Summer with the Masters

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Summer with the Masters

Our "Summer with the Masters" program is a unique alloy of renowned instructors, inspired students, and contemporary metalworking and jewelry techniques. Classes are three to five days long, offering more time to explore topics in depth.

  • Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Arthur Hash
    June 17-20, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 4 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until May 18
    Materials: $50.00

    This workshop will explore the potential of combining laser engraving with enameling on jewelry and small metal objects. Over the course of four days students will learn and apply basic and intermediate enameling techniques on copper. This includes metal prep, basic sifting, basic vocabulary, kiln use, limoges painting, press forming and alternative mark making. No enameling experience is required. After enameling students will mark the enamel using a laser engraver.

  • Summer with the Masters (3 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 23-25, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $550.00 $522.50
    5% discount until May 24
    Materials: TBD 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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 27-30, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 4 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $650.00 $617.50
    5% discount until May 28
    Materials: TBD 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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (1 day)
    with Andrew Cooperman
    July 10, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $200.00 $190.00
    5% discount until June 10

    The flexible shaft machine may be the most versatile tool at the bench, yet for many makers it’s also the most underutilized and least understood. Here’s your chance to gain a deeper understanding of this marvelous tool and expand your vocabulary of flexible shaft techniques and applications. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Andrew Cooperman
    July 11-14, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 4 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $650.00 $617.50
    5% discount until June 11
    Materials: $45.00

    Next to form, the surface of an object may be what most defines it and gives it depth and character. But it seems that we so often come to rely on a handful of basic textures rather than developing our own creative surfaces.The goal of this fun and fast-paced 3-day class is to fix that, to uncover new ways to consider surface.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Alison Antelman
    July 17-21, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until June 17
    Materials: $35.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Investigate the possibilities of clasp design and fabrication in this 5-day workshop focused on designing your own custom clasps for necklaces and bracelets. Students will address challenges related to designing and mechanisms, while learning about various fabrication techniques including key and box clasps, soldering to stainless steel, puzzle solving, precision fitting and function. Participants can expect to lease with 2 clasp samples, one of which will be transformed into a front clasp necklace.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Joanna Gollberg
    July 24-28, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until June 24

    Through fabrication methods and proper soldering techniques, students will learn how create a wire prong setting to trap objects in their jewelry. We’ll also learn a variety of soldering techniques (such as sheet & wire applique, open filigree wire work, and simple kinetics) which will help students add surprising and delightful details to their work. Many other short cuts, tips & tricks, and techniques will be covered as we go along! Soldering small to large components will be a major part of this class.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    July 31-August 4, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until July 1
    Materials: $40.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Explore the infinite possibilities of synclastic and anticlastic forming. These techniques allow us to create complex three-dimensional structures from a single sheet of metal and seamlessly combine concave and convex curves.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Linda Darty
    August 7-11, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 8
    Materials: $30.00

    Explore personal approaches to working with enamel, developing your technical and design skills in independent ways. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated and students can focus on those that interest them most. Use of opaque, transparent and opalescent color, foils, painting and drawing techniques, cloisonné, liquid enamels, torch firing and experimental explorations will be discussed as well as soldering before and after enameling. Both beginning and advanced students will be challenged to work at their own level of experience.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Jeff Georgantes
    August 14-18, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until July 15
    Materials: $30.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Precision pulse arc welding is revolutionizing the jewelry world. The welders utilize an electrode about the size of needle and all of the action happens under a microscope, which allows for precision welds similar to a laser welder. Unlike soldering, welding can happen right next to stones or other heat sensitive materials, making some designs that were previously impossible, and repairs that would have been a nightmare, a quick and easy reality.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    August 21-25, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 22
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Explore the natural world in this 5-day workshop that investigates how organic materials can be translated into through metal to create stunning pieces of jewelry. The instructor will be demonstrating forming, fusing, and forging techniques for creating form and dimension, while addressing applications of color through patina formulas, guilder's paste, and enameling. Students will be asked to consider the forms in nature that most inspire them, and to draw from those forms, colors, and textures to create their naturally inspired jewelry.