Influences on Design (5) Session
In this course you will learn about the influences, political, social, economic and cultural, that affected jewelry design and manufacturing, what jewelry was bought in a given era and why and how it was worn then and now.
Together we will examine the affect of influence, the philosophy of jewelry design – the impact of its meaning and its role as adornment. This will include a look at where we have been historically, how we got there and where we might be headed. Additionally, we will explore what affects personal style and the potential longevity of an individual designer’s creations.
In this class you will learn how to:
Evaluate the spirit of the times – the interrelationships between the political, economic, cultural and social influences of a given period and their impacts on design
Explore – how jewelry design has been affected by historical milestones: from advertising campaigns and manufacturing advances to pop culture and Hollywood
Define – what distinguishes jewelry from other decorative arts
Assess – how to evaluate your own design inspiration and strategically position it relative to current and projected directions and trends
Determine – how to identify your own style and translate your design distinction into effective, sustainable brand recognition
You don’t have to be a designer to benefit from this course. A keen interest in jewelry, history, or fashion is enough.
Classes are held Wednesdays – (5) sessions
MAY 2, 2018 – MAY 30, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Price for this class $395
No refunds after classes begin.
About the Instructor: Jenine Lepera Izzi studied art and design in New York City and Florence, Italy for many years. She has developed her own techniques in rendering jewelry designs. Her unique style of design is a culmination of training as an interior designer as well as a bench jeweler. Her work synthesizes her lifelong interest in design, a fascination with color and attention to detail that she brings into the classroom.
About the Instructor: Vashti de Verteuil is the owner of Gallery Vercon located on E9th Street in the East Village. She is a teaching Professor at Parsons The New School for Design and studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Ms de Verteuil became a successful freelance designer of scarves, belts and jewelry for Yves St. Laurent and other Parisian couture houses.