Class Listing

Workshop
  • July 9 - 10, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $395.00

This two-day workshop aims to teach the fundamentals of jewelry making through a project driven curriculum, with the ultimate goal of building a foundational knowledge of all things metalsmithing, while working to create a ovular bezel-setting with a textured band. Students will learn fundamental fabrication techniques, hot connections, texturing methodologies, finishing, ring sizing, and bezel setting.

Virtual Course
  • July 11 - 25, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

This three-session weekly virtual class will delve into the vast topic of earring design and fabrication, with focus on Argentium fusion and torch use. Students will design and make several earring styles using fused Argentium wire and sheet metal to create hoops, kinetics, links, and post style earrings. Embellishment, texture, pattern development, as well as tips and tricks for soldering findings with Argentium will also be covered. 

Virtual Course
With Charles Lewton-Brain
  • July 11 - 29, 2022, Weekly on Monday and Friday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (6 days)
Tuition: $420.00
This demo-focused virtual course teaches drawing fundamentals for objects (which includes jewelry). Surfaces, light, shadow, line, medium choices like pen, ink, and pencil, the rules and guidelines of rendering objects, and more will be covered. Isometric, orthographic, and perspective drawing systems will be covered in addition to much more!
Virtual Course
With Lynn Yuhr
  • July 12 - 14, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
Rivets are a way to mechanically fasten two materials together. Polymer is not sturdy enough to rivet together by itself so in this demo-focused virtual course, students will learn to be creative! Primary focus will be placed on an introductions to traditional riveting skills and modifications to make this versatile technique work for polymer clay.
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Virtual Course
  • July 12 - 14, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
This demo-focused virtual workshop will explore types of surface embellishments that can add more value to your jewelry or production line. The course will cover gold plating using a pen-plating system, soldering gold-filled metal, and exploration of color using the torch-enamel technique.
Summer with the Masters
With Amy Roper Lyons
  • July 13 - 17, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00

Learn methods to add subtlety, complexity, or gestural quality to your cloisonné designs. In addition to the basics of wire bending and wet packing, we will cover an assortment of techniques for incorporating texture, pattern, and markings into the cloisonné. Texturing base metal, using textured foils, creating a smooth color gradients, inlaying opaque enamels as accents, using underglaze and diamond burs for mark making, and much more will be explored.

Virtual Course
With Missy Graff Ballone
  • July 13 - 27, 2022, Weekly from 6:00pm – 7:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $110.00
Your alignment in the studio matters! Most jewelers aren’t taught how to sit or stand well at the bench. Did you know that your movements can actually retrain your body to create strength in areas that might be lacking? In this 3 week series, Missy will teach you how to move in a way that helps you find the relief you deserve so you can keep experiencing a lifetime of making.
Virtual Course
With Deanna Pastel
  • July 14 - 28, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
This class focuses on techniques designed to allow students to forge and spread material into more complex forms, including learning to twist and split stock. Learn to draw metal more quickly and spread material further, utilizing multiple forging techniques within one form to create line, flow, and complexity.
Virtual Course
With Alex Boyd
  • July 15 - 29, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 11:00am – 1:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

In this virtual course students will learn how to make a small amount of gold take up a whole lot of space. Techniques covered will include making a gold-sheathed sterling silver band, a gold-rimmed bezel, making bi-metal, and much more!

Virtual Course
  • July 16 - 17, 2022, Daily from 11:00am – 6:30pm (2 days)
Tuition: $425.00
By creating custom clasps, jewelers can elevate the overall look and perceived value of their hand-crafted designs over manufactured components. This two-day hands-on virtual workshop begins with quick and easy enhancements for several wire-based clasps, such as hook-and-eye and toggle and then moves on to basic box clasps and open keyhole clasps
Virtual Course
With Nash Quinn
  • July 19 - 26, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

This demo-focused virtual workshop has a bit of everything - enameling, silver fabrication, and tap-and-die connections. Students will learn how to create a fanciful flower out of enamel, copper, and fabricated sterling silver.

Summer with the Masters
With Cynthia Eid
  • July 20 - 24, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00

From bracelet forming to embossing and silhouette dies, this comprehensive class will teach students how to utilize the hydraulic press to explore numerous design and 3-dimensional form possibilities.

Virtual Course
With William Vanaria
  • July 23 - 24, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

Learn to add visual intrigue to your jewelry in this virtual workshop which will go over several different methods and styles of wire twisting, as well as some examples for jewelry application. Students can choose to purchase the materials kit and follow along or absorb the information in this demo-focused course.

Virtual Course
With Liz Kantner
  • July 25 - 29, 2022, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
In this virtual workshop, learn how to use social media with the goal of increasing sales for your work. Liz will walk you through making a consistent content plan, taking engaging photos, writing captions that convert to sales, and creating videos with ease.
Virtual Course
With Tim Lazure
  • July 26 - 28, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
This demo-focused virtual workshop will provide students with the opportunity of honing their stone setting skills as instructor Tim Lazure masterfully leads them a variety of different types of stone setting techniques including a tube setting, flush setting, handmade prongs, and thick-walled oval bezel setting for faceted stones.
Summer with the Masters
  • July 27 - 31, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
In this Masters workshop, students will gain skills using concrete/cement/resin in conjunction with color dyes to create colorful pieces that pop! The instructor will teach the class how to apply traditional and advanced mold making techniques in order to create unique designs with these unique materials.
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Virtual Course
With April Wood
  • August 1 - 8, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will be exposed to a variety of surface embellishment techniques for metal, including chasing, etching, reticulation, solder inlay, and painting with metal. The surface techniques demonstrated in this course have the ability to enhance and transform metals, causing the material to resemble another or allowing for the transfer of imagery onto the metal.
Virtual Course
With Ben Cooke-Akaiwa
  • August 2 - 4, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
Scoring and bending is an easy way to add volume to sheet metal and an invaluable technique in the metalsmith’s arsenal! This demo-focused virtual workshop is an introductory course that will cover the essential tips and tricks behind the process of scoring and bending for the purpose of creating dimension with sheet metal.
Summer with the Masters
With Tim Lazure
  • August 3 - 7, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00

Ready to make some magic with the wave of a hammer?! In this intensive 5-day course, learn to raise (form flat sheet into a 3D shape) and planish (smoothing the forms surface with hammers) metal into a refined volumous vessel, before moving on to chasing and repoussé techniques using pitch, unique hammers, and chasing tools to alter and embellish a vessels surface with patterns and textures.

Virtual Course
With Alex Boyd
  • August 5 - 19, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 11:00am – 1:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
In this demo-focused virtual class students will learn how to make a saddle setting for a drilled paddle stone and attach that via hinge to a bezel set cabochon. This course will also cover making a safety catch for the ear wires so the earrings.
Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
  • August 9 - 11, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $595.00

Every jeweler eventually tires of buying typical stones and setting them in conventional settings. Come spend three days with Michael Boyd and learn how to cut and polish your own cabochons with limitless shape, size, and color options.

Virtual Course
With Lynn Yuhr
  • August 9 - 11, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop we will discuss three types of tabs - outer, inner, and edge - for the purpose of setting your polymer pieces. We will go over practical aspects of tabs like tips on sawing, how long to make them, how many to cut, finishing edges, and bending them in place.  We will also explore the possibilities of incorporating the tabs and surrounding metal into our designs.
Virtual Course
With William Vanaria
  • August 10 - 17, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $225.00
This demo-focused virtual workshop will cover claw settings, a series of vertically oriented and tapered metal prongs, otherwise known as “claws”, designed to hold a gemstone securely in place whilst allowing maximum light to reach it.
Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
  • August 13 - 16, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (4 days)
Tuition: $695.00

Learn how to integrate stone and metal as a whole, rather than as separate objects. Demonstrations include how to shape rough stones, drill through them, make perfect bezels for unique shapes, set stones on top of stones, add decorative rivets, and more.

Virtual Course
  • August 15 - 29, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
The bayonet closure is an excellent way to get that satisfying click when you close your next container! In this demo-focused virtual workshop Jenn will walk you through the steps of constructing a bayonet for a container and clasp.
Virtual Course
With Jessica Calderwood
  • August 15 - 22, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will learn about the multitude of options for creating tactile surfaces in vitreous enamel. The course will cover applying and firing micro-beads, seed beads, granulation balls, sugar firing, and liquid gold accents.
Virtual Course
  • August 16 - 18, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

This virtual class will focus on fabricating a negatively pierced and layered earring component which can then be transformed into numerous earring formats from stud or post earrings to various types of hoops and dangles. Best practices for hand-finishing will also be discussed. 

Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
  • August 18 - 20, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $595.00

This three-day workshop will incorporate Michael's technique for fusing gold patterns onto Argentium silver and torch setting stones.

Virtual Course
With Matthieu Cheminee
  • August 18, 2022 - September 1, 2022, Weekly from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
In this demo-focused virtual class students will discover the intricacies of making a few different chain styles including palm trees, flat palm trees, wheat, and more. Participants will learn how to create tools for jump ring making, how to construct and solder the links together, and several different finishing processes.
Summer with the Masters
With Paulette Werger and Bonnie Bishoff
  • August 24 - 28, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $995.00

This class is specially designed for makers who want to take a mixed media approach in their making process and will emphasize working with Argentium silver and polymer clay. Through the making of veneers that employ a variety of approaches for pattern making, students will combine the rich colors of polymer with fused-formed and soldered silver to create jewelry pieces that twist, pivot, swing, drape, or otherwise move. Address the puzzle of combining unlike materials and incorporate color with technical fabrication into your design!

Virtual Course
With Charity Hall
  • August 27 - 28, 2022, Daily from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
Tube settings for faceted stones add delightful pops of brilliance and color to your jewelry. In this demo-focused virtual class, students will learn to make tube settings for round faceted stones starting with the basics of cutting and setting on flats and ring shanks, then followed by an exploration of novel applications for this technique.
Virtual Course
  • September 6 - 13, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will dip, brush, sgraffito, layer, wipe, scratch, and use just about any tool they can find to create interesting surfaces and novel textures using liquid enamel!
Virtual Course
  • September 6 - 9, 2022, Daily from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (4 days)
Tuition: $420.00

In this live, virtual workshop, students will learn the basics of working with mild perforated steel sheet and wire in a range of patterns, how to fuse high karat gold and other metals to steel, how to finish the edges of perforated steel, and how to seal their jewelry pieces. 

Virtual Course
With Lynn Yuhr
  • September 6 - 8, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

Links are a way to provide points of connections in the construction of your jewelry. Most commonly, they are used as connection points in a necklace, but they can just as easily be used in earring, bracelets, and even brooches. This demo-focused virtual workshop will illustrate how to create links of various shapes using multiple gauges of wire and then how to incorporate them with polymer clay. 

Virtual Course
  • September 9 - 16, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

Learn how to increase light reflection or to add another layer of intricacy to your designs using the Basse-taille enameling process which offers exciting possibilities that can add dimension and complexity to enamel pieces through engraving, roller printed hand-made and laser cut textures, and etching techniques. Finishing techniques will additionally be covered. 

Virtual Course
  • September 9 - 23, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

Fall in love with hinges as Jenn Wells guides you through your hinge-making journey! This demo-focused virtual class will cover three ways to create a hinge both directly into a jewelry piece, as well as one you can attached at after the fact. Focus will be placed on multiple soldering setups, creating proper range of motion, and sort of situation suits each hinge best. 

Virtual Course
  • September 12 - 26, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

This intensive three-session virtual workshop explores the traditions of Keum-boo with a variety of techniques and variants to create jewelry in an economical way. Students will learn about the properties of gold and silver foils, how to create their own foils, and multiple application methods in combination with embossing, stamping, roller printing, soldering, and many more tips and tricks!

Virtual Course
With Mara Colecchia
  • September 13 - 20, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
This fun virtual course offers students of every level the chance to learn bead embroidery techniques. This workshop is to be considered a creative exploration of upcycling, as students will learn how to skin a worn out baseball and stitch back together its two halves with beads, and successively embellish it, with the aim to produce a unique piece of art.
Virtual Course
With Tom Muir
  • September 15 - 29, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

This demo-focused virtual workshop will show you how to control warpage of sheet metal, refine your torch work, and perfect your filing, fitting, and finishing proficiencies in the construction of rectangular or cylindrical box form - and all without the use of binding wire!

Virtual Course
With Kat Cole
  • September 20 - 22, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
This virtual workshop is an introduction to the process of enameling on steel and will provide the opportunity to explore the unique surface quality, mark-making, and rich durable color that enamel has to offer on this inexpensive and dynamic base material. 
Virtual Course
  • September 24 - 25, 2022, Daily from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

GET FIRED UP! In this workshop students will learn how to effectively use a torch to fire enamels. Numerous aspects of enameling basics will be covered, including efficient and safe home/studio setups, metal typing and preparation, enamel variants and applications methods, as well as multiple sifting techniques and firing methods for creating dynamic designs

 

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