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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    December 15, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00
    Materials: $25.00

    Lightweight earrings are the perfect summer accessory. This fun and fast paced earring intensive covers essential jewelry-making skills using wire and sheet metal to create hoops and dangles to wear home.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Charley Freiberg
    December 16, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Having great photos or your work is necessary for marketing your business, having a compelling website, applying to shows, grants and more. But every jeweler and metalsmith knows how difficult it is to photograph these tiny, shiny and sometimes sparkly objects well. Come spend a day learning how to photograph your work and edit your images with product photographer Charley Freiberg!

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Charley Freiberg
    December 17, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Having great photos or your work is necessary for marketing your business, having a compelling website, applying to shows, grants and more. But every jeweler and metalsmith knows how difficult it is to photograph these tiny, shiny and sometimes sparkly objects well. Come spend a day learning how to photograph your work and edit your images with product photographer Charley Freiberg!

  • Profiting By Design by Marlene Richey
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Marlene Richey
    January 6, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00

    Determine the best way to describe your product, identify potential clients, get work into the marketplace, and create a cost-effective marketing plan. From press kits to artist statements, pick up essential skills needed to promote a craft business.

  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    January 8-March 19, 2018weekly on Mondays10:00am-1:00pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $425.00
    Materials: $60.00

    Casting and wax working techniques can save time and add new dimension to artwork. Investigate how to produce and cast wax models with complex curves, surfaces, and textures that would be difficult and time consuming to execute in sheet metal.

    Class is full.
     
  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    January 8-March 19, 2018weekly on Mondays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $425.00

    Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    January 9-March 13, 2018weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00
    Materials: $55.00

    This weekly class presents students with the fundamentals of jewelry and metalsmithing skills. Among the many techniques we will cover, students will learn how to effectively shape, join, polish, texture, and patina metal. 

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Wendy Jo New
    January 9-March 13, 2018weekly on Tuesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00
    Materials: $50.00

    If you love rings, you’ll love this class!  Join us and make 3 different types of rings from textured bands to rings with bezels and faceted stones.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Diane Lawton
    January 9-March 13, 2018weekly on Tuesdays6:30pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $425.00
    Materials: $55.00

    This introductory course focuses on developing fundamental hand skills, good studio habits, and an appreciation for quality craftsmanship. Students will learn essential fabrication techniques by designing and producing unique, handcrafted jewelry.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with David Baird
    January 10-March 21, 2018weekly on Wednesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00

    Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Joy Raskin
    January 10-March 14, 2018weekly on Wednesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00
    Materials: TBD

    In the course, students will learn all about hinges, hinged closures, and catches that can be used on both boxes and jewelry.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    January 10-March 14, 2018weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 11

    Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Avery Lucas
    January 11-March 15, 2018weekly on Thursdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 12
    Materials: $60.00

    Jewelry 2 provides students the opportunity to hone soldering, stone setting, fabrication, and finishing skills learned in Jewelry I, and add new techniques to refine their work!

    Class is full.
     
  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Avery Lucas
    January 11-March 15, 2018weekly on Thursdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 12
    Materials: $60.00

    This course is an introduction to the secrets of making jewelry and working with metals. All of the basics to making your own jewelry will be covered.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    January 11-March 15, 2018weekly on Thursdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 12
    Materials: $65.00

    Build upon the basic techniques covered in Jewelry 1 to open up design possibilities and create more complex pieces.  Discover some advanced soldering techniques, trickier cold connections, and strategies to design and produce jewelry. Students will set stones, fabricate hollow forms, and more!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Adrienne Sloane
    January 13, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until December 14
    Materials: $15.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Expand your knitting horizons and get wired!  This hands-on workshop will get students hooked on how versatile and exciting wire is as a medium. Adrienne will cover different approaches to creating stitches, how to add beads and findings, as well as resources, materials, design ideas. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Monique Rancourt
    January 20-21, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until December 21
    Materials: $15.00

    Give dimension to a cuff bracelet with layers of metal! Students will learn to apply basic forming, piercing, and riveting techniques to create dynamic layered cuff bracelets. Attention will be paid to different design considerations such as piercing patterns and images in the top layer of metal, applying contrasting textures and patinas to each layer, and proper placement of rivets to enhance the design and secure the metal. In this 2-day workshop, participants can expect to leave with at least one finished cuff as well as a more refined metalworking skill set. 

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with William Vanaria
    January 26-28, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 27
    Materials: $65.00

    Pattern welded steel, otherwise known as Damascus steel, is typically used to make all manner of beautifully crafted sharp implements. In this workshop, we will take cut-off sheets of Damascus steel and create stunning cabochons.

  • Pearl Necklace made by Judy Schaefer, student
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    February 2, 201810:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $95.00 $90.25
    5% discount until January 3
    Materials: $55.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This course is about pearls and all you need to know about nature's fantastic beauties — how to buy, care for, knot, and terminate the ends of necklaces — with pearl expert Mary Stachura.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Arthur Hash
    February 3-4, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until January 4
    Materials: $60.00

    This workshop will focus on partnering experimentation with fabrication and stretch the definitions of what a brooch can be.

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