all classes are held in my fort greene, brooklyn studio.
* * * CARVED SHEET WAX JEWELRY MAKING WITH JENNIFER SARKILAHTI
Jennifer is the designer and owner of the beautiful jewelry line Odette New York. Her pieces are sold in stores around the world, including many of my favorites shops (like Rare Device in San Francisco, Yolk in LA, and Cog & Pearl in Brooklyn). She works using ancient and modern wax carving techniques and hand fabrication in order to create pieces that are truly unique. Each of her designs begin with a pencil sketch that is carefully translated by hand into wax, and then cast into metal (gold and silver). In this class, Jennifer will teach a simplified version of her technique, using traditional and not-so-traditional tools and methods. Students will plan a two-dimensional design for a pendant, earrings, or charm, and learn how to carve the design in a sheet of wax. The wax will then be cast in the jewelry district and students will learn to hand polish their finished piece(s). Students will have the option of having a rubber or silicone mold made from their design so that multiple pieces can be made in the future. By the last class, you’ll walk out wearing your own designs. No experience required.
Four 1-1/2 hour classes
Wednesday evenings, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29
$250 + supplies (approx. $45-60)
* * * SCREEN PRINTING T-SHIRTS, MINI CLASS
This class will be shorter than my usual screen printing class, and will focus on printing a big batch of t-shirts (for your small business, band, or gifts for friends?). Silk Screens will be ordered from Standard Screen in Manhattan with your own design(s), and class time will be spend printing your tees. Orders can be made from American Apparel using my wholesale account. No experience required.
Two 2 hour classes
Thursday evenings, 7/16, 7/23
$125 + supplies (approx. $40)