Jewellery (Introductory Level)

April 12 – May 31, 2017 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This class is intended to give students a basic introduction to working in the jewellery studio along with the fundamentals of jewellery making and design. Students will learn many techniques including sawing, soldering, drilling, chain making, basic surface texture and embellishment, finishing and polishing.

Students are assigned a pre-made package of materials. Please come to class with a sketchbook, pencil, folder for handouts and a painters mask or respirator. Additional materials can be purchased from the Centre or ordered online.

Students are reminded to wear safety glasses while working in the studio. *Get creative and keep your eyes peeled for tools and supplies everywhere (Value Village, ebay, etsy, Michaels, kijiji, etc…)

Assignments:
1. Wire earrings
2. Band Ring/Bangle
3. Chain Making of your own design using techniques learned.

*Students are expected to attend the first two classes as we cover safety and proper use of tools. If you are unable to attend one of these classes, it is possible to book a private lesson with the Instructor at your cost.

Lynda Lou MacIntyre is an artist living in Cape Breton. She studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School and the NS College of Art and Design in Halifax where she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Education degrees. Her goal was to teach art, which she did, first in Victoria Co. and then in Sydney Mines.

Currently, Lynda Lou finds more time to produce her art. Her medium regularly shifts between watercolour painting, metalsmithing, silk painting and printmaking. Her work, inspired by travel and the beauty of nature, has been exhibited in group shows and three solo shows. She has taught countless workshops, most notably two watercolour/travel journal workshops in Italy. Lynda Lou is a regular jewellery instructor at Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design.

For more information on this program or to register, email tammy@capebretoncraft.com or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.

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