Instructor: William received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a concentration in “Jewelry & Metalsmithing” in 2012. Afterwards, he spent time working within the jewelry industry and volunteering as a teacher’s assistant for various art institutions. He found that the latter was much more fulfilling, so he went on to further his education within the arts and to pursue a career in teaching. William received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth in 2016; once again with a concentration in “Jewelry & Metalsmithing.”
Learn a quick and easy way to make textured bangle bracelets! This course will focus on forming a stack of bangles utilizing copper and sterling silver. Students will texture and forge their metal into different shapes and patterns using numerous metalsmithing hammers. The class will discuss a variety of hammer striking methods and how to best control your hammer mark! To finish, the class will learn how to close their bracelets using a “cold connection” technique known as riveting. Each bangle can be embellished with a different texture or designed as a uniform set.
***Metalwerx instructor Will Vanaria will be teaching the class at the AIC. Please register here.***
Level: All levels. No experience necessary
Minimum Number of Students: 4
Maximum Number of Students: 10
Date: Jan 22, 10am-1pm