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Revere Masters Symposium 2003


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This year=EDs Masters Symposium at the Revere Academy still has a few
spaces available in select classes. Don=EDt miss this special
opportunity to learn from true masters. Available classes and class
descriptions are listed below. For more or to register,
please see our web site at www.revereacademy.com or call
415-391-4179.

Engraving: Lettering and Monograms with Hratch Nargizian, April
7-11, 2003, $795 + kit Advanced Chains with Susan Wood, April 12-13,
2003, $295 + kit Setting Outside the Box with Jeff Georgantes, April
12-13, 2003, $295 + kit Romantic Connections with Doug Zaruba, April
14-18, 2003, $795 + kit Creative Hammering with Leonard Urso, April
14-18, 2003, $795 + kit Flexing Your Muscle with Harold O=EDConnor,
April 26-27, 2003, $295 + kit

Engraving: Lettering and Monograms with Hratch Nargizian, April
7-11, 2003 Although engraving has been important to cultures around
the world for centuries, it is now a disappearing art form. This
age-old technique is used by jewelers, stone setters, metalsmiths,
wax carvers and enamelists for a wide range of applications. Our
engraving workshop focuses primarily on how to layout and engrave
lettering in a variety of styles including script and block. Students
also learn to design, layout and engrave monograms, ornamental
borders and floral patterns. Some graver experience required.

Advanced Chains with Susan Wood, April 12-13, 2003, $295 + kit For
those with basic chain making skills, here is a great opportunity to
expand your skills and explore more advanced patterns. Emphasis is on
soldered links as well as loop and loop variations. Leading the class
through a variety of samples, the instructor will cover metal
characteristics relative to chain making, calculating proportions,
selecting the proper gauge for each size link, forming and shaping
links, soldering and fusing links, drawing the final chain to shape
and final finishing for chains. Prerequisite: Basic chain making
skills

Setting Outside the Box with Jeff Georgantes, April 12-13, 2003,
$295 + kit The underlying concept behind setting stones is to
mechanically entrap the gem securely while revealing as much of it as
possible. This workshop explores the theory of setting while
discovering new and exciting ways to utilize both common and
odd-shaped stones into jewelry. Bezels, prongs and channels will be
discussed as well as the use of gravers, hammers, diamond drills and
burs, sewing, adhesives and cold connections to set stones into
stones, wood and other materials

Romantic Connections with Doug Zaruba, April 14-18, 2003, $795 + kit
Hinges, fasteners, hooks, clasps, catches, latches, locks and
linkages all serve a similar purpose: they connect things. If you
approach these connections as a romance, a kind of dance between two
separate parts, the results can be dramatic, quietly harmonious or
even secret and concealed. In this workshop, you will watch close up,
as Doug Zaruba introduces a wide range of connections and then
embellishes them with details as he guides you to create your own
connections to take home. Prerequisite: Fabrication 2 or experience.

Creative Hammering with Leonard Urso, April 14-18, 2003, $795 + kit
Learn classical metalsmithing techniques from one of the foremost
masters of our time. This workshop covers basic to advanced skills
in chasing and repousse to create ornamental designs on metal. The
workshop includes tool making, the creation of flat linear designs
and the formation of dimensional designs through the use of punches.
Previous experience is helpful but not required. Open to all levels.

Flexing Your Muscle with Harold O=EDConnor, April 26-27, 2003, $295 +
kit This workshop presents an array of tips, tricks, short cuts and
interesting techniques using flex shafts and micro motors along with
their accessories. Many abrasives, milling and shaping tools will be
introduced. Specific techniques are presented, including carving
hard waxes, shaping, drilling and setting stones, finishing, carving
bone and lots more. After this workshop, you will gain a new
appreciation of the versatility of the flexible shaft machine. Open
to all levels.

I hope to see you in class!

Christine Dhein
Assistant Director

Check out our web site at http://www.revereacademy.com
Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
760 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94102
phone: (415) 391-4179 fax: (415) 391-7570
e-mail: @Christine_Dhein