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[Workshop] Natural Setting as source of inspiration


Study jewelry with Camille Rendal at Ghost Ranch -Abiquiu, NM

Jewelry and Silversmithing: the Natural Setting of Ghost Ranch as
Source of Inspiration and Design

[G9A834] Ghost Ranch - Abiquiu

August 10 - 16, 2009 Registration Fee: $375 (includes $125 lab fee)

  • housing & meals. After May 15: $475 + housing & meals

Students will explore a variety of metalsmithing techniques. We will
explore the Ghost Ranch trails for sources of inspiration; the
natural forms of the landscape, flora, and fauna will be used a
source of design to create wearable works of art. Instruction will be
given in design skills. Students will learn how to translate
inspiration from the environment into the creation of finished works,
as well as working on designs for future works.

Instruction in jewelry techniques will include (but are not limited
to): surface texturing with rolling mill, reticulation, granulation,
fold forming, discussion of stone setting and lapidary techniques.

intermediate and advanced levels: students should have completed a
jewelry I course, or have had some experience in basic jewelry
techniques of sawing and soldering. Students will need to bring some
supplies and tools – a supply and tool list with be provided.

Camille Rendal, Mead, CO Camille has an MFA in metalsmithing and
sculpture from New Mexico State University and has taught at Central
Michigan University, Roger Williams University, and is currently on
the faculty at Front Range Community College in Colorado. Having

in New Mexico for many years, Ghost Ranch was a frequent destination
for her; she says, “It has the unique ability to restore my artistic
spirit far into the future.” Camille’s website: (live on 5/1/09) -

To Register, contact Ghost Ranch (877) 804-4678 For course
Camille Rendal Email: [camilleweb at mesanetworks dot