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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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UW-Eau Claire to Offer
Jewelry Design Course
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 attend.
         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 e-mail

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Updated: Aug. 15, 2001