JEWELRY & METALSMITHING: Class offerings to anyone interested in creating their own earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces and holloware. From beginners to professionals, our program offers an affordable, hands-on education in the metal arts.

Summer 2021 Registration:
April 19 - Member Registration
May 3 - Registration Open to the Public


Class Levels By Color

Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels

 

 

SUMMER 2021 CLASSES

 

IN-STUDIO CLASSES

 

TUESDAY

 

Make It Move


Activate your metalwork designs by adding moving parts! This class will cover the basics of using simple hinges, springs and linkages, cams and followers, to create a dynamic and interactive spark to your projects.


Tuesday • 7 Weeks • June 15—August 3 • 12:30—3:00 PM • $363 • Intermediate-Advanced • Gabriel Mo

 

Independent Study: Jewelry + Metals


Refine your metalsmithing skills or find a new direction! This class gives you the opportunity to set your own pace and choose what you want to learn or focus on with an experienced metalsmith as your guide.


Tuesday • 7 Weeks • June 15—July 27 • 6:30—9:00 PM • $363 • Advanced • Kimberly Conrad

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Intro to Jewelry + Metals


Learn to design and construct your own jewelry! With this class, you’ll be introduced to a range of metalsmithing basics as you create a ring, pendant, and non-soldered chain. This is a great way to get a taste of jewelry and metalsmithing before jumping into a full semester class.


Wednesday • 7 Weeks • June 16—August 4 • 12:30—3:00 PM • $363 • Beginning • Gabriel Mo

 

Intro to Jewelry + Metals


Learn to design and construct your own jewelry! With this class, you’ll be introduced to a range of metalsmithing basics as you create a ring, pendant, and non-soldered chain. This is a great way to get a taste of jewelry and metalsmithing before jumping into a full semester class.


Wednesday • 7 Weeks • June 16—August 4 • 6:30—9:00 PM • $363 • Beginning • Gabriel Mo

 

THURSDAY

 

Fused Glass Jewelry


Experience the fun of creating unique and colorful jewelry with fusible glass! Combining colors to create beautiful layered glass designs and pot melt patterns, students will learn how to drill, grind, and even saw glass.


Thursday • 4 Weeks • July 15—August 5 • 4:00—6:00 PM • $207 • All Levels • Kelly Jenkins

 

Fused Glass Jewelry


Experience the fun of creating unique and colorful jewelry with fusible glass! Combining colors to create beautiful layered glass designs and pot melt patterns, students will learn how to drill, grind, and even saw glass.


Thursday • 4 Weeks • June 17—July 8 • 6:30—8:30 PM • $207 • All Levels • Kelly Jenkins

 

 

ART RETREATS


MONDAY-FRIDAY

 

Art Retreat: Fine Metal Casting


Make your own jewelry using the ancient arts of wax carving and lost-wax casting! By learning how to carve wax models to sprue, invest, burnout, and cast metal, students will create for one-of-a-kind designs that are fashionably functional.All materials are included in the class fee. Registration stops one week prior to ensure enough time for materials purchasing.


Monday-Friday • 5 Days • June 14—18 • 9:00 AM—Noon • $392 • All Levels • Grace Marshall

 

Art Retreat: Cloisonne


Enjoy a focused enamel experience and learn the ancient art of Cloisonné! Students will form decorative strips of metal wire and powdered glass to create elegant jewelry designs in vivid color.All materials are included in the class fee. Registration stops one week prior to ensure enough time for materials purchasing.


Monday-Friday • 5 Days • June 21—25 • 9:00 AM—Noon • $347 • All Levels • Susan Downs

 

 

 

VISITING ARTIST


TUESDAY-SATURDAY

 

Visiting Artist: Japanese Metal Forming Techniques

 

This 5 day workshop includes hands on instruction as well as an opportunity to see and discuss the work of Japanese contemporary artists some recognized as Japanese Living National Treasures. Metal working techniques include: Damascene (sheet in sheet inlay), Zogan (wire inlay to sheet), Mokume-gane, chasing & repousse, and patina demos.

A supply kit containing all necessary supplies will be available from the instructor during the first class meeting for an additional fee of $105. Additional specialty items such as Japanese hammers, gold foil, shakudo, books, and more may be purchased directly from the instructor.


5 Days • Tuesday-Saturday • June 8-11 • 10:00 am-5:00 pm + June 12 • 10:00 am-2:00 pm • $600.00 • Intermediate-Advanced

 

 


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