20 Dec 2011 SCRAP Workshop: Project Accessorize w/ emiko oye & Shana Astrachan
Fearless alt craft duo, emiko oye and Shana Astrachan of Accessorize with Toys are back once again with another specially designed project for SCRAP’s jewelry fans: PROJECT ACCESSORIZE. Taking cues from the reality series, Project Runway and Project Accessory, in this full-day workshop participants will design, “shop” for materials, and create a one-of-a-kind, personalized art jewelry piece using techniques presented in class. Participants are asked to bring with them a personal treasure from home that is the inspiration point to be the central object of focus for their jewelry. Shana and emiko will guide individuals through the creative process to “Make it Work”, sharing techniques for working with alternative materials and local resources. Included in this all-day workshop will be an artist presentation on their work, Q&A session, and group critique/brainstorming session to inspire making beyond the classroom.
About emiko & Shana
emiko oye and Shana Astrachan are professional jewelry artists working with alternative/repurposed materials, encouraging others to experience the beauty of making and reuse. Longstanding members of the Metal Arts Guild Society of North American Goldsmiths, and the Metal Art Critique Collective, their jewelry can be found in museums, galleries, and publications. Their work was recently published in Metalsmith Magazine’s Exhibition in Print issue. Accessorize with Toys workshops have served countless, enthusiastic makers-to-be since 2006, at venues such as MakerFaire, Renegade Craft Fair, and California Academy of Sciences NightLife.