Denise Bonaimo

Denise J. Bonaimo is a jewelry designer, photographer and educator with over fourteen years of professional experience in teaching, business ownership and creating art. This native Brooklyn girl had the opportunity to develop her affinity for creation with a formal education in art, craft, design, art history, gemstone and metalsmithing studies at Philadelphia's Moore College of Art and Design (PA) and Rowan University (NJ) (BFA Jewelry Design). Bonaimo also studied abroad at the University of Northumbria (UK). She received her diamonds certificate from Gemological Institute of America (NY/CA). Bonaimo creates jewelry from a vast array of materials from precious metals and gemstones to re-purposed odds and ends such as vintage board games and unearthed metal. The majority of her jewelry, as well as her fine art photography, is showcased at the Art Studios at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa Park. Bonaimo offers several jewelry classes and workshops for adults, children and seniors at many locations around San Diego County. Bonaimo also worked with the San Diego Visual Arts Network to help bring the Movers and Shakers Exhibition to fruition.

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