Metals 1 Series with Katie Rearick
January 9, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - February 27, 2024 @ 9:00 pm
Date: Tuesdays, January 9-February 27, 2024
Description: Learn to design and construct your own jewelry. You will be introduced to a range of metalsmithing basics as you create a pierced pendant, ring, and cold connection necklace. This is a great way to get a taste of jewelry and metalsmithing. In this 8-week workshop, you will learn:
- Basic metalsmithing skills of sawing, piercing, filing and sanding
- Basic cold connections of flush, flat, and tube rivets
- How to use a torch to anneal and solder metal
- Patinas and metal finishing options
- Elements and principles of design
Tuition: $265 + $40 materials fee
Materials: All materials will be provided
Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded through Eventbrite, or you may leave your workshop fee in your Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.
Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three-business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks.
If you require accessibility accommodations, please let us know by calling 412.261.7003 and we are happy to assist you.
About the Artist
Katie Rearick received her BFA with an emphasis in Metal/Jewelry from Western Michigan University in 2008, and her MFA from SUNY New Paltz in 2012. Supplemental to her formal education, she has studied at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Penland School of Crafts. Her work ranges from small-scale body adornment to large sculptural installations that utilize personal narrative as a starting point. Katie’s work was included in the publications 500 Gemstone Jewels and 500 Enameled Objects. Notable exhibitions include: Staring : in HINDSIGHT at The International Design Museum in Munich, Germany, the College Art Association NY Area MFA Exhibition at Hunter College, New York, Fresh: Metalsmith Exhibition in Print at the National Ornamental Metal Museum and Allegheny Metals Club Exhibition at the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh. Previously, Katie has taught at SUNY New Paltz, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Waynesburg University. Having founded the Allegheny Metals Club in 2015, Katie is actively engaged in the Pittsburgh metals community and currently teaches workshops at the Society for Contemporary Craft. She also maintains a home studio in the Stanton Heights neighborhood of Pittsburgh.