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  • Colorado Center for Metal Arts | 625 South Union Avenue Pueblo, CO, 81004
  • June 7, 2019
  • Friday, 9AM to 5PM

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Design Strategies for Jewelers with Michael Boyd [1-Day]

Colorado Center for Metal Arts | 625 South Union Avenue Pueblo, CO, 81004

Friday, 9AM to 5PM
June 7, 2019


June 7, 2019 9AM-5PM

Michael Boyd designed this course to help people become familiar with the established design elements and principles often taught in foundation courses at art universities. This course is not intended to replace a semester-long college course, but to introduce these theories and discuss how to apply them to jewelry.

Many artists come into jewelry making from a variety of backgrounds and are not always introduced to classic design principals, which describe fundamental ideas about the practice of good visual design. This day-long class will open with a powerpoint presentation on design elements and principles such as line, color, shape, texture, etc. and move on to expose students to concepts of unity/harmony, balance, scale/proportion, and more. Students will receive a series of design exercises (sketching, paper models) to help generate new ideas for their own work.

In addition, there will be a roundtable discussion so students can gain experience analyzing and critiquing their own work and the work of other jewelers (gently, respectfully, but also with helpful suggestions). Michael will bring a large selection of his own jewelry as well as pictures of other people’s work. Students are encouraged to bring at least three pieces of their own work to contribute to the dialogue. The end goal is for students to be able to think analytically about the components that go into a piece and how they visually relate to each other.