Onsite Courses

Workshop
December 2, 2022, Friday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
In this intermediate level onsite chain maille course, students will learn the Tank Treads weave. This weave produces a flat, dense band that is appropriate for bracelets, rings, belts and watch bands. It resembles Elfweave on the front and Interwovenn weave on the back. Its structure allows it to fully flex in only 1 direction. The class will focus on a sterling silver bracelet and ring set.
Workshop
December 3, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00

If you have experience in jewelry or metalsmithing 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.

Workshop
December 4, 2022, Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
In this one day course students can expect to learn the forming techniques needed to create a jingle bell that rings. Participants will first cut out their bell shape from flat NuGold sheet metal, then using dapping punches and blocks they will hammer the cut forms of the bell, and finish off by polishing and adding wire for hanging as a necklace, earrings, or decoration!
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.

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Workshop
With Kaitlyn Evans
December 10, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
In Stackable Rings you’ll learn to make a stack of hand-textured sterling silver rings, complete with an array of bezel-set cabochon stones or metal accents.
Workshop
With Joy Raskin
December 11, 2022, Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
The possibilities for custom jewelry findings are endless! This one-day workshop is for anyone seeking to learn how to make their own findings for jewelry. If you love to bead, are looking to expand the overall aesthetic of your jewelry, or if you've been buying commercially designed higher cost findings, this course is the perfect solution! 
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.
Workshop
With Joy Raskin
December 17, 2022, Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
In this one-day onsite workshop students will get a thorough crash course in bezel tube settings while making fun sparkly earrings using sterling silver and faceted stones. Each student will have the chance to make up to three pairs of earrings: one pair of studs, one pair of dangling-drop earrings, and a third pair of choice!
Workshop
With Louis Garcia
January 7 - 8, 2023, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $395.00
In this two-day workshop students will explore both fundamental and advanced ancient plaiting techniques, also known as decorative wire twisting - methods of manipulating wire that were heavily used during the Iron Age and throughout the Viking Age. Read more on the class listing!
Weekly Class
January 9, 2023 - March 13, 2023, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (8 days)
Tuition: $425.00

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 Kaitlyn Evans
January 9, 2023 - March 13, 2023, Weekly on Monday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (8 days)
Tuition: $425.00
In this weekly class students will get a full understanding of jewelry making fundamentals through sawing, filing, texturing, connecting with rivets and solder, and achieving a desired finish. Basic stone setting will also be introduced and can be incorporated into rings or pendants. 
Weekly Class
With Allison Keast
January 10, 2023 - March 14, 2023, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00

In this weekly in-person class students will start with learning to cut, shape, polish, and precisely carve stone to create miniature sculptures and forms that can be transformed into wearable jewelry. Students will make their own unique settings/findings! Safety and proper tool use will be emphasized.

Weekly Class
With Joy Raskin
January 10, 2023 - March 14, 2023, Weekly on Tuesday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00
In this “soldering 101” weekly class students of all levels will have the chance to not only learn or refresh their soldering skills but improve and add onto them. The curriculum will cover everything from the basics of how to set up your own soldering torch and tank, safety concerns, and proper tank storage, in addition to focusing on fundamental soldering strategies and approaches.
Weekly Class
January 10, 2023 - March 14, 2023, Weekly on Tuesday from 6:30pm – 9:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $425.00
Forming, or the altering / manipulation of metal into voluminous shapes, gives a piece more character, dimension, and adds a new level of visual interest. In this weekly class students will learn to properly use hammers and other forming tools such as "stakes", sinking stumps, and mandrels to efficiently move or shape metal to create volume.
Weekly Class
January 11, 2023 - March 15, 2023, Weekly on Wednesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00

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.

Weekly Class
January 11, 2023 - March 15, 2023, Weekly on Wednesday from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00

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.

Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
January 12, 2023 - March 16, 2023, Weekly on Thursday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00

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. Focus will be placed on making samples as well as finished pieces such as pendants and rings.

Weekly Class
With Cristina Pabon
January 12, 2023 - March 16, 2023, Weekly on Thursday from 1:30pm – 4:30pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00

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 Cristina Pabon
January 12, 2023 - March 16, 2023, Weekly from 6:00pm – 9:00pm (9 days)
Tuition: $485.00

This course is designed for people who want to continue learning new and more advanced techniques to add to their repertoire, including advanced soldering techniques, scoring (for perfect angles, bends, and corners), fabricating 3D forms, stone setting, and more! Students are welcome to bring their own ideas for what they might want to cover in class as well as unfinished work so they can have support and guidance completing past projects or elevating them to a new level.

Workshop
January 14 - 15, 2023, 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!

Workshop
With Allison Keast
January 20, 2023, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00

During this one-day course, participants will be turning a found beach treasure into beautiful pieces 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
With Allison Keast
January 21 - 22, 2023, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $395.00
In this onsite weekend workshop students will learn how to set basic or unusually shaped stones / objects using a variety of different settings techniques with prongs and claws – prong setting’s pointy younger sibling! Numerous variations and jewelry specific applications will be covered including symmetrical, asymmetrical, tube-claw, standard claw, corner, and thick gauge. Proper measurements, angles, finishing methodology will additionally be addressed.
Workshop
With Joy Raskin
January 21 - 22, 2023, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $395.00
This weekend long workshop will teach students how to make tube and flush setting using varying methodologies with fabrication focus placed on creating a tube-set ring with flush set elements on either side of the shank.
Workshop
With Kaitlyn Evans
January 27, 2023, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $150.00
In Stackable Rings you’ll learn to make a stack of hand-textured sterling silver rings, complete with an array of bezel-set cabochon stones or metal accents.
 

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