Precious Little: Poetics of the Found-Object

April 22-26, 2020

Schedule: Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm

Instructor: Keith Lo Bue

Registration Deadline: Registration Closed

Due to coronavirus restrictions, this class is being rescheduled. Please call our office with any questions:
(608) 987-3292.

Description

A workshop of exploration and construction.

The materials we use for creative expression can be found “literally” at our feet.

Join noted found-object artist Keith Lo Bue on an energetic exploration of unusual and unexpected materials in jewelry and object making. Through hands-on projects and thought-provoking instruction, students will learn the varied methods of selection and assembly this limitless palette demands.

No previous metalworking experience is required; all that’s needed is enthusiasm and the desire to work with your hands. Whatever your present focus, you will come away with new insights into the possibilities of your surroundings.

Level Intermediate and above

Class Size 16

Instructor Keith Lo Bue

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  • Tuition $720
  • Materials Fee $20 for tool use (payable to instructor at class time)

Instructor

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Keith Lo Bue

Keith Lo Bue is a jeweler, sculptor, teacher, and self-described "stuffsmith" who has work in many major collections, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. For a quarter-century his work has been exhibited all around the U.S. and in Germany, Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, and England.…Read More

Keith Lo Bue is a jeweler, sculptor, teacher, and self-described “stuffsmith” who has work in many major collections, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Arts & Design in New York. For a quarter-century his work has been exhibited all around the U.S. and in Germany, Australia, New Zealand, France, Ireland, and England. Dozens of books feature Lo Bue’s work, including One of a Kind: American Art Jewelry Today, 1000 Rings, On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, and The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers (Germany) as well as Metalsmith, American Craft, Ornament and Belle Armoire Jewelry magazines (U.S.). His workshops have been presented to enthusiastic reviews at Haystack, Penland, and scores of other art and craft institutions across the United States, Canada, France, and Australia. Lo Bue lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

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Precious Little: Poetics of the Found-Object

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
You will receive a registration confirmation via email. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a snail-mail confirmation.

Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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