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Jan Term Introduction to Silversmithing in the Southwest Tradition – G20A141

Workshop ID: G20A141
Dates: January 2 - January 20
Price: $3,250.00 - $4,195.00

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This workshop is full. Please select another Ghost Ranch offering. Leave your name on the wait list for this year and to be contacted for next year’s offering. Jan Term Introduction to Silversmithing in the Southwest Tradition is both a hands-on course in the basics of making silver jewelry and lapidary with stones and shell, and in the history of Southwest jewelry-making and its role in the culture and economy of local families and communities. With a long history that emerged among the Navajo in the 1860s and the Zuni in the 1870s, the making, trading, and selling of silver stoned jewelry continues to be a vital part of Southwestern art and culture. In addition to time in the studio with a master teacher and guest artists, participants will interact with artisans from Santa Fe and the pueblos, tour museum collections, and visit the historic Santa Fe plaza where native makers have been selling their creations for generations. Leave the class with wearable and sellable jewelry of your own making.

Please Note: Class fees do not include the purchase of silver used in class. Silver can be purchased from Ghost Ranch at market prices, or students can bring their own. All other tools and supplies are provided. Students should expect to spend between $50 – $200 for silver purchases.

 

Package Price
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Communal Bath$3,250.00
All Inclusive, Single Occupancy: Shared Bath$3,670.00
All Inclusive, Double Occupancy: Private Bath$3,775.00
All Inclusive, Single Occupancy: Private Bath$4,195.00
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



Steve Wikviya LaRance

Steve Wikviya LaRance is an acclaimed artist of Hopi descent. He has studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe NM. He has exhibited his work and won numerous awards at some of



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