Class Listing

Summer with the Masters
  • June 26 - 30, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
Microfolding can also be called corrugation. The wavy undulations add strength to thin metal, making it possible to create large, yet light and sturdy, jewelry. This process offers endless possibilities for creativity through texturing and forming. Click on course image to read more.

 

Virtual Course
  • July 1 - 15, 2024, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $230.00
A three-session virtual class that focuses on using Argentium to create a pendant incorporating fusion, soldering, and simple stone setting. Click on course image to read more.
Virtual Course
  • July 9 - 16, 2024, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
Finding a small treasure in the serene wild of a wooded scape or the sandy terrain of your favorite beach can be a tranquil and cathartic experience. In this virtual class, learn to set these often uniquely shaped tokens of adventure into jewelry - memories, for you to carry and muse upon during days of a more mundane nature. Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
  • July 10 - 14, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
This intensive summer workshop focuses on ways of manipulating sheet metal through scoring, folding, tabbing, and dapping to create small volumes. Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
  • July 12 - 26, 2024, Weekly on Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $230.00
Is hand drawing and sketching not your cup of tea? Looking for a way to explore designing in your jewelry practice that's less manual and comes with a whole bag of prescribed "tools" to help you get the job done in an efficient yet accurate manner? Look no further than this perfectly suited virtual class! Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
  • July 13 - 20, 2024, Weekly on Saturday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
In this demo-focused virtual course students will learn to transform the surfaces of shell, bone, plastic, soft stone, and other materials through the line-based mark making technique known as scrimshaw. Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
With Emily Pellini
  • July 13 - 14, 2024, Daily from 11:00am – 1:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
Have you ever had the desire to make your enamel jewelry glow in a lustrous sheen?! In this demo-focused virtual workshop, learn all about luster and mica powders on to vitreous enamel for intriguing surfaces and layers! Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
With Tom Muir
  • July 17 - 21, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
This intensive, hands-on, 5-day workshop will focus on three types of hinges, for the jeweler and metalsmith: a standard three to seven knuckle hinge, an integral hinge (aka invisible or hidden hinge), and a universal joint hinge. Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
With Alex Boyd
  • July 18 - 25, 2024, Weekly on Thursday from 11:00am – 1:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
This unique virtual class is all about stealing the long cherished secrets of blacksmiths to make jewelry! Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
  • July 22 - 29, 2024, Weekly on Monday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
Have you mastered tiny hinges and fallen absolutely in love with making all your jewelry tiny?! In this demo-focused virtual workshop, students will learn techniques for making 3 styles of tiny catches for hoop earrings and other jewelry formats! Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
With Kirk Lang
  • July 24 - 28, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
This technical 5-day stone setting class will explore prong, flush, and bezel setting of round and fancy cut gemstones. Channel and basic bead setting will also be covered! Students will learn the setting-theory, gemstone characteristics, tool making, and how to design for unique stones. Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
  • July 27, 2024 - August 3, 2024, Weekly on Saturday from 11:00am – 1:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
In this demo-focused virtual class students will learn how to hand fabricate a capsule-style pendant for holding tiny objects like stones, found objects or mementos, or anything else that can fit inside! Custom fabrication of bimetal will be taught, in addition to honing soldering skills and setting approach. Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
With Jayne Redman and Elizabeth Lyne
  • July 31, 2024 - August 4, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
Let by two experts in the field, this 5-day course will teach how to transform 2D designs into workable imagery suitable for the transformative process of etching, which will then be further enhanced with die forming techniques to give them more dimension! Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
  • August 1, 2024, Thursday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
  • August 8, 2024, Thursday from 10:00am – 11:00am
Tuition: $155.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop, students will learn to fabricate a perfectly fitting fine silver bezel for a cabochon stone with corners and points, such as a pear or a square. Click on course image to read more.
Virtual Course
With Matthieu Cheminée
  • August 5 - 12, 2024, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $230.00
Looking to get big, bold, and beautifully one-of-a-kind patterns, but not sure where to start? Look no further than stamp-bossing and learn not only how to make tools that are uniquely your own, but how to utilize them to their full potential! Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
With Lorena Lazard
  • August 6 - 8, 2024, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00am – 1:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop, students will learn how to transfer images onto polymer clay using both solid and liquid clay, creating both solid and transparent images for jewelry making!
Summer with the Masters
With Sulo Bee and Nanette Pengelley
  • August 7 - 11, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $600.00
CampFIRE is a learning environment for queer teens to explore their identity, voices, and creative practices as artists. Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
  • August 9 - 15, 2024, Weekly on Thursday and Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
Did you spend all Winter carving up the ski slopes and now you're back at your home studio ready to get back to your jewelry making skills? With snow-carving now in your rear view mirror, spend some time with Will Vanaria leveling up your hand skills while adding a one-of-a-kind quality to your jewelry work as you carve up some metal!  Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
With Emily Pellini
  • August 10 - 11, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will learn to apply and fire China Paint to add precise and decorative line work to the surface of their enamel! Learn to create interesting lines drawings, designs, as well as visual textures. Click course image to read more
Virtual Course
With Daniel DiCaprio
  • August 10 - 17, 2024, Weekly on Saturday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
Super accessible, inexpensive, and fun to work with - wood has a ton of qualities that set it apart from other medium. Looking to add a little diversity into your jewelry making materials? Learn just how far you can push your creativity in this unique workshop all about carving wood and wire inlay! Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
With Anne Wolf
  • August 14 - 18, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
In this intensive 5-day course, create a small mokume gane cup form or box from scratch while learning the secrets of this ancient Japanese metalworking technique that creates captivating and unique swirls of metal alloys. Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
With Sarah Parker
  • August 16, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $115.00
In this demo-focused virtual course students will learn the basics of tube setting faceted gemstones with precision and efficiency! Learn to add the "cherry on top" in this quick 1-day course! Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
  • August 20 - 22, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $675.00

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. Click course image to read more.

Virtual Course
  • August 20 - 27, 2024, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
Steel yourself! Learn how to work with and utilize the beautiful yet often overlooked materials of Damascus steel for jewelry applications and more! Click course image for more.
Virtual Course
With Nash Quinn
  • August 23, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $115.00
Threaded connections are gentle but secure, and are perfect for connecting delicate materials and engineering interactive pieces that can be disassembled and re-assembled! Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
With Lorena Lazard
  • August 23, 2024, Friday from 11:00am – 2:00pm
Tuition: $115.00
Metal etching with ferric chloride is a captivating process for creating intricate designs and patterns on various metal surfaces. Learn all you need to know about the ferric process for metal in this virtual course! Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
  • August 24 - 28, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $945.00

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. Click course image to read more.

Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
  • August 30 - 31, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $400.00
This 2-day workshop will incorporate Michael's technique for fusing gold patterns onto Argentium silver for brilliant patterns and designs! Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
  • September 3 - 5, 2024, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
Jewelry repair involves the restoration, fixing, or alteration of damaged, broken, or worn-out jewelry pieces to return them to their original condition or improve their appearance and functionality. Click course images to read more in this Part 1 of a two-part series.
Summer with the Masters
  • September 4 - 8, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
In this 5-day intensive, students will learn the unique and exciting processes of chasing and repoussé from and established expert in the field!
Virtual Course
  • September 4 - 11, 2024, Weekly on Wednesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
Ready to add a little glitz and glamour to your jewelry?! Explore the traditions of Keum-boo with a variety of fundamental techniques and variants to create jewelry which combines gold and silver in an economical way. Get a jump start on working in gold and color! Click on course image to read more.
Virtual Course
With Bonnie Bishoff
  • September 7, 2024, Saturday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $115.00
Acquire the skillset necessary to master the art of constructing two distinct pendant styles employing polymer marquetry techniques, yielding highly original shapes and intricate surface designs. Click on course image to read more.
Virtual Course
  • September 8 - 15, 2024, Weekly from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
In this demo-focused virtual class students will be learning how to make large heavy wall settings in two variations with decoratively pierced backplates, with the goal of constructing a folded bail pendant. Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
  • September 10 - 24, 2024, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
Looking to go bigger or add volume to your work, without sacrificing weight? In this virtual workshop, learn how to transform a sheet of metal into a wearable three-dimensional volumetric form by way of hollow metal construction! Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
  • September 10 - 12, 2024, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
Repairing jewelry is essential to preserving cherished pieces with sentimental value, maintaining their significance and heritage within families across generations. Click course images to read more in this Part 2 of a two-part series.
Summer with the Masters
With Michael Good
  • September 11 - 15, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $995.00

Metalsmithing master Michael Good will lead students through a series of exercises designed to teach the principles of Anticlastic Raising - moving metal from flat sheet into complex curved forms.

Virtual Course
With Märta Mattsson
  • September 14 - 21, 2024, Weekly on Saturday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
Social media can be an essential tool for promoting your work and engaging with your audience. In this virtual class, learn how to leverage the Instagram platform to elevate your jewelry, collaborate with fellow community members, and establish your presence! Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
With Aurélie Guillaume
  • September 18, 2024 - October 2, 2024, Weekly on Wednesday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $230.00
In this demonstration-focused virtual workshop, students will acquire essential skills for building up three-dimensional forms by crafting cloisonné beads! Click course image to read more.
Workshop
With Allison Keast
  • September 20, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
In this workshop, students will learn how to cut and shape a handmade cabochon out of a rough stone and then how to turn it into a silver ring. Click on course image to read more.
Workshop
With Genevieve Montante
  • September 21 - 22, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $400.00
Learn the essentials to jewelry making and explore fundamental metalsmithing techniques by designing and creating your own gemstone ring or pendant! Click on course image to read more.
Weekly Class
  • September 23, 2024 - December 2, 2024, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $540.00
Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success. Click on course image to read more.
Weekly Class
With Allison Keast
  • September 24, 2024 - December 3, 2024, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $540.00
In this empowering weekly class, students will have a full semester to learn how to cut their very own cabochons out of rough stone and then turn them into jewelry! Click on course image to read more.
Weekly Class
With Allison Keast
  • September 24, 2024 - December 3, 2024, Weekly on Tuesday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm (10 days)
Tuition: $540.00
This weekly class will cover numerous variations and jewelry specific applications of claw and prong settings, including symmetrical, asymmetrical, tube-claw, standard claw, corner, and thick gauge. Click on course image to read more.
Weekly Class
  • September 24, 2024 - December 3, 2024, Weekly on Tuesday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $540.00
This introductory course focuses on developing fundamental hand skills, good studio habits, and an appreciation for quality craftsmanship. Click on course image to read more.
Weekly Class
  • September 25, 2024 - December 4, 2024, Weekly on Wednesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $490.00
The primary goal of this class is to provide students with the opportunity and guidance to elevate their foundational skills to new heights! This will be a fast-paced class focused on new complexities in fabricating with metal. Click on course image to read more.
Weekly Class
  • September 25, 2024 - December 4, 2024, Weekly on Wednesday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm (9 days)
Tuition: $490.00

For students with Jewelry 1 experience and above, this class is an opportunity to complete independent projects or learn new skills with direct guidance from an experienced instructor! Click on course image to read more.

Weekly Class
  • September 25, 2024 - December 4, 2024, Weekly on Wednesday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $490.00
The primary goal of this class is to provide students with the opportunity and guidance to elevate their foundational skills to new heights! This will be a fast-paced class focused on new complexities in fabricating with metal. Click on course image to read more.
Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
  • September 26, 2024 - December 5, 2024, Weekly on Thursday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $490.00

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! Click on course image to read more.

Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
  • September 26, 2024 - December 5, 2024, Weekly on Thursday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm (9 days)
Tuition: $490.00
Join us on this enriching journey into the world of hinged bracelets, unlock your creativity, and heighten your technical aptitude! Click course image to read more.
Weekly Class
  • September 26, 2024 - December 5, 2024, Weekly on Thursday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $490.00

Lost wax casting techniques have been used by jewelers for thousands of years to create volumetric metal forms through wax working, molding, and pouring molten metal.

In this weekly class students will learn how to carve and shape wax, how to mold certain applicable objects in silicone molds for fast duplicates and production work, how to sprue (or attach) the wax objects for investing and casting, how to then properly and safely cast the wax in metal, and finally how to clean up and finish the metal castings. Students can expect to walk away with several pieces of cast jewelry or small

Workshop
  • September 27, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $75.00
The Back to Work weave is a more simple weave suitable for beginners to construct. Experienced weavers are also welcome! Click on course image to read more.
Workshop
  • September 27, 2024, Friday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuition: $75.00
Students will learn how to construct the Sunrise weave by making a bracelet in sterling silver. Additional material will include a demonstration showing how to create discs from the weave, which can be used as earrings, pendants, or elements that can be applied in more complex jewelry designs. Click on course image to read more.
Virtual Course
With Charity Hall
  • September 28, 2024 - October 5, 2024, Weekly on Saturday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $155.00
This demo-focused virtual course is for anyone looking to meld the freedom that comes with painting & drawing and visual depth found in the jewelry making practice of enameling, for a symbiotic approach to artistic expression! Click course image to read more.
Workshop
  • September 28 - 29, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $400.00
During this 2-day weekend course, participants will learn to design and fabricate a unique pair of earrings focused on movement and weight, while utilizing an array of materials and techniques. Click course image to read more.
Virtual Course
  • October 2 - 16, 2024, Weekly on Wednesday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $230.00

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 beyond the basics, including the properties of gold and silver foils, how to create their own foils, embossing, stamping, printing, soldering, and many more tips and tricks! Click course image to read more.

Workshop
With Michael Good
  • October 4 - 6, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $600.00

Metalsmithing master Michael Good will lead students through a series of exercises designed to teach the principles of Anticlastic Raising - moving metal from flat sheet into complex curved forms. Click course image to read more.

Workshop
With Charles Lewton-Brain
  • October 18, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
Come join us for this energetic, condensed 1-day workshop which will be jam-packed with expert level tips and tricks for building up your flexshaft knowledge - students will leave ready to take on all their rotary based endeavors with confidence! Click course image to read more.
Workshop
With Charles Lewton-Brain
  • October 19 - 20, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $400.00
In this 2-day weekend workshop, students will learn safer, easy-to-use patination methods to produce a wide array of blues, greens, browns, blacks, greys, and reddish tones on most metals through Japanese approaches, smoking, immersion, pastes, binding, dust, plant/flame resists, and more. Click course image to read more.
Workshop
  • October 25, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
Add color and style to your jewelry repertoire with resin inlay! This 1-day onsite workshop will cover every step of the resin inlay process, from making your colors and inlaying them to curing and finishing your jewelry pieces. Click course image to read more..
Workshop
  • October 26 - 27, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $400.00
Learn the art of photo-etching and other resist-style etching methods for brass, copper, and silver!  Students will work with both an acid bath approach and an electrolytic setup to etch the metal, leaving behind a desired image or pattern. Click course image to read more.
Workshop
With Suzanne Pugh
  • November 1 - 3, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $535.00
At some point, every jeweler feels the alluring pull of gold or steel! Learn to create gorgeous contrast in your jewelry work using the versatility of steel with the richness of gold. Click course image to read more.
Workshop
  • November 8 - 10, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $535.00
Color on metal, without a kiln! Indulge your artistic spirit in this immersive 3-day workshop that will focus on a variety of of transformative applications for adding color onto copper, using direct heat from a torch and glass enamel powders! Click course image to read more.
Workshop
With Genevieve Montante
  • November 15, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
In this 1-day course, learn to fabricate the elegant yet sturdy belcher setting, also know by the name "buttercup setting". Click course image to reach more.
Workshop
  • November 22 - 24, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $535.00
This 3-day weekend workshop will lead you on a journey filled with "twists and turns", as you explore a variety of core metalsmithing skills that culminate with a hand-forged silver ring, accented with gleaming faceted stones. Click course image to read more.
Workshop
  • December 31, 2024, Tuesday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $425.00

Pulse arc welding lessons are available from April through June. Metalwerx will put students in touch with the instructor after registration has been completed, to schedule the dates / times of the lesson.

Tuition covers 6 hours of instruction and practice time with David Baird. These dates and times are flexible and can be adjusted directly with the instructor after registration has been completed. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Micro pulse arc welding is widely known to be a useful tool to increase efficiency with basic bench tasks such as ring

Workshop
  • December 31, 2024, Tuesday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $425.00

Pulse arc welding lessons open from January through December. 

Tuition covers 6 hours of instruction and practice time with Wendy Jo New. These dates and times are flexible and can be adjusted directly with the instructor after registration has been completed. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

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

 

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