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Metals B Summer Session 3

Metals Summer Session 3
June 20 – July 1, 2021
Michael Nashef

This workshop will explore possibilities and processes for introducing alternative materials into jewelry and small object making. Students will learn to use concrete/cement with dyes to create colorful pieces. We’ll use traditional and advanced mold-making techniques with 3-D printed materials and spend time exploring and creating unique designs. We’ll cover soldering, cutting, the basics of jewelry making, and many other processes as needed for our projects. All levels. Lower metals studio.

Studio artist and instructor at Kalamazoo Institute of Art; other teaching: Towson University (MD), Bowling Green State University (KY), Touchstone Center for Crafts (PA); exhibitions: South Bend Museum of Art (IN), “Best of 2019” Ohio Designer Craftsmen traveling exhibition, Worcester Center for Crafts (MA), Midland Center for the Arts (MI).

intricately patterned sculptural form
Michael Nashef, "Come See What I Have," concrete, dye, sterling silver, gold leaf, 14 x 7 x 7 inches