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Master your forging skills beyond traditional cold forging!

It's More Than Forging! | Sessin Durgham | August 2-6, 2017
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  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    June 26-30, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00
    Materials: $85.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    From bracelet forming to embossing and silhouette dies, this comprehensive, inspiring class will teach students how to use the hydraulic press while exploring the numerous design and form possibilities it offers.

    Class is full.
     
  • Past student work
    Workshop (3 days)
    with Sarah Doremus
    July 7-9, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00
    Materials: $50.00

    Have you always wanted to know how to make jewelry but never had the time? This weekend course teaches the basics of sawing, annealing, soldering, filing, texturing, polishing, and stone setting.

    1 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Sarah Doremus
    July 10, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    Materials: $45.00

    Want to learn how to create wearable and moveable jewelry? Join us for this workshop where we will make a ring that spins!

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Jeanie Pratt
    July 12-16, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00
    Materials: $60.00

    This workshop will provide students an opportunity to discover metal weaving techniques and how to incorporate finished designs into jewelry pieces.

    3 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    July 17, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    Materials: $25.00

    Come spend the day in the studio crafting your very own pair of hinged hoop earrings!

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Pat Flynn
    July 19-23, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00
    Materials: $175.00

    Take advantage of this rare opportunity to work with a true fabrication master to create a beautiful and classic hinged locket, perfect for storing memories or keepsakes. This workshop will focus on fabricating a round, hinged locket with a tab closure and photo lens.

    1 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    July 24, 20179:00am-1:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00 $71.25
    5% discount until June 24
    Materials: $50.00

    If you have always wanted to learn how to work with chain maille, this approachable workshop is a great place to start. This course provides a brief introduction to chain maille through the creation of the three pairs of sterling silver earrings: European 4-in-1 Leaf Earrings; Infinity Orbit Earrings; and Kinged Mobius Earrings. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    July 24, 20172:00pm-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00 $71.25
    5% discount until June 24
    Materials: $65.00

    This intermediate level weave pattern, Symmetrical Allure Sheet, was created by Lorraine Menard.  It is a modification of Allure and Allure Sheet, both created by Laura Hepworth (Narrina).  These weaves are related to Elfweave.  This workshop focuses on creating a sterling silver Symmetrical Allure Sheet bracelet  (pictured).  The supply kit will contain enough jump rings to make a bracelet approximately 8” in length.  2 methods of weave construction will be presented.  Students will receive an extensive color handout documenting each step in both methods of construction.  

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Linda Darty
    July 26-30, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until June 26
    Materials: $30.00

    Learn the ancient art of enameling from a true master, Linda Darty. We will focus on blending colors to achieve value gradations, creating matt or gloss finishes for optimum clarity of colors.  Topics covered will also include use of cloisonné wire, foils, sifting, washing and storing enamel and soldering and metal fabrication as it relates to enameling.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Marlene Richey
    July 31-August 1, 201710:00am-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $210.00 $199.50
    5% discount until July 1

    So many jewelers call themselves designers, without so much as giving a second thought to what exactly a designer is and does. The concept of what is good design and what is bad design is very subjective, but in this fast paced, highly interactive, fun and creative class you are going to learn first-hand some answers to these questions. 

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Sessin Durgham
    August 2-6, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 3
    Materials: $60.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    The goal of this workshop is to develop controlled forging skills beyond the usual limits and comforts of traditional cold forging. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    August 7, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until July 8
    Materials: $45.00

    Learn the art of photo-etching to transfer and produce images in relief on metal. This is a great way to capture graphic imagery in your metalwork.

  • Sculptures by Avery Lucas
    Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Avery Lucas
    August 9-13, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until July 10
    Materials: $45.00

    Chasing and repoussé techniques have been used since ancient times to emboss patterns, textures, and images into sheet metal. Develop your skills through hands-on experience with this process and learn to move metal using small tools and hammers to create 3-dimensional imagery.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Dan Lynch
    August 14, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until July 15
    Materials: $70.00

    Wire working is a fluid and meditative process. In this one-day workshop, Dan will provide an overview of fundamental patterns and methods for suspending stones, crystals and found objects in metal. No need for a torch, soldering or metal fabrication experience; just your two hands and a pair of pliers! All experience levels are welcome. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Dan Lynch
    August 15, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until July 16
    Materials: $70.00

    Wire working is a fluid and meditative process. In this one-day workshop, Dan will provide an overview of fundamental patterns and methods for suspending stones, crystals and found objects in metal. No need for a torch, soldering or metal fabrication experience; just your two hands and a pair of pliers! All experience levels are welcome. 

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Jeff Georgantes
    August 16-20, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until July 17
    Materials: $45.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Understanding the lost wax casting process, and knowing how to expertly carve wax models is an invaluable skill for any jeweler to possess. But did you know that it can be especially helpful for a wide array of stone-setting applications?! In this five-day intensive course, students will be introduced to the worlds of casting, mold-making, and stone setting all at the same time!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    August 21, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until July 22
    Materials: $35.00

    The twisted basket (or cage as it is sometimes called) is a traditional accent typically employed in ornamental blacksmithing. In this one day workshop, we will learn how to reproduce this wonderful form on the jewelry scale.

  • Summer with the Masters (3 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    August 23-25, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00 $498.75
    5% discount until July 24
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Investigate movement and kinetics as a design tool for fabrication of neckpieces in Argetium silver. Crisp fabrication, ball joints that pivot and rotate, and cages and hollow forms may all be considerations that students will have to develop a strategy of design for their pieces.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (2 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    August 26-27, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $415.00 $394.25
    5% discount until July 27
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    This workshop will focus on movement and kinetics as a design tool for fabrication of pieces for the hand in Argentium silver. Bangles with moving parts and cocktail rings that rotate and wiggle when worn may all be considerations for designs that students will create in class.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 28, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until July 29
    Materials: $30.00

    Want to try your hand at hammering out your own metal bowls? This one day workshop will focus on the hammering and forming techniques necessary to create beautiful bowls on a smaller scale! 

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