Photography workshop with Manu Ocaña
Aug
26
to Aug 29

Photography workshop with Manu Ocaña

The purpose of this workshop in photography has its fundamental idea to introduce you to the basic knowledge in photography product and portraits.

You will be able to photograph solid and quality images for subsequent broadcast in various media such as internet, contests or publications. 

The skills you will acquire are:

- camera settings, differences between shutter and aperture, what is the depth of field and how it behaves, lights flash vs continuous light, the light meter, differences between RAW/JPG/TIFF files

How to build your own photo studio in less than 12 hours?

- idea, material, building a studio, shooting

Manu Ocaña

www.manuocana.com

 

duration:      4 days á 6 hours

fee:              275,00€

languages:  english, spanish

 

How to apply for this workshop? Please click here

 

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Filigree workshop with Susanne Matsché
Aug
26
to Aug 28

Filigree workshop with Susanne Matsché

Filigree ("inspirations from an ancient technique", "Laces in layers")

In the Filigree workshops I am proposing I would like to share my profound knowledge of this ancient and unusual technique. 

You will learn how to prepare decorative wires - make your own solder - build a frame to be filled with delicate ornaments - make the parts for the next layers (leaves, flowers, scrolls) - apply ornaments and elements to create layers and three-dimensional pieces. 

The goal of the workshops is to introduce students to the basics of this technique and the ability to create pieces, so amazing and light. Apart from the technical knowledge it is the inspiration, to apply this quite unusual approach in their contemporary jewelry work.

Susanne Matsché

www.susannematsche.com

 

duration:    3 days á 8 hours

fee:             275,00€

languages: english, german

 

How to apply for this workshop? 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULLY BOOKED! Please apply next year!

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"Attraction and Repulsion" workshop with Märta Mattsson
Aug
23
to Aug 25

"Attraction and Repulsion" workshop with Märta Mattsson

In this workshop I would like you to explore your own experiences and emotions towards certain materials and objects. I want to see if you can manage to turn a material you dislike into something you could like or at least stand. I want you to find beauty in something unexpected. This course is not purely about creating a beautiful piece of jewellery or an object. The aim of the course is to discuss and dig deeper into the psychology behind why we feel certain emotions towards specific materials and things. I have always been interested in phobias and how we as humans can have irrational fear of things. Through cognitive behavioral therapy (by exposing ourselves gradually to the thing that scares us) we can slowly overcome these fears. By working with and handling insects for a few years in my artistic practice, I have almost overcome my fear of insects. Personally I have found the emotional journey I have gone through fascinating and I would love to share your experience and emotions together with you.

The workshop is open for anyone who is interested in exploring these ideas of attraction/repulsion. Anyone interested in creating objects, sculptures or jewellery is welcome.  No previous jewellery skills are required. I can help you through the process of transforming the materials or ideas into a piece of art. I have a wide set of materials skills and in my own practice I have worked with all kind of materials like, wood, metal, skin, silicone, plastics, wax, stone etc.

Märta Mattsson

www.martamattsson.com

 

duration:     3 days á 8 hours

fee:              200,00€

languages:  english, swedish

 

How to apply for this workshop? Please click here

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Two sides - one story" with Daniela Malev
Aug
23
to Aug 25

Two sides - one story" with Daniela Malev

A workshop about finding appropriate needle solutions for brooches

In the field of contemporary jewellery the brooch is the most common and also much discussed form of jewellery. One of the special challenges of making a good brooch is to find an adequate solution for the needle which connects the piece securely to the body but goes beyond being a mere functional and invisible backside. It should be an essential part of the brooch in terms of content and aesthetics.

During 3 days we will make exercises to different needle techniques and ways of thinking about what a needle can be and how it can be solved. Please bring different materials and fragments which you would like to turn into a brooch.

Daniela Malev

www.daniela-malev.de

duration:    3 days á 8 hours

fee:             275,-€

languages: english, german, spanish

 

How to apply for this workshop? 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULLY BOOKED! Please apply next year!

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Enameling with Danni Schwaag
Aug
17
to Aug 21

Enameling with Danni Schwaag

"I love the technique of applying a fine crushed glass powder to copper (or silver) and to see how it melt in the oven is for me like baking jewellery and a great possibility to add colors.

In the middle of the 20th century enamel has been sliding into the field for hobby craftsperson. Adult education classes have been offered to the general public. The new combination of genuine enamel art and a pretense of mastery in this field caused many people to distance themselves from enamel, especially among young artists. Enamel occurred in the background. Since some years it reappears into contemporary jewellery art and we should celebrate it!"

Danni Schwaag

For this workshops no jewelry skills are required.

www.dannischwaag.de

 

duration:     5 days á 6 hours

fee:              340,00€

languages:  english, german, spanish

 

How to apply for this workshop? 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULLY BOOKED! Please apply next year!

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Glass casting with William Rudolph Faulkner
Aug
17
to Aug 21

Glass casting with William Rudolph Faulkner

 

This class will give an introduction to the processes involved in making small scale glass castings.  We will learn how to use clay, wax and plaster to make original designs that will give way to the lost wax method of mold making.  Then, self made objects or molds taken from found objects can be directly translated into glass.  Multiple approaches and techniques will be demonstrated in this course that will allow you to move from idea to object.  This is an entry level course, so no experience is necessary.  It would be good to come with some ideas in mind and a sketchbook or small objects of interest.  All ideas are welcome, but due to the size of our kiln we will need to stay within a smaller size limit.

William Rudolph Faulkner

http://www.williamrudolphfaulkner.com

duration:     5 days á 6 hours

fee:              340,00€

languages:  english

 

How to apply for this workshop? 

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULLY BOOKED! Please apply next year!

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Stone cutting with Alexander Friedrich
Aug
17
to Aug 21

Stone cutting with Alexander Friedrich

Fascination gemstone.

The workshop will give you an introduction on the theme of the lapidary arts. In the foreground is a practical understanding of various processing techniques of precious stones like cutting and faceting. Besides, you will learn how to saw, to drill and to engrave.

We will start with a general introduction of the theory of the craft and gemology. Then we visit local stone dealers, where everyone can buy his own raw stones, which we will use for our practical work.

Open conversations within the group will help to share experiences and to push ideas forward. The aim of the course is to get a general insight of this special technique and to combine the new skills with your own designs.

Alexander Friedrich

duration:    5 days à 7 hours 

fee:            390,00€

language:  english, german

 

How to apply for this workshop?

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULLY BOOKED! Please apply next year!

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International Summer Academy 2015
Aug
16
to Aug 29

International Summer Academy 2015

Unique in Germany

Gemstone & Jewelry – The International Summer Academy 2015

Our life and work is increasingly influenced by intercultural encounters. To unterstand the perspective of another person, to comprehend the self, and to exchange those views, becomes important when interacting with others and dealing with oneself. 

The international summer academy wants to create an awareness for such processes by teaching modern as well as traditional techniques and thereby offering the possibility to transfer individual ideas into an aesthetic language.

From the 16th to the 28th of August, the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Campus Idar-Oberstein, offers seven unique workshops for jewelry artists and students interested in arts and crafts.

The workshops take place in perfectly equipped studios and shops on campus and will be taught by artists from Germany, Columbia, Sweden, Spain and the USA: 

William Rudolph Faulkner (USA), Alexander Friedrich (DE), Daniela Malev (DE), Susanne Matsché (DE), Märta Mattsson (SE), Manu Ocaña Mascaró (SP), Natalia Olarte (CO) und Danni Schwaag (DE).

The workshops are divided into stone carving, enamel, glass casting, filigree, material research for jewelry, needle solutions for brooches, and photography.

The program offers modules focusing not only on technical questions but also creative processes and allows the participants to learn new techniques, which they can use to express themselves visually. The two-week program allows for various combinations of the different workshops. The students can, based on their artistic interests, enroll for a whole workshop or just a single module.

The program is accompanied by a set of cultural activities and, as for example field trips to gemstone stores and mines in the region of Idar-Oberstein, Latin American jewelry dance, and the famous ”Hunsrücker Spießbraten”. 

The main goal of the international summer academy is to create an environment of cultural exchange with the experience of the old and the new, the local and the global, and in which the participants can complete the artistic language of their own personal jewelry.

DEADLINE for your application 31.05.2015

For more information regarding the program, application and accommodation please contact Tabea or click here.

 

Flyer to print out english/german
Program as text to print out in english/german
Terms and conditions in english/german

 

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