Class Listing

Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
  • August 13 - 16, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (4 days)
Tuition: $695.00

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.

Virtual Course
  • August 15 - 29, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
The bayonet closure is an excellent way to get that satisfying click when you close your next container! In this demo-focused virtual workshop Jenn will walk you through the steps of constructing a bayonet for a container and clasp.
Virtual Course
With Jessica Calderwood
  • August 15 - 22, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will learn about the multitude of options for creating tactile surfaces in vitreous enamel. The course will cover applying and firing micro-beads, seed beads, granulation balls, sugar firing, and liquid gold accents.
Virtual Course
  • August 16 - 18, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

This virtual class will focus on fabricating a negatively pierced and layered earring component which can then be transformed into numerous earring formats from stud or post earrings to various types of hoops and dangles. Best practices for hand-finishing will also be discussed. 

Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
  • August 18 - 20, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $595.00

This three-day workshop will incorporate Michael's technique for fusing gold patterns onto Argentium silver and torch setting stones.

Virtual Course
With Matthieu Cheminee
  • August 18, 2022 - September 1, 2022, 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.
2 spots left
Summer with the Masters
With Paulette Werger and Bonnie Bishoff
  • August 24 - 28, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $995.00

This class is specially designed for makers who want to take a mixed media approach in their making process and will emphasize working with Argentium silver and polymer clay. Through the making of veneers that employ a variety of approaches for pattern making, students will combine the rich colors of polymer with fused-formed and soldered silver to create jewelry pieces that twist, pivot, swing, drape, or otherwise move. Address the puzzle of combining unlike materials and incorporate color with technical fabrication into your design!

3 spots left
Virtual Course
With Charity Hall
  • August 27 - 28, 2022, Daily from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
Tube settings for faceted stones add delightful pops of brilliance and color to your jewelry. In this demo-focused virtual class, students will learn to make tube settings for round faceted stones starting with the basics of cutting and setting on flats and ring shanks, then followed by an exploration of novel applications for this technique.
Virtual Course
  • September 6 - 13, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will dip, brush, sgraffito, layer, wipe, scratch, and use just about any tool they can find to create interesting surfaces and novel textures using liquid enamel!
Virtual Course
  • September 6 - 9, 2022, Daily from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (4 days)
Tuition: $420.00

In this live, virtual workshop, students will learn the basics of working with mild perforated steel sheet and wire in a range of patterns, how to fuse high karat gold and other metals to steel, how to finish the edges of perforated steel, and how to seal their jewelry pieces. 

Virtual Course
With Lynn Yuhr
  • September 6 - 8, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

Links are a way to provide points of connections in the construction of your jewelry. Most commonly, they are used as connection points in a necklace, but they can just as easily be used in earring, bracelets, and even brooches. This demo-focused virtual workshop will illustrate how to create links of various shapes using multiple gauges of wire and then how to incorporate them with polymer clay. 

3 spots left
Virtual Course
With Brie Flora
  • September 7 - 21, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will learn to sift powder coat, similar to how you would sift on enamel, how to cure the powder coat, how to add multiple layers of powder without over baking. Brie will demonstrate how to effectively add color, patterns, and illustrations to the powder coated surface using Prismacolor’s, graphite, paint markers, and micron pens. Then, students will look at two options for setting their work - tabs and rivets.
Virtual Course
  • September 9 - 16, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

Learn how to increase light reflection or to add another layer of intricacy to your designs using the Basse-taille enameling process which offers exciting possibilities that can add dimension and complexity to enamel pieces through engraving, roller printed hand-made and laser cut textures, and etching techniques. Finishing techniques will additionally be covered. 

Virtual Course
  • September 9 - 23, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

Fall in love with hinges as Jenn Wells guides you through your hinge-making journey! This demo-focused virtual class will cover three ways to create a hinge both directly into a jewelry piece, as well as one you can attached at after the fact. Focus will be placed on multiple soldering setups, creating proper range of motion, and sort of situation suits each hinge best. 

Workshop
  • September 10, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00

This 1-day workshop shows students of any skill level how to make a series of silver, stackable rings. Gain basic soldering, stone setting, texturing, and stamping knowledge and enhance each band for a one-of-a-kind look.

Workshop
With Joy Raskin
  • September 11, 2022, Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00

Put your soldering struggles behind you with a set of troubleshooting tips and tricks geared at helping you take charge of your torch and torch setup. Learn numerous ways to implement new torch skills and even how to properly manage your own soldering torch and tank, in this one-day workshop which  covers basic to advanced soldering fundamentals. 

Virtual Course
  • September 12 - 26, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

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 about the properties of gold and silver foils, how to create their own foils, and multiple application methods in combination with embossing, stamping, roller printing, soldering, and many more tips and tricks!

Virtual Course
  • September 12 - 19, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo and discussion based 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.
Virtual Course
With Mara Colecchia
  • September 13 - 20, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
This fun virtual course offers students of every level the chance to learn bead embroidery techniques. This workshop is to be considered a creative exploration of upcycling, as students will learn how to skin a worn out baseball and stitch back together its two halves with beads, and successively embellish it, with the aim to produce a unique piece of art.
Virtual Course
With Tom Muir
  • September 15 - 29, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

This demo-focused virtual workshop will show you how to control warpage of sheet metal, refine your torch work, and perfect your filing, fitting, and finishing proficiencies in the construction of rectangular or cylindrical box form - and all without the use of binding wire!

Workshop
  • September 16 - 18, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $525.00

Jayne Redman is known for her unusual way of working with metal in three dimensions, often using multiples of the same shape to convey a single idea. This workshop will teach you how to develop tools for the engineering concepts that she works with in her jewelry, specifically for replicating elements of the same type.

Weekly Class
  • September 19, 2022 - November 28, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00

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 Kat Cole
  • September 20 - 22, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
This virtual workshop is an introduction to the process of enameling on steel and will provide the opportunity to explore the unique surface quality, mark-making, and rich durable color that enamel has to offer on this inexpensive and dynamic base material. 
Weekly Class
With Allison Keast
  • September 20, 2022 - November 29, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00
In this onsite weekly course, students will learn a variety of stone setting techniques that can be added to their jewelry making practice, including bezel setting of round/oval and square or rectangular stones, prong setting with and without a base plate, "tube prong setting", as well as drilling a hole and creating a riveted bail "setting". Class will culminate with focus on a final project utilizing these stone setting techniques.
Weekly Class
  • September 20, 2022 - December 6, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 6:30pm – 9:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $485.00

This introductory course focuses on developing fundamental hand skills, good studio habits, and an appreciation for quality craftsmanship. Students will learn essential fabrication techniques by designing and producing unique, handcrafted jewelry.

Weekly Class
  • September 21, 2022 - December 7, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00

The primary goal of this class is to provide students with a grounded understanding in jewelry and metalsmtihing studio practices and the foundational hand skills necessary for working successfully with non-ferrous metals. Skill sets will include sawing, filing, texturing, soldering and other heat treatment of metals, basic hammer-work, as well as bezel setting and finishing techniques.

Weekly Class
  • September 21, 2022 - November 30, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00
This class will focus on the practical application of skills acquired through Jewelry 2 level classes, with an emphasis on producing small-scale jewelry pieces that can be completed in a one to two lesson time frame. Students can expect to create 4 to 5 pairs of earrings, and a larger piece – either bracelet, necklace, or brooch – that they will design.
Weekly Class
  • September 21, 2022 - November 30, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00

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.

Workshop
  • September 23, 2022, Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Tuition: $110.00

Study the classic art of pearl knotting from an expert in the pearl trade. This workshop will begin with an overview of pearl types and shapes, how to buy a good strand, spotting fakes, and proper care. Demonstrations on knotting and termination methods for a variety of closures will follow.

Workshop
  • September 24 - 25, 2022, 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
  • September 24 - 25, 2022, Daily from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

GET FIRED UP! In this workshop students will learn how to effectively use a torch to fire enamels. Numerous aspects of enameling basics will be covered, including efficient and safe home/studio setups, metal typing and preparation, enamel variants and applications methods, as well as multiple sifting techniques and firing methods for creating dynamic designs

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 10:00am – 1:00pm (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. 

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.

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
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
  • 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.
 

Stay Connected