University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Summer 2015 Jewelry and Metals
Workshop Series


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Courses

May 26th - June 20th (Monday - Friday 9am - 1:45pm)

Art 277: Design for Digital Fabrication (capacity: 16)
Instructor: Frankie Flood
$875 (75 hours) - Four-week intensive (also available as a 3 credit course)
UWM Digital Craft Research Lab
Kenilworth Square East – 1915 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!
Recommended for makers with basic computer skills.

June 8th - June 12th (Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm)

Art 279: Images & Textures in Enameled Jewelry (capacity: 16)
Instructor: Stephanie Voegele
$275 (25 hours)
(also available as a 1 credit course) At the Jewelry & Metals Studio (A391) in the UWM Fine Art Building
2400 E Kenwood Blvd

This one-week workshop covers basic image creation of kiln firing enamel jewelry. Participants will fuse beautiful glass onto custom cut copper shapes and hammered forms. These components will be combined to create colorful jewelry pieces. Techniques that will be covered include sifting through stencils, laser copy decals, champlevé, and basse-taille.
Recommended for makers with basic metal skills of cutting and texturing.

June 19th - 20th (Friday 7pm – 10pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm & 2pm - 7pm)

Cabachon-rings-alt-image_webSilver Cabochon Rings (capacity: 10)
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
$165 (12 hours)
At the Jewelry & Metals Studio (A391) in the UWM Fine Art Building
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.
Recommended for intermediate level makers with basic soldering skills looking to learn about working with semi-precious stones!

Friday June 26th (6pm - 10pm)

Enameling-alt-image_webQuick Fire Enameling (capacity: 10)
Instructor: Stephanie Voegele
$65 (4 hours)
At the Jewelry & Metals Studio (A391) in the UWM Fine Art Building
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.
Recommended for a quick creative escape!

June 27th – 28th (Saturday & Sunday 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm)

Colorful Powder Coating (capacity: 10)
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
$170 (12 hours)
At the Large Metals Studio (B61) in the Kenilworth Building
Kenilworth Square East – 1915 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.
Recommended for makers with basic tool skills.

July 20th - 24th (Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm)

Blacksmithing-image_web2Art 279: Blacksmithing (capacity: 12)
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
$275 (25 hours)
(also available as a 1 credit course) At the Large Metals Studio (B61) in the Kenilworth Building
Kenilworth Square East – 1915 E Kenilworth Pl

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.
Recommended for makers with basic tool skills.

Friday July 31st (6pm - 10pm)

Quick Custom Pet Tags (capacity: 10)
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
$65 (4 hours)
At the Jewelry & Metals Studio (A391) in the UWM Fine Art Building
2400 E Kenwood Blvd

In this one-night intensive workshop, participants will create a textured and riveted pet tag out of copper and brass. This workshop is also a great opportunity to create a unique gift in a single evening!
Recommended for a quick creative escape!

August 1st - 2nd (Saturday & Sunday 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm)

Bar Set Blacksmithing (capacity: 10)
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
$165 (12 hours)
At the Large Metals Studio (B61) in the Kenilworth Building
Kenilworth Square East – 1915 E Kenilworth Pl

In this weekend workshop, participants will forge steel components and combine them with fine hardwood to create both a beer bottle opener and a wine corkscrew.  Learn from a former bartender turned metalsmith and make a unique conversation piece that will stand out at your next gathering!
Recommended for intermediate level makers looking to learn a new material.

Friday August 7th (6pm - 10pm)

Quick Stacking Rings (capacity: 10)
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
$65 (4 hours)
At the Jewelry & Metals Studio (A391) in the UWM Fine Art Building
2400 E Kenwood Blvd

This one-night workshop will show you how to quickly make simple stacking bands. Participants will work with sterling silver, brass, and steel to make a clever set of stacking rings that combine to make quite a statement piece. Basic cutting, forming, soldering, and texture forging will be covered.
Recommended for beginners who want a quick creative escape!

Saturday August 8th (10am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm)

Tube Set CZ Rings (capacity: 10)
Instructor: Michael Dale Bernard
$90 (6 hours)
At the Jewelry & Metals Studio (A391) in the UWM Fine Art Building
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!
Recommended for beginners who want to learn basic stone setting.


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

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

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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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Summer 2015 College for Kids Courses

July 6th - 17th (2 weeks)

Jewelry and Metals – Texture, Color, & Shapes
Instructors: Michael Bernard & Stephanie Voegele
Two week course, two daily class sessions at 2 levels (grades 6-8, 9-12)
Register here.

Explore metal and color in this unique art class! Learn how to create jewelry from metal sheet and wire with bright color accents of fused glass enameling. Basic techniques of art metalworking will be covered including cutting, texturing, shaping, and soldering. Students will learn to work with copper, brass, and sterling silver as they create a ring, a pair of earrings, and a pendant.

 

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