All Classes

All Classes

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Raquel Alonso-Perez
    January 18-19, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $380.00

    Don't miss this opportunity to look at at  different specimens with a focus on the most common gemstones used in the jewelry trade. Learn about different enhancements/treatments, artificial gemstones, and how to identify them with gemological tools. Upon completion of this practical workshop on gemstones, students should be familiar with the most common gemstones in the gem/jewelry trade in terms of name, physical properties, and optical properties.

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    January 24-26, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00
    Materials: $110.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This course is for people who want to become comfortable working with Argentium® Sterling Silver sheet and wire.  Demonstrations will include annealing, soldering, fusing, hardening, and finishing. Demonstrations will alternate with hands-on practice time. Participants may choose to practice on samples, or to create finished designs. Students with basic jewelry and metalsmithing skills, as well as professionals, are welcome.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Arthur Hash
    February 1-2, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $405.00
    Materials: $140.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    In this workshop students will explore a variety of stone setting techniques, specifically pave, bead setting, and French cut. In depth demonstration and numerous samples will be thoroughly covered and executed throughout the workshop. Due to the level of detail and hand strength required to execute these techniques, students should have excellent vision (with the aid of magnification) and ample hand strength to push over prongs and cut metal using burs in the flexshaft. Previous stone setting experience strongly encouraged. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Cristina Pabon
    February 7-9, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00
    Materials: $80.00

    In this workshop, students will learn the techniques needed to design and fabricate a sterling silver locket from start to finish. These techniques will focus on creating hollow or 3-dimensional forms for the locket body, hinge making, and snap closures for the final piece. Stone setting, surface textures, and other decorative elements will also be explored. Bring your artistic ideas to life with the technical know-how which will enable you to create a family heirloom that will be cherished for generations! 

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Tanya Crane
    February 14-16, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00
    Materials: $80.00

    Explore the exciting potential of screen-printing original drawings, existing imagery, and repetitive patterns onto an enameled surface while also learning to adapt these methods for use in the sgraffito technique. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    February 21, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until January 22
    Materials: $40.00

    Learn fabrication and soldering skills for making jump rings, bails, head pins and eye pins, ear wires/posts, and simple soldered terminations like hooks, S-clasps, and toggle clasps.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    February 22-23, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $380.00 $361.00
    5% discount until January 23
    Materials: $40.00

    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, solder inlay, and more while creating one-of-a-kind jewelry!

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Patrick McMillan
    February 29-March 1, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $405.00 $384.75
    5% discount until January 30
    Materials: $50.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    In this workshop students will learn how to forge a seamless ring from start to finish -- beginning with pouring an ingot, punching and drifting the metal, and then hammer forming the final product. Explore and practice different forging techniques to create varying degrees of texture and form seamless fine silver rings you can wear as a fashion statement or even as wedding bands! 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Nicole Mordecai
    March 6, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until February 5
    Materials: $50.00

    This workshop will cover how to photograph matte and shiny objects using a pop up tent kit and iPhone, as well at editing photos using simple tools on the phone. The students will learn these techniques with objects provided by the instructor, and then move on to their own objects with the instructor's guidance. 

     

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Munya Avigail Upin
    March 7-8, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $405.00 $384.75
    5% discount until February 6
    Materials: $50.00

    Create alluring surfaces and structures using woven metal techniques. This hands-on class will introduce students to twining, braiding, weaving, knitting, and soumak weaving.

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  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    March 14-15, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $405.00 $384.75
    5% discount until February 13
    Materials: $45.00

    In this class, students will explore the use of polymer clay and wire to create an armature, instead of relying on pre-fabricated findings to dictate the forms for their polymer jewelry. Demonstrations will focus on creating a flexible hook and loop bracelet, a tall cuff, and a sculptural cuff. 

  • Jewelry by Paulette Werger
    Workshop (3 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    March 20-22, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00 $503.50
    5% discount until February 19
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    This workshop will focus on design concepts and techniques for unusual settings that are applicable for uniquely-shaped stones, pearls, enamels, and found objects. Students will explore methods of fabricating custom settings and discover a treasure trove of tips and tricks.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Brie Flora
    March 27-29, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00 $503.50
    5% discount until February 26
    Materials: $25.00

    “Guidelines” is a contemporary jewelry project where makers create work based on pre-set guidelines. In this workshop, students will create new shapes and patterns through the use of repeated elements and negative vs. positive space, resulting in dynamic wearable works of art. Spend three days experimenting, exploring, investigating, multiplying, and challenging yourself to create pieces of jewelry inspired by this innovative "Guidelines" concept. 

  • Private lesson (1 day)
    with David Baird
    June 1, 202010:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    Materials: $35.00

    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.

  • Private lesson (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    June 3, 202010:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    Materials: $35.00

    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.

  • Summer with the Masters (3 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 13-15, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $595.00 $565.25
    5% discount until May 14
    Materials: $85.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    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 & polish your own cabochons with limitless shape, size, and color options.

  • Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 17-20, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 4 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $695.00 $660.25
    5% discount until May 18
    Materials: $85.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    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.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Michael Good
    June 22-26, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $995.00 $945.25
    5% discount until May 23
    Materials: $25.00

    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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with David Huang
    July 8-12, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $880.00 $836.00
    5% discount until June 8
    Materials: $30.00

    Learn how to create stunning dimensional work through a process called angle raising. Using hammers, stakes, wax, and chasing tools - come discover how to construct and embellish beautiful vessels.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    July 15-19, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until June 15
    Materials: $75.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    From bracelet forming to embossing and silhouette dies, this comprehensive class will teach students how to utilize the hydraulic press to explore numerous design and 3-dimensional form possibilities.

  • Summer with the Masters (2 days)
    with Ben Dory
    July 22-23, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $405.00 $384.75
    5% discount until June 22
    Materials: $40.00

    Explore methods of altering a steel surface through tool making, texture, foil overlay (the damascene technique), and flush-setting. This workshop is for anyone interested in working with steel on a small scale.

  • Summer with the Masters (3 days)
    with Ben Dory
    July 24-26, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00 $503.50
    5% discount until June 24
    Materials: $55.00

    Granulation has long been revered for its intricate beauty and it's mysterious quality. As students move through the process of creating, laying out, and fusing fine silver granules, a new twist will be introduced - the use of a unique flux formula that provides a wider temperature range in which to work.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Jayne Redman
    July 29-August 2, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until June 29
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    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 patterns for the engineering concepts that she works with in her jewelry. Learn the principles behind centrally radiating forms, properly nested forms, spacing for slotted forms, using faux hinging, and perfect tab construction.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Pat Flynn
    August 5-9, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 6
    Materials: $200.00

    Spend five days with renowned jewelry maker Pat Flynn in an immersive hinged bracelet experience. Learn the ins and outs of perfect small scale hinge making and build yourself a precision box lock mechanism with a snap that will satisfy your ears and your eyes!

  • CAD digital work space with a ring in progress
    Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Joe Wood
    August 12-16, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $700.00 $665.00
    5% discount until July 13

    Explore new possibilities in your jewelry making process with Computer Aided Design (CAD)! In this 5-day course, students will learn the fundamentals of designing objects using CAD and 3D modeling. This type of digital modeling enables makers to take advantage of many useful and exciting technological applications, including 3D printing and laser cutting. Find out how limitless your imagination can be when designing in the digital realm. 

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Amy Roper Lyons
    August 19-23, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 20
    Materials: $60.00

    Learn methods to add subtlety, complexity, or gestural quality to your cloisonné designs. In addition to the basics of wire bending and wet packing, we will cover an assortment of techniques for incorporating texture, pattern, and markings into the cloisonné. Texturing base metal, using textured foils, creating a smooth color gradients, inlaying opaque enamels as accents, using underglaze and diamond burs for mark making, and much more will be explored.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Paulette Werger and Bonnie Bishoff
    August 26-30, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $995.00 $945.25
    5% discount until July 27
    Materials: $45.00

    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!

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