Metal Arts


Jewelry Design

This is an introductory jewelry design course exploring cold connections in metal arts. The focus of this class is contemporary methods to create unique jewelry designs. By the end of this 4-session class, students will feel comfortable with varying methods of producing jewelry in new ways (from electroforming a bangle bracelet to creating wire-wrapped briolette earrings to creating wearable art with mixed metals). Through a series of hands-on demonstrations and exercises, students will learn the basics of contemporary cold-connection jewelry design, allowing them to produce one-of-a-kind works of art. We will cover the essential components of jewelry design as it relates to wearable art and metal arts.


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Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee Enroll Online
Jewelry Design Dara Rosenwasser 1/12/2019 - 2/2/2019 Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$139* Enroll Now

* Students are required to purchase some materials and tools for this class. The instructor estimates this cost at approximately $115 for those supplies.

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Jewelry Design II (Winter 2019)

This is an intermediate level jewelry design course exploring cold connections in metal arts.

Some jewelry making experience is required (such as completion of the first Jewelry Design class). The focus of this class is on contemporary methods of bench techniques with emphasis on sawing and filing custom designs. By the end of this four-session class, students should feel comfortable with a variety of methods to produce jewelry in new ways, from hand sawing through fabrication and design. A series of hands-on demonstrations and exercises will aid students in applying the intermediate techniques of contemporary cold-connection jewelry design, allowing them to produce one-of-a-kind, exceptional works of art. This class covers the additional components of jewelry design as it relates to wearable art and metal arts.


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Course Title Instructor Date(s) Schedule Fee Enroll Online
Jewelry Design II Dara Rosenwasser 3/9/2019 - 3/30/2019 Saturday
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$159* Enroll Now

* Students are required to purchase some materials and tools for this class. The instructor estimates this cost at approximately $130 for those supplies.

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About the Instructor

Dara Rosenwasser, Cal Poly Extended Ed Instructor

Dara Rosenwasser is a practicing Central Coast artist with a background in strengthening community through visual storytelling and oral history projects. She received her MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and her BFA in photography from Seattle University. She has worked as a professional photographer since 2005, and continues to exhibit her work on a national level.

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