Theorem Painting/Jewelry Making/Mosaic Collage

  • Dates: Monday, 9:00-11:30am, 8 Weeks
  • Tuition: $90
  • Instructor: Carol Graves

Theorem Painting originated in the early 1800’s as part of the curriculum in girls finishing schools. The paintings were done on paper or velvet of fruits, flowers, animals and memorials. Today we paint using old traditional stencil designs and modern laser-cut stencils. Hill Institute provides a wide variety of laser-cut stencils for student use. Oil paints and brushes are used on ecru and white cotton velveteen fabric. Students are taught how to frame their work reasonably.

Jewelry Making classes have both beginners and people who have been taking for years. Beginners are taught how to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Then, each week they learn a different project such as floating necklaces, button bracelets, wire wrapping, polymer clay beads, cords, crocheting with beads, memory wire and silver clay, if desired. Those who are not interested in a certain project can work on anything of their own liking. People in the class who are non-beginners can chose to work with seed beads on a loom, make polymer clay beads using canes and make copper metal pendants. Helping with designs and color choice is a major part of the class. Students may also focus on repairing jewelry (excluding soldering).