Anna-necklace-2-small1Sydney College of the Arts Masterclass

 Jewellery From Sublimation Printed Metal and Plastic, with Anna Davern

Saturday 5th July 2014, 9.30am – 5.00pm

Workshop fee: $176 (plus $45 for materials)

Earlybird fee: $143 (plus $45 for materials) for bookings before June 7.

Jewellery From Sublimation Printed Metal and Plastic

Sublimation printing is a very exciting and simple technique of transferring images onto metal and plastic using heat. In this class, electronic files of images and photos will be printed and then transferred to a variety of plastic coated sheets of metal. A variety of techniques will be taught to then create items of jewellery from the printed material focusing on cold joining techniques.

Students will be shown how to reproduce the process in their own studios without the use of specialised equipment.

About Anna Davern:

Anna Davern is a contemporary jeweller whose practice straddles the visual arts, jewellery, fashion and education. She is a founding member of Northcity4, an artist run initiative that supports the Australian contemporary jewellery community by providing workshop space, education programs and resources to promote sustainable work practices.

Anna exhibits regularly and has been represented in numerous Australian and international group exhibitions. She completed her undergraduate degree in Jewellery and Object Design at Sydney College of the arts and she also holds a Masters degree from RMIT. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has participated in residencies in Sydney and Tallinn, Estonia.

Anna teaches at Northcity4 and has taught and lectured at NMIT, RMIT, Box Hill Institute, Sydney College of the Arts and the Estonian Academy of Art.

Level:This class is suitable for experienced makers as well as non-makers. No jewellery experience required.

Materials and tools:

A $45 material fee will be payable to the tutor on the day. Students will receive a pack of sheet metal and pre-cut metal shapes and a variety of images to print. Extra materials will be available to purchase (cost between $2 and $15 per piece).

Some hand tools will be required including a piercing saw, sawblades, a half round hand file, scissors, burnisher.

Further details will be provided on enrolment.