Today’s featured visual arts instructor is jewelry artist and educator, Max Goodman. After growing up in Philadelphia and earning her BFA in jewelry and painting from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2007, Max relocated to Brooklyn in 2009. Having worked in the jewelry design industry for a number of years, she opened her own jewelry design firm called Moxy Metals and began teaching Intro to Jewelry: Silversmithing at 3rd Ward in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
Max’s class is perfect for beginners or anyone wanting to learn more advanced, technical processes of working with sheet metal. Meeting on Monday’s from 11 AM – 2 PM, her classes consist of four-sessions, which introduce students to the materials, tools, and techniques of contemporary silversmithing with regrd to jewelry and small-scale sculpture.
Students learn to make pendants, rings, bracelets, belt buckles, first by cutting and preparing the raw sheet metal, then using tools of the trade, and finally by learning advanced silversmithing and jewlery making techniques as voted on by the class (which include stone setting, chain making, enameling and many others). Each 4-class package costs $350, but you’ll also receive a 3-day metal shop pass (worth $300) to access 3rd Ward’s jewelery studio, so you can continue working on projects outside of class. See some examples of her work below and connect with the 3rd Ward team on HeyKiki to sign up for Max’s Silversmithing classes.
3rd Ward houses some of New York City’s top-of-the-line creative resources, including photo studios, media lab, jewelry studio, wood & metal shops, and a huge education program. Learn more about it in the video below and click here to see all of 3rd Ward’s creative arts classes on HeyKiki.
If you’re interested in learning any of the creative or visual arts, but 3rd Ward in Brooklyn is too far away, have no worries, just search on HeyKiki to find great local art instructors and classes closer your area.