MAILED: Aug. 15, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — Those interested
in art, stone setting or jewelry design can learn more in “Special Topics in
Art: Lost Wax Casting 1,” a class offered at the University of Wisconsin-Eau
Claire from 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 5-Dec. 19, in the Haas
Fine Arts Center.
No previous jewelry design or metalsmithing experience is
necessary. Community members, art students and art teachers are encouraged to
Students will learn basic metalsmithing, traditional lost
wax casting methods, stone setting and finishing techniques. Safe use of hand
tools and power machinery will also be taught. Projects will increase in
technical complexity throughout the course and creative use of materials will be
encouraged. Participants are expected to work outside of class time to make
designs, do research and complete projects.
Jolee Mickesh, owner of Jewelry by Jolee, Chippewa Falls,
and Michael Christopherson, professor of art, UW-Eau Claire, will be the
instructors for the course.
The course fee is $425 for the non-credit course, $435.03
for three undergraduate credits and $757.35 for three graduate credits. There is
also a $30 lab fee.
To receive registration materials, contact registration
services at (715) 836-2425. For questions or to receive a course syllabus,
contact La Vone Sneen at UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, (715) 836-3636, or
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Aug. 15, 2001