Visual art and design Saturday workshops for students 10 to 16 through Dec. 17.
The San Francisco Arts Education Project is thrilled to offer a new slate of visual arts Saturday workshops in our art studio-classroom in the extraordinary Minnesota Street Project.
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FALL 2016 SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
Week 1: Costume Jewelry Recon
The scene: A table full of old costume jewelry ready to be explored, rummaged and scrutinized. The goal: transform old into fabulous by creating a hybrid piece of jewelry or accessory made from the materials provided. The tools: pliers, glue and basic jewelry components, connectors and wire. The result: a perfectly unique piece of jewelry created from a fusion of repurposed materials, ingenuity, and self-expression. There will be a short introduction to contemporary jewelers, metal smiths and makers working with these media today. This introduction will serve as inspiration and reference “jumping off point” for the day’s activities.
Week 2: The Statement Piece
Create a mixed-media, neck-adorning masterpiece and make a wearable statement for everyone to see. We will use leather, chains, tassels and a variety of textile techniques such as braiding, knotting, wrapping and stitching to create a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art. The artist will introduce students to current artists and designers working in this manner as well as to her own body of textile-based jewelry and accessories.
Week 3: Adorn Thy Head
Fascinators, turbans and bejeweled bows, oh my! Students will to design and create a custom hair accessory while learning about current millinery and hair accessory designers.