Category: Gems & Jewelry
Continuing Education: 11
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All dressed up with somewhere to go? Women and men throughout the
ages have added that last flair - fashion and jewelry that established at-a-glance the
individual's position in society and expression of self. Fashion and jewelry
styles have dramatically changed over the years, and recognizable periods have
emerged. To fully assess the fashion and jewelry, it must be examined in the
context of the historical, social and cultural fashions of the day. In this
overview introductory course, you will be able to identify fashion and jewelry
of Georgian, Victorian, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Edwardian, Art Deco, Retro
and Post-World War periods within the historical and social context of the fashions
of the day. You will interpret the figural themes closely identified with
these major periods and discuss the concept of fashion and jewelry as both
individual and societal self-expression. From the belle in hoop skirts and
plunging neckline to the ephemeral sylph in filmy gauze to the irrepressible
flapper, you will discover answers to the age-old question, "What in the world
am I going to wear?"
The class will utilize a PowerPoint presentation, interactive discussion and
provides for hand on inspections of costumes and jewelry.
Upon completion of this course, student will be able to: