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.

Fall 2021 Registration:
July 19 - Member Registration
August 2 - Registration Open to the Public


Class Levels By Color

Beginning

Intermediate

Advanced

All Levels

 

 

FALL 2021 CLASSES

 

 

Beading Basics

 

Learn the basics of stringing beads and knotting pearls! Included in your instruction are all the fundamentals as well as how to make your own findings.

 

Monday • 4 Weeks • August 23, 2021—September 20, 2021 • 10:00 AM—12:00 PM • $257.00 • All Levels • Grace Marshall

 

 

Lapidary 1

 

Understand the unique properties of stones and how to analyze a slab for cutting! Once your stones are selected, students will grind, shape, and polish them into beautiful cabochons. Proper use of equipment and experience in cutting soft and hard stones will add to your lapidary art skills.

 

Monday • 7 Weeks • August 23, 2021—October 11, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $478.00 • Beginning • Stacey Cassell

 

 

Lapidary 2

 

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

 

Monday • 7 Weeks • October 25, 2021—December 6, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $478.00 • Intermediate • Stacey Cassell

 

 

Beading Basics

 

Learn the basics of stringing beads and knotting pearls! Included in your instruction are all the fundamentals as well as how to make your own findings.

 

Monday • 4 Weeks • November 8, 2021—November 29, 2021 • 10:00 AM—12:00 PM • $257.00 • All Levels • Grace Marshall

 

 

Etching

 

Uses acids to inscribe textures or imagery into metal! This class will focus on how to use graphic designs, and a variety of resists to acid etch, and electro-etch amazing decorative metal patterns.

 

Tuesday • 4 Weeks • August 24, 2021—September 14, 2021 • 9:00 AM—12:00 PM • $259.00 • All Levels • 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 for working in jewelry and metalsmithing before jumping into a full semester class.

 

Tuesday • 7 Weeks • August 24, 2021—October 5, 2021 • 1:00 PM—3:00 PM • $324.00 • Beginning • Heidi Mandich

 

 

Independent Study: Jewelry & Metalsmithing

 

Refine your metalsmithing skills or find a new direction! As an opportunity to set your own pace and choose what you want to learn or focus on, students will work with an experienced metalsmith to provide guidance and expertise on your journey.

 

Tuesday • 15 Weeks • August 24, 2021—November 30, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $561.00 • Advanced • Kimberly Conrad

 

 

Enameling 3

 

Gain more experience working with enamel as you learn the Champlevé technique! Experimenting with vinyl stencils, etchings, and wet-pack depressions, students will walk away with beautifully colored images captured within metal.

 

Tuesday • 7 Weeks • October 19, 2021—November 30, 2021 • 9:00 AM—12:00 PM • $403.00 • Advanced • 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 for working in jewelry and metalsmithing before jumping into a full semester class.

 

Tuesday • 7 Weeks • October 19, 2021—November 30, 2021 • 1:00 PM—3:00 PM • $324.00 • Beginning • Heidi Mandich

 

 

Fused Glass Jewelry

 

Experience the fun of creating unique and colorful jewelry with fusible glass! No matter if you’re new to fused glass or have some experience, you truly will enjoy diving into the dazzling color combinations available when working with glass. 

 

Wednesday • 4 Weeks • September 1, 2021—September 22, 2021 • 4:00 PM—6:00 PM • $207.00 • All Levels • Kelly Jenkins

 

 

Fine Metal Casting 1

Design and create your very own cast silver ring! Learning all the basics of wax carving and vacuum casting, students will watch as their wax jewelry model transforms into a magnificent metal reality. 

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • August 25, 2021—October 6, 2021 • 9:00 AM—12:00 PM • $403.00 • Beginning • Grace Marshall

 

 

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.

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • August 25, 2021—October 6, 2021 • 6:30 PM—8:30 PM • $324.00 • Beginning • Gabriel Mo

 

 

Jewelry 1

 

Discover your inner jeweler! Exploring the art of jewelry and metalsmithing, students will learn the basics of metal fabrication to create rings, forged bracelets, pierced and riveted pendants, and so much more.

 

Wednesday • 15 Weeks • September 1, 2021—December 8, 2021 • 12:30 PM—3:30 PM • $561.00 • Beginning • Gabriel Mo

 

 

Fused Glass Jewelry

Experience the fun of creating unique and colorful jewelry with fusible glass! No matter if you’re new to fused glass or have some experience, you truly will enjoy diving into the dazzling color combinations available when working with glass.

 

Wednesday • 4 Weeks • September 29, 2021—October 20, 2021 • 4:00 PM—6:00 PM • $207.00 • All Levels • Kelly Jenkins

 

 

Fine Metal Casting 2

 

Learn how to make silicone molds to create multiples of cast jewelry pieces! Beginning with the creation of the a mold, students will plan their design before injecting wax into a mold to cast multiples. A unique, reproducible jewelry collection awaits! 

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • October 20, 2021—December 1, 2021 • 9:00 AM—12:00 PM • $403.00 • Intermediate • Grace Marshall

 

 

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. 

 

Wednesday • 7 Weeks • October 20, 2021—December 1, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $403.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • Gabriel Mo

 

 

Fused Glass Ornaments

 

Tis the season for decking the halls and gift giving! Join our experienced glass artist who will guide you in creating glorious, colorful glass ornaments to keep or gift.

 

Wednesday • 4 Weeks • November 3, 2021—November 24, 2021 • 4:00 PM—6:00 PM • $207.00 • All Levels • Kelly Jenkins

 

 

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 saw, file, texture, and solder metal.

 

Thursday • 4 Weeks • August 26, 2021—September 16, 2021 • 4:00 PM—6:00 PM • $227.00 • All Levels • Jacqueline Perry

 

 

Hinged Box Construction

 

Create a vessel fit for your own trove of treasures as you explore the art of making a small closed container complete with a hinged top.

 

Thursday • 7 Weeks • August 26, 2021—October 7, 2021 • 12:30 PM—3:30 PM • $403.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • Susan Downs

 

 

Jewelry 4

 

Learn new skills as you explore more advanced stone setting techniques including tube, tapered cone, crown, and basket stone setting. While this is a sample-heavy class, students will have an opportunity to create completed jewelry designs.

 

Thursday • 15 Weeks • August 26, 2021—December 9, 2021 • 9:00 AM—12:00 PM • $561.00 • Advanced • Susan Downs

 

 

Jewelry 2

 

Build on basics! Using the techniques taught in Jewelry 1, students will advance their sawing and soldering skills while learning new methods of forming and texturing metal, making a soldered chains, and setting cabochon stones. Your effort will pay off in the form of amazing pierced pattern earrings, a hollow construction ring or pendant, and a linked chain with bezel-set stone. 

 

Thursday • 15 Weeks • August 26, 2021—December 9, 2021 • 6:30 PM—9:30 PM • $561.00 • Intermediate • Heidi Mandich

 

 

Upcycled Jewelry

 

Ever wonder what to do with your broken jewelry or the missing earring from a pair? This class is for you! Bring your jewelry bits and baubles and join in a fun, free-for-all jewelry making blitz. Your instructor will teach you various ways to combine this and that to make new jewelry creations that are uniquely yours.

 

Thursday • 4 Weeks • September 30, 2021—October 21, 2021 • 4:00 PM—6:00 PM • $207.00 • All Levels • Jacqueline Perry

 

 

Fused Argentium Chains

 

Argentium has a super power - it fuses like a dream! As a perfect material for exploring the ancient technique of loop-in-loop chains, students will learn how to fuse, form links, and weave Etruscan chains.

 

Thursday • 7 Weeks • October 21, 2021—December 9, 2021 • 12:30 PM—3:30 PM • $403.00 • Intermediate-Advanced • Susan Downs

 

 

Independent Study: Jewelry & Metalsmithing

 

Refine your metalsmithing skills or find a new direction! As an opportunity to set your own pace and choose what you want to learn or focus on, students will work with an experienced metalsmith to provide guidance and expertise on your journey.

 

Friday• 7Weeks • August 27, 2021—October 8, 2021 • 1:30 PM—3:30 PM • $324.00 • Advanced • Kimberly Conrad

 

 

Independent Study: Jewelry & Metalsmithing

 

Refine your metalsmithing skills or find a new direction! As an opportunity to set your own pace and choose what you want to learn or focus on, students will work with an experienced metalsmith to provide guidance and expertise on your journey.

 

Friday• 7Weeks • October 22, 2021—December 10, 2021 • 1:30 PM—3:30 PM • $324.00 • Advanced • Gabriel Mo


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