Jewellery (Introductory Level)

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Jewellery (Introductory Level)
Jan 18 - Mar 8, 2017 (Wednesdays, 8 weeks)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lynda Lou MacIntyre
Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design
$120 plus HST (Members), $138 plus HST (Non-members)

Class is intended to give students a basic introduction to working in the jewellery studio along with the fundamentals of jewellery making and design. Techniques: Sawing, soldering, drilling, chain making, basic surface texture & 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…)

3 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 2 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 Nova Scotia 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. She had found her niche and loved her work and students.

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 notable two watercolour/travel journal workshops in Italy, and is a regular jewellery instructor at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design.

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

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