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Offered through amazing individual studios like Thomas Mann StudioFLUX and New Orleans School of Metalsmithing, our Pre and Post Conference Workshops will not disappoint.
*SNAG is not responsible for registration of the pre/post conference workshops. Please contact the hosting organization or person directly for questions regarding each workshop.
New Orleans School of Metalsmithing
The Lovin’ Spoonful Workshop Creating a Forged Sterling Silver Teaspoon
Sunday, May 28 & Monday, May 29, 2017
11 AM – 5 PM each day
Tuition: $400 Registration Fee
Materials: Registration Fee includes 13 gauge 930 Sterling Silver Teaspoon Blank
ONLY 6 SPACES AVAILABLE in this 2 DAY WORKSHOP!
Workshop and presentation with Steven Donnelly
MFA Jewelry/Metalsmithing (SDSU Fisch/Shirk ’03)
Post-Baccalaureate Study – Jewelry/Metals (LSU Hentz ‘96-‘99)
BFA Printmaking (LSU Arp/Burke/Koptcho ‘96)
REGISTRATION INCLUDES AN OPEN INVITATION TO OUR SPECIAL EVENT SLIDE PRESENTATION COCKTAIL HOUR on SUNDAY, MAY 28, 8PM: “THERE IS NO SPOON…” The Art of Flatware: Utility and Enjoyment
To Enroll: Call Steven at 504-427-8010
Thomas Mann studioFLUX
Flush Setting Faceted Stones & Stone Setting Intensive
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
9 AM – 7 PM
Lectures, Demos, Hands-On Practice
Tuition: $200 Registration Fee, Includes Post-Workshop Dinner by Thomas Mann
Materials: $30 – Instructor will provide faceted CZs , burs, drills and base metal. Students will also receive stone setters shellac, a wood block for set up, and a pickup stick with sticky wax for handling stones.
Description: This class introduces students to a challenging aspect of stone setting — Flush setting. We will discuss in depth the different parts of a faceted stone and the terms used to describe them. Flush setting is demonstrated in three different approaches; flaring out, key holing in, and setting from behind. Students will practice by setting 3 and 4mm CZs in base metal and silver (if they bring their own silver for projects). A discussion of the difference between diamond cut and colored stone cuts will be covered. We will also discuss the different hardness’s of stones and how that should affect our designing. Consideration will also be taken as to the hardness of the metal we are setting in. Students will make their own burnishers to be used, and will be able to take them home after the workshop. Students are encouraged to bring in stones and discuss ways best suited to set them. Work time will be available for students who wish to make a simple project using their new skills.
***as a fun side project, students will be setting 4mm CZs into dice!!! Then we will throw them against the wall to see if they stay set!!!
For more info or to register, call 504-581-2111 or email email@example.com.
Thomas Mann studioFLUX
Sunday, May 28- Monday, May 29, 2017
9 AM – 5 PM each day
Tuition:$385 for 2-days
Materials: $28 kit fee
Charles Lewton-Brain invented fold-forming which is now internationally recognized as a new way to work metal that is a quick and easily learned way of shaping sheet metal with hand tools. It emphasizes forming using the metals characteristics. Rather than forcing form upon the material, forms are derived from the natural plasticity and ductility of the metal. Shaping is extremely efficient and rapid (many are 3-7 minutes working time). Tools are simple; fingers, hammers, anvil and mill. Complex relief forms are made from sheets of metal often on one annealing.
It works with most metals including aluminum and, niobium and is applicable for jewelry, hollowware, enameling, anodizing etc.
For more detailed information, visit http://brainpress.com/Foldforming.html
To register, call studioFLUX at 504-581-2111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Mann studioFLUX
Lecture on Gold Application Techniques
Sunday, May 28, 6-8PM
The lecture presents an overview of the results of a two-year research project for the Society of North American goldsmiths. Specific techniques discussed include fusion applications (gold painting), doublee, Keum-boo, depletion gilding (tumbaga, guanin), inlay, overlay procedures and fire gilding. For more detailed information, visit http://brainpress.com/GA.html
To register call studioFLUX at 504-581-2111 or email email@example.com
Red Metal Studio
Blacksmithing for Jewelers
Tues. May 23
Sun-Mon. May 28-29
Tuition: Days can be purchased as a series or à la carte.
1 day – $185
2 days – $265
3 days – $330
A fun and informal series of workshops offered by various visiting and New Orleans’ blacksmiths. This series will focus on basic blacksmithing techniques that can be applied, in micro scale, to the making of jeweler’s tools such as chasing tools, hammers and more!