Designing Jewelry with Rhino

July 7 - July 28, 2021

Designing Jewelry with Rhino


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $250.00

Wednesday, July 7, 14, 21 & 28 ~ 6:00PM-8:30PM EST

This 4-session online class is designed for those who are interested in learning the fundamentals of the CAD program Rhino, and how they can be applied to creating jewelry. Participants will download the free 90 day Rhino evaluation program and explore basic commands and their uses. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the program and how to use it to create solid pieces of jewelry. Participants will be able to produce basic files which can be sent out for 3D printing and casting.


This class will be conducted live on Zoom. Participants will receive an email from Peters Valley at least 48 hours prior that includes a link and a password. Only registered participants will be admitted.

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1. Remember that any audio/video communication may involve two-way camera and audio usage. This means that the instructor will need to see participants’ work and speak with them about it and may also be able to see and hear what is occurring in their home.
2. Do not make audio or video recordings of lessons. Without the permission of the instructor, Peters Valley School of Craft and other lesson participants, this may be illegal.
3. Do not provide access to the lesson to anyone other than the registered participant.
4. Maintain the confidentiality of other students if you are participating in a group lesson. All individuals participating may be able to see and hear what is occurring in your home.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Kenneth MacBain

Kenneth MacBain is an associate professor of art and head of the jewelry/metals area at New Jersey City University. He earned his MFA in jewelry/metals from from Temple University in 1990 and his BFA in gold and silversmithing from the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is the recipient of many grants and awards, including the New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship. He works from his home studio in New Jersey. His current work of conceptual body adornment uses humor to address status, preciousness, and intimacy. His jewelry has been shown in more than 100 exhibitions in the United States and abroad. It has been featured in more than 30 books and in The New York Times and American Craft. It is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Newark Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts. 

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