ONSITE: Make it Riveting! Cold Connections in Metals
Make jewelry with no soldering. Apprehensive about using a torch? This is a great way to get your feet wet in metals. Learn how to make wire and tube rivets, as well as tabs and staples. Experienced students will refine their riveting technique and learn new ways of including riveting in their work. One item of jewelry will be completed along with many samples.
- Silver will be available for purchase if a student would like.
Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit visarts.org. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit visarts.org.
About the Instructor
Shawn graduated from University of Massachusetts—Amherst studying Printmaking and Graphic Design. In Boston, working as a graphic designer she renewed her interest in metal working at the Museum school, eventually attending Rhode Island School of Design where she received an MFA in Jewelry and Light Metals. Shawn considers herself a lifetime student continuing to improve her skills and craft by taking classes at MetalWerx, Visarts and Penland School of Art and Crafts. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University—Qatar and currently at VisArts.
Shawn’s current work draws on her discoveries and observations from nature, combining realistic and abstract forms, cast and fabricated, into individual compositions. These pieces are one-of-a- kind, limited edition or production.
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