Virtual Course FAQ

We’d love to have you join us for our online jewelry classes with your favorite Metalwerx instructors! Our Zoom Classes offer a supportive community for students and makers of all experience levels to learn together and from each other.

Learning at Home

Courses are live and interactive, from the comfort of your home! Student participation during or in-between class sessions is strongly encouraged but not required - observers are welcome. Students can watch demos, ask questions, and get individual help during class. Most two-hour  two-day workshops are demo heavy with less in class work time than longer workshops. It can be helpful to be in a work space during these workshops, but as they do not generally have as much in class work time, it is not necessary. If you are ever unsure whether you should set up your device in your workspace, please send us an email at

Tool and Supply Recommendations

We offer a variety of course topics featuring techniques, tools and materials meeting the needs of students with a few hand tools at home to people with access to with complete metalsmithing studios. Students also receive discounts with Rio Grande and Otto Frei. Click here to read our home studio set-up recommendations

Zoom Classes

  • All virtual courses are listed in Eastern Time.
  • Classes are taught live, using zoom, to provide you with an interactive, rewarding experience.
  • Zoom is free to download and use on a phone, tablet, or computer. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer for maximum visual quality. 
  • Participants will receive the Zoom call information by email a few days in advance of the class, and again the day before it begins. There will be a link that directs students to the Zoom meeting (in a browser or using the app). Participants will use the same link for both class dates.
  • Click here to download Zoom!

If you have any questions, we’re here to ensure a positive experience! Each course is attended by one of our trained Virtual Teaching Assistants to assist you before, during, and after class.

Class Recordings

Each class is recorded and available for registered participants to review information. Students will receive a password protected link to class session recording within a day of its conclusion.

Recording Access

Registered participants will have access to all recordings to review information for one month after the course concludes.

Course Materials

On the Materials and Tools tab for each course page, you will see recommended tools and supplies used for course demonstrations and objectives. Some classes provide a materials kit option. Item numbers with recommended vendors are provided for easy reference.

Skill Levels

We want you to get the most out of your experience and every course you take at Metalwerx.  To ensure just that, our staff works with each instructor to set an appropriate skill level and requirement for each class offered.  Click here for a complete explanation of our skill levels and requirements.

Class sizes:

Online class sizes range between 4 to 20 students, and determined with the teacher based on the topic being covered. 

We're here to help!

If you have any questions about our virtual courses, using zoom, ordering supplies, etc., please don't hesitate to ask! You can reach us by phone (M - F at 781-891-3854) or by email ( ). Your Virtual Courses Assistant's contact info will also be sent to you by email with the zoom class link.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships available.