Onsite Courses

Workshop
With Joy Raskin
June 3, 2022, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00

Come make some noise and learn to utilize a hammer with precision to make some stellar adornment for your hands, wrists, and ears! Students will use an assortments of hammers, steel blocks, and anvils, to forge numerous gauges of wire and thick sheet, changing the shape and look of the metal, with focus on rings, earrings, and bracelets.

Workshop
June 4, 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.

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Workshop
With Allison Keast
June 5, 2022, Sunday 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.

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Workshop
June 10 - 12, 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 silver sheet into a dimensional bead (or beads!) 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 imagery onto beads to enhance the designs.
Workshop
June 17, 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
With Joy Raskin
June 18, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00

Hone your fabrication skills and make a custom set of measuring spoons for your kitchen! Joy will show various hammer textures that can be added to give character to flatware. Each student will complete a spoon in silver or base metal.

Summer with the Masters
With Michael Good
June 20 - 24, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $995.00

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.

Summer with the Masters
With Pat Flynn
June 27, 2022 - July 1, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00

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
With William Vanaria
July 9 - 10, 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.

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Summer with the Masters
With Amy Roper Lyons
July 13 - 17, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00

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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Summer with the Masters
With Cynthia Eid
July 20 - 24, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00

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
July 27 - 31, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
In this Masters workshop, students will gain skills using concrete/cement/resin in conjunction with color dyes to create colorful pieces that pop! The instructor will teach the class how to apply traditional and advanced mold making techniques in order to create unique designs with these unique materials.
Summer with the Masters
With Tim Lazure
August 3 - 7, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00

Ready to make some magic with the wave of a hammer?! In this intensive 5-day course, learn to raise (form flat sheet into a 3D shape) and planish (smoothing the forms surface with hammers) metal into a refined volumous vessel, before moving on to chasing and repoussé techniques using pitch, unique hammers, and chasing tools to alter and embellish a vessels surface with patterns and textures.

Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
August 9 - 11, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $595.00

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
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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