‘Jewelry Making Basics’ with Robin Rotolo

Loveday Funck RRAA Publicity Chairman
Learn the basics of jewelry making at the River Region Art Association's Depot Gallery beginning Feb. 28.

Come learn the basics of jewelry making with experienced jewelry designer Robin Rotolo. She has been making jewelry for approximately eight years and has pieces on display and for sale at RRAA's gallery in the gift shop at Houmas House Plantation, at RRAA's Depot Gallery at 1008 W Hwy. 30 in Gonzales and in Total Woman Boutique at 9244 Florida Blvd in Baton Rouge. She participates in various festivals and shows throughout the year and is on the planning commission for a formal art show in May at Azalea Estates Assisted Living Facility in May.

• Session 1 Feb 28, March 7 and March 21 (skip March 14)

• Session 2 March 28, April 4 and April 11

• Class times: 11am to 2 pm (students can bring sack lunch if they want)

• Cost of the class is $65 per session. All supplies and equipment will be provided.

This class will provide hands on training on the use of the jewelry tools, and findings. Bead types and shapes will be discussed also. The student will design and build a necklace, bracelet and a pair of earrings and will leave with the base knowledge to continue to make jewelry and to expand on what they learn in the class.

The minimum number of students she will teach is 3 and the maximum per session is 8. This class is for adults 18 and older.

Robin Rotolo hopes “to encourage students to continue on with the basic knowledge I will provide and will consider offering further instruction to those who might be interested in a design class.”

Registration forms may be picked up at the Depot Gallery. For more information, contact the association at 225-644-8496 .

About RRAA: The River Region Art Association, founded in 1993, is the area’s leading regional art organization. Its mission is to bring artists and arts advocates together to improve public awareness of all art forms. The association supports local artists, promotes the arts in the community, and provides educational opportunities for emerging and established artists, students, and the general public.

River Region Art Association is funded in part through the generosity of individuals and area businesses, and the Parish of Ascension and through in-kind support from the City of Gonzales and Houmas House Plantation. It is also supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.