Past students describe Glenn Doering as “a master jeweler AND a master teacher” and particularly enjoyed his encouraging attitude & infectious humor in the studio.
Learn the basic techniques of designing and creating fashion jewelry using beads made of glass, natural materials (e.g. turquoise, pearls, hematite), crystal, cloisonné, charms and more, combined with silver- and gold-dipped accents. Become comfortable using jewelry-making tools as well as head pins, eye pins, jump rings, findings, stringing wire, crimp beads, etc.
During class you’ll have the opportunity to create up to 10 pieces of jewelry to wear or give as gifts.
What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?
Each class day will feature brief demonstrations of jewelry-making techniques, insights into the design process, and ideas around problem-solving. Most of class time will be dedicated to open work time, with one-on-one feedback from the instructor as needed. While participants are not required to work outside of class time, the studio is open throughout the afternoon and evening for those wishing to continue working.
Each participant will create a number of original, custom-designed jewelry pieces, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and more – for women and/or men.
What should I bring to class?
A wide variety of jewelry-making tools and materials will be provided; however, participants are welcome to bring old jewelry to be re-imagined, as well as any special beads or findings they may have. The instructor is also skilled in creating jewelry from found objects, so participants are welcome to bring unusual items (shells, trinkets, etc.) they wish to turn into jewelry.
The Full Package covers tuition + materials, all meals (Monday dinner through Sunday brunch) and lodging.
Full Package: $700-$1230
- Private Room – $1230
- Shared Double Room / Yurt – $915
- Library Dorm: $780
- RV Hookup: $750
- Guild Tent $735
- Own Tent: $700
Commuter Cost: $455
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2020 Program: Forest Vision. Learn more about the Summer Program.
July 12 – 18, 2020
This is a non-refundable deposit.
The remaining balance must be paid in full upon arrival.
Date(s) - Jul 12, 2020 until Jul 18 2020