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Silversmithing: Your Mementos with Jamie Halpern & Katrina Jameson G221036

For as long as humans have been honoring their loved ones and significant life events, they have been making and wearing jewelry as a way to honor and remember. Jewelry can take the form of a simple ring or pendant with a person’s name and date of birth or death, or it can be more elaborate with precious or semi-precious stones, perhaps incorporating personal elements, items from other jewelry, or repurposed objects of significance.

 

This class will teach basic and advanced silversmithing skills and their application in the making of mementos to honor significant people and life events. Participants will experience hands-on work in jewelry fabrication (sawing, soldering, cold-connections), stone setting, and lapidary in the construction of wearable pieces of art that has personal significance. Materials will include class-provided sterling silver and semi-precious stones, and personal objects brought by class participants. Class participants will leave with finished pieces of jewelry art to wear or give to loved ones to help remember and celebrate important life events.

 

Ghost Ranch is a place of beauty and serenity that nurtures the creative spirit and promotes reflection. The fully-equipped Ghost Ranch jewelry studio provides an opportunity to learn the skills and techniques of silver jewelry-making in an awe-inspiring location with a long history in the creative arts. 

 

The studio is equipped with all the needed tools, supplies and equipment. Students may bring their own hand-tools, stones and silver supplies if wished. Students are encouraged to bring personal items that they may wish to incorporate or repurpose into new jewelry pieces. Silver used in class projects may be purchased at the Ranch studio at market prices. Please note that the cost of silver is NOT included in the class fee and will likely cost $75 – $150 for the week. All other supplies and materials are included as part of class fees.

 

Interested persons are encouraged to contact Ghost Ranch and the class instructor for more information.

At this time masks are optional in indoor spaces. Proof of covid vaccination or negative test within 72 hours of arrival at Ghost Ranch. Both policies are subject to change. Sample: Lodging options for 6-night workshops range from dorm-style $684 to private bath $1,074 which includes room and meals for the first person occupying the room. If you are sharing the room with a family member or trusted travel companion, the second occupant should register for their workshop separately and choose the "commuter" or "2nd+ person sharing a room option" in lieu of a lodging option. This will help ensure that all participants are included in meal counts, and placed in the correct workshop in order to receive the pertinent follow-up information.

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Virtual Events: Payments made for Virtual Events are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event, recordings will be made available to you after the event. For events with multiple sessions, every attempt will be made to make the session(s) available to you before the next scheduled session.

In-Person Events: During this Covid-19 pandemic period, written notification must be received no later than 45 days prior to the start date of your workshop in order to receive a refund, minus a $100 processing charge. No refunds will be processed after that time. We reserve the right to announce a change in leadership or cancel any program 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop. In that event, you may transfer to another workshop without charge or we will refund the full workshop payment. Many participants have found it helpful to purchase travel insurance. This cancellation policy does not apply to January term. If the cancellation is Covid-related and is received less than 45 days prior to your start date, your funds will be left on deposit for another ghost ranch workshop or future stay or you can make it a full donation to support us through this unique business period.

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Thank you for your interest in applying for a Ghost Ranch scholarship. The typical scholarship amount is $100-350. We are able to grant more scholarships in the winter, spring and late fall seasons than we are in the summer months. 


You will receive a copy of your scholarship form after you submit it and should hear back from Ghost Ranch about your application within a 10 working days. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Robin Keck, robingk@ghostranch.org.

 

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What day/time does the workshop start and end?

In-person workshops begin with check-in at 3:00 p.m. and a ranch orientation in the evening on the first date listed for the course and end at 10:00 a.m. with checkout on the last date listed.

Virtual workshops will have a varied schedule that is identified within each workshop description.

During Covid safety period - single occupancy lodging is the standard
  • During Covid-19 periods, all lodging types will be single occupancy at no additional charge. Of course, you can share a room with a spouse, partner, family or another person that shares your full-time residence. The extra folks that share a room will pay for workshop registration fees and meals.
What is the difference between a room with private bath, a room with semi-private or shared bath, and a room with communal/dorm bath?

Private bath refers to the type of bathroom, not single occupancy

Private Bath Room: There is a bathroom in that one room that is not shared between or with any other rooms. The highest rate tier of Ghost Ranch lodging.

Semi-private/shared: There is a bathroom between two rooms that is shared by the occupants of the two adjoining sleeping rooms. These rooms will only be used as family or group suites, not to be shared by unknown neighbors as in the past.

Communal/dorm: There is a communal bathroom/shower in the lodging building and participants will need to exit their room to reach these facilities.

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Instructors

  • Jamie Halpern
    Jamie Halpern

    Jamie Halpern is an accomplished silversmith, lapidary artist and metalsmith instructor. His work reflects southwestern art and jewelry-making styles and is influenced by travels throughout the United States, the South Pacific and Europe. Working with silver and colorful semi-precious stones through metal fabrication and inlay, and through his teachings with beginning and advanced jewelry students and artists, Jamie celebrates creativity and personal exploration and nurtures artistic expression. His jewelry is sold through private commissions. He has taught silversmithing and lapidary art at Ghost Ranch for a number of years to rave reviews and testaments to how professional pieces can be crafted with focused time. Examples of Jamie’s work can be found at: Jehalpernjewelry.com.

  • Katrina Jameson
    Katrina Jameson

    Katrina has always loved art. As a child, she learned to draw and paint from her parents and grandparents. In college she studied pottery and airbrush painting. She worked for six summers as a camp counselor at a Girl Scout Camp in New Mexico where she taught tie dye, batik, screen printing, pottery and jewelry making.

    Looking for a new creative outlet, Katrina attended the Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico class “Fused Glass is Hot!” with Olive Smith in 2009, 2010 and part of Family Camp in 2011 and 2012. She fell in love with glass as an art medium and set up her ceramic kiln to fuse glass. She creates one of a kind jewelry with fusible art glass, recycled window glass and dichroic glass with unique inclusions. She has taken advanced fused glass classes from internationally known instructors such as Tanja Veit, David Alcala, Gil Reynolds, Peggy Pettigrew Stewart, Dennis Brady and Kent Lauer. Her hobby turned into Mariposa Treasures, LLC in September 2011. She continues to grow her jewelry making technique with silversmithing classes at Ghost Ranch, Four Corners Gem and Mineral Club, and Durango Art Center’s TOP Jewels classes with Tim McCreight and Deb Karash.

Date

Oct 08 - 14 2022

Cost

$625.00

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