CABIN FEVER RELIEVER
February 27 - March 3, 2023
Imagery and Iconography in Contemporary Jewelry Forms
Everything in its Right Place
Origami: A Contemporary Approach
Adam John Manley
Using her own mixed media work, and that of others as examples, Diane will lead the class in an exploration of contemporary jewelry based on iconography and narrative. Exercises will focus on a variety of materials and surface treatments to incorporate imagery into jewelry. The concept of appropriation will be discussed, but students will also be encouraged to include original artwork in their pieces. Technical emphasis will be on traditional and alternative techniques for connecting metal and non-metal materials.
We all hold certain objects dear, and by creating a purpose-built home for them we elevate the object to a higher level. This course explores box-making techniques by creating a custom home for an object of personal significance. Students come prepared with one or two important objects and will create a protective “reliquary” that responds to both the items’ physical properties and the stories that are linked to those objects.
Origami is an ever-evolving art. Modern pieces reach high levels of sculptural expression and technical complexity. This workshop will delve into the details of folding techniques, starting with traditional origami models such as the crane and frog, leading to the latest creations and techniques. We will spend time learning to fold from diagrams, understanding crease patterns, and exploring paper options. Students will have the option to design origami or to fold existing designs.