NIC’s Metal Jewellery program transformed Lena Collins’ ambitions and her ceremonial head piece.The student, originally from Rivers Inlet, will be one of the Metal Jewellery Design certificate students whose work will be on display at NIC’s Metal Jewellery Open House a free event,Thursday, April 16 at the Campbell River campus.“I had no idea what to expect when I started this program,” said Collins, who moved to Campbell River from Rivers Inlet with her high school-aged son. “But instructors here really encouraged me to put myself into each piece.
NIC’s Metal Jewellery Open House allows students completing the eight-month certificate the opportunity to showcase their work – from delicate rings and pendants to Lena’s ceremonial head piece which she plans to display on her traditional regalia blanket.
Select student work will also be for sale at the event.
The Metal Jewellery Design Open House is an opportunity to meet NIC’s artist instructors, learn about their passion for teaching, discover the specialized equipment and techniques used to craft metal jewellery, and tour the metal jewellery design studio in Campbell River.
Visitors can also learn more about the Metal Jewellery Design certificate as well as other jewellery courses and programs at NIC. The free event runs from 12:30 to 2:30 pm on April 16. Refreshments will be served and everyone is invited.