. Bring a lunch or restaurants in the village. This is a one day beginning class, taught by guest artist Kathryn Watne. It will cover basic enamel techniques-metal prep, tools, application techniques such as-stencils, dry sifting, wet application, sgriffitto, and safety. All materials will be supplied-copper, tools, opaque and transparent enamels. Sample pieces will be made, final project can be a pair of earrings, or a pendant suitable for a necklace. Register by June 17th $200.
Bio - Kathryn Watne learned the art of enameling as a metal/jewelry major at the University of Washington in Seattle.
"A class in enameling got me hooked immediately; the color palette, the process of a powder becoming a jewel-like glass from being fired in a kiln was like magic," After graduating, she was a bike messenger, and was encouraged to continue learning about the process after seeing her professor, John Marshall, at a local coffee shop. She bought a kiln, some enamels and played around in the basement of her parents house, making pins for friends, selling at local art fairs.
Moving to Hood River in 1991 to pursue her love of windsurfing, artwork took a backseat to sports, but after a motorcycle accident, she spent more time in the studio reteaching herself techniques learned years ago, and is now a full time jewelry artist. Her style could be described as earthy, vibrant, and contemporary with a twist. Learn More Here: https://www.kathrynwatneenamels.com/