University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Summer 2016 Jewelry and Metals
Workshop Series


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Art 277 Design for Digital Fabrication (Rhino 3D modeling)

MAY 31-JUN 25 | Mon-Thurs 9am-1:45pm | $925 (75 hours)

Level: Recommended for makers with basic computer skills
Instructor: Frankie Flood
Location: UWM Kenilworth Square East Rm. 368 | 1925 E. Kenilworth Pl.

Learn to 3D model your designs using programs like Rhino, 123D Make, Makerware, and Meshmixer.  Students will learn the transition from 2D hand drawing to digital drawing, 2D based modeling, 3D based modeling, and 3D scanning objects.  Design methods for laser cutting, vinyl cutting, and 3D printing will be explored as well as creating 3D virtual worlds and renderings.  Gain hands-on experience with output machines include the vinyl cutter, laser cutter, and 3D printers!

(also available as a 3 credit course: ART277 section 801 class #25871)

Silver Cabochon Rings

JUN 17–18 | Fri 7–9:30pm, Sat 10am–6:30pm | $175 (10 hours)

Level: Recommended for intermediate level makers with basic soldering skills looking to learn about working with semi-precious stones!
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
Location: UWM Art Building Rm. A391 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.

In this two-day 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 sterling silver ring.  Bezel smoothing and light polishing techniques will put the finishing touches on your beautiful and colorful creation.

Colorful Powder Coating

JUN 25–26 | Sat–Sun 10am–5pm | $195 (12 hours)

Level: Beginner
Capacity: 10
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
Location: UWM Kenilworth Square East Rm. B61 | 1925 E. Kenilworth Pl.

Powder coating is an excellent way to create colorful metal components for your artwork.  It is durable, cures quickly, and is available in an astounding array of colors.  In this workshop, you will get all the DIY details about the equipment needed to set up your own powder coating workstation and the best sources for supplies.  Techniques will include basic spray methods as well as masking, sifting, and stencil effects. Painterly and organic surface development through liquid application, torch firing, and illustrative pencil work will also be explored.

Quick Fire Enameling (torch fired glass enamel jewelry)

JUL 15 or JUL 22 | Fri 6–9pm | $75 (3 hours)

Level: Beginner (recommended for a quick creative escape)
Capacity: 10
Instructor: Stephanie Voegele
Location: UWM Art Building Rm. A391 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.

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.

Quick Textured Silver Pendants (stamping, soldering, tube set CZ stones)

JUL 29 | Fri 6–10pm | $95 (4 hours)

Level: Beginner
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
Location: UWM Art Building Rm. A391 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.

In this one-night intensive fabrication workshop, participants will create a textured silver pendant.  We will cut a small disc of silver, texture it, then solder on a bale and a silver tube to set a sparkling stone.  Then we will hang it on a chain.  This workshop is a great opportunity to create a unique gift in a single evening!

Art 279 Blacksmithing (introductory forging, tapering, twisting, spirals, scrolls)

AUG 1–5 | Mon–Fri 10am–1pm & 2–4pm | $295 (25 hours)

Level: Beginner
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
Location: UWM Art Building Rm. A391 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.

This one-week workshop / course is an introduction to hot 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.

((also available as a 1 credit course: ART279)

Blacksmithing II (advanced forging, plasma cutting, MIG welding components)

AUG 12–14 | Fri 3–7pm, Sat–Sun 10am–5pm | $225 (16 hours)

Level: Intermediate (Intro to Blacksmithing strongly recommended as a pre-requisite)
Capacity: 8
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
Location: UWM Kenilworth Square East Rm. B61 | 1925 E. Kenilworth Pl.

This weekend workshop continues hot forging, twisting, and tapering but introduces sheet, tubing, texture tricks, and chiseling.  There will be lots of hands-on time as participants work to create a larger sculptural or functional piece from steel and wood (stool, shelf, lamp, wine rack, etc). MIG welding will be used as well as bolts and rivets to combine pieces.  Custom thick sheet forms may be cut using the plasma cutter.

Quick Stacking Silver Rings (make 3 hammered rings as a set)

AUG 19 | Fri 6–10pm | $95 (4 hours)

Level: Beginner
Capacity: 10
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
Location: UWM Art Building Rm. A391 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.

This one-night workshop will show you how to quickly make simple stacking bands.  Participants will work with sterling silver to make a clever set of 3 stacking rings that combine to make quite a statement piece.  Basic cutting, forming, soldering, and texture forging will be covered.

Stacking Silver Tube-set CZ Rings (solder construct 3 silver rings)

AUG 20 | Sat 10am–6pm | $135 (6 hours)

Level: Intermediate
Capacity: 10
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
Location: UWM Art Building Rm. A391 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.

This one-day workshop will explore a simple way to create a setting for round faceted stones using silver tubing.  Participants will work with sterling silver wire to create a ring and then attach a tube setting to hold a sparkling cubic zirconia.  Basic metal cutting, forming, soldering, and texture forging will also be covered.  This is a great add-on continuation of the Stacking Rings workshop that happens the night before!

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

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: Online Registration opens May 5

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

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

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.

Parking & Locations

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). Meterless parking at Kenilworth Square East is available on streets East of Prospect Ave.

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

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.

Lunch is available in the UWM Union and the surrounding neighborhood.

For further information about the workshops contact:
Michael Bernard, bernardm@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