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Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Please note: this course has Prerequisites

Course Number: 241JEIA075

Dates: Friday, January 12 - March 15, 2024
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Meets: F from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM , 10 sessions

Fee: $340.00

This course ended on March 15, 2024

Please note: this course has Prerequisites

Gain more confidence in your work an expand your abilities in fabrication and construction, problem-solving, creativity and personal design aesthetics through fun and focused demonstrations and one-on-one guidance. Instructor Donna D'Aquino will demonstrate the elements and principles jewelry design through intermediate to advanced fabrication projects. There will be group discussions and critiques to help students grow and take their jewelry to the next level.
The focus of class for the upcoming Spring session will be designing and developing a jewelry line. Whether you have made many pieces or just a few, this class will help you to define your "style" and grow your collection in a cohesive way. Through hands on demonstrations, we will work on technical skills, and explore different types of fabrication to help facilitate your goals. Students will also be exposed to all aspects of running a jewelry business, to include, but not limited to: applying to shows, pricing, photographing your work, taxes, web-site design and marketing. PREREQUISITE: Three Jewelry & Metalsmithing classes, or by permission of the instructor.
Fee: $340.00

Save $20.00 with a Spruill Center for the Arts Membership - New and Renewal

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Non-member$ 305.00
Optional FeeDonation$ 1.00
Mandatory FeeJewelry Lab Fee$ 35.00

Donna DAquino

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From the time I was a child growing up in New York’s Hudson Valley, I knew I wanted to be an artist. An interest in illustration led me to study graphic design, but my foray into jewelry was part happenstance, part coercion: my undergraduate professor at SUNY Buffalo State College practically dragged me to the metal studio. Everything clicked when I was handed a length of steel wire and prompted to make a drawing.

The exercise encouraged my designer’s mind to play with line three dimensionally and invited explorations of volume, scale, and color. I started out creating one-of-a-kind art jewelry and over the years expanded my ideas into sculpture. The dance of expansion and contraction between jewelry scale and sculpture objects continues to propel my practice. My limited run, hand-crafted jewelry collections are distillations of these ideas, made accessible as easy to wear, every-day statement pieces.

In twenty-plus years since receiving an MFA in jewelry and metalsmithing at Kent State University, my works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including in Craft In America: Expanding Traditions. My one-of-a-kind and production jewelry have been featured in a variety of publications, including Vogue Italia, American Craft, and Metalsmith magazine. My works are in the permanent collections of the Fuller Craft Museum and the Racine Art Museum and held in numerous private collections.

Donna’s website:

@donnadaquino on Instagram

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Date Day Time Location
01/12/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM RM 207
01/19/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM RM 207
01/26/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM RM 207
02/02/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM RM 207
02/09/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM RM 207
02/16/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM RM 207
02/23/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM RM 207
03/01/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM RM 207
03/08/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM RM 207
03/15/2024Friday10 AM to 1 PM RM 207


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