Jewelry 3

Course Description

About this course

Students who have completed Jewelry 2 and wish to engage in a challenging technical project may look no further than the aptly named Jewelry 3. In this class students will learn how to create a quality statement piece from start to finish through a series of technical exercises that lead up to a fully developed neckpiece. Dive into design and conceptual considerations, make findings, alter/refine metal stock, and use the language of embellishment to design and create something where every element has been considered and serves the piece in a visual or conceptual way. 

Meet the Instructor

William Vanaria

William Vanaria is a Massachusetts based artist with a penchant for oddball materials. His work utilizes traditional metalsmithing techniques and a wide verity of non-traditional materials to produce jewelry which both questions and comments on notions of romanticism, value, fakery, and the hierarchy of materials present within modern day consumer culture. Through his work he pushes for a broader system of value which has been formulated though experience, consideration, and critical thinking.

William received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a concentration in "Jewelry & Metalsmithing" in 2012. Afterwards, he spent time working within the jewelry industry and volunteering as a teacher's assistant for various art institutions. He found that the latter was much more fulfilling, so he went on to further his education within the arts and to pursue a career in teaching. William received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth in 2016; once again with a concentration in "Jewelry & Metalsmithing."


Materials & Tools 

There is a $60 materials fee for this class that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes various gauges of copper and brass sheet, sterling silver wire, sheet, and casting grain, as well as other supplies to complete class projects. 

Students should bring 

Students are welcome to bring their favorite hand tools such as files and sanding sticks (they already own) to class.  Metalwerx has plenty of tools to use and share at class as well so there is no need to puchase anything special for this class.



Materials Cost



William Vanaria


September 17 -December 17, 2019

Weekly on Tuesday


10:00 AM -1:00 PM


10 weeks

Intermediate and above

No Class Dates

October 8

October 15

November 26

December 3

Make-up dates 
December 10
December 17
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