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Peters Valley School of Craft, 19 Kuhn Road Layton, NJ 07851 973-948-5200


Come explore the forming of metal and alternative surface treatments with Marilyn and Jack da Silva. Create a personal, narrative piece that is wearable or hand-held using anticlastic and synclastic techniques. Learn how to incorporate non-traditional coloration with gesso and colored pencil and more. This class will provide an investigation of the development of individual imagery and design elements.  Advanced Beginner and beyond


Marilyn da Silva’s work is based on telling stories through imagery and representational elements. Her trademark surface treatment of gesso and colored pencil creates a rich palette for her sculpture and wearable pieces. Her work has been displayed nationally and internationally and she is represented in public and private collections. She has been featured in numerous books, magazines and catalogues. Marilyn was invited to be “Master Metalsmith 1999” by the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee and was selected as a Fellow of the American Craft Council in 2007. Marilyn is Professor and Program Chair of the Jewelry/Metal Arts Department at California College of the Arts in Oakland where she has been since 


Jack da Silva is a third generation gravestone maker from a family of artisans and performers, and has become known for teaching metalsmithing, anticlastic raising and research of various metalworking methods. Jack earned an MFA in Metalsmithing/Jewelry Design at Indiana University with a focus on ancient and traditional metalworking. He owns and operates Jack da Silva’s Metal Design Studio. Jack previously taught at Kook Min University and Seoul National University in Seoul, founded MAKER: MetalArts workshops and Educational Retreat, served as an Adjunct Professor in the California College for the Arts Jewelry/Metal Arts Program and as a tenured professor for Jewelry/Metal Arts and 3-D Art at Evergreen Valley College from 2005 to 2011.


Tuition: $580 (lunch is included) 
Studio/Materials Fee: $50



JUNE 17-21, 2016


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