Jewelry 3

Course Description

About this course

Students who have completed Jewelry 2 and wish to engage in more challenging techniques and processes may look no further than the aptly named Jewelry 3. In this class students will learn more advanced surface treatment techniques, trickier soldering operations, and higher quality polishing processes via a challenging and in-depth project culminating in either a pendant or a brooch. Techniques pertaining to etching and the creation of jewelry findings will be covered to ensure that this project achieves a truly handmade status. Jewelry 2 or equivalent experience are required.

Meet the Instructor

William Vanaria

William Vanaria is a Massachusetts based artist with a penchant for oddball materials. His work utilizes traditional metalsmithing techniques and a wide verity of non-traditional materials to produce jewelry which both questions and comments on notions of romanticism, value, fakery, and the hierarchy of materials present within modern day consumer culture. Through his work he pushes for a broader system of value which has been formulated though experience, consideration, and critical thinking.
William received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a concentration in "Jewelry & Metalsmithing" in 2012. Afterwards, he spent time working within the jewelry industry and volunteering as a teacher's assistant for various art institutions. He found that the latter was much more fulfilling, so he went on to further his education within the arts and to pursue a career in teaching. William received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts: Dartmouth in 2016; once again with a concentration in "Jewelry & Metalsmithing."


Materials & Tools 

There is a $30 materials fee for this class that is payable upon registration. The materials kit includes various gauges of copper and brass sheet, sterling silver wire, ring stock, and tubing, pin stem wire, and press and peel paper for etching transfer.



Materials Cost



William Vanaria


January 15 -March 26, 2019

Weekly on Tuesday


1:30 PM -4:30 PM


9 weeks

Intermediate and above

No Class Dates

January 8

February 12

February 19

Make-up dates 
March 19
March 26
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