How long: Two hours
Where: i3Detroit Common Area
How many people: No more than 12
Cost per person: $10 non-refundable class reservation fee (donations toward tools and materials will be accepted at the class, but are not required)
Students must be at least 18 years old or be accompanied by a legal guardian who is also registered. Having already taken “Jewelry Making 101 Part One – Forging a Wire Twist Bracelet” is recommended, but not required.
What to Bring:
Leora Druckman has been making Jewelry for over 30 years. Starting in college with beaded jewelry, she has since learned many additional techniques including metalsmithing, wirework, textile techniques in metal, enameling, polymer and metal clays and kiln glass work. Her work has been displayed at juried exhibits at the Birmingham/Bloomfield Art Center, Ann Arbor Art Center and the Janice Charach Gallery at the Jewish Community Center of Detroit. She has taken classes at both the Ann Arbor and Birmingham/Bloomfield art centers and attended a number of workshops taught by notable artists including Charles Lewton-Brain, Andy Cooperman, Linda Darty, Michael Boyd and others. Leora is an experienced instructor with a Master’s Degree in Education from Michigan State University. She is also a member of the Michigan Silversmith’s Guild and on the board of i3Detroit. Leora lives in the Detroit area, with her husband Daniel.
Other important Information: Once you have taken this class, as a member, you will be able to work in the Jewelry Zone, but will still need training and certification to operate the kiln, Foredom rotary tool, and Acetylene/Air torch. A sign up sheet will be available for training on those pieces of equipment. If you are experienced on these pieces of equipment, contact the Jewelry Zone Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a certification session.