About the Course
This after school jewelry class is offered for those interested in taking their metal arts skills to the next level. Both beginning and intermediate level students are welcome. Beginning students will be introduced to the basic skills of professional jewelry making and metalsmithing, and returning students will dive deeper into techniques to create unique pieces such as pendants, earrings and rings as well as 3-D objects made of copper and brass. Intermediate students will be given the opportunity to work with sterling silver. Materials are included in the price of the class. Students are required to wear a mask, maintain social distancing standards, and use proper hand washing techniques. This class has a maximum of 8 students and will take place in a well ventilated jewelry studio.
Instructor: Danielle Hoang
Danielle Hoang believes that art dares us to dream and can fuel confidence in self expression. It helps us develop and understand new ideas, and can be an essential ingredient for social change. Danielle is a San Francisco native and as a child, attending Art in the Park Camp at Sharon Art Studio solidified her love for visual expression and to pursue her artistic endeavors in college. She studied at San Francisco State University, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, received her Early Childhood Education Certificate from CCSF and in 2008 she earned her BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in both photography and ceramics from California State University Chico. She has taught ceramics and 3D Art at Mercy High School SF, worked as a Ceramics Lab Technician at the City College of San Francisco and at Ruby’s Clay Studio and continues to teach mixed media art for local non-profit organizations. Outside of the classroom, she continues her ceramics practice, is a metal smith and has a small successful jewelry business. She stays immersed in the art world and values the exploration of new materials, ideas and forms of expression. Follow her jewelry/ceramics instagram page at @brokenpebble_studio!