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  • Weekly Class (3 weeks)
    with Karen Karon
    May 21-June 4, 2020weekly on Thursdays10:00am-4:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00 $375.25
    5% discount until April 21
    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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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    May 29, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until April 29
    Materials: $55.00

    This one-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 (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    May 30, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until April 30
    Materials: $50.00

    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. Add another notch onto your hand skills repertoire though this unique one-day skill builder workshop. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Steven Manchini
    May 31, 202010:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $130.00 $123.50
    5% discount until May 1
    Materials: $40.00

    Learn how to entrap stones and create a tear-drop style silver pendant using only wire and your hand skills. Students will begin by implementing numerous types of wires and pliers in order to bend, tie, and form a pendant with a securely set stone at the center. Varying methods of securing stones will be covered, include weaving, coiling, and framing patterns.

    Class is full.
     
  • 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.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    June 5, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until May 6
    Materials: $45.00

    Learn the art of photo-etching brass, copper, and silver by taking a printed image and transforming it into a permanently etched pattern on sheet metal. This course will first teach students how to transfer imagery onto a sheet of metal and then how to use both an acid bath and an electrolytic set-up to eat away the exposed metal, recreating the pattern on the metal's surface.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    June 6, 202010:00am-1:00pm
    at Weston Art and Innovation Center
    Tuition:
     $75.00
    Materials: $25.00

    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.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Louis Garcia
    June 6, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until May 7
    Materials: $5.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    In this one day workshop students will explore the fundamentals behind ancient plaiting techniques, also know as decorative wire twisting, which were heavily used during the Iron Age and through the Viking Age. Explore twist and counter-twist patterning, metal fusing, and how to finish off either end while creating your very own plaited bracelet.

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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    June 7, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until May 8
    Materials: $40.00

    If you are an experienced jeweler or metalsmith and have always wanted to explore the possibilities of enameling, but weren't ready to take an intensive course, this workshop is the one you have been waiting for. Kelly will introduce students to both kiln-firing and torch-firing enamels, making this process completely accessible to anyone with a torch in their studio.

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  • 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 and 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Sarah Doremus
    June 28, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until May 29
    Materials: $30.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Turn those cherished pebbles and pieces of sea glass in your collection into eye-catching jewelry that will conjure memories of a special day at the beach or calming walk through the woods. Learn how to safely drill, accent, and add findings to those unique treasures you've collected over the years! 

  • Past student work
    Workshop (3 days)
    with Sarah Doremus
    June 29-July 1, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $480.00 $456.00
    5% discount until May 30
    Materials: $65.00

    Have you always wanted to know how to make jewelry but never had the time? This workshop is a crash-course that teaches the basics of sawing, annealing, soldering, filing, texturing, polishing, and stone setting -- the fundamentals of metalsmithing and jewelry making.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Diane Lawton
    July 6, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until June 6
    Materials: $60.00

    This workshop is a perfect introduction to many of the basics in jewelry making!  Learn the fundamentals of sawing, filing, annealing, forming, and polishing -- finishing up the day with at two unique, textured cuff bracelets you can wear home. 

  • 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.

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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Erika Jorjorian
    July 13, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until June 13
    Materials: $50.00

    Bezel settings are beloved for their sleek design and modern curves, often being featured at the center of jewelry to show off a gems unique qualities. In this one-day workshop, student will learn to properly set cabochon stones inside a bezel, as well as how to cut, carve, manipulate, and set their own handmade "gems" using vintage glass, celluloid, and plastic buttons. Additional techniques will be covered throughout the course, including micro-mosaic patterns using scrap button pieces, riveting, and decorative bezel making using hand files. 

  • 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.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    July 20, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until June 20
    Materials: $25.00

    Add color and style to your jewelry with resin inlay! This fascinating process will allow students to expand their color palette and design repertoire without the use of a kiln. Students will be taken step-by-step through this procedure, beginning with color experimentation, pouring and curing the resin, as well as putting a final finish on a completed piece of jewelry. 

  • 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.

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  • 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 its 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.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    July 27, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until June 27
    Materials: $90.00

    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 workshop will focus on how to construct two bracelets using two types of uncommon and beautiful chain weaves known as Forars Kaede (by Thexnihil) and Hawkskaede (by Hawkwolf), which is a Forars Kaede variant. 

  • 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.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    August 3, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until July 4
    Materials: $55.00

    This one-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.

  • 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!

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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Patrick McMillan
    August 10, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until July 11
    Materials: $65.00

    Have you ever been curious about the casting process? Learn some of the basics while practicing two-part sand casting using a Delft Clay casting setup to create one-off objects in silver and bronze.

  • 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. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 17, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until July 18
    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. 

  • 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.

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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    August 24, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until July 25
    Materials: $40.00

    Press and Peel Blue transfer paper is most commonly used to create a resist on the surface of metal before exposing it to an etching technique and for enameling applications in the form of decal transfers, resulting in black or brown imagery on the enamel. In this workshop, you will learn how to get consistently crisp results using PnP Blue, after setting up a safe salt water etching bath and discussing the multitude of uses for etched metal, ranging from roll mill embossing to champlevé enameling.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    August 25, 202010:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $110.00 $104.50
    5% discount until July 26
    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.

  • 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!

  • Profiting By Design by Marlene Richey
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Marlene Richey
    August 31, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until August 1

    Determine the best way to describe your product, identify potential clients, get work into the marketplace, and create a cost-effective marketing plan. From press kits to artist statements, pick up essential skills needed to promote a craft business.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    September 1, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until August 2
    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 (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    September 2, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until August 3
    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.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Avery Lucas
    September 3, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until August 4
    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 for chasing, repousse, stamping, texturing, and more. With these tools, everyone will learn methods of bringing a variety of unique texture and visual interest to the surfaces of metal. Every student will leave the class with a set of handmade tools and samples.

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