Design Development with Michael David Sturlin--August 15-17, 9am-5pm
Bring forth your personal jewelry identity in an intensive three day workshop with an award winning goldsmith and jewelry designer. In Michael’s words:
I teach a process of design origination, refinement and extension to create work in series and explore design in depth. Working in groups and series promotes jewelry with strong cohesive content, which accelerates artistic maturity.
In this workshop I help you identify the underlying characteristics and essence of new work you want to explore or existing work you want to take further. I show you how to assess with objectivity that enables you to focus in on the strongest characteristic and develop the most promising features in a logical and efficient way. Starting ideas are explored with simple sketches and drawings. Those are followed by 3-D paper and foil models. The models are followed by more elaborate maquettes and prototypes as proof of concept exercises.
As you develop your design portfolio I offer guidance on the various tool and technique options to create the body of work. My objective is for the attendees to come away with well-developed original design concept(s) accompanied by solid plans for executable series of jewelry. This includes evaluating the time and resources it will take to create the work.
This workshop is open to all levels. Highly developed drawing skills are not essential for success in this experience. Your drawing will become far more comfortable and improved during our time together. What is most important as a requirement is the willingness to grow and expand and step beyond your comfort zone.
Reserve your seat here via PayPal or call the studio at 616-607-2470.