August 5, 2018 – August 11, 2018
A “wonder chamber” is a collection of relics, specimens, antiquities and artifacts. In this workshop students are tasked with adapting their own collections of nostalgia, ephemera and curiosities into a brooch. Through the careful curation and treatment of small items, and the delicate and meaningful physical and mechanical connections they create, the finished brooch will tell a story, commemorate an event, or act as a portrait. Participants will discuss ideas of perceived, physical, and intrinsic value as they compose hoards. You will also learn a variety of traditional and alternative setting techniques, and how to create pin stem mechanisms. A basic knowledge of metal working and soldering is required.
COURSE FEE: $525
Leslie Boyd is an artist and teacher born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She earned a BFA in Metalsmithing + Jewelry at Pratt Institute and her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design. Boyd teaches and coordinates the Jewelry Program at Towson University in Maryland. She makes sculpture, jewelry and wearables about gender, stereotypes and cultural appropriation in her South Philly studio.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.