Introduction to Jewelry

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Course Description

About this course

Have you always wanted to learn how to make jewelry but never had the time? This workshop is a condensed three-day "crash-course" exploration that will teach you all you need to know about metalsmithing and jewelry making fundamentals. While working towards completing a ring bezel set with a stone, students will learn foundational skills that are necessary for all metalsmithing projects -- including cutting and shaping metal with a jeweler's saw and files, using a torch to anneal and solder components together, creating texture or other surface embellishment, and putting a final finish on nonferrous metals. Beginner on the go or for those who need a quick refresher would benefit from this workshop. No prior experience needed.

 

Meet the Instructor

Sarah Doremus

Sarah Doremus lives and works in Deer Isle, ME. She has taught Jewelry at Dearborn Academy in Arlington, MA. She earned both a BS in Art History from Northeastern University and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art. An active sculptor and metalsmith, her work has been shown in numerous publications and galleries, both invitational and solo, throughout the United States. Her most recent work was shown in 'Toys Designed by Artists' at the Arkansas Art Center and Museum, Where she won the purchase award.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $65 materials fee for this workshop that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes base metals for creating samples, sterling silver sheet and wire, bezel wire, a cabochon stone, saw blades, and other various tools needed to complete projects. 

Students should bring 
  • small hand towel
  • tool box 
  • old tooth brush (for cleaning)
  • ruler
  • ultra fine point Sharpie permanent marker
  • sketchbook, pen and pencil

 

Tuition

$480.00 $456.00
5% discount until May 30

Materials Cost

$65.00

Instructor

Sarah Doremus

Dates

June 29 -July 1, 2020

Time

10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Length

3 days

Level 
All Levels
Location 
Metalwerx
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