Onsite Courses

Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
August 13 - 16, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (4 days)
Tuition: $695.00

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
With Michael Boyd
August 18 - 20, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $595.00

This three-day workshop will incorporate Michael's technique for fusing gold patterns onto Argentium silver and torch setting stones.

Summer with the Masters
With Paulette Werger and Bonnie Bishoff
August 24 - 28, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $995.00

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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Workshop
September 10, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00

This 1-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
With Joy Raskin
September 11, 2022, Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00

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

Workshop
September 16 - 18, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $525.00

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 tools for the engineering concepts that she works with in her jewelry, specifically for replicating elements of the same type.

Weekly Class
September 19, 2022 - November 28, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00

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
With Allison Keast
September 20, 2022 - November 29, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00
In this onsite weekly course, students will learn a variety of stone setting techniques that can be added to their jewelry making practice, including bezel setting of round/oval and square or rectangular stones, prong setting with and without a base plate, "tube prong setting", as well as drilling a hole and creating a riveted bail "setting". Class will culminate with focus on a final project utilizing these stone setting techniques.
Weekly Class
September 20, 2022 - December 6, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 6:30pm – 9:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $485.00

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.

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Weekly Class
September 21, 2022 - December 7, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00

The primary goal of this class is to provide students with a grounded understanding in jewelry and metalsmtihing studio practices and the foundational hand skills necessary for working successfully with non-ferrous metals. Skill sets will include sawing, filing, texturing, soldering and other heat treatment of metals, basic hammer-work, as well as bezel setting and finishing techniques.

Weekly Class
September 21, 2022 - November 30, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00
This class will focus on the practical application of skills acquired through Jewelry 2 level classes, with an emphasis on producing small-scale jewelry pieces that can be completed in a one to two lesson time frame. Students can expect to create 4 to 5 pairs of earrings, and a larger piece – either bracelet, necklace, or brooch – that they will design.
Weekly Class
September 21, 2022 - November 30, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00

The primary goal of this class is to provide students with the opportunity and guidance to elevate their foundations skills to new heights! This will be a fast-paced class focused on new complexities in fabricating with metal through the development of soldering proficiency, strong hand skills (sawing, drilling, filing), stone-setting techniques including bezel, tube, prong, and tab settings, finishing techniques, and patina treatments.

Workshop
September 23, 2022, Friday from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Tuition: $110.00

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.

Workshop
September 24 - 25, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $395.00

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

Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
September 29, 2022 - December 8, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00

In this course, students will elaborate on basic techniques learned in Jewelry 1 and use them as a stepping stone to create more complicated pieces and designs. Topics covered will include intermediate to advanced soldering techniques, piercing and filing skills, creating settings for stones or other objects, fabricating hollow forms and/or boxes, scoring, and of course, finishing. The instructor will also demonstrate tricks and shortcuts she's learned over many years of experience in the field. 

Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
September 29, 2022 - December 8, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00
This weekly class is your opportunity to go deeper into your jewelry practice and hone skills learned in Jewelry 1-3 courses. Techniques from previous classes will be refined, such as scoring and flush setting; and new techniques will be learned including building and setting prongs, making hinges and clasps, and practicing more advanced soldering skills including using the mini torch.
Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
September 29, 2022 - December 8, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (10 days)
Tuition: $535.00

Are you a jewelry lover ready to break into making your own shining jewels? This class will introduce the fundamental metalsmithing skills you need to let your creativity flow! Students will learn to saw and pierce, file, make cold connections such as rivets, basic soldering, and finishing techniques. Basic stone setting will also be introduced. We will focus on making samples as well as finished pieces such as pendants and rings.

Workshop
With Steven Parker
September 30, 2022 - October 2, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $525.00
This workshop introduces bead setting as a technique for securing small stones in metal. Students will learn how to set up and use hand gravers in order to raise small "beads" on the metal surface surrounding a stone in order to trap it in place. Numerous format styles of bead setting will be covered including star, individual bright cut, and a line with bright cut.
Workshop
October 8, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $75.00

Students will learn how to construct the Byzantine chain maille weave and the Mobius unit by making 2-3 pairs of earrings during this workshop.

Workshop
With Allison Keast
October 14, 2022, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00

During this one-day course, participants will be turning a found beach treasure into a new and beautiful, wearable piece of jewelry. Students will learn how to cut, drill and carve into their glass or stone, while adding silver accents to make a pendant.

Workshop
October 15 - 16, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $395.00
In this fun-filled, bracelet producing weekend, students will design and fabricate a collection of cuff, closed bangle, hook clasp bangle, and chain link bracelets, perfecting some fundamental skills along the way!
Workshop
With Logan Woodle
October 21 - 23, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $525.00
Angle Raising allows makers to transform flat sheet metal into dynamic three-dimensional forms. In this weekend workshop led by master of anthropomorphic forming techniques, Logan Woodle, students will learn the fundamentals of angle raising by creating a form and then adding complexity using hammer forming and chasing processes. Tool modification will additionally be covered in order to meet each students individual needs.
Workshop
October 28, 2022, Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $75.00
The class will begin with a presentation covering the basics of chain maille (using tools, handling jump rings, opening/closing techniques, common weaving problems and fixes, chain maille terminology, etc.). Students will then learn how to construct Barrel Weave by completing a bracelet in sterling silver. Other weaves discussed in this session will be Rhinos Snorting Drano (RSD) and Keg of Makers Mark. Each of the 3 weaves is based on a simple 1-2-1-2 chain.
Workshop
October 28, 2022, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
Part 1 will begin with a presentation covering the basics of chain maille (using tools, handling jump rings, opening/closing techniques, common weaving problems and fixes, chain maille terminology, etc.). Students will then learn how to construct Barrel Weave by completing a bracelet in sterling silver. Session 2 will focus on the intermediate level construction project of a Screw Chain weave bracelet in sterling silver. Several other Rhino-style weaves will additionally be discussed. Each of these weaves is based on Bias European either 1-2-1-2 or 4-in-1 weave structure.
Workshop
October 28, 2022, Friday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuition: $75.00
The class is for intermediate level weavers. Students will learn how to construct Screw Chain weave by completing a bracelet in sterling silver. Several other Rhino-style weaves will additionally be discussed. Each of these weaves is based on Bias European 4-in-1 weave structure.
Workshop
October 29 - 30, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $395.00

This two-day workshop aims to teach the fundamentals of jewelry making through a project driven curriculum, with the ultimate goal of building a foundational knowledge of all things metalsmithing, while working to create a ovular bezel-setting with a textured band. Students will learn fundamental fabrication techniques, hot connections, texturing methodologies, finishing, ring sizing, and bezel setting.

Workshop
November 4 - 6, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $525.00
This onsite workshop gives students the opportunity to get in-person attention and guidance with the incomparable Taylor Saleem. Over the course of three days, transform flat sterling sheet into dimensional bead reliefs using the natural world as inspiration. Participants will learn how to translate botanical motifs into metal cut-outs, expertly saw out their designs, fabricate hollow forms, and solder their intricate imagery onto beads. Taylor will teach how to utilize her bead-building techniques for earrings construction as well as pendants, single-bead components, and more.
Workshop
November 9, 2022, Wednesday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Tuition: $75.00

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
With Alex Boyd
November 18 - 20, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $525.00
In this 3-day in-person workshop students will learn to make a prong setting for a tablet style stone in 22k gold and sterling silver. The tablet setting will be attached via hinge to a bezel set cabochon with a hidden bail. Students will learn how to fabricate with a mix of high karat gold and sterling silver, how to make small, precise and durable hinges, how to build a setting with multiple prongs soldered all at once, as well as many other tips and tricks.
Workshop
December 10, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $75.00

This fun and fast paced workshop will cover two techniques for creating silver earrings that are simple to make and striking to wear.

Workshop
December 12, 2022, Monday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $425.00

Pulse arc welding lessons open from July through December.

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

Workshop
December 12, 2022, Monday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $425.00
Pulse arc welding lessons open from July through December. 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.
 

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