Onsite Courses

Workshop
With Allison Keast
April 19, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
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. Click on course image to read more.
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Workshop
April 20 - 21, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $400.00
Looking to dip your toes in the vast waters of jewelry making and metalsmithing, but don’t know where to start? Look no further than this perfectly honed "crash-course" weekend. Click on course image to read more.
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Workshop
April 26 - 28, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $535.00
Have you always admired the eternity style band ring and wondered how to fabricate it? Join Jill in this 3-day workshop to learn her method of fabricating this versatile band!
Workshop
May 3 - 5, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $535.00
In this in-depth 3-day workshop, students will join Cynthia Eid as they explore synclastic forming, anticlastic forming, and spiculums, while learning to hammer comfortably and with control. Click course image to read more.
Workshop
With Cheri Dunnigan
May 10 - 12, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $535.00
In this 3-day workshop Cheri will present her technique of knitting metal wire chains and the methods that she has developed to manipulate larger expanded textile forms in precious metal! Click course image to read more.
Workshop
With Anna Johnson
May 17 - 19, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $535.00
Embark on a 3-day adventure of creativity, where you'll learn to combine intricate object setting with alternative materials and problem-solving to create jewelry that reflects your individual style. Click course image to read more.
Workshop
With Stephen LeBlanc
May 31, 2024 - June 2, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $535.00
Focusing on extremely smooth transitions of thick stock metal rods into dynamic and sculptural forms while using the transformative metal manipulation process of forging will be the focal point of this informative 3-day workshop. Click course image to read more.
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Workshop
With Evan Cyr
June 7 - 9, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $535.00
This comprehensive 3-day skill-building workshop is for experienced jewelers looking to add high caliber stone setting skills for three fancy cut stone shapes to their jewelry making repertoire! Click course image to read more.
Workshop
June 14, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $75.00
The Back to Work weave is a more simple weave suitable for beginners to construct. Experienced weavers are also welcome! Click on course image to read more.
Workshop
June 14, 2024, Friday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuition: $75.00
Students will learn how to construct the Sunrise weave by making a bracelet in sterling silver. Additional material will include a demonstration showing how to create discs from the weave, which can be used as earrings, pendants, or elements that can be applied in more complex jewelry designs. Click on course image to read more.
Workshop
With Allison Keast
June 15, 2024, Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00

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. Click course image to read more.

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Summer with the Masters
June 20 - 24, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
In this captivating 5-day workshop, we will delve into the contemporary art of Limoges enameling, gaining valuable insights into the application of overglaze paints. Click on course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
June 26 - 30, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
Microfolding can also be called corrugation. The wavy undulations add strength to thin metal, making it possible to create large, yet light and sturdy, jewelry. This process offers endless possibilities for creativity through texturing and forming. Click on course image to read more.

 

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Summer with the Masters
July 10 - 14, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
This intensive summer workshop focuses on ways of manipulating sheet metal through scoring, folding, tabbing, and dapping to create small volumes. Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
With Tom Muir
July 17 - 21, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
This intensive, hands-on, 5-day workshop will focus on three types of hinges, for the jeweler and metalsmith: a standard three to seven knuckle hinge, an integral hinge (aka invisible or hidden hinge), and a universal joint hinge. Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
With Kirk Lang
July 24 - 28, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
This technical 5-day stone setting class will explore prong, flush, and bezel setting of round and fancy cut gemstones. Channel and basic bead setting will also be covered! Students will learn the setting-theory, gemstone characteristics, tool making, and how to design for unique stones. Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
With Jayne Redman and Elizabeth Lyne
July 31, 2024 - August 4, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
Let by two experts in the field, this 5-day course will teach how to transform 2D designs into workable imagery suitable for the transformative process of etching, which will then be further enhanced with die forming techniques to give them more dimension! Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
With Sulo Bee and Nanette Pengelley
August 7 - 11, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $600.00
CampFIRE is a learning environment for queer teens to explore their identity, voices, and creative practices as artists. Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
With Anne Wolf
August 14 - 18, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
In this intensive 5-day course, create a small mokume gane cup form or box from scratch while learning the secrets of this ancient Japanese metalworking technique that creates captivating and unique swirls of metal alloys. Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
August 20 - 22, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $675.00

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. Click course image to read more.

Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
August 24 - 28, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $945.00

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. Click course image to read more.

Summer with the Masters
With Michael Boyd
August 30 - 31, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $400.00
This 2-day workshop will incorporate Michael's technique for fusing gold patterns onto Argentium silver for brilliant patterns and designs! Click course image to read more.
Summer with the Masters
September 4 - 8, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (5 days)
Tuition: $875.00
In this 5-day intensive, students will learn the unique and exciting processes of chasing and repoussé from and established expert in the field!
Summer with the Masters
With Michael Good
September 11 - 15, 2024, 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.

Workshop
December 31, 2024, Tuesday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $425.00

Pulse arc welding lessons are available from April through June. Metalwerx will put students in touch with the instructor after registration has been completed, to schedule the dates / times of the lesson.

Tuition covers 6 hours of instruction and practice time with David Baird. These dates and times are flexible and can be adjusted directly with the instructor after registration has been completed. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Micro pulse arc welding is widely known to be a useful tool to increase efficiency with basic bench tasks such as ring

Workshop
December 31, 2024, Tuesday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $425.00

Pulse arc welding lessons open from January through December. 

Tuition covers 6 hours of instruction and practice time with Wendy Jo New. These dates and times are flexible and can be adjusted directly with the instructor after registration has been completed. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

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

 

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