Class Listing

Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
  • September 29, 2022 - December 8, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00

In this course, students will elaborate on basic techniques learned in Jewelry 1 and use them as a stepping stone to create more complicated pieces and designs. Topics covered will include intermediate to advanced soldering techniques, piercing and filing skills, creating settings for stones or other objects, fabricating hollow forms and/or boxes, scoring, and of course, finishing. The instructor will also demonstrate tricks and shortcuts she's learned over many years of experience in the field. 

Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
  • September 29, 2022 - December 8, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00
This weekly class is your opportunity to go deeper into your jewelry practice and hone skills learned in Jewelry 1-3 courses. Techniques from previous classes will be refined, such as scoring and flush setting; and new techniques will be learned including building and setting prongs, making hinges and clasps, and practicing more advanced soldering skills including using the mini torch.
Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
  • September 29, 2022 - December 8, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00

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. We will focus on making samples as well as finished pieces such as pendants and rings.

Workshop
With Steven Parker
  • September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $525.00
This workshop introduces bead setting as a technique for securing small stones in metal. Students will learn how to set up and use hand gravers in order to raise small "beads" on the metal surface surrounding a stone in order to trap it in place. Numerous format styles of bead setting will be covered including star, individual bright cut, and a line with bright cut.
Virtual Course
With Everett Hoffman
  • October 1, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $110.00
Learn the fundamentals of flush setting round faceted stones in this demo focused virtual workshop. Working from samples in brass Everett will demonstrate how to ornament your work step by step setting multiple stones. During this three-hour course students will learn how to make the tools necessary to flush set stones, properly lay out a setting pattern on curved surface, cut seats, and form metal over the stones to keep them in place
Virtual Course
With Michael Boyd
  • October 3 - 5, 2022, 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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Virtual Course
  • October 5 - 19, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

Get a glimpse of jewelry history and learn how to put a contemporary spin on a variety of settings for rose cut gem stones and beyond!

Virtual Course
  • October 6 - 20, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
Learn a variety of demo-focused methods for how to successfully etch on copper, brass and sterling silver. Topics include preparation, equipment, various resists, images transferring* and etching safely. Focus will be on both bath submersion as well as electro-etching.
Virtual Course
With Deanna Pastel
  • October 7 - 14, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
Learn the delicate art of wax wire working to build intricate rings or pendants. Students will learn how to attach and build up designs using small wax components. Carving techniques can be incorporated into this workshop in a limited capacity, but emphasis will be placed on wax wire and sheet connections, allowing students to see the benefits of fabricating with wax versus carving methods.
Workshop
  • October 8, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $75.00

Students will learn how to construct the Byzantine chain maille weave and the Mobius unit by making 2-3 pairs of earrings during this workshop.

Workshop
With Allison Keast
  • October 14, 2022, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00

During this one-day course, participants will be turning a found beach treasure into a new and beautiful, wearable piece 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
With Tom Muir
  • October 14, 2022, Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $110.00
We will explore various types of rivets in this demo-focused virtual workshop: standard, tube, and flush, along with hybridized versions and spacers, that will allow you to create beautiful and functional rivets while avoiding common mistakes. We will examine rivets for different types of applications, including decorative, constructive, and hinge-making purposes, using setting and hammering techniques you have not likely seen before, and without the use of a riveting hammer.
Workshop
  • October 15 - 16, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $395.00
In this fun-filled, bracelet producing weekend, students will design and fabricate a collection of cuff, closed bangle, hook clasp bangle, and chain link bracelets, perfecting some fundamental skills along the way!
Virtual Course
  • October 17 - 21, 2022, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am – 4:30pm (3 days)
Tuition: $425.00

In this live, online workshop, students will learn the process of microfolding. Otherwise known as corrugations, the wavy undulations created by this metal-manipulation method add strength to thin sheets of metal and make it possible to create large, yet light and sturdy, pieces of jewelry.

 

Virtual Course
  • October 18 - 25, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

Confused by the dizzying array of rotary burs, bits, and mandrels on the market? Ready to invest in a flexible shaft machine, but don’t know where to start? In this essential skill-builder, we will cover all the flexible shaft machine basics, from choosing the right motor, handpiece, and rheostat to maintenance and choosing the right bit for the job at hand.

Virtual Course
  • October 18, 2022 - November 1, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
In this demo-focused virtual class students will explore creating small wire structures and cage forms using mild steel wire through oxy/acetylene welding. Tool usage, setup, and patination will all be covered.
Workshop
With Logan Woodle
  • October 21 - 23, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $525.00
Angle Raising allows makers to transform flat sheet metal into dynamic three-dimensional forms. In this weekend workshop led by master of anthropomorphic forming techniques, Logan Woodle, students will learn the fundamentals of angle raising by creating a form and then adding complexity using hammer forming and chasing processes. Tool modification will additionally be covered in order to meet each students individual needs.
Workshop
  • October 28, 2022, Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $75.00
The class will begin with a presentation covering the basics of chain maille (using tools, handling jump rings, opening/closing techniques, common weaving problems and fixes, chain maille terminology, etc.). Students will then learn how to construct Barrel Weave by completing a bracelet in sterling silver. Other weaves discussed in this session will be Rhinos Snorting Drano (RSD) and Keg of Makers Mark. Each of the 3 weaves is based on a simple 1-2-1-2 chain.
Workshop
  • October 28, 2022, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
Part 1 will begin with a presentation covering the basics of chain maille (using tools, handling jump rings, opening/closing techniques, common weaving problems and fixes, chain maille terminology, etc.). Students will then learn how to construct Barrel Weave by completing a bracelet in sterling silver. Session 2 will focus on the intermediate level construction project of a Screw Chain weave bracelet in sterling silver. Several other Rhino-style weaves will additionally be discussed. Each of these weaves is based on Bias European either 1-2-1-2 or 4-in-1 weave structure.
Workshop
  • October 28, 2022, Friday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuition: $75.00
The class is for intermediate level weavers. Students will learn how to construct Screw Chain weave by completing a bracelet in sterling silver. Several other Rhino-style weaves will additionally be discussed. Each of these weaves is based on Bias European 4-in-1 weave structure.
Workshop
  • October 29 - 30, 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
With Jessica Calderwood
  • November 1 - 3, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $225.00
This demo-focused virtual course will address all of the possible ways to incorporate waterslide decals into your enamelwork. Numerous types of decals will be discussed, including ‘print your own’ sepia decals, full-color digital decals, pre-printed vintage, and solid color decals. Emphasis will be placed on proper enamel color layering, application and firing, combining decals with other enameling techniques, and incorporating foils or metal luster embellishments.
Virtual Course
With Michael Boyd
  • November 1 - 3, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00am – 1:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $225.00

This demo-focused virtual workshop will incorporate Michael's technique for fusing gold patterns onto Argentium silver using torch-work and rolling mills.

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Virtual Course
  • November 2 - 16, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

This virtual course focuses on techniques that elevate and work in collaboration with the enameling process, such as stamping methods, die forming with and without a press, burring, and forming metal to enhance enamels and settings. Participants will learn to emphasize their textures by layering with opaque and transparent colors, incorporating liquid enamel and P3, grinding through layers, pencil drawing, firing alternative materials into the surface, and more!

Virtual Course
With Matthieu Cheminee
  • November 2 - 3, 2022, Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $225.00
Ready for a virtual get-away?! Filigree is a common technique in West African countries and is a specialty of Senegalese jewelers. Join Matthieu Cheminee and master artisan Moussa Tall in Senegal for this demo-centered virtual workshop, as they focus on the making of traditional West African filigree rings.
Workshop
  • November 4 - 6, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $525.00
This onsite workshop gives students the opportunity to get in-person attention and guidance with the incomparable Taylor Saleem. Over the course of three days, transform flat sterling sheet into dimensional bead reliefs using the natural world as inspiration. Participants will learn how to translate botanical motifs into metal cut-outs, expertly saw out their designs, fabricate hollow forms, and solder their intricate imagery onto beads. Taylor will teach how to utilize her bead-building techniques for earrings construction as well as pendants, single-bead components, and more.
Virtual Course
  • November 4 - 11, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

Learn how to master the hand file and add embellishments to your work through decorative filing techniques. Students will explore this deceptively simple tool in depth and will learn about the various types of files on the market, their applications, and how to get the most out of their function. 

 

Virtual Course
With Everett Hoffman
  • November 5 - 6, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

Explore all the ways that metal can be used to create one of kind settings that will “trap” all your precious objects from gems and stones to found materials. Learn techniques and tricks of tab setting using basic tools like a jeweler’s saw, drill, and files to create your own unique settings in sheet metal. This two-day workshop will cover making patterns, sawing, filing, sanding, and setting stones.   

Virtual Course
  • November 7 - 21, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
This three-week virtual class will cover the basics of working with bimetal from designing, texturing, soldering to other metals to forming and more!- an ideal material for jewelers who require a karat gold accent without inquiring the cost of solid gold!
Virtual Course
With Missy Graff Ballone
  • November 7 - 21, 2022, Weekly on Monday 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.
Workshop
  • November 9, 2022, Wednesday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuition: $75.00

Learn a quick and easy way to make textured bangle bracelets! This course will focus on forming a stack of embellished bangles utilizing copper and sterling silver. Students will texture and forge their metal into different shapes and patterns using numerous metalsmithing hammers.

Virtual Course
With Nash Quinn
  • November 10 - 17, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

Learn to add dramatic movement and satisfying functionality to jewelry and small-scale metalwork of all sorts in his technical workshop designed to introduce students to spring-based mechanisms that can be used to make lids pop open, make catches easier to use and more secure, as well as to make mechanisms last longer.

Workshop
  • November 11 - 13, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $525.00
Jump into this three day in-person class for a fun exploration of all things ring! Combine fabrication techniques in gold and silver, Argentium fusion, embossing, direct casting, creative use of scrap, and more to create unique one of a kind rings. Add value and color to your jewelry by combining silver and gold.
Virtual Course
  • November 15 - 22, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

In this live, virtual workshop, students will join master jeweler Kristin Mitsu Shiga to learn gypsy setting and easy tube setting for production. Students will create their own custom tools, cover alternative methods for holding pieces, and proper preparations and use of rubberized abrasives. 

Workshop
With Alex Boyd
  • November 18 - 20, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $525.00
In this 3-day in-person workshop students will learn to make a prong setting for a tablet style stone in 22k gold and sterling silver. The tablet setting will be attached via hinge to a bezel set cabochon with a hidden bail. Students will learn how to fabricate with a mix of high karat gold and sterling silver, how to make small, precise and durable hinges, how to build a setting with multiple prongs soldered all at once, as well as many other tips and tricks.
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.

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.
 

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