Intro to Design (Online)

  • Monday, October 04, 2021
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
  • 6 sessions
  • Monday, October 04, 2021, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, October 06, 2021, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, October 11, 2021, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Monday, October 18, 2021, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Class time is Pacific Time, Class Code JE-AJA100421NA-2
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    Registration will close on Saturday, Oct. 2nd.

Registration is closed

In this 6 session class, we will meet online Monday and Wednesday afternoons to discuss the design exercises and share via Zoom our creative responses to them. Each class will have a slide show of a different historical design movement and explore design through thought provoking exercises.

Design elements and principles are the basic visual toolbox of every Craft discipline. The elements form the basic vocabulary of visual design, while the principles constitute the broader structural aspects of composition. This class is the beginning of a journey to understanding how design principles and elements shape our world.

Students will need:

  • Lead Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Children’s Watercolor paint box w/brush
  • Typing paper or Sketch pad (smooth paper)
  • 12” school ruler
  • Scissors (exacto knife w/ #11 blade - optional)


  • Registration will close on Saturday, October 2nd.

  • This class will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.

  • A Zoom link to join this online event will be sent to the email you registered with one day prior to each session. Please watch for this email. You may need to check your spam folder.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

Instructor Bio:

Nanz Aalund’s wide ranging career as a jewelry designer, goldsmith, and educator, began with high school shop classes. After serving as a fine jewelry designer and marketing consultant for Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co., Aalund taught jewelry and metals classes at the University of Washington and at the Art Institute in Seattle. Earning a Masters of Fine Art (MFA/Metals) and a Masters of Education/College and Technical Teaching Curriculum (CTTC). Her work has been exhibited both national and internationally since the 1980’s. She authored the book, “Masters Gold,” published by Lark Books in 2009 and her most recent publication, “A Jeweler’s Guide to Apprenticeship” published in 2017 for MJSA, received a national AM&P Excel Award in 2018.

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