Jewelry Scholarship Opportunity
College of The Albemarle’s Professional Arts Club offers a $500 scholarship to a new student enrolling in the Professional Crafts: Jewelry program during the Fall 2012 semester. The scholarship funding is split between fall and spring semesters and may be used for tuition, books, or supplies. College of The Albemarle’s Professional Crafts: Jewelry program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to build a business from their artistic talent. Coursework combines technical knowledge and design skills with marketing and business essentials. Students learn basic and advanced jewelry construction and metalsmithing techniques. Practical experience in design and application of skills learned in the program enable students to develop their unique style and create one-of-a-kind and production pieces.
College of The Albemarle’s jewelry studio is located in the Professional Arts Building on the Roanoke Island Campus in Manteo overlooking the Roanoke Sound. The jewelry studio has twelve student workbenches fully equipped with the hand tools required for jewelry fabrication, along with a rolling mill. The forming room contains a bench shear, hydraulic press, and a forming and raising area with a selection of hammers, stakes and anvils. The studio has five soldering stations with ventilation, vacuum casting equipment, a digitally controlled burnout kiln, a large enameling kiln, finishing and polishing equipment, a bead blaster, band saw, wax injector, anodizer and a photo booth. A computer lab offers jewelry students access to Rhinocerous3D modeling software and Flamingo rendering software, allowing students to design jewelry and produce rendered images of their jewelry pieces. A wax milling machine allows students to create waxes of their computer jewelry designs to cast in metal. Additionally, the Professional Arts Building houses a student gallery and a professional art gallery.
To apply for the Professional Arts Scholarship in Professional Crafts: Jewelry, contact Kathryn Osgood at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
The ring shown was designed and created by COA Jewelry Student, Erin Johnson.
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