Explore the possibilities and processes of introducing alternative materials into jewelry and small object making. Gain skill using concrete/cement in conjunction with color dyes to create colorful pieces. Apply traditional and advanced mold making techniques with found objects/3-D printed materials and spend time exploring and creating unique designs.
Michael Nashef earned a B.F.A. in Metals/Jewelry Design from Kendall College of Art and Design and M.F.A. in 3D studies from Bowling Green State University. Throughout his career, Michael Nashef has managed a jewelry store, worked as a CAD designer, and launched his fine jewelry company Intersecting Hearts. In addition to being an inventor and a 3D consultant Michael has an extensive list of exhibitions and awards won for his work. Michael had taught at Kendall College of Art and Design and worked as the area coordinator and lecturer at Towson University in Maryland, and currently he is an instructor at Western Michigan University.
Faculty: Michael Nashef
Dates: June 13 – 17, 2022
Tuition, room and board: $1,565
Lab Fee: $65, 1 box of 5lb rockite cement for anchoring – pigment/dye – plastic cups – gloves – stir sticks – molding materials.
Skill Level: Beginner (No previous experience working with metals)
Enrollment limited to 12 students