Class Listing

Virtual Course
  • December 1 - 15, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will gain skill for using concrete/cement in conjunction with color dyes to create colorful pieces of adornment.
Virtual Course
  • December 2 - 16, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
This demo-focused virtual workshop will explore all the hows, whys, and what ifs as they relate to transparent and opaque enamels on both copper (Cu) and fine silver (.999).
Workshop
  • December 2, 2022, Friday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
In this intermediate level onsite chain maille course, students will learn the Tank Treads weave. This weave produces a flat, dense band that is appropriate for bracelets, rings, belts and watch bands. It resembles Elfweave on the front and Interwovenn weave on the back. Its structure allows it to fully flex in only 1 direction. The class will focus on a sterling silver bracelet and ring set.
Workshop
  • December 3, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00

If you have experience in jewelry or metalsmithing and have always wanted to explore the possibilities of enameling, but weren't ready to take an intensive course, this workshop is the one you have been waiting for. Kelly will introduce students to both kiln-firing and torch-firing enamels, making this process completely accessible to anyone with a torch in their studio.

Virtual Course
With Deanna Pastel
  • December 3 - 10, 2022, Weekly on Saturday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of moving metal using multiple hammering techniques. Skills and demonstrations will focus on how to taper and spread wire stock into various shapes, how to "scroll" wire using both pliers and hammer methods, as well as S forge, paddling, and tapering on both axes.
Workshop
  • December 4, 2022, Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
In this one day course students can expect to learn the forming techniques needed to create a jingle bell that rings. Participants will first cut out their bell shape from flat NuGold sheet metal, then using dapping punches and blocks they will hammer the cut forms of the bell, and finish off by polishing and adding wire for hanging as a necklace, earrings, or decoration!
Virtual Course
With E. Douglas Wunder
  • December 6 - 13, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
This demo-focused virtual workshop will explore exciting and alternate ways to attach and connect small components together. The emphasis of the class is to create a chain of metal elements that flow and function together, and transition into a linkage system.
Virtual Course
  • December 6 - 13, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
Learn a quick and easy way to make textured bangle bracelets! This demo-centered virtual workshop will focus on forming a stack of bangles utilizing copper and sterling silver. Students will learn how to texture and forge their metal into different shapes and patterns using numerous metalsmithing hammers.
Virtual Course
With Matthieu Cheminee
  • December 7 - 21, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
This demo-focused virtual workshop will introduce participants to the world of stamp making with emphasis placed on stamping applications for jewelry. Students will learn about variable types of steel and their properties, how to anneal steel, carving and pattern making techniques using files, and how to properly temper steel to make a lifelong, lasting tool.
Workshop
  • December 10, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $75.00

This fun and fast paced workshop will cover two techniques for creating silver earrings that are simple to make and striking to wear.

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Virtual Course
  • December 10 - 11, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

KEEP HEATING IT UP! This course is the next continuation of the Torch-Fire Enameling trilogy. In this workshop, students will learn how to work with and apply underglazes, foils, and decals using torch-firing techniques. Variable media will be explored and emphasis will be placed on how to utilize underglazes to create fine lines, properly apply metal foils, and work with a variety of decals compatible with the torch-firing methodoogy.

Workshop
With Kaitlyn Evans
  • December 10, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
In Stackable Rings you’ll learn to make a stack of hand-textured sterling silver rings, complete with an array of bezel-set cabochon stones or metal accents.
Workshop
With Joy Raskin
  • December 11, 2022, Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
The possibilities for custom jewelry findings are endless! This one-day workshop is for anyone seeking to learn how to make their own findings for jewelry. If you love to bead, are looking to expand the overall aesthetic of your jewelry, or if you've been buying commercially designed higher cost findings, this course is the perfect solution! 
Workshop
  • December 12, 2022, Monday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $425.00

Pulse arc welding lessons open from July through December.

Micro pulse arc welding is widely known to be a useful tool to increase efficiency with basic bench tasks such as ring sizing, connections near heat-sensitive stones, and repairing porous castings. It works well on gold, silver, stainless steel, titanium, platinum, and copper, whether connecting tiny jewelry components or larger elements for small metal sculptures. Our pulse arc welder can go well beyond these general jobs to include tacking complex pieces before soldering, welding long seams for hollow construction, and connecting

Workshop
  • December 12, 2022, Monday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $425.00
Pulse arc welding lessons open from July through December. Micro pulse arc welding is widely known to be a useful tool to increase efficiency with basic bench tasks such as ring sizing, connections near heat-sensitive stones, and repairing porous castings. It works well on gold, silver, stainless steel, titanium, platinum, and copper, whether connecting tiny jewelry components or larger elements for small metal sculptures. Our pulse arc welder can go well beyond these general jobs to include tacking complex pieces before soldering, welding long seams for hollow construction, and connecting dissimilar metals such as titanium to gold.
Virtual Course
With Charles Lewton-Brain
  • December 13 - 15, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

In this tricks and tips virtual workshop, students will learn to speed up their production and understanding of goldsmithing from a master in the field, Charles Lewton-Brain. This course is a loose, eclectic collection of short cuts, bench tricks, stone setting and polishing hints, and alternative equipment options. Cheap tool making, jeweler’s secrets, and unexpected sources for tools will be covered. Learn to free your thinking and find solutions to whatever technical problems that might arise!

Workshop
With Joy Raskin
  • December 17, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
In this one-day onsite workshop students will get a thorough crash course in bezel tube settings while making fun sparkly earrings using sterling silver and faceted stones. Each student will have the chance to make up to three pairs of earrings: one pair of studs, one pair of dangling-drop earrings, and a third pair of choice!
Workshop
With Louis Garcia
  • January 7 - 8, 2023, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $395.00
In this two-day workshop students will explore both fundamental and advanced ancient plaiting techniques, also known as decorative wire twisting - methods of manipulating wire that were heavily used during the Iron Age and throughout the Viking Age. Read more on the class listing!
Weekly Class
  • January 9, 2023 - March 13, 2023, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (8 days)
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
With Kaitlyn Evans
  • January 9, 2023 - March 13, 2023, Weekly on Monday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (8 days)
Tuition: $425.00
In this weekly class students will get a full understanding of jewelry making fundamentals through sawing, filing, texturing, connecting with rivets and solder, and achieving a desired finish. Basic stone setting will also be introduced and can be incorporated into rings or pendants. 
Virtual Course
  • January 10 - 12, 2023, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop, students will learn how to weave Candy Cane Cord (CCC) and Liquorice Lace (LL). These two closely related weaves produce round, rope-like chains. CCC is dense, while LL lets some light show through.
Weekly Class
With Allison Keast
  • January 10, 2023 - March 14, 2023, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00

In this weekly in-person class students will start with learning to cut, shape, polish, and precisely carve stone to create miniature sculptures and forms that can be transformed into wearable jewelry. Students will make their own unique settings/findings! Safety and proper tool use will be emphasized.

Weekly Class
With Joy Raskin
  • January 10, 2023 - March 14, 2023, Weekly on Tuesday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00
In this “soldering 101” weekly class students of all levels will have the chance to not only learn or refresh their soldering skills but improve and add onto them. The curriculum will cover everything from the basics of how to set up your own soldering torch and tank, safety concerns, and proper tank storage, in addition to focusing on fundamental soldering strategies and approaches.
Virtual Course
With Lynn Yuhr
  • January 10 - 17, 2023, Weekly on Tuesday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
So, you’ve created a beautiful pendant, now what? If you have taken the time on a special piece, don’t miss an opportunity to continue the design or make a statement by adding a bespoke chain, rather than using a commercial one! It doesn’t have to be complicated.  And extending the look with a custom chain can elevate the project as a whole.
Weekly Class
  • January 10, 2023 - March 14, 2023, Weekly on Tuesday from 6:30pm – 9:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $425.00
Forming, or the altering / manipulation of metal into voluminous shapes, gives a piece more character, dimension, and adds a new level of visual interest. In this weekly class students will learn to properly use hammers and other forming tools such as "stakes", sinking stumps, and mandrels to efficiently move or shape metal to create volume.
Weekly Class
  • January 11, 2023 - March 15, 2023, Weekly on Wednesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00

The primary goal of this class is to provide students with the opportunity and guidance to elevate their foundations skills to new heights! This will be a fast-paced class focused on new complexities in fabricating with metal through the development of soldering proficiency, strong hand skills (sawing, drilling, filing), stone-setting techniques including bezel, tube, prong, and tab settings, finishing techniques, and patina treatments.

Virtual Course
With Aurélie Guillaume
  • January 11 - 25, 2023, Weekly on Wednesday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

Bring your drawings to life in this demo-focused virtual workshop which will teach students how to illustrate with enamel by combining a variety of simple techniques such as wet packing, color gradation by sifting, fine line black, metallic lusters, and inlays with a focus on opaque colors. Drawing skills not required! 

Weekly Class
  • January 11, 2023 - March 15, 2023, Weekly on Wednesday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00

The primary goal of this class is to provide students with the opportunity and guidance to elevate their foundations skills to new heights! This will be a fast-paced class focused on new complexities in fabricating with metal through the development of soldering proficiency, strong hand skills (sawing, drilling, filing), stone-setting techniques including bezel, tube, prong, and tab settings, finishing techniques, and patina treatments.

Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
  • January 12, 2023 - March 16, 2023, Weekly on Thursday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00

Are you a jewelry lover ready to break into making your own shining jewels? This class will introduce the fundamental metalsmithing skills you need to let your creativity flow! Students will learn to saw and pierce, file, make cold connections such as rivets, basic soldering, and finishing techniques. Basic stone setting will also be introduced. Focus will be placed on making samples as well as finished pieces such as pendants and rings.

Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
  • January 12, 2023 - March 16, 2023, Weekly on Thursday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00

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.

Virtual Course
With Matthieu Cheminee
  • January 12 - 26, 2023, 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.
Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
  • January 12, 2023 - March 16, 2023, Weekly from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00

This course is designed for people who want to continue learning new and more advanced techniques to add to their repertoire, including advanced soldering techniques, scoring (for perfect angles, bends, and corners), fabricating 3D forms, stone setting, and more! Students are welcome to bring their own ideas for what they might want to cover in class as well as unfinished work so they can have support and guidance completing past projects or elevating them to a new level.

Workshop
  • January 14 - 15, 2023, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $395.00

This condensed exploration of metalworking fundamentals is perfect for those who have always wanted to learn jewelry making but never had the time. Saw, anneal, solder, file, texture, create inlay, and more while creating one-of-a-kind jewelry!

Virtual Course
  • January 17 - 24, 2023, Weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo focused virtual workshop, students will be challenged to think outside the box of traditional stone setting to design and fabricate innovative settings and captures out of wire. Emphasis will be placed on basic engineering, problem solving, things to remember when measuring, as well as basic and intermediate techniques for fabricating forms in wire.
Workshop
With Allison Keast
  • January 20, 2023, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00

During this one-day course, participants will be turning a found beach treasure into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Students will learn how to cut, drill and carve into their glass or stone, while adding silver accents to make a pendant.

Virtual Course
  • January 21 - 22, 2023, Daily from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE! This virtual course is the next and final continuation of the Torch-Fire Enameling trilogy and a direct follow-up to Intermediate Torch-Fire Enameling. In this virtual workshop, students will learn how to create champlevé enamel pieces using the intricate and satisfying saw and solder, and torch-fire enameling techniques - no kiln needed! Tips and tricks on how to design for this technique will be shared. The processes of sawing, soldering, wet packing, torch-firing, stoning, finishing, and soldering on findings so to not obstruct or ruin your enameled pieces will be shown.
Virtual Course
  • January 23 - 27, 2023, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am – 4:30pm (3 days)
Tuition: $425.00

This intensive virtual workshop will teach students all about Argentium®, a sterling silver alloy that does not firescale, is highly tarnish resistant, is more malleable and ductile than traditional sterling, granulates and fuses more easily than traditional sterling, and can be hardened using a toaster oven! Demonstrations will include proper annealing, soldering, fusing, hardening, finishing methods, and granulation with both silver and gold.

Virtual Course
With Ben Cooke-Akaiwa
  • January 23 - 25, 2023, Monday and Wednesday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (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.
Virtual Course
With Michael Boyd
  • January 30, 2023 - February 1, 2023, Monday and Wednesday from 11:00am – 1:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $225.00

Explore ways of adding color, dimension, and texture to your work with stone layering techniques taught by a master in the field! Students will learn important tips for creating custom fit bezels, see steps for drilling holes into stones, and learn to create mountings with tube rivets and epoxy. 

 

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