Introduction to Wax Carving & Jewelry Casting
In this course you will learn how to design a pendant or pin and then how to carve the design into wax. After completing the wax, you will learn how wax carvings are prepared for casting to turn them into sterling silver or gold jewelry. The class will also cover methods of cleaning and polishing your design into a piece of jewelry. You may order additional silver casting grain if your wax will result in jewelry that weights more than one ounce in sterling silver.
*Required dress: closed toed shoes and 100% cotton clothing.
CLASS WILL BE HELD IN THE JEWELRY STUDIO
Masks must be worn at all times on campus and during classes; temperature checks are required before entering class/open studio.
All students must read and sign the health policy & waiver to attend Session 3 on-campus classes. CLICK HERE TO FILL IT OUT
This class is now available for per diem registration. May register for 1 day or several. The purchase of per diem classes (in any number) is not refundable. Call the REGISTRAR to register 561.832.1776 x111.
Thursday, Afternoon 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Class Duration, Jan 7, 2021 - Feb 25, 2021
Instructor: Alicia Jane Boswell
- Tuition: $416
- Fees: $30
- Tuition: $62.00
- Fees: $
Class ID: 21W1-JAB.4b
Alicia Jane Boswell received her MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She has attained positions of visiting professor, Jewelry & Metalsmithing artist-in-residence, Studio technician, Museum Exhibitions Assistant, and visiting workshop instructor at arts & crafts education centers around the United States & Internationally including The Center for Enamel Art, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, the Society of Florida Goldsmiths, and The Textile Support Group Pavia Italy & Wollongong Australia.
In 2013 she was honored to be invited to assist and display work in a small workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Ratti Textile Center which coincided with the exhibition “Gems of European Lace” 1600- 1920. In April of the same year, she was invited by the Textile Support Organization in Pavia Italy to exhibit work, lecture and teach a small textile/lace jewelry workshop. Alicia also has had the pleasure of exhibiting at SIERAAD the International Jewelry Fair in Amsterdam. Her work can be found in public & private collections, including the Enamel Arts Foundation & The Lace Museum in Sunnyvale California. Alicia resides in West Palm Beach Florida, where she is the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department Manager at the Armory Art Center & presently teaches enameling & advanced metalsmithing workshops & classes. She also continues to pursue her studio practice with commissions and limited production work.
Alicia currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida where she is the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department Manager at the Armory Art Center and the BIJOUX! 2021 Assistant Director.