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Beginning Metal Smithing ( Formerly Jewelry Courses 1 and 2)

This journey into jewelry, metal sculptures and vessel making includes an introduction to tools and materials with an emphasis on a variety of cold joining techniques. In this hands-on class, students work with sheet metal, wire and beads as well as with found objects. Techniques include sawing, piercing, adding texture, metal forming, cold-connection fabrication, wire working and photo resist acid etching. A $30 lab fee covers the cost of use of tools, studio chemistry, and metal wire and supplies to begin the course. Additional metal and wire will be available for purchase. Class size is limited to 10.

 

Intermediate Metal Smithing – (Formerly Jewelry Courses 3 and 4)

We’re turning up the heat in this jewelry class that is open to students of all levels. This course will start with a review of the basics in cutting and shaping metal and then move to the use of torches to explore soldering, annealing, bezel setting, enameling and more. Each week will allow students the opportunity to learn “hot” techniques” as well as design their own sculptural work or jewelry. A $30 lab fee covers the cost of studio chemistry, fuel and supplies for torches, plus sheet copper and wire to begin the course.  Additional sheet metal and wire are available for purchase. Class size is limited to 10.

Introduction to Jewelry Studio (six week course)

This is an introductory class to learn the basics of jewelry design by exploring jewelry design with beads, other manufactured parts and pieces as well as found objects. This class will explore a variety of techniques and various design approaches to stringing, knotting and connecting parts to create necklaces, ear rings, bangles and bracelets. Please note: this is not a metal fabrication jewelry class. A $30 lab fee covers the cost of supplies for class projects.

Special Projects in Metal Smithing (Intermediate and Advanced)

This course is designed for the student that is ready to work independently but needs a mentor to continue guiding them through the process of creating works of art in metal. Demos and discussions will be focused around group and individual needs. More critique sessions will be held as students work towards creating a small series of work for a student exhibit. A $30 lab fee covers the cost of studio chemistry, fuel and supplies for torches, plus sheet copper and wire to begin the course.  Additional sheet metal and wire are available for purchase. Class size is limited to 10.

Necklace by Sarratt Art Studios Instructor, Nancie Roarke

http://weavespindye.org/pages/images/moody_Stencil.jpg Examples of enameled work by Sarratt Art Studios Instructor, Susan Moody

 


Sarratt Art Studio Updates

Sarratt Art Studios

I'm so proud of the work created in this semester's "Secrets of Shibori and Indigo" class. Here are a few photos.

Nov 21st 3:35am • No Comments

Don't forget to visit Sarratt Gallery to see the exhibit "Courage Unmasked TN" which will close on Friday, November 21. Over 50 masks that started as radiation masks for cancer patients have been transformed by artists. Over $15,000.00 has been raised from the sale of these art masks to support head and neck cancer patients.

Nashville's Mayor Karl Dean came to the artists reception to officially proclaim October 16, 2014 as "Courage Unmasked Day in Nashville". He also shared with us that this was the most uplifting event he'd attended over the past few weeks.

A year's worth of work is about to come to an end. But Courage Unmasked TN will be visible in the months ahead. Learn more at www.courageunmaskedtn.org

If you miss the exhibit or would like to share it with friends and family around the world, I've uploaded the entire exhibit on a free mobile app called "Piggyback". This app is available for iphones, smart phones and ipads. All of our exhibits in Sarratt Gallery can be seen any time. past and present. Plus the app lets you see what other art museums, galleries and art orgs are up to around the USA.

Nov 15th 10:10pm • No Comments

Guess Who's Joining Us This Year at the Annual Holiday Arts Festival!
Here are three of our artists and vendors from Nashville -
Thistle Farms
Nancie Roark Jewelry
Nola Granola

We have 20 participants this year, some new and some of our favs!

Nov 15th 9:53pm • No Comments