|First and second year class|
First of all we started building up the department, by placing all the furniture and everybody could choose a working table. On the moment the furniture was installed, it felt like a game of musical chairs, because everybody was sitting as soon as possible at their favorite place!
|My own working space!|
|Second and third year class|
|Presentation room "the aquarium"|
|Fire place and enamel ovens|
|Very old polish machine, heritage of the department!|
|Fume cupboard and kitchen|
Every two weeks I have class from Rutger and together we will develop our own projects based on the main theme of the year. Once a week we have technical class from Pieter and he is teaching everything about metal. Since I'm already graduated as a professional gold- and silversmith I could chose to skip this lessons, but I like to keep practicing this techniques! Within every assignment I can find something to challenge myself. The lessons from Jantje are following the technical class from Pieter. The only difference is that we will work in all kind of new materials, except of metal.
Ellert will be present for personal talks about the development our own projects and he will look for qualities which are maybe not fitting in the assignments, but worth it for further investigation.
Last but not least Clare, who is presenting a reading and writing class in the morning. In the afternoon there is time for together visiting interesting exhibitions in the city.
The main theme of this year is CAM-OU-FLAGE and Rutger gave us an introduction into this topic. There are so many ways how you can see this theme. He presented some books as inspiration. Because camouflage is also linked to a pattern, our first assignment was to cover a hole wall with our own pattern.
After all the introduction talks I felt happy that I'm a part of a new interesting and inspiring year at the jewellery department!!