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Learn about die forming techniques and how they can be used to create lightweight sculptural forms. This process is used by jewelers and metalsmiths to make domed forms from sheet metal quickly and easily. Build skill to create the silhouette die, form the sheet metal and finish the piece with a variety of techniques. You should have basic jewelry skills including sawing, filing and soldering. Advanced Beginner and Beyond
Tuition: $335 (lunch is included)
Studio/Materials Fee: $45
Registration Fee: $30* (listed as "shipping" in cart) *Members use coupon code WAIVEFEE at check-out
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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. www.kennethmacbain.com