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BEYOND THE BASICS: DESIGN AND FABRICATION IN METAL

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Course Number: 231JEAC030

Dates: Wednesday, January 11 - March 15, 2023
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Meets: W from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM , 10 sessions

Fee: $280.00

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This class guides students as they transition from beginning level metalsmithing techniques to an intermediate level of design and fabrication. Students will work on more complex, instructor-guided projects, furthering their fabrication skills, craftsmanship and design sense. Projects and demonstrations vary each quarter and may include mechanisms such as hinges, clasps, findings, and surface design techniques. PREREQUISITE: Three Beginning Jewelry and Metalsmithing classes at the Spruill Center for the Arts, or by permission of the instructor.
Fee: $280.00

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Fee Breakdown

CategoryDescriptionAmount
Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 255.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00
Mandatory FeeJewelry Lab Fee$ 25.00

Amy Gresens

Photo of Amy Gresens Photo of work by Amy Gresens

amygresens@yahoo.com
Amy's Classes

Amy Gresens teaches Beginning Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Beyond the Basics: Design & Fabrication in Metal, Knitting 101 & 102. Her teaching style is relaxed and casual. She likes to encourage her students to find their creativity and guide them along this path. For more examples of her work, please visit:

Facebook.com/element47jewelry

Instagram: @element47jewelry

element47designs.com

Amy is an Atlanta-based artist who has spent the last 20 years experimenting with a variety of media. Her early explorations into photography and sculpture informed her passion for capturing and revealing beauty within the third dimension. Amy's favorite artist is Alexander Calder. She loves the movement of his pieces. He is a big influence in a lot of her jewelry designs.

The last ten years have found Amy crafting fabulous adornments in precious metals. A distinct characteristic of her jewelry designs is the incorporation of vibrant color tinted resin or felt. Amy finds that the fusion of metals and rich colored alternative materials create dynamic contrasts and spatial relationships that are truly unique. She says she gets so much joy from making that she wanted to share the process with others. She loves seeing her students develop their own creative style.

Amy has exhibited her jewelry at the High Museum of Art and is currently showing her work at the Decatur Gallery, Spruill Gallery and the Beehive boutique. She also participates in several Atlanta area art shows, such as the Piedmont Park Arts Festival, Inman Park Arts Festival, Indie Craft Experience and Chastain Park Arts Festival to name a few.

Amy's home is a beacon for all lost animals. She currently has 3 cats and 2 dogs, most of whom just showed up on her front porch. She once even had a flock of chickens show up! Currently the "No Vacancy" sign is on.

Date Day Time Location
01/11/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 09
01/18/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 09
01/25/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 09
02/01/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 09
02/08/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 09
02/15/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 09
02/22/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 09
03/01/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 09
03/08/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 09
03/15/2023Wednesday6:30 PM to 9:30 PM RM 09

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