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  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 17-18, 202010:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00
    Materials: $15.00

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

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    August 18-20, 20204:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live, online workshop, 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 out there, their applications, and how to get the most out of their function. 

     

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    August 24-28, 20204:00pm-6:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    Building on basic metalsmithing knowledge, this course is designed to teach chains and links that combine cold and balled wire connections to make simple, elegant, or funky elements for chain link earrings, bracelets, or necklaces. Some experience with utilizing heat is required. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Mary Stachura
    August 25-26, 202010:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $110.00
    Materials: $55.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Barbara Seidenath
    August 26, 202010:00am-12:00pm
    Tuition:
     $35.00

    In this live, online seminar, enamel artist and jeweler, Barbara Seidenath will give a presentation on her creative process, followed by a virtual studio tour and interview by Liz Clark. Barbara will share a live demo with you from her studio, demonstrating how to safely set stones into your special enamel work. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with David Baird
    September 1-3, 202010:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live, online course, discover the art of carving freshwater pearls and gain the knowledge  needed to accentuate and compliment a pearl's natural charm! 

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    September 1-8, 202010:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00
    Materials: $30.00

    In this one-day workshop students will create a ring with a free spinning, kinetic element in the center. This project will teach tight tolerance fabrication techniques, selective soldering strategies, decorative surface treatment considerations, and proper polishing protocols. Students can expect to walk away with a finished ring and knowledge for future projects.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    September 2-9, 202010:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00
    Materials: $35.00

    Applying the right finish to a piece of jewelry is one of the most important aspects of creating successful work. There are countless ways to finish jewelry, from the flawless mirror finish seen in commercial jewelry, to the matte brushed finish popular with many art jewelers. In this workshop, students will learn industry level tips, tricks, and techniques, while producing several of these finishes on numerous ring blanks. Students are also encouraged to bring in personal work to get feedback and suggestions on how to finish it.

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  • Workshop (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    September 3-4, 202010:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00
    Materials: $40.00

    The focus of this workshop is to use heat to anneal, forge, shape, temper, and harden tool steel. Students will learn to make small tools that can be used for chasing, stamping, texturing, and more. With these tools, everyone will learn methods of bringing a variety of textures and visual interest to the surfaces of metal. Every student will leave the class with a set of handmade tools and samples.

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    September 8-15, 2020weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-12:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live online workshop, students will build a grounded understanding of working with polymer clay and add a unique design aesthetic onto their jewelry making repertoire. Color mixing, cane construction, clay conditioning, and more will be covered. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Weekly Class (3 weeks)
    with Wendy Jo New
    September 10-24, 2020weekly on Thursdays10:00am-4:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00
    Materials: $65.00

    Learn how to add dimension and complexity to the surface of metal through direct texturing methods such as hammering, surface alterations involving the keum-boo and solder inlay processes, as well as patination techniques aimed at expanding your understanding of color application on metal. 

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  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 14-November 16, 2020weekly on Mondays9:30am-12:30pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $435.00
    Materials: $75.00

    This course provides training and solutions for a range of stone settings and techniques aimed at dressing up or enhancing your jewelry designs. Over several weeks, students will make, manipulate, and alter bezel, tube, taper, prong, and bead settings that will be made by hand from scratch. Starting with a review of these settings, students will refine their approach to planning out and designing a stone setting, placing particular emphasis on visual interest, but most importantly on making sure it perfectly fits the stone.

    Class is full.
     
  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 14-November 16, 2020weekly on Mondays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $435.00
    Materials: $10.00

    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.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 15-November 10, 2020weekly on Tuesdays9:30am-12:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 16
    Materials: $65.00

    Build upon the basic techniques covered in Jewelry 1 to open up design possibilities and create more complex pieces.  Discover advanced soldering techniques, more exciting stone settings, tool making, and strategies to design and produce more successful jewelry. Students will set stones, fabricate hollow forms, and more!

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  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 15-November 10, 2020weekly on Tuesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 16
    Materials: $45.00

    This class combines several skill building topics and presents them in a weekly format with the goal of improving hand-skills through a series of technical exercises. There will be a particular focus placed on sawing/piercing, precision filing, soldering, and finishing. Come and build upon fundamental jewelry making techniques and acquire elevated bench skills that will prove to be an asset with any jewelry project!

    Class is full.
     
  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Diane Lawton
    September 15-November 10, 2020weekly on Tuesdays6:30pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $435.00 $413.25
    5% discount until August 16
    Materials: $50.00

    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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 16-November 11, 2020weekly on Wednesdays9:30am-12:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 17
    Materials: $10.00

    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.

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  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Joy Raskin
    September 16-November 11, 2020weekly on Wednesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 17
    Materials: $55.00

    This weekly class presents students with the fundamentals of jewelry and metalsmithing skills. Among the many techniques that will be covered, students will learn how to effectively shape, join, polish, texture, and patina metal. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 16-November 11, 2020weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 17
    Materials: $65.00

    Build upon the basic techniques covered in Jewelry 1 to open up design possibilities and create more complex pieces.  Discover advanced soldering techniques, more exciting stone settings, tool making, and strategies to design and produce more successful jewelry. Students will set stones, fabricate hollow forms, and more!

    Class is full.
     
  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Mary Fisher
    September 17-November 12, 2020weekly on Thursdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 18
    Materials: $10.00

    Pursue individual forming projects with guidance offered by Mary Fisher. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new designs. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

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  • Weekly Class (3 weeks)
    with Cristina Pabon
    October 8-22, 2020weekly on Thursdays10:00am-4:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00 $375.25
    5% discount until September 8
    Materials: $85.00

    This course will focus heavily on building up high levels of soldering proficiency as the instructor leads students with industry level expertise. Feel more confident at the torch while elevating your soldering aptitude, through this intensive weekly class. 

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  • Weekly Class (3 weeks)
    with Karen Karon
    November 5-19, 2020weekly on Thursdays10:00am-4:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00 $375.25
    5% discount until October 6
    Materials: $125.00

    Led by expert chain maille jeweler, Karen Karon, our chain maille workshops teach students how to transform classic patterns of connected jump rings into striking pieces of jewelry. This three-week class will focus on how to construct three essential weaves that will lay the foundation for all future chain maille endeavors. 

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