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 Marissa Saneholtz
    September 18-19, 20211:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Working on a making a one-of-a-kind statement necklace or wanting to add an extra bit of personality to a pre-fabricated chain? Hold it together with a handmade clasp or closure!

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  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Lynn Yuhr
    September 20-24, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual workshop explores some of the many techniques the instructor has discovered using liquid polymer clays. Class will begin with the basics such as mixing colors, using raw versus baked clay, and tools for application, before moving on to exploring some of the super powers of liquid polymer, including techniques for creating backgrounds, using stencils/masks, exploring mark making, and playing with sgraffito.

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Melissa Muir
    September 21-23, 20211:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this technique based class students will learn all things rivets, from how to use materials such as wire and tubing (to create secure cold connections) to hidden, telescoped, and decorative rivets. Melissa will demonstrate and showcase many pieces that will spark the imagination on how to use rivets in creative ways!

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Daniel DiCaprio
    September 21-23, 20216:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $70.00

    This course will focus on carving wood earrings, which are an excellent small-scale introduction to many carving processes and techniques. After learning the carving process, students will be introduced to wire inlay possibilities as a surface embellishment. Attendees will come away with an understanding of the working properties of wood, the tools needed to manipulate wood on a jewelry scale, and a variety of ways to incorporate it into jewelry work.

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  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    October 4-8, 202110:00am-4:30pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $425.00

    EXPLORE, CREATE, AND INNOVATE by learning how to harness the design and form possibilities of the hydraulic press - a great tool for making both one-of-a-kind pieces and multiples. We will begin with an overview of hydraulic press basics, safety, and care. In addition, embossing dies and urethanes will be covered, followed by silhouette dies and their variations, as well as demonstrations on numerous other dydraulic press tools such as Bonny Doon Delrin Anticlastic Forming Kit, the steel BD Synclastic and Anticlastic Bracelet Forming Kits, and much more!

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  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Nash Quinn
    October 5-7, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this virtual workshop, students will explore the ways with which a flat sheet of metal can be transformed into a volumetric object using nothing but a jeweler’s saw and a carefully-designed template. Once formed, these vessels can be enameled using low-tech methods for adhering enamel to vertical surfaces. Strategies for enhancing the finished enameled vessels will also be covered.

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  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Ryan Gardner
    October 6-8, 202110:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual course offers participants the chance to learn lapidary techniques for carving stones from the comfort of their own studio bench! No large lapidary equipment required! Students will be shown numerous diamond bits to achieve a variety of designs and textures, as well as how to polish those carvings. Ryan will also cover the process for creating laminations and gold inlay designs in stones!

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  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Deanna Pastel
    October 7-21, 2021weekly on Thursdays4:00pm-6:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual course focuses on important soldering techniques and approaches you may not have known you needed or that may have been missed in previous jewelry courses. Focus will be placed on pick, sweat, and hinge soldering to strengthen your skills and showcase a technical approach that ensures proper solder flow, as well as proper fitting or joining for three dimensional objects.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    October 12-14, 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 (6 days)
    with Victoria Lansford
    October 12-29, 20211:00pm-4:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $510.00

    Eastern repoussé is an easily learnable system of exact how, where, when, with which tool, and how hard to strike your metal to create the designs you want. It empowers you to achieve exquisite detail, unsurpassed depth, and multiple levels of relief. By working on a jewelry scale, you will gain a deep knowledge of the process that can be used on any scale whether wearable, functional, or sculptural. We will also touch on the possibilities of dimensional forms such as rings and bracelets as well as using this process with alternative materials, such as mokume gane and bi-metal.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Joanna Gollberg
    October 13-15, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $62.00

    In this virtual course, students will learn how to fabricate their own prong settings using a dual-gas torch and how to then prong-set their stones appropriately. Strong emphasis will be placed on torch temperature control, as well as flame placement. Students can expect to gain knowledge, strategies, and confidence to make both calibrated and free-form prong settings. 

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  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Paulette Werger
    October 20, 20217:00pm-8:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $25.00

    So you’ve taken a ton of classes, honed dozens of techniques and skills, and made the samples...now what? In this hour-long creative coaching session, participants will discuss how to tease out their inner creative voice and how to apply that aesthetic to make a piece of jewelry that is distinctly their own with Metalwerx instructor and artist, Paulette Werger. Come talk shop amongst a small group of peers with one of your favorite teachers! 

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  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Steven Manchini
    October 25-29, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    Learn how to entrap stones and other small objects using fundamental wire wrapping techniques, pliers, and your hand skills in this live virtual course. Students will enhance their understanding of wire and its potential to accentuate jewelry work through layers of cascading texture.

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

    Learning to design and fabricate your own settings is a great way to liberate your making process. In this virtual workshop participants will explore the wonderful world of making settings for stones, coins, ceramic shards, or many other beautiful objects that are so special they deserve to have a home built for them. Part one of this workshop will cover bezel, tab, frame, and basket settings.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Jennifer Wells
    November 2-4, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This virtual course is a direct follow-up to Set It & Forget It: Part 1. In this class, students will build off of the knowledge and techniques learned in the first workshop while taking steps forward into more complicated settings. Emphasis will be placed on settings for faceted stones. We will cover tube and prong settings, as well as variations of both of these that add a unique touch to your work. 

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Paulette Werger
    November 3-17, 2021weekly on Wednesdays1:00pm-3:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    Get a glimpse of jewelry history and learn how to put a contemporary spin on a variety of settings for rose cut gem stones!

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Logan Woodle
    November 3-17, 2021weekly on Wednesdays4:00pm-6:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    In this virtual course students will use forging and chasing techniques to develop complex, sculptural, and functional utensils, while learning how to develop patterns for forging, make their own chisels, and interweave silversmithing and blacksmithing processes.

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Märta Mattsson
    November 5-12, 2021weekly on Fridays1:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this virtual workshop, the instructor will demonstrate how to use epoxy glue in unexpected and transformative ways. Learn to encrust, create color or pattern, and make small castings in epoxy. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Ellen Wieske
    November 6-7, 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.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Ryan Gardner
    November 9-11, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Learn to fabricate and set variolous types of stones by creating your own bezels, tab settings, tube settings, flush settings with guidance from an expert in the field!

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Jennifer Wells
    November 15-29, 2021weekly on Mondays10:00am-12:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    In this virtual course students will start their journey at the very beginning of the enameling process and will work through several exercise to build a solid foundation for this beloved metalsmithing technique that enhances the beauty a piece of jewelry through color!

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Alex Boyd
    November 15-29, 2021weekly on Mondays11:00am-1:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00
    Materials: $200.00

    In this virtual course students will learn how to make a small amount of gold take up a whole lot of space. Techniques covered will include making a gold-sheathed sterling silver band, a gold-rimmed bezel, making bi-metal, and much more!

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  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Karen Karon
    November 16-18, 202110:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual workshop teaches the Hoodoo Hex weave and the related Dragog weave, also known as Japanese Hoodoo, through the construction of a bracelet and a pair of chain earrings in sterling silver.

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Jayne Redman
    November 19-21, 202111:00am-6:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $425.00
    Materials: $110.00

    In this intensive virtual course, Jayne Redman will teach students how to make self-registering one-piece blanking dies, which will allow them to easily cut out precise duplicate shapes from silver, gold, and other non-ferrous sheet metals, affording time to get lost in the design process and experiment with forming and assembling.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    December 1-3, 20216:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In virtual workshop, students will learn industry level tips, tricks, and techniques for producing numerous finishes on the surface of metal. The flawless mirror finish seen in commercial jewelry and the matte brushed finish popular with many art jewelers are just the tip of the iceberg! 

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Steven Manchini
    December 3-17, 2021weekly on Fridays10:00am-12:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    In this class, we will be going over how to make a pendant and a ring using the Shapr3D software. If you have never used a CAD program before, Shapr3D is one of the most intuitive programs out there and is a great start to an ease-in into the world or computer aided design!

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Erica Stankwytch Bailey
    December 4-5, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $60.00

    This virtual course will delve into the inherent potential of the jeweler's saw frame. Students will begin by learning the fundamentals of using this indispensable tool, from blade selection and tension to grip, bench pin options, body positioning, angle, pressure, and more. After covering the basics, the class will shift gears as Erica demonstrates two different project options - tab setting a cabochon, coin, or found object (two ways) and slot connections with built-in tab/prong setting for cabochon or faceted stones.

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Alex Boyd
    December 6-20, 2021weekly on Mondays11:00am-1:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00
    Materials: $200.00

    In this virtual course students will learn how to make a small amount of gold take up a whole lot of space. Techniques covered will include making a gold-sheathed sterling silver band, a gold-rimmed bezel, making bi-metal, and much more!

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Lynn Yuhr
    December 6-10, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual workshop explores some of the many techniques the instructor has discovered using liquid polymer clays. Class will begin with the basics such as mixing colors, using raw versus baked clay, and tools for application, before moving on to exploring some of the super powers of liquid polymer, including techniques for creating backgrounds, using stencils/masks, exploring mark making, and playing with sgraffito.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Joanna Gollberg
    December 7-9, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This virtual course will explain how to use a torch with two gases in many different soldering situations via the stick and pick-up soldering techniques, with a focus on perfecting small to large scale jobs.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Jesse Bert
    December 7-9, 20216:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $40.00

    In this virtual workshop students will focus on a variety of different ways that texture can be created both on the surface of metal and in a 3D format, by manifesting dynamic hand tools with easy, straightforward applications. Course objectives will cover traditional and less common styles of tools used by artisans for generations. Additional focus will be placed on the value of form and design in order to develop unique, specialized tools that enhance, embellish, and personalize your jewelry work. 

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Matthieu Cheminée
    December 13-17, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    In this virtual course, participants will learn how to cast using numerous ancestral casting techniques. Discover practical ways to reproduce pieces using materials such as cuttlefish bones and learn to cast original or one-of-a-kind designs through carving plaster or stone. We will also explore a lost wax casting process that utilizes clay and bees wax materials.

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    January 10-14, 202210:00am-4:30pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $425.00

    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 (3 days)
    with Alison Antelman
    January 21-23, 202211:00am-6:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $510.00
    Materials: $35.00

    In this intensive virtual workshop, explore the myriad of ways to make and use tubing. Join, bend, connect, hang, stretch, hinge, and set faceted trillion stones using tubing as a focal point in your jewelry making process.