Daytime Projects: Explore Silversmithing
Jun 04 - 11 | tue | 9:30AM - 12:30PM
All levels welcome
All silver supplies included: sheet silver, silver wire, and bezel wire. Additional silver available for purchase.
Explore the foundations of silversmithing - sawing, soldering and finishing. This is a great class if you are new to silversmithing or want to push your skills to the next level. Silver included will allow for a basic ring, a pendant or earrings, and one bangle bracelet.
Alyssa Beck began making jewelry in 1988 when she started creating bead work. After attending a silversmithing class at John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina in 1996, she was hooked. This new medium inspired her to further her education by attending Penland Craft School in North Carolina, and later, Red Rocks College in Colorado, to further her knowledge. She continued her studies by creating jewelry in her own workshop, participating in classes throughout the country, and teaching silversmithing classes here at the Art Association. If she's not hammering away on metal, she's out and about with her family enjoying the rivers and trails that the Jackson Hole area offers.
Jen McNaughton has lived in Wyoming on and off since 2000. She attended Michigan State University where she received a BA in English. She has always supported and participated in the arts but her interest in metal smithing came together with the help of the fabulous teachers here at the Art Association over the past several years. As an educator, she enjoys helping children experience and explore what art can be for them.