Award-winning metalsmith and jewelry/metals instructor Curtis Arima presents a one-day workshop on Design and Composition for Metalsmiths.
This workshop is open only to members of MBMAG. To join or renew your membership, click here.
Registration opens June 2 at 10am. Click here to register
During the day, Curtis will guide the students through considerations of:
Aesthetics:Identifying forms, shapes, surfaces, colors, that students have a tendency use or a desire to use.
Concept: Identifying ideas, emotions, and subject matter students want to convey; How do students come up with ideas for work?
Context: Identifying what contexts students want to make work in and how to work with or against that context.
In addition, Curtis will take us through:
Context of showing work: open studios, gallery, exhibition, museum, museum store, craft show, personal pleasure
Context of Art history: what movements are related to the students work/ what movements do they want to be related to (abstract expressionist, conceptual, performance)
Context of Jewelry history: what direction in jewelry is the student’s work related to (production, art jewelry, fine jewelry).
There will be an assignment to be done before the day of the workshop. Also, students are requested to bring a group of pieces to evaluate during the workshop.
When: July 28, 10am – 5pm with an hour for lunch
Lunch will be a potluck. Please bring something to share.
Cost: $65. If the workshop is canceled for any reason, all fees will be refunded. Students can cancel their registration up to 14 days before the workshop. No cancellations are accepted after that point, however, if there is a waitlist we will try to sell your place to a qualified student. If we can sell your place, you will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee.
Curtis holds a Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing, and is an instructor at California College of Arts and Crafts. He is a working artist who has received numerous awards for his work. Read more at his website, http://www.curtisharima.com