Virtual Courses

Virtual courses come in a broad array of types and durations, with particular focus placed on techniques best suited for a home studio environment, where space and specialty equipment might be in limited supply.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Barbara Seidenath
    January 26-28, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Metal foils are mostly used in enameling to enhance transparent enamel when working on copper, but offer a variety of other opportunities for creative application! This live, virtual workshop addresses three of these creative uses for precious metal foil on enamel work. Students will learn proper application techniques, how to create dimensional effects, and more!

     

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Ellen Wieske
    January 30-31, 20211:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Beginning with a brief look at the material wire, its role in history, how it has been made, and its application as a 3-dimentional line, this virtual workshop will demonstrate lots of techniques as well as highlight working methods based on Slovakian Tinkering.

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (4 days)
    with Jennifer Wells
    February 2-11, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 4 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $300.00

    In this live, virtual workshop, students will be creating a small hinged locket and a complimentary chain. Starting with locket and hinge construction, the class will then move to personalized design touches, varying bail and chain options, and multiple clasp demonstrations.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Breana Ferrara
    February 3-5, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live, virtual workshop students will learn the process of carving and shaping shell to make custom components for various types of jewelry. The class will focus on translating traditional jewelry hand skills such as sawing, drilling, and polishing into methods of manipulating Mother of Pearl.

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Deanna Pastel
    February 5-19, 2021weekly on Fridays4:00pm-6:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    In this live, virtual workshop students will learn the fundamentals of moving metal using multiple hammer forging techniques aimed at creating jewelry. Skills and demonstrations will focus on how to taper and spread thick wire stock into various shapes, how to "scroll" wire using both pliers and hammer methods, as well as basic fold-forming techniques for creating unique leaf, conch, and spiral shapes.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    February 6-7, 20211:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live virtual workshop students will learn how to join multiple components by creating mushroom and flush rivets, the two main types of rivets used in jewelry and metalsmithing.

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Paulette Werger
    February 9-23, 2021weekly on Tuesdays1:00pm-3:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    Building on basic metalsmithing knowledge, this course is designed to teach chains and links that combine cold and balled wire connections to make simple, elegant, or funky elements for chain link earrings, bracelets, or necklaces. Some experience with utilizing heat is required. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Munya Avigail Upin
    February 9-11, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Knitting is a method of looping or stitching consecutive threads together to form a larger connected whole. In this live, virtual workshop students will learn how to apply the knitting technique to create a beautiful tubular chain using just a few hand tools and metal wire. Versatile and stylish, this chain looks very much like a Loop-in-Loop chain but is much easier.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    February 10-12, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Add color and style to your jewelry repertoire with resin inlay! This live, virtual workshops will cover every step of the resin inlay process, from making your colors and inlaying them to curing and finishing your work.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Jesse Bert
    February 16-18, 20211:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $17.00

    This live, virtual workshop will introduce students to the process of salt water etching in order to produce deep relief on the surface of copper sheet, in preparation for filling and torch firing these etched pockets with wet-packed vitreous glass enamel. 

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Steven Parker
    February 17-March 17, 2021weekly on Wednesdays4:00pm-7:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This live, virtual course covers a combination of methods that will be used to create a gypsy-set ring from start to finish. Processes will including digital modeling in Rhino, outsourced printing and casting, and finally gypsy setting a round cabochon stone.

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    February 22-26, 202110:00am-4:30pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $425.00
    Materials: $102.00

    Explore synclastic forming, anticlastic forming, and spiculums, while learning to hammer comfortably and with control. In this live, virtual course, students will create concave and convex curves to transform a flat piece of metal into elegant fluidity through domed synclasts, saddle-like anticlasts, and tapered tube spiculums. 

     

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Maia Leppo
    February 23-25, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $55.00

    In this live, virtual workshop, students will explore the use of steel as an affordable, lightweight alternative material for a variety of chain styles. Learn to manipulate, experiment with, and apply different soldering methods to steel using a variety of wire thicknesses and finishing techniques. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Kristin Mitsu Shiga
    February 23-25, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live, virtual workshop, students will join master jeweler Kristin Mitsu Shiga to learn gypsy setting and easy tube setting for production. Students will create their own custom tools, cover alternative methods for holding pieces, and proper preparations and use of rubberized abrasives. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Barbara Seidenath
    February 24-26, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live, virtual workshop, students will learn how to create unique bezel settings for setting small stones onto enameled surfaces. Prepping the metal surface and tubes, stone setting, and safely securing the stone settings into an enamel design with a "floral flare" will all be covered. 

     

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    March 2-4, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual workshop will focus on adorning the hand, as students design and make Argentium bangle bracelets while exploring a variety of designs and techniques such as hammer texturing, forging, forming, and fabrication. Proper bangle sizing, gauge choice, experimentation with measurement and length, as well as Argentium fusion will be covered throughout the course.

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Steven Parker
    March 3-10, 2021weekly on Wednesdays4:00pm-7:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This live, virtual course will focus on fabricating a pair of 4-prong wire-set stud earrings, using 9mm round CZs. Students will learn how to build their stud earring mountings from silver wire and then how to properly set their stones using two of the most widely used setting methods in the industry. 

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Jim Dailing
    March 3-10, 2021weekly on Wednesdays4:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual course will focus exclusively on two distinct stone setting processes - the first being bead setting and the second being hammer setting on a thick walled tube. Students will be guided on how to expertly hold and use bead setting tools, how to measure and construct an extra thick tube, and then how to hammer set a round faceted stone. Learn to to add perfect highlights to nearly any surface and create a clean visual frame that emboldens your stones to act as a focal point, while giving the piece a secure and structurally sturdy setting suitable for daily wear!

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Hannah Oatman
    March 5-12, 2021weekly on Fridays10:00am-12:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $180.00

    In this live, virtual workshop, students will focus on turning an enameled piece into jewelry, from the initial design to the final object. By learning various setting techniques for enamel, students will be shown how to incorporate their enameled pieces into their work using basic riveting, tube riveting, tab setting and some basic enclosed settings. Through sketching, demonstration and discussion, students will create a simple enameled jewelry piece using a new setting technique.

  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    March 5, 202110:00am-1:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $140.00

    Color blends are one of the most dynamic and challenging techniques to explore with polymer clay. In this virtual course, students will first learn how to make vibrant, glowing color blended sheets of polymer and then how to construct a variety of canes using these gradients that can be used to make beads, stand alone components, and much more! 

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Paulette Werger
    March 8-22, 2021weekly on Mondays10:00am-12:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This live, three-session weekly course will delve into the vast topic of earring design and fabrication, with focus on Argentium fusion and torch use. Students will design and make several earring styles using fused Argentium wire and sheet metal to create hoops, kinetics, links, and post style earrings. Embellishment, texture, pattern development, as well as tips and tricks for soldering findings with Argentium will also be covered. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Victoria Lansford
    March 9-11, 202112:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $255.00

    What could be more fun than a ring that is also a toy?!In this live virtual course, participants will create a unique, kinetic ring with a rotating or reversible bezel, inspired by ancient Egyptian and Roman rings. In addition to learning the fabrication process and mechanical construction for the moving parts, students will learn different surface design techniques, such as wire granulation and one-of-a-kind intaglio roller printing to make this style of ring your own.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Maia Leppo
    March 16-18, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $45.00

    In this live, virtual workshop, students will explore the use of steel sheet as a jewelry component, as well as simple prong settings. The class will be working with 20g mild steel sheet, silver tubing, and steel wire to create their jewelry.

  • Virtual Course (5 days)
    with Bette Barnett
    March 22-26, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 5 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $435.00
    Materials: $75.00

    In this live, virtual workshop, students will learn the basics of working with mild perforated steel sheet and wire in a range of patterns, how to fuse high karat gold and other metals to steel, how to finish the edges of perforated steel, and how to seal their jewelry pieces. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Donna Veverka
    March 23-25, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual workshop will act as in introduction to the carving of sculptural wax ring models. Students will learn the wax carving process in full, starting with the critical first steps of the design and layout, carving techniques and methodologies, wax model preparation for the casting, as well as tool function  proper tool-use etiquette. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Matthieu Cheminée
    March 30-April 1, 20216:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This virtual workshop will introduce participants to the world of stamp making and stamping. Students will learn about variable types of steel and their properties, how to anneal steel, carving and pattern making techniques using files, and how to properly temper steel to make a lifelong, lasting tool.

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    April 5-9, 202110:00am-4:30pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $425.00

    In this live, online workshop, students will learn the process of microfolding. Otherwise known as corrugations, the wavy undulations created by this metal-manipulation method add strength to thin sheets of metal and make it possible to create large, yet light and sturdy, pieces of jewelry.

     

  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    April 9, 202110:00am-2:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live, virtual workshop students will learn to add high karat gold to fine, Argentium, and sterling silver through the ancient Korean gilding technique of “keum-boo”, a process of applying thin 24k gold to silver using heat and pressure.

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    May 3-7, 202110:00am-4:30pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $425.00
    Materials: $102.00

    Explore synclastic forming, anticlastic forming, and spiculums, while learning to hammer comfortably and with control. In this live, virtual course, students will create concave and convex curves to transform a flat piece of metal into elegant fluidity through domed synclasts, saddle-like anticlasts, and tapered tube spiculums. 

     

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    May 4-6, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual workshop will focus on adorning the hand, as students design and make Argentium stacking cuffs, while exploring a variety of designs and techniques such as hammer texturing, forging, forming, and fabrication. Proper cuff sizing, experimentation with length/form, and Argentium fusion will also be covered.

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