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.

Spring 2021 Registration:
November 23 - Member Registration
December 7 - Registration Open to the Public


Class Levels By Color

Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels

 

 

SPRING 2021 CLASSES

 

IN-STUDIO CLASSES


MONDAY

 

Lapidary 1


This class will introduce you to the unique properties of various stones and how to analyze a slab for cutting. Once your stones are selected you will grind, shape, and polish your stone into beautiful cabochons. Proper use of equipment and experience in cutting soft and hard stones will add to your lapidary art skills.


7 Weeks • January 18–March 1 • 6:30–9:00 pm • $363 • Beginning • Stacey Cassell

 

Lapidary 2


Stones, minerals, and gemstones, oh my! Combining stone cutting and metalsmithing, students will learn stone cutting, how to form a bezel, and how to set a stone while creating a one-of-a-kind pendant.


7 Weeks • March 15–April 26 • 6:30–9:00 pm • $363 • Intermediate • Stacey Cassell

 

Fine Metal Casting 1


Carve wax to create your very own rings, pendants, and earrings! In this class, students will learn the basics of wax carving for lost-wax vacuum casting. After casting in sterling silver, you’ll be able to take home your fashionably fine metal creations!


4 Weeks • January 18–February 8 • 9:30 am–Noon • $259 • Beginning • Grace Marshall

 

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!


4 Weeks • February 22–March 15 • 9:30 am–Noon • $259 • Intermediate • Grace Marshall

 

TUESDAY

 

Enameling 1


Add luminous color to your metalwork! Enameling is one of the oldest forms of decoration, standing the test of time as a simple way to add a splash of color without having to rely on those expensive gemstones. As you learn the basics, students will be able to work on projects like sample tiles, pendants, a pair of earrings.


7 Weeks • January 19–March 2 • 9:30 am–Noon • $363 • Beginning • Susan Downs

 

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 • March 16–April 27 • 9:30 am–Noon • $363 • Intermediate • Susan Downs

 

Intro to Jewelry + Metalsmithing


Learn to design and construct your own jewelry! In 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 • January 19–March 2 • 12:30–3:00 pm • $363 • Beginning • Teaching Artist TBD

 

Handmade Chain with Bezel Set Stone


Learn the basics of jewelry making! In this class, students will learn how to saw, solder, and how to set a stone while creating a handmade chain complete with a cabochon stone.


7 Weeks • March 16–April 27 • 12:30–3:00 pm • $363 • All Levels • Teaching Artist TBD

 

Intro to Jewelry + Metalsmithing


Learn to design and construct your own jewelry! In 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 • January 19–March 2 • 6:30–9:00 pm • $363 • Beginning • Teaching Artist TBD

 

Handmade Chain with Bezel Set Stone


Learn the basics of jewelry making! In this class, students will learn how to saw, solder, and how to set a stone while creating a handmade chain complete with a cabochon stone.


7 Weeks • March 16–April 27 • 6:30–9:00 pm • $363 • All Levels • Teaching Artist TBD

 

WEDNESDAY

 

Jewelry 2


Build on techniques taught in Jewelry 1 as you advance your sawing and soldering skills. Learn new methods of forming and texturing metal, how to make a soldered chain, and set a cabochon stone. Your creative results: pierced pattern earrings, a hollow construction ring or pendant, and a linked chain with bezel-set stone.


15 Weeks • January 20–April 28 • 12:30–3:30 pm • $561 • Intermediate • Heidi Mandich

 

Jewelry 1


Discover your inner jeweler as you explore the art of jewelry and metalsmithing. You will learn the basics of metal fabrication to create rings, a forged bracelet, a pierced and riveted pendant, and so much more.


15 Weeks • January 20–April 28 • 6:30–9:30 pm • $561 • Beginning • Heidi Mandich

 

Textile Techniques in Metal: Loom Knitted Bracelet


Knitting with wire? Yes! In this class you will combine wire and all kind of beads to create one-of-a-kind bracelets you never knew were possible!


4 Weeks • February 24–March 17 • 4:00–6:00 pm • $207 • Advanced • Kimberly Conrad

 

Textile Techniques in Metal: Coiled Bangle


Coiling is one of the basic techniques used in basketry but did you know you can easily coil metal wire to create striking jewelry? In this short session class you will learn several coiling patterns, how to solder metal wire, and complete a coiled bangle that will be the envy of all who admire.


4 Weeks • January 20–February 10 • 4:00–6:00 pm • $207 • Advanced • Kimberly Conrad

 

Textile Techniques in Metal: Woven Earrings


Learn to weave strips of metal to form striking earrings in copper and silver. You will experiment with a variety of flat woven patterns before choosing the perfect design for your unique earrings.


4 Weeks • March 31–April 21 • 4:00–6:00 pm • $207 • Advanced • Kimberly Conrad

 

THURSDAY

 

Forged Jewelry


Experience the magic of using a hammer to transform simple metal wires to create a new sensuous and stylish form. Beautiful rings, earrings, and bracelets await!


7 Weeks • January 21–March 4 • 12:30–3:00 pm • $363 • All Levels • Susan Downs

 

Marriage of Metal


Inlay is a fabulous way to add decorative patterns to your jewelry design. This class will focus on three methods: puzzle, lamination, and even how to fill recessed areas with solder for dramatic effects.


7 Weeks • March 18–April 29 • 12:30–3:00 pm • $363 • All Levels • Susan Downs

 

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.


4 Weeks • January 21–February 11 • 6:30–8:30 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.


4 Weeks • February 25–March 18 • 6:30–8:30 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.


4 Weeks • April 1-22 • 6:30–8:30 pm • $207 • All Levels • Kelly Jenkins

 

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 • January 21–April 29 • 9:30 am–12:30 pm • $561 • Beginning • Susan Downs

 


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