Spirit Animal Emerges…into Jewelry

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS – SPIRIT ANIMAL EMERGES INTO JEWELRY, Tuesdays 6:30-9pm/September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 2019  is CLOSED. If interested in this class at a future date, please contact artists.of.rubber.city@gmail.com.

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm/September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 2019 (4-weeks, Oct. 8 independent off-site work)

Class Fee: $90 non-member, $85 member of Artists of Rubber City

Instructor: Courtney Cable    

Overview:

Wander in your creative wild and create a piece of jewelry that speaks to you and your current journey. Explore the depths of your mind to find your spirit animal, learn basic metal working techniques, and create a piece of jewelry that has deep meaning to your soul to lead you through the inspirational journey that is Now. Each piece will be developed particular to the wearer, from the image design to the personalized message with available support from participating peers.

  1. Concept Development: Image/shape and Inspirational Phrase Decision
    • Research quotes from someone you admire, know/knew, or want to become
    • Personalize an inspirational message of your choosing (letter stamp/scribe)
  2. Include Two Additional Elements (created or added by you)
  3. String it up/Display It

You will use hammers, drills, files, lacquers, wax, and more provided by your instructor as you learn various techniques including  sawing, piercing, bending, etching and finishing.

art class

Week 3 will include a visit to the instructor’s studio! 

Instructor will provide materials for a basic starter kit, which will include:

Metal blanks, 9-V battery, wire, and NaCL solution

Students should bring:art class

Pen

Sketch Book

Safety Glasses

Soft cloth

Alternative materials to consider using toward final jewelry piece (Beads, feathers, leather, chains, baubles, etc.)

Learn simple jewelry making techniques and create your own unique design.

Letter stamp an inspirational message or quote.

Etch with a 9-Volt Battery.

Pierce holes as a design element.

If you have alternate materials or external elements you’d like to work with and share with the class to help catalyze the Spirit Animals to life, please secretly bring them. Note: jewelry making supplies can be purchased at many art supplies stores such as Blick Art Materials, All Media and also on Amazon or Etsy. 

REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS – SPIRIT ANIMAL EMERGES INTO JEWELRY, Tuesdays 6:30-9pm/September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 2019  is CLOSED. If interested in this class at a future date, please contact artists.of.rubber.city@gmail.com.

Courtney T. Cable is an artist and a cultural producer. She has explored and worked in multiple mediums and enjoys their cross pollination. Jewelry making, stone cutting, singing and songwriting, arts and cultural organizing, curating, and documentary photography are among her muses.

As a jewelry artist, Courtney creates spiritually functional pieces that communicate on an emotional level. She is drawn to create positive, inspirational, and motivational pieces to provoke inner thought, contemplation, and action. Words and quotes can make a piece personal and more powerful, especially when purposefully placed or hidden.

Natural elements and the raw visual appeal of metals are what draw her to the medium. For such a rigid material, it has the capability of being malleable and is an effective expressive vehicle for her creative visions. She feeds on the precision, skill, and problem solving required to execute ideas and seeks to achieve high-quality finished pieces. It is through the exploration of metal that she has found an effective voice to express her philosophies, values, and dreams.

To see more of her work, visit www.summitlive365.com/artist/courtney-cable.