I am teaching a Continuing Education (CE) class at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The class is called "Jewelry + Light Metals : The Basics". In this course, we cover the fundamentals of jewelry making techniques, design and fabrication. My students are coming from Massachusetts and Rhode lsland.
The first assignment was creating a Cuff Bracelet Inspired by nature. The students focused on the basic hand skills of piercing, sawing, filing, sanding and bending. I greatly appreciate my students' efforts and time, even though they don't have access to the studio except for class time. I think they really enjoy themselves. They did a great job and they have no art background. Here are some examples of my students' work. Thanks to all my students! I am looking forward to seeing our next projects!