Re-writing your own script part 1 & 2 by Charon Kransen

Workshop  /  CriticalThinking   Research   ProfessionalPractice  /  08 May 2017  -  12 May 2017
Published: 23.03.2017
Re-writing your own script part 1 & 2 by Charon Kransen.
Torre Fornello
Eliana Negroni
DEADLINE: 10/04/2017

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During the exhibit of "Gioielli in Fermento - Torre Fornello Award 2017" it is presented a workshop open to contemporary, art jewellers and designers by Charon Kransen. This years workshops is divided in 2 sessions: beginners and advanced participants. 
Re-writing your own script FIRST SESSION: open to emerging and established studio jewelers attending a Charon Kransen's seminar for the first time.
One of the most current issues for artists working in the field of contemporary jewelry, is the analysis of the effectiveness of their own work, to question themselves, trying to find their own way and to make their work unique. This full immersion 2-days seminar will let You focus on Your inner and deepest motivations.  
Re-writing your own script  ADVANCED SESSION:
suggested to professionals who wish to go deeper re-writing their own script.
For the last couple of years a group of artists and designers from Italy and abroad already joined Charon Kransen's seminars focused on investigating their own evolution and professional maturation. It seemed as everything was just started, a brain-storming that had to be put on balance with the following working experience, day by day.  So what we can expect after another intense season?

Here is the introduction by C.Kransen:
I do not deny that for a lot of people times are very hard and also for artists. It forces you to think " what now " and that very thought opens up so many possibilities, possibilities you never thought or had to think about before. So much is about re-writing your script, your dreams, your passion, your options, your talent, your message. Everybody can make money, inventing toilet paper or paperclips, but that is all about money, not about doing what you really want to do. And if you don't know what you want to do, because you are so occupied what others want you to do, or expect you to do, you can never be free and your talent can never blossom.  
Everybody has a specific story and history and many of these stories have limited us and we don't even know. In our heads it is all very murky and often we have not developed the clarity as to why we do what we do, simply because we don't know what the barriers are within us who keep us small. Maybe this is a time to re-visit some of those issues and go deeper and really understand as to why we have to make changes. 
In the second seminar we will also critique the work of the participants, meaning, how do we implement what we learned into our work now.  Do we understand the barriers and what have we been able to change in our work, all in terms of what is it what we want to convey in our work. Convey as in " what is it what we want to express ". If we do not develop tools to improve the clarity of this question, how can we ever be clear in our work? - what is the work really all about ? - what is ( if there is ) the connection with the work and who you are ? can we understand and establish this connection?  
The seminar will also include a section about learning to talk about your work. In previous seminars elsewhere I have noticed how hard it is for people to really talk about their own work and I think it is really important to learn how to do that much better. It is a good tool to develop in presenting your work. 

About the teacher:
Charon Kransen is a trained jewelry artist, educated in Norway, Germany and Israel. Originally from Holland. For many years he was professor at the University Art Department Jewelry and Product Design in Utrecht and also taught at an Art College in Amersfoort where was running the jewelry and enameling department. This was both in Holland. For a number of years he was president of the Dutch Jewelry Designers Organization. Since about 27 years he is residing in New York where he runs the Charon Kransen Arts Gallery, specializing in international contemporary jewelry. He represents  about 125 jewelry artists from all over the world and has shown their work at some of the major art fairs in the USA for the past 25 years. Besides this he lectures worldwide about contemporary jewelry and also teaches seminars all over the world to students and professionals in the field.  CKArts is also the official bookshop for SNAG and during SNAG conventions and supplies all texts about contemporary jewellery all over US. Charon Kransen Arts received the 2015 U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) New York Award for Books category.

For more infos and last years program visit the Website.

Dates and price

Monday May 8th and Tuesday May 9th, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Attending fee: 300 € (please cover bank transfer costs, paypal fee +5%) GiF#Gallery
GiF #Gallery Members fee: €250 (please cover bank transfer costs, paypal fee +5%)  

Thursday May 11th and Friday May 12th, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Attending fee: 300 € (please cover bank transfer costs, paypal fee +5%) 

Both seminars will be activated with 6 to 10 applications

Full immersion seminars (2 days -  from 10 am  to 6 pm). The fees cover also a light lunch. Detailed program and B&B solutions available, the fees do not cover accomodation and other meals. 
Optional extra day booking in Milan (art or design tour and Negroni's toolmaking workshop visit) 

To facilitate international attendants’ interaction, the seminars are held exclusively in English.