When you enroll in the Jewelry Design & Marketing program at Pratt SCPS, you’ll learn the fundamentals of jewelry design, deepen your knowledge of the industry’s history, and uncover current trends. No matter your experience level, registration begins July 12 for Pratt SCPS’s fall courses and certificates, which include:
- Computer-Aided Design and 3-D Modeling for Jewelers
- Jewelry Design + Development
- Jewelry Design History and Current Trends
- Make Wearable Art: Beginner Jewelry Fabrication
- Make Wearable Art: Advanced Jewelry Fabrication
Most importantly, you’ll acquire the practical skills necessary to enhance your business, all guided by experts in the field.
Senior jewelry designer and instructor Carolyn A’Hearn has created and produced jewelry from start to finish for several brands, including J. Crew, Catbird, Liloveve, The Brave Collection, as well as several private clients and for their own line. They are currently Lead Designer and Production Manager for The Gild Jewelry Collective.
Karen Bachmann teaches at both Pratt Institute and the Fashion Institute of Design, where she specializes in fine and bridge jewelry, wearable art, and decorative art. She’s led lectures, workshops, and talks at the American Folk Art Museum, Mutter Museum, Victorian Society of America, Morbid Anatomy Museum, Atlas Obscura, and Katonah Museum of Art, amongst others, and is a practicing studio jeweler and a former master jeweler at Tiffany & Co.
Akiyo Matsuoka is a faculty member at The Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, and Pratt Institute. Matsuoka’s fine jewelry designs have appeared in Vogue, Town and Country, Bride, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, W, Vanity Fair, and others. Her collections have been featured in luxury department stores and specialty retailers across the world, including Neiman Marcus, Takashimaya NY, Nordstrom, Wako Japan, and Lane Crawford Hong Kong.
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2021 marks ten years since the launch of Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair in London. From immersive art dining experiences to faux art vandalism performances, the fairs have showcased art in a number of different creative forms across the U.S., U.K., and Australia, as well as kickstarted the careers of thousands of talented artists.
Created by Ryan Stanier, the concept of The Other Art Fair is simple: to give artists the opportunity to grow their businesses and sell their works independently to buyers from all backgrounds and to further democratize the art-buying process by connecting buyers directly with artists.
In celebration of and to shine a light on the artist community that is the beating heart of the fair, the team asked 400 of their featured artists what drew them to their career path as part of a new “Why am I an artist” video series. Here we spotlight five:
- Watson Mere is an artist of Haitian descent based in Brooklyn. Using Microsoft Paint as his primary medium, Mere finds inspiration from the love, struggles, happiness, and pain of the people of the African diaspora. “Art puts passion and purpose within my life. It’s something I’m extremely grateful for,” he says.
- Mexico City-based artist Yanin Ruibal creates vibrant and lush illustrations and paintings that capture the unique Mexican understanding of vivid color. “I couldn’t picture myself doing anything else… Being an artist is a huge part of my identity,” she says.
- Austria-born, Alabama-based Barbara Kuebel is inspired by the dynamics of crowd and group behaviors. Full of action and felt movement, she wants to tell stories of emotions without words. “Art gave me that certain type of stability throughout my entire life,” she says
- London-based mixed-media artist Kay Gasei explores symbolism, myths, and narratives with characters set in timeless spaces. Hedonism and pleasure are strong themes running through his recent works, as well as current socio-political turmoil. “I use art as a tool for understanding other fields of my interests,” he says.
- Serena Singh’s vibrant work embodies color and texture inspired by different cultures and her own background as the daughter of an Indian father and a Swiss mother. Often containing powerful ﬁgures reminiscent of Greek gods and portraits of strong women, her latest work explores the topics of identity and self-discovery. “I can’t help it. Painting gives me peace of mind,” she says.
Watch the full “Why am I an artist” video and find out how you can join this global artist community and exhibit at theotherartfair.com. It’s free to apply, and applications are now open for 2021 fall fairs, including in Chicago, which runs from September 30 to October 3 at Revel Fulton Market.
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Courses begin June 7 at the Division of Continuing Education at the School of Visual Arts. Whether it’s to advance your career or try something new, SVACE offers more than 170 online courses to choose from. Visit sva.edu/ce to view all course offerings.
Online courses are available in:
- Art & Activism
- Film and Video
- Fine Arts
- Global Arts
- Illustration and Cartooning
- Interior Design
- Professional Development
- Visual and Critical Studies
- Visible Futures Lab
- Visual Narrative
If you need course advice or have questions, please email [email protected] to connect with an advisor.
About the School of Visual Arts
School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College please visit sva.edu.
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The Japan Foundation Reinterprets Distance in a New Online Exhibition Featuring Work from 11 Artists
Reinterpreting distance in our coexistence with COVID-19, the Japan Foundation presents an online exhibition from March 30 to May 5. 11 Stories on Distanced Relationships: Contemporary Art from Japan features works by Japanese and Japan-based contemporary artists that are centered on the theme of translating distance. The exhibition aims to promote new artistic exchanges in this time of COVID-19, which has brought restrictions to our lives that are forcing us to be conscious of togetherness and separation.
Communication had been speeding up, and now a major turning point has arrived in how we interact. People are beginning to explore and build new relationships based on the assumption that they are apart. Instead of thinking of distance in purely physical terms, what words can we replace those distances with, or translate them into, so that we can understand the concept, including the positive aspects it gives rise to?
Via a bilingual website with text in both Japanese and English, this exhibition presents works that have been created around various kinds of distances, including those between people, between land and people, between history and the present, and between physical places and virtual spaces.
Participating artists are Araki Yu, Han Ishu, Ilyama Yuki, Koizumi Meiro, Mohri Yuko, Noguchi Rika, Okumura Yuki, Sato Masaharu, Sawa Hiraki, Yanai Shino, and Yoshida Shinya, who presents works in various media, including video, sound, animation, and live streaming.
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Experience Rhode Island School of Design this summer from anywhere in the world. Choose from online classes with live Zoom sessions or asynchronous learning with no required meeting times. Whether you’re an artist or designer looking to advance your practice, a college student hoping to earn credit, or a high school student interested in pursuing art and design, RISD CE is offering 160+ online courses for adults and teens this summer.
RISD Summer Programs students can earn college credit from live studio classes and liberal arts courses that are pre-recorded and delivered asynchronously. Students work with renowned RISD faculty and receive personalized instruction to advance their creative practice. All courses are three (3) credits and run for six weeks from June 21 to July 30, 2021.
RISD Advanced Program for High School Students provides students the opportunity to access intensive, collegiate-level courses. This pre-college, academic experience is designed for those interested in pursuing art and design at a university and who want to build their portfolios. These courses offer a mix of live and recorded activities.
RISD Adult Extension programs offer students a wide range of classes for all skill levels and can be taken at any time of day or night. Our Certificate Programs are designed for adults looking to accelerate their creative lives and work, and subjects include:
- Graphic Design
- Interactive Design
- Interior Design
- Jewelry Making and Design
- Natural Science Illustration
- Painting Studies
- Product Development and Manufacturing
The summer term starts June 21, 2021.
To browse online courses at Rhode Island School of Design Continuing Education, visit cereg.risd.edu.
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100% of students receive merit scholarships; Fall ’21 applications are open
Finding an art college that best fits your desires and wallet can be challenging. Studio arts training should provide the foundational skills, intellectual context, discipline, and creativity needed for a lifelong pursuit of making art. An art-school experience that supports student development through curriculum, highly-mentored education, training in the business of being an artist, and access to a world-class museum sounds like an unattainable dream. Adding financial support and flexibility to the list makes it seem impossible. Making the impossible possible for student-artists is the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) mission.
PAFA educates artists worldwide to be innovative makers and critical thinkers, to cultivate a deep understanding of traditions, and the ability to engage with and to challenge contemporary trends. Fall 2021 will be back in person at PAFA, and rolling admissions means you still have time to join. Several programs and degrees include the PENN BFA (a coordinated Bachelor of Fine Arts with the University of Pennsylvania pairs PAFA’s fine arts studio training with an Ivy League degree from one of the most distinguished universities).
This specialized and unique art college educates the most committed and promising students from around the world. They study animation, drawing, illustration, painting, printmaking, and sculpture with a distinguished faculty of working artists. PAFA’s national prestige, cutting-edge studio and classroom facilities, private studios, a historic cast collection, and the opportunity to exhibit and study in the museum create an incubator for the next generation of artists. PAFA’s close-knit community (a 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio) is evident upon meeting admissions counselors and throughout the enrollment process.
100% of PAFA students receive merit scholarships up to $20,000, determined by the quality of a prospective student’s application and portfolio. In addition to the reasonable tuition rates, PAFA offers financial aid and assistance options for eligible students.
Picture Yourself at PAFA
Learn more about the admissions process, request information, schedule a one-on-one information session, and start your application today. Contact the office of admissions at 215-972-7625 or [email protected].
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