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.

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Intermediate

Advanced

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FALL 2020 CLASSES

ONLINE CLASSES

WEDNESDAY

Chain-A-Day - Online

 

Immerse yourself in 4 weeks of fun while learning the basics of chain making and creating clasps and closures while at home! You will be introduced to a handful of techniques such as forming wire with pliers, forging, linking, and chain mail. You will receive an email one week prior to the start of your class with Zoom details and a guide to support your virtual learning experience.


4 Weeks • November 3-November 24 • 4-6 pm • $239.00 • All Levels • Teaching Artist TBD

 

IN-STUDIO CLASSES


MONDAY

 

Fine Metal Casting 2


Embark on your next casting adventure and learn how to make silicone molds to create multiples of cast jewelry pieces! Instruction begins with creating a mold from a cast piece then planning and cutting your rubber mold to release the original. You will then inject wax into the mold and cast multiples. A unique, reproducible jewelry collection awaits!


7 Weeks • October 26-December 7 • 9:30 am-Noon • $349.00 • Intermediate • Grace Marshall

 

Fused Glass Jewelry


Experience the fun of creating unique and colorful jewelry with fusible glass! Learn the art of combining colors to create beautiful layered glass designs and amazing pot melt patterns. Along the way, you will also learn how to drill, grind, and even saw glass!


4 Weeks • October 5-October 26 • 4-6 pm • $249.00 • All Levels • Kelly Jenkins

 

Lapidary 2


Stones, minerals, and gemstones, oh my! Learn stone cutting, bezel forming, and stone setting to make your own dazzling hand-cut stone pendant set in sterling silver, and better understand the mediums of lapidary and metalsmithing.


7 Weeks • August 24-October 12 • 6:30-9:00 pm • $349.00 • Intermediate • Stacey Cassell • No Class September 7

 

Lapidary 3


Try your hand at creating geometrically gorgeous works of art! As the main focus of this class, Intarsia is an advanced lapidary technique where many colors and types of gemstones are cut and put together to form one-of-a-kind designs and pictures. Students will learn to saw, lap grind, cement, and mount precise stone combinations in a simple box bezel. As a bonus, prong setting will also be covered.


7 Weeks • October 26-December 7 • 6:30-9 pm • $349.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • Stacey Cassell

 

TUESDAY

 

Enameling 2


Take your enamel skills to the next level as you focus on the ancient art of Cloisonné! Using strips of metal wire to create decorative cell patterns, students will be able to watch their designs come to life a new and technicolored way.


7 Weeks • October 20-December 1 • 9:30 am-Noon • $349.00 • Intermediate • Grace Marshall

 

Jewelry 1


Discover your inner jeweler as you explore the art of jewelry and metalsmithing! Create rings, a forged bracelet, a pierced and riveted pendant, and so much more as you learn the ins and outs of metal fabrication.


15 Weeks • August 25-December 1 • 12:30-3:30 pm • $539.00 • Beginning • Heidi Mandich

 

Independent Study: Jewelry + Metalsmithing


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.


15 Weeks • August 25-December 8 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $539.00 • Advanced • Kimberly Conrad

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Jewelry 2


Discover your inner jeweler as you explore the art of jewelry and metalsmithing! Create rings, a forged bracelet, a pierced and riveted pendant, and so much more as you learn the ins and outs of metal fabrication.


15 Weeks • August 26-December 2 • 6:30-9:30 pm • $539.00 • Intermediate • Heidi Mandich

 

THURSDAY

 

Jewelry 4


Explore new skills as you try your hand at stone setting techniques. Using burs, gravers, and other setting tools students will be able to create a variety of stone settings including tubes, tapered cones, collets, crowns, and baskets. While this is a sample-heavy class, students will be given a chance to finished pieces as time permits.


15 Weeks • August 27-December 10 • 9 am-Noon • $539.00 • Advanced • Susan Downs • No Class November 26

 

Jewelry 3


Master techniques learned in Jewelry 1 & 2 as you continue to develop your design aesthetic and expand your skills! While continuing to sharpen fundamental skills, students will be able to try there hand at foldforming, metal inlay, fusing Argentium sterling, and pedestal prong setting techniques.


15 Weeks • August 27-December 10 • 12:30-3:30 pm • $539.00 • Intermediate • Susan Downs • No Class November 26

 

Pendant with Cabochon Stone


Learn how to create classic bezel settings for cabochon stones! Over the course of this class, students will be able to explore basic metalworking techniques such as how to use a torch, saw, file, texture, and solder metal. Walk away with your very own pendant set with a cabochon stone.


4 Weeks • November 5-December 3 • 4-6 pm • $249.00 • All Levels • Jacqueline Perry • No Class November 26

 

Intro to Jewelry + Metalsmithing


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.


7 Weeks • August 27-October 8 • 6:30-9 pm • $349.00 • Beginning • Jacqueline Perry

 

Intro to Jewelry + Metalsmithing


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.


7 Weeks • October 22-December 10 • 6:30-9 pm • $349.00 • Beginning • Jacqueline Perry • No Class November 26

 

FRIDAY

 

Independent Study: Jewelry + Metalsmithing


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.


7 Weeks • October 23-December 11 • 2-4 pm • $539.00 • Advanced • Teaching Artist TBD • No Class November 27

 


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