- Charlene Modena
The School of Jewelry & Metal Arts degree program provides a hands-on environment for students in our modern, fully equipped studios. Our goal is to prepare students to become premier jewelry designers for a competitive global market, providing comprehensive instruction in production, presentation, and market insight.
StatementEnroll in a Jewelry & Metal Arts program like no other, where the next generations of jewelry designers learn to create exquisite jewelry, fine metal objects, and prototypes for mass production in our state-of-the-art facilities. Through advanced jewelry and metal arts courses, students will sharpen their design concepts and craft one-of-a-kind pieces from premium materials using techniques ranging from traditional metal design to digital 3D printing and laser cutting technology.
The School of Jewelry & Metal Arts degree program provides a hands-on environment for students in our modern, well-equipped studios, which include laser cutting, 3D modeling and printing, enameling, casting, welding, forging, smithing, mixed media, and more. Our goal is to prepare students to become premier jewelry designers for a competitive global market, providing comprehensive instruction in production, presentation, and market insight.
Discover the creative experience of a lifetime as you collaborate with other student artists from an array of different programs, including the School of Fashion, School of Photography, and School of Fine Art Sculpture. Our experienced professors will provide technical guidance and new sources of inspiration to help develop your vision for jewelry design and production at a world class arts university in San Francisco
TeachersCharlene Modena, Director, School of Jewelry & Metal Arts
Karen Chesna, Online Coordinator, Full-time Faculty, School of Jewelry & Metal Arts
Alexis Pavlantos, Part-time Faculty
Barry Ebner, Part-time Faculty
Chrystal Sunshine, Part-time Faculty
David Casella, Part-time Faculty
David Sekoll, Part-time Faculty
Diego Taccioli, Part-time Faculty
Emma Macchiarini, Part-time Faculty
Francesca MacKie, Part-time Faculty
Gordon Silveria, Part-time Faculty
Heather Blaikie, Part-time Faculty
Jonathan Russell, Part-time Faculty
Killean Evans, Part-time Faculty
Lindsey Eisentraut-Eason, Part-time Faculty
Mark Hellar, Part-time Faculty
Niki Selken, Part-time Faculty
Nils Krueger, Part-time Faculty
Norm DeCarlo, Part-time Faculty
Rhiannon Alpers, Part-time Faculty
Sydney Brown, Part-time Faculty
Walter Dickhaut, Part-time Faculty
Wendy McDermott, Part-time Faculty
*Instructors vary semester to semester
Exhibition 01 Mar 2018 - 29 Apr 2018 Academy of Art University. MFA Degree Show 2018.
Exhibition 31 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 Academy of Art University, School of Jewelry & Metal Arts. Degree Show 2017.
Exhibition 22 Jun 2013 - 11 Aug 2013 The New Italian Design.
- Charlene Modena
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