Do you want to make an object or a piece of jewellery under Dina Gonzalez Mascaro’s direction?
This class is not only the act of making an object but also answering questions why, what, how etc… involved in the process of creating something. We will be talking about different aspects of design in an informal way in a casual studio environment.
You are asked to bring a found object (not jewellery) that “speaks” to you. It can be anything you can hold in your hand (a wire, a piece of something, glass, plastic anything… ) Through questions about the found object we will start a dialogue about what is design for you and what you would like to accomplish.
The class is 6 hours in total. 4 hours on Saturdays in Dina GM’s studio working at jeweller’s benches. 2 hours for finishing - open schedule for finishing - to be arranged in class.
We will cover wax carving and metal finishing techniques.
First Saturday: 1 hour introduction and 3 hours carving your piece.
Follow up: 2 hours finishing your piece (cleaning the metal, sanding, oxidizing metals, polishing.) Finishing date set during Saturday's carving class.
If you are not interested in doing the finishing there is the option to work in carving only and Dina Gonzalez Mascaro will be doing the finishing for you.
In this case your class is 4 hours on carving day, and you're done! The finished piece is generally ready within a week.
4 - 6 hour class, materials, wax, silver, and tools are provided.
Cost $200 (includes 1 object finished)
(if you want to cast 2 objects it is $250 - additional $50 to be paid in class).
In this class we are not copying designs of local or international designers.
It’s orientated to do exercises to get to make your own design.
It’s almost a personalized class (only 3 people per class).
We will not refer to images from pinterest, instagram, etsy for any kind of examples. For that reason you will be asked to leave your phones in a box (you are free to check your phone outside of class when you like). Bring your found object and your ideas, sketches, questions and enthusiasm.
no experience necessary!
registration is non-refundable
Spaces are limited
3 people per Wednesday evening
Once you register you will receive a phone call from DinaGM to chat about the class and your ideas.