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International Summer Academy 2018 at the Campus Idar-Oberstein

Workshop  /  CriticalThinking   Making   Research   Technics   Theory  /  13 Aug 2018  -  17 Aug 2018
Published: 08.03.2018
International Summer Academy 2018 at the Campus Idar-Oberstein.
Hochschule Trier
Place
Vollmersbachstraße 53a
55743 -  Idar Oberstein
GERMANY
Mail:
tabeaE-mailjewellery-summer.academy
theoE-mailjewellery-summer.academy
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Phone:
+49(0)6781/9463-0
Management:
Tabea Reulecke, Theo Smeets
DEADLINE: 14/07/2018
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Intro
For the fourth time Campus Idar-Oberstein opens its workshops during the International Summer Academy to jewellery designers and students from all over the world. These summer courses are also held in the historical industrial monument Jakob Bengel as well as in the stone cutting workshop of the vocational school in Idar-Oberstein. In nine different workshops, instructed by renowned artists, participants will be able to discover new artistic horizons and techniques to be implemented those into their own artistic practice.

Workshops will be held by artists from Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Portugal and Spain. In addition to the workshops, there will be opportunities to participate in excursions to jewellery merchants, as well as visits to the agate and copper mines within the Idar-Oberstein area. The International Summer Academy tries to create grounds for exchange between participants, enabling them to integrate their experiences into their jewellery creations.

The two-week programme gives you the option to choose your own focus and to participate either in one course or in two workshops.

Programme

1st week

Global Identity and Fusion Design with Martina Dempf
Dates: 13st - 17th of August
Duration: 5 days, 35 hrs
Participants: min. 8 / max. 12  
Language: English and German
Location: Goldsmith/silversmith studio at Campus Idar-Oberstein
Fee: 625 € (students 475 €)
 
Modern Nomads and Contemporary Jewellery
We create contemporary jewellery by reflecting on your personal history and cultural identity - all materials and techniques are welcome. The workshop focuses on a creative crossover using multi-media. With a challenging conceptual design process, you will also gain knowledge of diverse technical means for transforming your ideas into stunning jewellery pieces. Jewellery has always been a medium for cultural identity, and has been perfectly understood by the people making and wearing it. Contemporary jewellery transcends this local heritage by creating a more global understanding. All inhabitants of the Global Village have originally grown up with cultural roots expressed in local art, design and architecture. However, "modern nomads" are at risk of losing the inner link to their initial background.
In this workshop we will research how contemporary jewellery can be inspired by local art and design, wether it is traditional or modern, with a variety of styles, materials and techniques.
With this knowledge everybody will sketch/design new ideas and make pieces of jewellery, using a fusion between your personal cultural roots and contemporary jewellery.
This workshop can be attended by beginners and advanced artists. Students should be familiar with basic jewellery techniques.
 
Workshop materials and tools supplied by the participant:
- Basic jewellery tools like saw, plyers, files, drills in different sizes
- Material (found objects, fragments, memories, photos, books etc.) from your place of origin, metal    and all other material you wish to work with
 
For more information see my workshop at the Le Arti Orafe LAO jewellery school in Florence in February 2017, http://www.martina-dempf.de/en/italien/
 
 
PUK constructions with Petr Dvorak
Dates: 13st - 17th of August
Duration: 5 days, 35 hrs.
Participants: min. 6 / max. 10
Language: German, English and Czech.
Location: Seminar room at Campus Idar-Oberstein.
Fee: 625 € (students 475 €).

Connect various materials such as titanium, steel, niobium and aluminum without soldering in the immediate vicinity of stone, glass, plastic and wood. The main focus will be on moving jewellery construction elements. The five-day workshop includes a theoretical and practical introduction to use the PUK device with different metals and other materials. This technology will connect the new design paths with existing craftsman skills and gives the chance for completely new results in jewelry design.
ISA will provide one PUK for each participant, so individual ideas can be realized.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by ISA:
- PUK generation 5 provided by LAMPERT.
- Different metals and materials.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by the participant:
- Basic jewellery tools like saw, pliers, files, drill bits in different sizes.
- Silver, gold (optional).
- Stones, ceramics, glass, wood.
 

CAD: Digital artisanship with Tanja Falkenhayner
Dates: 13st - 17th of August
Duration: 5 days, 35 hrs
Participants: min. 4 / max. 6
Language: English and German.
Location: computer room at Campus Idar-Oberstein.
Fee: 625 € (students 475 €).

3D Design has become an established procedure in all modern manufacturing processes. In this workshop, I wish to introduce this fascinating tool to jewellers. 
We will work with the software programmes RHINOCEROS and SCULPTRIS. I will introduce the freedoms that computer-aided modeling can produce when combined with the artistic possibilities. RHINOCEROS, a construction programme for high dimensional accuracy, offers a number of tools for design and free forms. Due to its sculptural approach, SCULPTRIS is a useful supplement to the conceptual work in RHINOCEROS. The workshop will discuss the differences and strengths of both programmes. I will showcase the interaction of different tools and the application of commands on participants’ own projects. We will have access to a 3D printer (FORM 2+). The designed objects can be printed immediately in plastic.
In cooperation with the casting workshop of Peter Vermandere ( 2nd workshop week 20.08. - 24.08.) the models can also be modified and casted.
Previous knowledge in 3D Design is not necessary.
 
Workshop materials and tools supplied by ISA:
- Mac computer, RHINOCEROS, SCULPTRIS, 3D printer.


Gemstones: Cut, grind, polish with Alexander Friedrich
(Already fully booked !)
Dates: 13th of August - 17th of August
Duration: 5 days, 30 hrs.
Participants: min./ max. 6
Language: English and German.
Location: stone cutting studio at Campus Idar-Oberstein.
Fee: 625 €
Extra costs for material: ISA is providing some stones, if you like to work with more precious material you will be able to buy it during the workshop.

Fascinating gemstone
The workshop will give you an introduction to lapidary technique. In the foreground is a practical understanding of various processing techniques including cutting and faceting of precious stones. You will also learn how to saw, drill and engrave stone. We will start with a general introduction to the theory of the craft and gemology. We will visit local stone dealers where everyone can buy their own raw stones, which we will use for our practical work. Open conversations within the group will help us to share our experiences and to push ideas forward. The aim of the course is to get a general insight of this special technique and to combine these new skills with your own designs.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by ISA:
- Cutting, grinding and polishing tools.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by the participant:
- Rubber boots, working cloths and safety glasses.
 
 
Connections - The cave in the mind with Judy McCaig
Dates: 13st - 17th of August | duration: 5 days, 35 hrs
Participants: min. 6 / max. 10  
Language: English and Spanish.
Location: Jakob Bengel Factory, Oberstein. Shuttle service for evening programme at Campus Idar-Oberstein will be provided.
Fee: 625 € (students 475 €).

Reliefs, line drawing, punch-making, volume, texture and colour are achieved by combinations of press forming, roller printing stamping/hand made punches, Gold/Copper/Silver Leafing, Patinas Riveting/cold connections then allow these elements to be combined in layers, in low relief, mobile or static. 
Combine the graphic potential of created images, reliefs, and volume press formed or roller printed into metal with the wide range of gold/silver/copperleafs, patinas and oxides permits. 
This course is split into a timetable of learning the new techniques, making and experimenting with press forming, roller-printing combined with learning and practicing the various types of rivets and their uses, design and composition, construction and finish of pieces. Rivets enable connections of recycled, found objects and natural elements. 
Each student is encouraged to explore these expressive possibilities to stimulate their own personal creativity.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by ISA:
- Materials for patinas and finishes, false gold leaf.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by the participant:
- Basic jewellery tools like saw, pliers, files, drills in different sizes (0,8mm, 1mm, 1,5mm, 2mm).
- Materials: found objects, natural forms, recycled everyday plastics, photographs, wood, silver, brass, copper, steel, solder.
 

2nd week

Stones: Geological experiences with Patricia Domingues
Dates: 20th of August - 24st of August
Duration: 5 days, 35 hrs 
Participants: min. 6 / max. 8 
Language: English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Location: Stone workshop in a vocational school (same building as Campus Idar-Oberstein).
Fee: 625 € (students 475 €).

Geological experiences - stone, conceptand material
The landscape that we thoughtfully look at and build our dreams and expectations on is mainly formed by stones. They are the essence of the natural world, and make up the foundation of all continents and mountains. But in a world ruled by human hands, stones have also been one of the main materials for the creation of cities, houses and monuments as well as tools for the making of objects and jewellery. 
Idar-Oberstein, a place well-known for stoneworking, is replete with ateliers that are still working and exploring this millennium’s stone carving and faceting techniques. Surrounded by various mines and an unspeakably stunning landscape, Idar-Oberstein is a geological wonder and a place where different times and realities collide, the geological and the human.
Within this context “Geological experiences - stone, concept and material” intends to explore the artistic processes and different approaches regarding the relationship between man, stone and the landscape.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by ISA:
- Cutting, grinding and polishing tools.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by the participant:
- Rubber boots, working clothes, safety glasses.

 
Gemstones: Cut, grind, polish with Alexander Friedrich
(Already fully booked !)
Dates: 20th of August - 24th of August 
Duration: 5 days, 30 hrs
Participants: min./ max. 6
Language: English and German
Location: Stone cutting studio at Campus Idar-Oberstein
Fee: 625 €
Extra costs for material: ISA is providing some stones, if you like to work with more precious material you will be able to buy it during the workshop

Fascinating gemstone
The workshop will give you an introduction to lapidary technique. In the foreground is a practical understanding of various processing techniques including cutting and faceting of precious stones. You will also learn how to saw, drill and engrave stone. We will start with a general introduction to the theory of the craft and gemology. We will visit local stone dealers where everyone can buy their own raw stones, which we will use for our practical work. Open conversations within the group will help us to share our experiences and to push ideas forward. The aim of the course is to get a general insight of this special technique and to combine these new skills with your own designs.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by ISA:
- Cutting, grinding and polishing tools.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by the participant:
- Rubber boots, working cloths and safety glasses.
  
 
Metal: ICONOC(L)AST from the basic to advanced casting with Peter Vermandere
Dates: 20st - 24th of August
Duration: 5 Days, 35 Hrs
Participants: min. 6 / max. 12
Language: English, German and Flamish.
Fee: 625 € (students 475 €).
Location: goldsmith/silversmith studio at Campus Idar-Oberstein.
Extra costs for material: 50€ 
 
Insignia for everyday life.
The workshop will give you an introduction to experiment with metal casting in a variety of ways.
We will explore different ways of molding and casting by carving directly into molds of stone, rubber and plaster to give different results. We will use these same molds and models for further development through sand casting and lost wax casting.
Starting from a single personal inspirational point we will look how our ideas will be transformed and altered by the techniques we use.
 
Workshop materials and tools supplied by ISA:
- Materials: pewter, aluminium, bronze, alpaca, brass.
- Wax modeling tools.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by the participant:
- Basic jewellery tools like saw, plyers, files, drills in different sizes.
- Materials: silver (optional).
 

Vitreous Enameling with Danni Schwaag
Dates: 20th of August - 24th of August
Duration: 5 days, 30 hrs
Participants: max. 6
Language: English, Spanish and German.
Fee: 625 € (students 475 €).
 
Enameling is one of the world’s oldest technologies. Its brilliant colour and durability make it a favorable technique to add color and pattern to your jewelry and objects. This enamel workshop is aimed for anyone interested in working with enamel, as a way of adding colour and texture to copper. It can be used painted, dripped, sgraffito, layered and ground back, textured and more.
You will have the opportunity to experiment with all these techniques, using opaque and transparent enamels and using the kiln to design and create jewelry pieces. 
Enameling involves fusing powdered glass onto your surface, like copper, silver, gold and firing it to create hard decorative surfaces.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by ISA:
- Kiln, safety equipment, enamel colours, enamel equipment, copper sheet, copper wire.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by the participant:
- Basic jewellery tools like saw, plyers, files, drills in different sizes.
- Copper sheet in various sizes, fine silver or gold sheets (optional).
- Different wires in silver, gold (optional).


Wood - miniatures with Jörg Obergfell
Dates: 20th of August - 24th of August
Duration: 5 days, 35 hrs
Participants min. 6 / max. 15
Language: English and German
Location Campus Idar-Oberstein
Fee 625 € (students 475 €)
Extra costs for material and tools: 50€
 
In this workshop properties of wood and basic wood, carving technique will be introduced and practiced. We will sculpt from blocks, assemble tiny parts, cut reliefs, discuss ideas and sharpen our blades in order to explore the wide range of artistic expression offered by small-scale wood sculpture.
We will create wood miniatures with a simple knife. We will start with an introduction to knife sharpening. The cutting technique will first be practiced by exploring vernacular techniques for the creation of ornamental reliefs. Then we will move on to 3-dimensional objects so-called„Messerschnittfiguren“. These practical exercises will be accompanied by lectures and discussions about the properties of wood and historical and contemporary examples of wood sculptures. Towards the end of the workshop, each participant will be encouraged and accompanied to develop a small individual artistic project, utilizing the introduced techniques.

Workshop materials and tools supplied by ISA:
Wood cutting knife, gauge, water/oilstone for sharpening, limewood.

Teachers

Martina Dempf, Patricia Domingues, Petr Dvorak, Tanja Falkenhayner, Alexander Friedrich, Judy McCaig, Danni Schwaag, Peter Vermandere.
 

Conditions

Fee:
1 workshop = 625 € (students 475 €*)
2 workshops = 1100 € (students 800 €*)
*exception: CUT, GRIND, POLISH with Alexander Friedrich

The workshop fee covers the cost of:
- Participation in a course with instruction by a qualified artist.
- Use of studio and equipment during class hours.
- Attendance at various in-house events organised by the International Summer Academy 2018.
It does not cover the cost of necessary materials or excursions, travel or accommodation costs.

Cancellation:
In case of cancellation by applicant:
- must be within more than 28 days before the beginning of the workshop, 30 percent of the workshop fee will be retained to cover processing costs. A refund of the course fee is possible only in cases of proven emergency* (illness, accident, death in family). 
After a course has begun there is no refund.

* In cases of force majeure, cancellation should be notified immediately, with written proof of the reasons for cancellation. Other reasons (dissatisfaction, programme changes) do not entitle to a refund.

In case of cancelation by ISA:
Deadline of registrations: 14.07.2018.
Disclaimer, ISA is not responsible for traveling or accommodation costs paid by the applicant. Please take care of your own travel insurance.

Insurance:
The International Summer Academy 2018 is not liable for accidents, theft or any kind of damage which take place during the course. The participant is advised to provide personal health, travel and liability insurance.

Security measures:
Applicants must be aware that allergenic substances, such as oil-paints may be used in classes. Every attendant must be responsible for their own health needs.
Entrance to the International Summer Academy premises is restricted to participants, teachers and members of ISA staff. Other visitors have access to classes only after checking in at the office and must be accompanied by ISA staff. Exceptions to having visitors are during the open-house presentations.
Alexander Friedrich.
Alexander Friedrich

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Brooch by Alexander Friedrich.
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Peter Vermandere.
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Patricia Domingues.
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Geological experiences by Patricia Domingues

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Tanja Falkenhayner.
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Petr Dvorak.
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