Summer with the Masters

Master your forging skills beyond traditional cold forging!

It's More Than Forging! | Sessin Durgham | August 2-6, 2017
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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.

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  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    June 26-30, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00
    Materials: $85.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    From bracelet forming to embossing and silhouette dies, this comprehensive, inspiring class will teach students how to use the hydraulic press while exploring the numerous design and form possibilities it offers.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Jeanie Pratt
    July 12-16, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00
    Materials: $60.00

    This workshop will provide students an opportunity to discover metal weaving techniques and how to incorporate finished designs into jewelry pieces.

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  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Pat Flynn
    July 19-23, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00
    Materials: $175.00

    Take advantage of this rare opportunity to work with a true fabrication master to create a beautiful and classic hinged locket, perfect for storing memories or keepsakes. This workshop will focus on fabricating a round, hinged locket with a tab closure and photo lens.

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  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Linda Darty
    July 26-30, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until June 26
    Materials: $30.00

    Learn the ancient art of enameling from a true master, Linda Darty. We will focus on blending colors to achieve value gradations, creating matt or gloss finishes for optimum clarity of colors.  Topics covered will also include use of cloisonné wire, foils, sifting, washing and storing enamel and soldering and metal fabrication as it relates to enameling.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Sessin Durgham
    August 2-6, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 3
    Materials: $60.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    The goal of this workshop is to develop controlled forging skills beyond the usual limits and comforts of traditional cold forging. 

  • Sculptures by Avery Lucas
    Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Avery Lucas
    August 9-13, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until July 10
    Materials: $45.00

    Chasing and repoussé techniques have been used since ancient times to emboss patterns, textures, and images into sheet metal. Develop your skills through hands-on experience with this process and learn to move metal using small tools and hammers to create 3-dimensional imagery.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Jeff Georgantes
    August 16-20, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until July 17
    Materials: $45.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Understanding the lost wax casting process, and knowing how to expertly carve wax models is an invaluable skill for any jeweler to possess. But did you know that it can be especially helpful for a wide array of stone-setting applications?! In this five-day intensive course, students will be introduced to the worlds of casting, mold-making, and stone setting all at the same time!

  • Summer with the Masters (3 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    August 23-25, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00 $498.75
    5% discount until July 24
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Investigate movement and kinetics as a design tool for fabrication of neckpieces in Argetium silver. Crisp fabrication, ball joints that pivot and rotate, and cages and hollow forms may all be considerations that students will have to develop a strategy of design for their pieces.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (2 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    August 26-27, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $415.00 $394.25
    5% discount until July 27
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    This workshop will focus on movement and kinetics as a design tool for fabrication of pieces for the hand in Argentium silver. Bangles with moving parts and cocktail rings that rotate and wiggle when worn may all be considerations for designs that students will create in class.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Laura Wood
    September 6-10, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until August 7
    Materials: $60.00

    This class will focus on surface embellishment of pierced metal and how to design those elements specifically for your body. Laura will take students through the process of fabricating work that carefully considers the human form and how a piece of jewelry can complement a certain area of the body.