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  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    July 18-22, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00
    Materials: $50.00

    Discover and invent new forms and textures! Foldforming, and its cousin microfolding, lead to spontaneity, creativity, and innovation, since complex forms can be made quickly. 

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    July 23, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00
    Materials: $100.00

    Chain maille is a two thousand-year-old art form originally used to create garments worn for protection by warriors from Europe, the Middle East and the Orient. Modern approaches use these classical patterns of cold-connected jump rings for sculpture and jewelry. For these non-traditional applications, hundreds of new patterns have been invented.  Our chain maille classes and workshops teach students how to transform some of these classic patterns of connected rings into striking pieces of jewelry.

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  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Wayne Werner
    July 25-29, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00
    Materials: $125.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Learn the art of goldsmithing from alloying to fabrication. This workshop is designed for people who have a firm grasp on silver soldering and fabricating and want to explore the option of working with gold. Students will start with learning the steps to alloy their own gold, then use ingot molds to pour molten gold, form it into sheet or wire, and use the material to fabricate small projects.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    July 30, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00
    Materials: $45.00

    Explore filing in depth and refine a critically important skill that all metalsmiths should have. Students will learn about the various types of files out there, their applications, how they function, and how to use them to greater effect. In addition, students will also learn how to use this deceptively simple hand tool to add embellishments to their work through decorative filing techniques. Students are encouraged to bring in progress work that could benefit from the use of precise hand filing.

     

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Amy Roper Lyons
    August 1-5, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00
    Materials: $60.00

    This class will focus on creating three-dimensional plique a jour objects. Using fine silver wire and eutectic (IT) solder, students will fabricate a framework. The enamels will then be suspended in the openings of the filigree, and fired without a backing, the physics of surface tension holding the molten glass in place. Emphasis will be on developing a personal aesthetic while learning to design expressively within the technical demands of this exciting technique.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Monique Rancourt
    August 6, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00
    Materials: $40.00

    Join us for a fun and fast paced earring intensive and create a couple new pairs to wear home! Demonstrations consist of basic wire forging as well as surface texture options for metal sheet and wire, and types of connections including posts, earrings wires, and hoop earrings. Students will also learn to make various types of ear wires and how to solder on a post, and forge a hoop. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (3 days)
    with Victoria Lansford
    August 8-10, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00
    Materials: $65.00

    Take your ring making skills and designs to new heights. In this workshop participants will fabricate a completely unique, dimensional, cage-like ring with surface ornamentation of fused, sterling, wire granulation. The ring project’s concept lends itself  to both organic and geometric design styles. These rings can then be further embellished in numerous ways on the inside or outside of the structures using techniques such as keum boo, stone setting, or pigmented resins. Students must have beginning jewelry skills and know how to solder with a torch.

  • Summer with the Masters (2 days)
    with Victoria Lansford
    August 11-12, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    Materials: $40.00

    Learn Russian ("open back") filigree through extensive demonstrations and hands-on exploration. Participants will make a pendant and a ring, while investigating more three-dimensional possibilities with the process.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Dan Lynch
    August 13, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00
    Materials: $65.00

    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. 

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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Dan Lynch
    August 14, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00
    Materials: $65.00

    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 15-19, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00
    Materials: $65.00

    Come to understand a variety of stone-setting concepts including innovative bezel, prong, flush, graver, and gypsy settings. Students will make a series of samples to create a handmade library of skills that can be utilized in future designs.

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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    August 20, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until July 21
    Materials: $50.00

    This one-day workshop shows students of any skill level how to make series of silver, stackable rings. Learn basic soldering, stone setting, texturing, and stamping to enhance each band for a one-of-a-kind look.

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  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    August 22-26, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 23
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Explore how to make volume and dimension from sheet metal and wire using simple folding, forming, and soldering techniques. Paulette will demonstrate how to develop paper patterns that can then be translated onto metal forms to make structures and shapes that can be incorporated into brooches, neckpieces or rings. Attention will also be paid to how students can add color, texture and pattern to their designs for added visual interest. Take advantage of Argentium’s fusing properties to design flat forms and then manipulate them into lightweight and dynamic showstoppers. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 27, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until July 28
    Materials: $20.00

    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! 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 28, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until July 29
    Materials: $50.00

    Hone fabrication skills and make a custom spoon. Joy will show various hammer textures that can be added to give character to flatware. Each student will complete a spoon in silver or base metal.

  • Bangle Bracelets with Charms by Michela Verani
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Michela Verani
    August 29, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until July 30
    Materials: $35.00

    Learn the basics of working with silver metal clay while designing and producing a number of personalized silver charms.  Students will also study some simple metalworking techniques to form silver bangle bracelets and securely add their charms so they can wear home a finished "armful" of jewelry!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    September 8, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until August 9
    Materials: $50.00

    This one-day workshop shows students of any skill level how to make series of silver, stackable rings. Learn basic soldering, stone setting, texturing, and stamping to enhance each band for a one-of-a-kind look.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    September 9, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until August 10
    Materials: $45.00

    The art of casting metal has been around for thousands of years, and in that time some clever individual discovered that a cuttlefish's skull creates an excellent texture when molten metal is poured into it. In this one-day workshop, we will explore this ancient casting technique and utilize it to create wearable pieces of jewelry. Jewelry 1 (or equivalent experience) required.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Michela Verani
    September 11, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until August 12
    Materials: TBD

    Handmade felt is created by taking cleaned and carded wool fleece and manipulating the fibers to link together. Students will create a number of wet-felted beads, flowers, and lariats, which will then be decorated and made into jewelry during class.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Charley Freiberg
    September 12, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until August 13

    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!

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Linda Kindler-Priest
    September 14-16, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00 $475.00
    5% discount until August 15
    Materials: $15.00

    Using hammers, chasing tools, and pitch, learn to create interesting textures, patterns, unusual shapes, and realistic images.

  • Spectacle Setting with embellishment. Necklace by Lindsay Minihan
    Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 17-November 26, 2018weekly on Mondays10:00am-1:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $495.00 $470.25
    5% discount until August 18
    Materials: TBD

    Turn those beach-combing treasures into eye-catching jewelry that will conjure memories of a special day each time they are worn. The irregular, natural contours of beach pebbles and sea glass present some of the most interesting bezel challenges. This course provides training and solutions for tackling these tricky settings.

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 17-November 26, 2018weekly on Mondays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $495.00 $470.25
    5% discount until August 18

    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 (10 weeks)
    with Alanna Robbins
    September 18-November 27, 2018weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $495.00 $470.25
    5% discount until August 19
    Materials: TBD

    Coming soon!

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 18-November 27, 2018weekly on Tuesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00 $498.75
    5% discount until August 19
    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!

  • Weekly Class (5 weeks)
    with Barbara Seidenath
    September 20-October 18, 2018weekly on Thursdays10:00am-3:30pmfor 5 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00 $427.50
    5% discount until August 21
    Materials: $25.00

    The concept behind this 6-week enamel studio is to expand your knowledge through experimentation and learn with and from each other by sharing experiences and results. Through rigorous play and open-table meetings, students will make exciting discoveries.

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with Cristina Pabon
    September 20-November 29, 2018weekly on Thursdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $495.00 $470.25
    5% discount until August 21
    Materials: TBD

    Once basic metalsmithing techniques and skills are learned for creating jewelry, a desire to expand on those skills is probably the first feeling a student will experience! If you have experienced this feeling, this is going to be a perfect class for you. One of the most important things a student should do after learning basic metalsmithing skills is to practice them as much as possible, and you will get the opportunity to do just that. You will also get to elaborate on those same basic techniques and use them as a stepping stone to create more complicated pieces and designs.

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Laura Wood
    September 21-23, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00 $498.75
    5% discount until August 22
    Materials: $30.00

    Learn new processes in surface embellishment with powder coat!

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with Diane Lawton
    September 25-December 4, 2018weekly on Tuesdays6:30pm-9:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00 $427.50
    5% discount until August 26
    Materials: $50.00

    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 (10 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 26-December 5, 2018weekly on Wednesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $495.00 $470.25
    5% discount until August 27

    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 (10 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 26-December 5, 2018weekly on Wednesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $495.00 $470.25
    5% discount until August 27
    Materials: $50.00

    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 (10 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 26-December 5, 2018weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $495.00 $470.25
    5% discount until August 27

    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.

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    September 28-30, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00 $498.75
    5% discount until August 29
    Materials: $65.00 Payable to instructor in class.

     Explore, create, and innovate, while learning how to harness the design and form possibilities of the hydraulic press using tools that you make yourself.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Bill Fretz
    October 6-7, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until September 6
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Coming Soon!

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    October 12, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until September 12
    Materials: $15.00

    Forging is an ancient art of controlled hammering to change the shape of wire or thick sheet metal into certain shapes and patterns. Students will learn to transform wire into sculptural forms that can be used for jewelry, sculpture or holloware.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Kelly Conroy
    October 13-14, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until September 13
    Materials: $50.00

    Delve into more creative ways to make jewelry and produce one-of-a-kind "stones" to bezel set in unique ways. "Stones" will actually be made by enameling on domed metal surfaces.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Jeff Georgantes
    October 27-28, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until September 27
    Materials: $15.00

    The rolling mill is one of the most important tools in a jewelry studio, but do you really know how to maximize its potential? This workshop will help solve that dilemma. Technical topics will include: What different kinds of rolling mills are available, rolling mill care and maintenance, forging with the rolling mill, successful milling of sheet and wire ingots, texturing with the rolling mill and more.

  • Weekly Class (5 weeks)
    with Liz Clark
    November 1-December 6, 2018weekly on Thursdays10:00am-3:30pmfor 5 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00 $427.50
    5% discount until October 2
    Materials: $55.00

    Make your holiday extra special by making your gifts by hand. Students will learn quick and easy ways to create sets of earrings, pendants and rings. This class will focus on small scale soldering and fabrication, sawing, easy clean up using the flex shaft, and simple finishing techniques to create classic, wearable jewelry. Each week students will take home a finished piece or pieces just in time for the gift giving season!

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Ruta Reifen
    November 3-4, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until October 4
    Materials: TBD

    Coming soon!

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    November 9-11, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00 $498.75
    5% discount until October 10
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    This workshop will focus on adorning the wrist by designing and making a variety of bracelets. Students will explore many designs; from the simple bangle bracelet to more dynamic cuffs and layered bracelets. Techniques such as embossing, hammer patterning, fusing, forging and fabrication will be demonstrated. This workshop exposes the student to the rich tradition of classical techniques as well as the practical shortcuts for making work efficiently.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    November 16, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until October 17
    Materials: $125.00

    This workshop teaches the Hoodoo Hex weave (by Blaise Hartley) and the related Dragog weave, also known as Japanese Hoodoo (by Barb Gujic), through the construction of a Hoodoo Hex bracelet and a pair of Dragog chain earrings in sterling silver.  Each kit will contain enough supplies to make 1 pair of earrings and a bracelet approximately 8” in length.  Students will also receive a color handout documenting each step of the process so that they can recreate these designs at home.  Additional information on widening the Hoodoo Hex weave, connecting the ends of the Hoodoo Hex weave to form ri

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Munya Avigail Upin
    November 17-18, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $375.00 $356.25
    5% discount until October 18
    Materials: $50.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This weekend introduction to jewelry making is perfect for those who've always wanted to learn but never had time, or need a refresher. Learn to saw, anneal, solder, file, texture, rivet and polish metal, while making a pendant, ring, and earrings.

  • Resin Inlay Martini Picks and Earrings by Wendy Jo New
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    November 30, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until October 31
    Materials: $25.00

    Resin Inlay is a great way to add absolutely any color you can think of to your jewelry! This workshop covers the entire process of adding resin to a fabricated design that students create during class.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Diane Lawton
    December 1, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 1
    Materials: TBD

    Coming soon!

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    December 2, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 2
    Materials: TBD

    Coming soon!

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    December 7, 201810:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $100.00 $95.00
    5% discount until November 7
    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 (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    December 8, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 8
    Materials: $40.00

    When you think about it, the standard ring is a very simple form: a squat tube or a torus. Typically, we make these rings out of precious materials such as gold, silver, platinum, and so on. But what if you could make them out of other materials such as plastic or even wood? In this one-day workshop, we will bring this exciting prospect to life! Students will utilize a few very simple hand tools to create finished, wearable rings out of what most would consider to be strictly non-jewelry materials.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Michela Verani
    December 9, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 9
    Materials: TBD

    Learn to make unique hollow form silver hoop earrings. This technique allows for larger, yet lightweight, metal clay pieces.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    December 14, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 14
    Materials: TBD

    Coming soon!

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Charley Freiberg
    December 15, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 15

    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!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    December 16, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 16
    Materials: TBD

    Coming soon!

    Class is not open for registration yet.

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