Urban Harvest: Introduction to Silversmithing
This event has ended. It was scheduled for 4/28/2019.
4/28/2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28 (Part II)Art Lab
Design and fabricate jewelry and small metal objects using silver, bronze and copper sheet and wire under the direction of master silversmith Art Koeninger. During this two-day class, students learn methods of smithing including sawing, piercing, soldering, riveting, fusing, mill rolling, dapping, forging and bezel stone setting. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. Class fee includes instruction and use of all tools and supplies, (patinas, sandpaper, saw blades, etc.) Silver, bronze and copper as well as some cabochon stones available at cost. Students may provide their own tools & materials, including stones. Space is limited; registration required. $180 Class fee; students pay for cost of materials used separately (average project is $5 to $15). Short lunch break provided – bring lunch or purchase food from Muse. Use museum’s 7th Avenue entrance.
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About the Instructor: Art Koeninger has studied and created metal jewelry and sculpture since 1966 and has taught jewelry making since 1971. He was an adjunct art instructor for 25 years on various campuses in the University of Alaska system, and since 1978, has performed 18 residencies around Alaska through the Artists-in-Schools program. He owns Spirit Mountain Artworks in Chitina, Alaska, in the historic “Chitina Tin Shop,” which he restored and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Koeninger currently resides in Homer, where he works for the Pratt Museum, teaches jewelry making and creates custom jewelry.