University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Summer 2014 Jewelry and Metals
Workshop Series


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Courses

June 2nd - 6th (Monday - Friday 10am – 3:10pm)
Art 279 Enameled Jewelry and Glass bead making
– create a pendant, earrings, and set of glass beads
Instructor: Stephanie Voegele
This one-week workshop covers all the basics of torch firing and kiln firing enamel jewelry.  Participants will fuse beautiful glass onto custom cut copper shapes and hammered forms.  These components will be mixed with beads created from lamp-worked hot glass cane to create colorful jewelry pieces.
Recommended for a makers with basic metal skills of cutting, texturing, and findings attachment.

*This workshop has special pricing due to its 5-day length and/or credit options

June 6th (Friday 6 - 10pm)
Quick Fire Enameling
– create a pendant or earrings
Instructor: Stephanie Voegele
This one-night intensive workshop covers all the basics of torch firing enamel jewelry.  Participants will fuse beautiful glass onto pre-cut copper shapes and create a colorful and unique pendant or a pair of earrings with sterling silver accents.
Recommended for a quick creative escape!

June 7th (Saturday 9am - 4pm)
Open Metals studio work session I
– A little extra enameling time!
Technician: Michael Dale Bernard
This open studio work session is designed to be an add-on day to give you a little extra time to finish up your enameling projects.  No new techniques will be taught, but the studio technician will be on hand to give you any assistance you may need.  Additional copper materials will be available for purchase in the studio.
Treat yourself to a productive studio day!

June 7th (Saturday 6 - 10pm)
Quick Silver Rings
– make a textured sterling silver ring
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
In this one-night intensive workshop, participants will create a textured sterling silver ring band.  Soldering equipment, the rolling mill, and various forming hammers will be used.  This workshop is a great opportunity to create a unique gift in a single evening!
Create an amazing ring for someone special!

June 8th (Sunday 9am - 4pm)
Open Metals studio work session II
– A little extra silversmithing or enameling time!
Technician: Michael Dale Bernard
This open studio work session is designed to be an add-on day to give you a little extra time to finish up your silver ring projects or to make a few extra for your friends and family.  If you have taken one of our enamel workshops, this equipment will be up and running this day as well!  No new techniques will be taught, but the studio technician will be on hand to give you assistance.  Additional silver and copper materials will be available for purchase in the studio.
Treat yourself to a productive studio day!

June 16th-20th  (Monday - Friday 10am - 3:10pm)
Digital Fabrication
– learn 2D CAD Modeling and Laser Cutting
Instructor: Frankie Flood
At the UWM Kenilworth building Digital Craft Research Lab
This one-week workshop covers the basics of 2D based computer modeling using Rhinoceros 3D, vinyl cutting, and laser cutting. Participants will learn computer modeling basics to create two dimensional patterns that can be vinyl cut or laser engraved into the surface of wood and leather to create pendants.
Recommended for makers with basic computer skills.

June 21st-22nd (Saturday + Sunday 10am - 4pm)
Pewter Basics
– learn to cast and solder pewter
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
At the UWM Kenilworth building metal studios

In this weekend workshop, participants will be introduced to pewter casting and fabrication. Two different mold making techniques (including fast-cure silicone) will be used to cast pins, charms, and pendants. Basic seam soldering will lead to the fabrication of a small dish or vessel.
Recommended for intermediate level makers looking to learn a new material.

June 23rd - 27th (Monday - Friday 10am – 3:10pm)
Art 279 Blacksmithing
– create a set of scrolled hooks, a plant hanger, or a decorative wall piece
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
At the UWM Kenilworth building

This one-week workshop is an introduction to hot steel forging, twisting, and tapering steel rods and flats into ornamental forms.  Demonstrations and information about steel working tools and techniques will be followed by lots of hands-on time.  Participants will learn to heat, shape, and hammer steel to create sculptural and functional pieces.  Basic oxy/acetylene torch and MIG welding will also be introduced to join forged steel pieces together into larger constructs.
Recommended for makers with basic metal skills who aren’t afraid to really swing a hammer!

*This workshop has special pricing due to its 5-day length and/or credit options

June 28th-29th  (Saturday + Sunday 10am - 4pm)
Aluminum Anodizing
– learn to color aluminum
Instructor: Frankie Flood
At the UWM Kenilworth building Digital Craft Research Lab
In this weekend workshop, participants will be introduced to anodized aluminum techniques. The anodizing process produces a porous surface that allows aluminum to accept dye easily-the spectrum of color is almost endless. This processes will be used to create colorful bracelets and earrings.

July 19th-20th  (Saturday + Sunday 10am - 4pm)
Bezel setting Cabochon stones
– set a stone in a ring or pendant
Instructor: Stephanie Voegele
In this weekend workshop, participants will learn the skills needed to bring colorful stones into their jewelry creations!  Stone selection and measurement techniques will show you how to prepare the metal components needed to create a setting for your cabochon (flat backed) stones.  Soldering set-up and tricks will help you confidently attach these metal components to a crafted ring or pendant form.  Bezel smoothing and light polishing techniques will put the finishing touches on your beautiful and colorful creation!
Recommended for intermediate level makers with basic soldering skills looking to learn about working with semi-precious stones.

August 11th-15th  (Monday - Friday 10am - 3:10pm)
Digital Fabrication
– learn 3D CAD Modeling and 3D Printing
Instructor: Frankie Flood
At the UWM Kenilworth building Digital Craft Research Lab
This one-week workshop covers the basics of three dimensional computer modeling using Rhinoceros 3D, 3D scanning, and 3D printing. Participants will learn computer modeling basics to create 3D printed rings. Participants will also create a 3 dimensional self portrait utilizing a 3D scanner and 3D printer.
Recommended for makers with basic computer skills

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Instructors

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Michael Dale Bernard
is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Metals Studio Technician at UWM. He completed his BFA at the University of Illinois and received his MFA from California State University, Long Beach. He creates contemporary art jewelry that is inspired by intense urban colors and patterns and exhibits at several renowned galleries and major art venues each year.
For further information
www.michaeldalebernard.com

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Stephanie Voegele
is a Lecturer in Jewelry, Metals, and Three Dimensional Design at UWM.  She is a UW-Milwaukee alumnus, receiving her BFA in 2006 and then completing her MFA at the University of Georgia in 2010.  Her contemporary art jewelry practice focuses on saturated color and an exploration of surface embellishments.
For further information
www.stephanievoegele.com

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Frankie Flood
is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he teaches in the Jewelry & Metalsmithing area and oversees the Digital Craft Research Lab at UWM. Flood is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he received his Master of Fine Art degree in Metalsmithing. Frankie Flood’s interest in machines and tools and the influence of his working class upbringing is a source of inspiration for the functional objects that he creates. Flood exhibits his work nationally and internationally and his work has received many awards and has been published widely. The connection between design and fabrication and how each is influenced by material and process has been the focus of Flood’s recent research. Within the last three years Frankie has been granted $135,000 in personal and educational grant funding by the National Endowment for the Arts, the UWM Digital Future Grant, The Mary Tingley Grant (Greater Milwaukee Foundation), The UWM Graduate School Research Committee, and The Peter S. Reed Foundation for his research in digital technology for the production of art. In addition, Frankie was recently awarded a UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award to recognize excellence in teaching.
For further information
www.frankieflood.com

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Fees

Quick workshops (one night): $60 each

Open Metals studio sessions: $45 each

Two day (weekend) workshops: $170 each

Five-day Enameled Jewelry or Blacksmithing workshops: $270 each

Enroll early! (Space is limited and workshops can fill quickly.)

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Registration

Registration is ongoing and workshops are filled on a first come, first served basis. Maximum capacity for each workshop is 16.
A full refund is issued to program participants if a workshop is cancelled.

Online: Register Here

Phone: Call 1-800-222-3623 or (local) 414-227-3200 from 8am-5pm

Fax: Complete form below and send to:

24 HOUR FAX:  1-800-399-4896 or (local) 414-227-3146

In-Person: In-person registrations are welcome at School of Continuing Education, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., 6th Floor. Our friendly Customer Service Staff is available to assist you Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Mail: Complete form below and mail with payment to secure lockbox at:
School of Continuing Education
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Drawer No. 491
Milwaukee, WI 53293-0491

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Cancellations

A full refund is issued to program participants if a workshop is cancelled for any reason. A full refund will be issued, less a $15 processing fee, for any cancellations received prior to 14 days before the start of your workshop. No refunds are issued if registration is cancelled less than 14 days prior to the start of your workshop.

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Levels

Although recommended levels are indicated, workshops are open to all levels. All materials and tools are provided for participants except safety glasses (please bring your own).

Locations

All workshops are conducted in the Art Building Room 391, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd. on the UWM campus unless otherwise noted.

For a map of the campus: arts.uwm.edu/maps

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Parking

Available in the Union Parking Garage, entrance at 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.; in the lot behind the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.; or on the street (meters in effect).

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Lunch

Available in the UWM Union and the surrounding neighborhood or bring your own.

Requirements

Closed toe shoes and a pair of safety glasses rated Z87+ are required to participate in any of the workshops. Safety glasses may be purchased at your local hardware store or Panther Bookstore, 3132 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211, (414) 967-1111

All materials and tools for the workshops are supplied.

For further information about the workshops contact:
Peck School of the Arts Department of Art & Design at 414-229-4200 or art-info@uwm.edu

For further information or assistance with registration contact:
School of Continuing Education at 414-227-3200 or 1-800-222-3623 M-F 8am-5pm

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