Brenda Ridgewell is the former Director of Jewellery and 3 Design at Curtin University, Western Australia, and has been the recipient of many prestigious awards.
She has exhibited her work throughout Australia, as well as in the USA, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
She is leading a two-day jewellery design course on Sunday the 20 May and the 27 May. The classes commence at 9.30am and conclude at 4pm.
The course will begin with discussion about the concept of design. The focus will be to on how to develop your own idea/ideas and apply them in a personal process for the development of contemporary jewellery.
The workshop will involve drawing, looking at and collecting images of interest to you and making models of your developing ideas.
Between the two workshops there will be time for you to look at your specific concept interests and bring images, drawings etc. to the second weeks session.
The second session will develop using your personal conceptual base with both group and individual discussion, a series of exercises to develop ideas beyond the immediate and eventually a design or series of designs and plans (models) that you can take forward to a resolved piece of contemporary jewellery.
The course is limited to 8 participants. The cost includes materials. However, participants will need to bring an A3 visual dairy and pencils.
- About the concept of design and how to develop your own ideas and apply them to making contemporary jewellery.
- drawing, looking at and collecting images of interest to you and making models of your developing ideas.
- how to develop a design or series of designs and plans(models) for a piece of contemporary jewellery.
- Your designs and plans (models) for a piece of contemporary jewellery.
- A3 visual dairy and pencils
Participants will have experience in jewellery making/metal work.
Vendor since 2016
We are a contemporary jewellery studio and gallery run by local jeweller Philip Noakes, who has over forty years experience in making and teaching in the industry. Philip has exhibited extensively around Australia, and makes his own work and private commisions, as well as teaching from the studio.
Contemporary Metal offers jewellers and students access to a fully equipped studio including: rolling mill, soldering and melting torches, pendant drills, vacuum casting, vulcaniser and wax injector, hydraulic press, lathe, tumbler, polisher, ultrasonic, large dapping sets and lapidary equipment.
We have benches available for hire on a casual, weekly or ongoing basis.
Contemporary Metal requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Contemporary Metal to organise a refund or transfer
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Contemporary Metal requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer.
In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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