Lecture Series on Gemstones this Semester!
If you are available at 1pm on Thursdays, I invite you to a lecture series on specific Gemstones and Jewelry I am presenting to my Jewelry Making class. Emphasizing Art history, fashion, culture, and value, these lectures are 50 minutes in length and a lot of fun. The schedule is listed below with a field trip planned toward the end of class to see the Greek gold and the Granger Hall of Gems at the Field Museum
Come to one lecture or all. Everyone is welcome!
(I also do the same schedule 9am Wednesdays and 9:30am Thursdays if that works better for your schedule).
Lectures in MAC264D on Thursdays at 1pm:
January 28 Diamonds: A Girl’s Best Friend?
February 4 Emeralds and the New World
February 11 Ruby Love
February 18 What color is your Sapphire?
February 25 Precious Metal and their Alloys
March 3 Pearls: Queen of Gems
March 10 Chaos and Opals
March 17 Peridot: the Evening Emerald
March 31 Turquoise
April 7 Amber: Tears of the Sun
April 14 Ancient Gold and Granulation
April 21 Shakespeare and Gemstones
April 28 Field Museum field trip
May 5 Jewelry Inspired by Weapons
Kathy (Kamal) Baum
Professor Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing
Fine and Applied Arts
College of DuPage MAC 270