Nicole Ringgold | From the Desert | Thursday, September 22 through Monday, September 26, 2022 (five days) | 9:00 am until 4:00 pm

$1,125.00

JOIN NICOLE IN SUNNY ARIZONA THIS FALL!

Spend five days with Nicole Ringgold in an artist-in-residency setting. A limited engagement, you will be one of the lucky ones who gets Nicole all to yourself for five days of instruction (well, you and no more than eleven of your closest Vivi Magoo sisters and brothers!

Students will focus on designing and creating desert habitat-inspired hand-fabricated pieces of their choice such as succulents, cactus flowers, lizards, and more. Demonstrations will include the many techniques that can be used to make this special life come alive in silver, from fusing sterling silver, soldering multiple joints in one piece to reticulation, creating 3-dimensional joints, texturing, basic repoussé and chasing, carving, and texturing. Students will create several different pieces throughout the week.

Previous soldering experience is recommended, and it would serve you well to have experience using a Smith Little Torch.

If students are not familiar with pick soldering, Nicole recommends you practice ahead of time (not a requirement).

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Description

Instructor: Nicole Ringgold

Class: From the Desert

Date of Class: 09/22/2022 – 09/226/2022

Time: 9:00 am until 4:00 pm

Level: Intermediate (no beginners, please!).

Previous soldering experience is recommended, and it would serve you well to have experience using a Smith Little Torch.

If students are not familiar with pick soldering, Nicole recommends you practice ahead of time (not a requirement).

Class Fee: $1125 for full five days of instruction

Kit Fee: TBD (payable at class time)

*Kit fee may vary a bit due to fluctuating prices of precious metals.

Kit includes the following

Vivi Magoo will have the following for use in class

Most everything will be provided for you in class. Should there be an item or two the studio or Vivi Magoo doesn’t have in inventory, we will let you know to bring it with you with plenty of time to pack it.

Student Supply List

You are encouraged to bring scrap sterling silver with you.

Should you require additional materials, please be sure to bring them with you to the workshop. You will find everything you need at Rio Grande. I will also have additional materials to purchase at wholesale cost, should you need.

Safety glasses/Magnifiers (Optivisor)

Sharpies and pencils

Note Pad

Scissors

Ruler/tape measure

bring your own eye/mouth/finger protection

Metal shears

Optional Supply List

If you have special needs (i.e. GRS adjustability), you will need to bring it.

If you are not familiar with pick soldering, I recommend you practice ahead of time (not a requirement).

Additional Class Comments

Previous soldering experience is recommended, and it would serve you well to have experience using a Smith Little Torch.

If students are not familiar with pick soldering, Nicole recommends you practice ahead of time (not a requirement).

Please note that I do not give students specific projects to complete. I offer many different demonstrations throughout the day, so you’re welcome to copy my demonstrations or take the techniques to incorporate into your own designs. I encourage you to explore your own artistic expression.

For those students with long hair, be sure to tie it back when working with the torch

Instructor Email Address: ringgoldnic@gmail.com

Instructor Website: https://www.nicoleringgold.com

 

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**** PRE-ORDER YOUR CLASS SUPPLIES TODAY! Many of our students have asked us to help streamline the process of gathering their supplies and tools for classes, and we have come up with a way we think will work for you. SJ Jewelry Supply in Phoenix is owned and operated by a wonderful family, headed by Mario Morales. His wife, Erika, and son, Steven, round out the staff, and they are excited to help make gathering your supplies easy and stress free. We guarantee they will make life easier for you! No kidding! Here’s how it will work….

  • Once you have determined what you will need for each class, send an email with your request for products and/or tools to SJ Jewelry Supply
    • Go to our website, open the class description for each of the classes in which you are enrolled, scroll down to the section “Student Supplies,” cut and paste the items you want to purchase into an email to Mario.
    • Here’s their email address mailto:info@sjjewelrysupply.com
  • When they receive your email, they will send you a return email acknowledging receipt of your request
    • In this email, they will instruct you about payment methods 
  • Once your order is filled, they will send you a second email with confirmation stating your order is complete
    • Included in this email, they will give you instructions on how to pick up your orders upon arrival in Tucson

 Sound easy? We think it’s going to help take the stress out of preparing for classes! **********************************************************************************************************************