Introduction to Stonesetting

October 15 - October 16, 2022

Introduction to Stonesetting

$405.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $355
Material Fee: $50

Within this weekend workshop, we will dive into the most essential stone-setting techniques to expand your jewelry practice. We will discuss both traditional and unconventional methods of trapping stones and found objects alike unto your work. Through creating bezels, baskets, and flush settings, you will leave with a wide array of tools to incorporate into your work moving forward.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day

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

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Darren Fisher

Darren Fisher is a Keyport, NJ artist whose works in metal and wood include jewelry, furniture, sculpture, and architectural installations.Darren holds a BA in Environmental Geography from Millersville University, Millersville, Pa., and a MFA in Sculpture from New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ.  His post-college exposure to various crafts and light-industrial settings came through positions in jewelry, silversmithing, blacksmithing, foundry work, cabinet making, and boat building.  From this history, he operates a studio that combines all elements of these trades, catering to the needs of private clientele and architectural firms. His works have been displayed in numerous shows, exhibitions and galleries including Mining Vernacular: Earth. Work. Edifice., MFA Exhibition, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ, INSITE: The Intersection of Art and Architecture, South Orange, NJ, AIR 20th Anniversary Show, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN, the CAA Regional MFA Juried Exhibition, Bethel University, New York, NY.

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