Saturday, September 18, 2021; 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Sunday, September 19, 2021; 10:00AM - 5:00PM PT (Pacific Time)
Ancient Egyptian jewelry is so beautiful and iconic that it has inspired design revivals and is still popular today. Want to learn more about it and make jewelry using techniques inspired by this iconic time in history? Then sign up for Egyptian Jewelry with Jenn Parnell Kirkpatrick!
In this class, students will learn art and jewelry history with studio techniques from the era of Ancient Egypt. Items of jewelry and their meaning and use in Egyptian society will be discussed.
Carving, personalized hieroglyphic cartouches, chasing, and beadwork will be covered among the techniques. Students will learn the design hallmarks, language, and materials of the time and how to design works that use the era as influence.
What’s covered in this class?
• History of Egyptian jewelry and an overview of its designs and techniques
• Faience, a particularly Egyptian material - how to make it and use it
• Hieroglyphs (including making your name in hieroglyphs)
• Jewelry forms: collars, pectorals and bracelets, rings, earrings, hair ornaments and girdles
• How did Egyptians make jewelry?
• Chasing and inlay
• Beading for wesekh collars
• Make a stirrup ring
• The role of jewelry in Egyptian society: amuletic, honors, funerary
• Materials and their meaning in ancient Egypt
This course is available as an in-person workshop or live online class. Please check this page for times and formats available.
This class has a 3 hour morning and afternoon session with a 1 hour break each day.
A kit of materials is included with this class.
Classes at our school include use of tools, with each student having their own bench to use during class. Online students will need to have their own tools (see the list of tools below).
Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. (in-person students have tools to use at school)
A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration. If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.
Pliers: Needle nose, chain nose, or round nose pliers
Hammer - chasing hammer, ball peen hammer, regular claw hammer, or rawhide mallet
1mm drill bit
Pin vise drill or flexshaft/dremel
Wax or parchment paper
This class is for all levels. Beginners are welcome, too! There is a lot to learn in this class for any level, including intermediate students and beyond.
If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded.
If a kit is included with the class, online students will have them mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class. More information about the kit is included with the supplies list which is emailed after registration.
International students may be charged an additional amount for shipping, because of the increased cost to ship abroad. Also, shipments to other countries may incur a tariff payable by the student. International students are welcome to contact us re: these costs and options for their materials. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping.
If this class is offered online, it uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iPhone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).
Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.
Online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration.
For the health and safety our staff and students, students are required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks when attending classes at our school. If you can’t meet these requirements, we invite you to take the online version of this class instead, if available. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information.
And now the fine print. Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your place. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. Checks and cash are accepted only if you register at school. If you mail a check, your registration is not processed until it clears and the class may fill during the wait.
If the workshop is canceled by our school for any reason, all class fees will be refunded, or you can transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes or purchases,
Students can cancel, receive a credit or refund, or transfer to another class up to 21 days before a workshop, whether it is online or in person. No cancellations are accepted after the 21-day deadline, however, we will do what we can to try and sell your place to a qualified student. If we can sell your place, you can receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee, keep a credit on account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class.
If you can’t make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes in the student participant information. If a class includes an online section, your class will be recorded and you can watch later to make up a class you miss.
Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case by case basis. If you’re interested in enrolling your child, please call or email us.
If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 21-day cancellation policy, listed above.
Lodging and meals are not included for in person classes.
If you don't come to class, there are no refunds, credits or transfers.