Jewelry Fabrication 1 & 2 COMBO
with Lonni Hopkins
Wednesdays, 6 classes
6pm – 9pm
Skill Level: All Levels
Summer Session 1 (Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Jul 7)
Students will learn basic skills in Metalsmithing while being introduced to materials, tools, studio safety, and basic design. The fundamental jewelry making skills of filing, sawing, texturing, torch soldering, and basic forming will also be introduced. Each week new skills will be incorporated into a new project. Students will complete 2-3 pieces of jewelry using copper, brass and sterling silver.
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Non-Members – $180 Members – $153
$35 Material Fee Paid to Instructor at First Class
Lonni Hopkins has lived a life of art: from lithography and photography in college, to quilting while raising her children, watercolor, sculpture, and many mediums in between. Her endeavor into metalsmithing started circa 1996. Jewelry seemed a natural progression, pulling from past experiences and artistic expressions, culminating with the acute skill and careful craftsmanship that metalsmithing demands. Her skills were honed with a variety of master teachers including, John Cogswell, Ronda Coryell, Fabrizio Acquafresca, Andy Cooperman, Betty Helen Longhi, Tom McCarthy. Lonni recently retired from teaching Metalsmithing and Jewelry at H.W. Blake High School for the Arts in Tampa. She is still a practicing artist with her work being represented in several galleries.