Virtual Courses

Virtual Course
July 11 - 25, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

This three-session weekly virtual class 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
With Charles Lewton-Brain
July 11 - 29, 2022, Weekly on Monday and Friday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (6 days)
Tuition: $420.00
This demo-focused virtual course teaches drawing fundamentals for objects (which includes jewelry). Surfaces, light, shadow, line, medium choices like pen, ink, and pencil, the rules and guidelines of rendering objects, and more will be covered. Isometric, orthographic, and perspective drawing systems will be covered in addition to much more!
Virtual Course
With Lynn Yuhr
July 12 - 14, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
Rivets are a way to mechanically fasten two materials together. Polymer is not sturdy enough to rivet together by itself so in this demo-focused virtual course, students will learn to be creative! Primary focus will be placed on an introductions to traditional riveting skills and modifications to make this versatile technique work for polymer clay.
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Virtual Course
July 12 - 14, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
This demo-focused virtual workshop will explore types of surface embellishments that can add more value to your jewelry or production line. The course will cover gold plating using a pen-plating system, soldering gold-filled metal, and exploration of color using the torch-enamel technique.
Virtual Course
With Missy Graff Ballone
July 13 - 27, 2022, Weekly from 6:00pm – 7:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $110.00
Your alignment in the studio matters! Most jewelers aren’t taught how to sit or stand well at the bench. Did you know that your movements can actually retrain your body to create strength in areas that might be lacking? In this 3 week series, Missy will teach you how to move in a way that helps you find the relief you deserve so you can keep experiencing a lifetime of making.
Virtual Course
With Deanna Pastel
July 14 - 28, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
This class focuses on techniques designed to allow students to forge and spread material into more complex forms, including learning to twist and split stock. Learn to draw metal more quickly and spread material further, utilizing multiple forging techniques within one form to create line, flow, and complexity.
Virtual Course
With Alex Boyd
July 15 - 29, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 11:00am – 1:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

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
July 16 - 17, 2022, Daily from 11:00am – 6:30pm (2 days)
Tuition: $425.00
By creating custom clasps, jewelers can elevate the overall look and perceived value of their hand-crafted designs over manufactured components. This two-day hands-on virtual workshop begins with quick and easy enhancements for several wire-based clasps, such as hook-and-eye and toggle and then moves on to basic box clasps and open keyhole clasps
Virtual Course
With Nash Quinn
July 19 - 26, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

This demo-focused virtual workshop has a bit of everything - enameling, silver fabrication, and tap-and-die connections. Students will learn how to create a fanciful flower out of enamel, copper, and fabricated sterling silver.

Virtual Course
With William Vanaria
July 23 - 24, 2022, Daily from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

Learn to add visual intrigue to your jewelry in this virtual workshop which will go over several different methods and styles of wire twisting, as well as some examples for jewelry application. Students can choose to purchase the materials kit and follow along or absorb the information in this demo-focused course.

Virtual Course
With Liz Kantner
July 25 - 29, 2022, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
In this virtual workshop, learn how to use social media with the goal of increasing sales for your work. Liz will walk you through making a consistent content plan, taking engaging photos, writing captions that convert to sales, and creating videos with ease.
Virtual Course
With Tim Lazure
July 26 - 28, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
This demo-focused virtual workshop will provide students with the opportunity of honing their stone setting skills as instructor Tim Lazure masterfully leads them a variety of different types of stone setting techniques including a tube setting, flush setting, handmade prongs, and thick-walled oval bezel setting for faceted stones.
Virtual Course
With April Wood
August 1 - 8, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will be exposed to a variety of surface embellishment techniques for metal, including chasing, etching, reticulation, solder inlay, and painting with metal. The surface techniques demonstrated in this course have the ability to enhance and transform metals, causing the material to resemble another or allowing for the transfer of imagery onto the metal.
Virtual Course
With Ben Cooke-Akaiwa
August 2 - 4, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
Scoring and bending is an easy way to add volume to sheet metal and an invaluable technique in the metalsmith’s arsenal! This demo-focused virtual workshop is an introductory course that will cover the essential tips and tricks behind the process of scoring and bending for the purpose of creating dimension with sheet metal.
Virtual Course
With Alex Boyd
August 5 - 19, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 11:00am – 1:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
In this demo-focused virtual class students will learn how to make a saddle setting for a drilled paddle stone and attach that via hinge to a bezel set cabochon. This course will also cover making a safety catch for the ear wires so the earrings.
Virtual Course
With Lynn Yuhr
August 9 - 11, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop we will discuss three types of tabs - outer, inner, and edge - for the purpose of setting your polymer pieces. We will go over practical aspects of tabs like tips on sawing, how long to make them, how many to cut, finishing edges, and bending them in place.  We will also explore the possibilities of incorporating the tabs and surrounding metal into our designs.
Virtual Course
With William Vanaria
August 10 - 17, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 10:00am – 1:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $225.00
This demo-focused virtual workshop will cover claw settings, a series of vertically oriented and tapered metal prongs, otherwise known as “claws”, designed to hold a gemstone securely in place whilst allowing maximum light to reach it.
Virtual Course
August 15 - 29, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
The bayonet closure is an excellent way to get that satisfying click when you close your next container! In this demo-focused virtual workshop Jenn will walk you through the steps of constructing a bayonet for a container and clasp.
Virtual Course
With Jessica Calderwood
August 15 - 22, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will learn about the multitude of options for creating tactile surfaces in vitreous enamel. The course will cover applying and firing micro-beads, seed beads, granulation balls, sugar firing, and liquid gold accents.
Virtual Course
August 16 - 18, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

This virtual class will focus on fabricating a negatively pierced and layered earring component which can then be transformed into numerous earring formats from stud or post earrings to various types of hoops and dangles. Best practices for hand-finishing will also be discussed. 

Virtual Course
With Matthieu Cheminee
August 18, 2022 - September 1, 2022, Weekly from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
In this demo-focused virtual class students will discover the intricacies of making a few different chain styles including palm trees, flat palm trees, wheat, and more. Participants will learn how to create tools for jump ring making, how to construct and solder the links together, and several different finishing processes.
Virtual Course
With Charity Hall
August 27 - 28, 2022, Daily from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
Tube settings for faceted stones add delightful pops of brilliance and color to your jewelry. In this demo-focused virtual class, students will learn to make tube settings for round faceted stones starting with the basics of cutting and setting on flats and ring shanks, then followed by an exploration of novel applications for this technique.
Virtual Course
September 6 - 13, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will dip, brush, sgraffito, layer, wipe, scratch, and use just about any tool they can find to create interesting surfaces and novel textures using liquid enamel!
Virtual Course
September 6 - 9, 2022, Daily from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (4 days)
Tuition: $420.00

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
With Lynn Yuhr
September 6 - 8, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

Links are a way to provide points of connections in the construction of your jewelry. Most commonly, they are used as connection points in a necklace, but they can just as easily be used in earring, bracelets, and even brooches. This demo-focused virtual workshop will illustrate how to create links of various shapes using multiple gauges of wire and then how to incorporate them with polymer clay. 

Virtual Course
September 9 - 16, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

Learn how to increase light reflection or to add another layer of intricacy to your designs using the Basse-taille enameling process which offers exciting possibilities that can add dimension and complexity to enamel pieces through engraving, roller printed hand-made and laser cut textures, and etching techniques. Finishing techniques will additionally be covered. 

Virtual Course
September 9 - 23, 2022, Weekly on Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

Fall in love with hinges as Jenn Wells guides you through your hinge-making journey! This demo-focused virtual class will cover three ways to create a hinge both directly into a jewelry piece, as well as one you can attached at after the fact. Focus will be placed on multiple soldering setups, creating proper range of motion, and sort of situation suits each hinge best. 

Virtual Course
September 12 - 26, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

This intensive three-session virtual workshop explores the traditions of Keum-boo with a variety of techniques and variants to create jewelry in an economical way. Students will learn about the properties of gold and silver foils, how to create their own foils, and multiple application methods in combination with embossing, stamping, roller printing, soldering, and many more tips and tricks!

Virtual Course
With Mara Colecchia
September 13 - 20, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
This fun virtual course offers students of every level the chance to learn bead embroidery techniques. This workshop is to be considered a creative exploration of upcycling, as students will learn how to skin a worn out baseball and stitch back together its two halves with beads, and successively embellish it, with the aim to produce a unique piece of art.
Virtual Course
With Tom Muir
September 15 - 29, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

This demo-focused virtual workshop will show you how to control warpage of sheet metal, refine your torch work, and perfect your filing, fitting, and finishing proficiencies in the construction of rectangular or cylindrical box form - and all without the use of binding wire!

Virtual Course
With Kat Cole
September 20 - 22, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
This virtual workshop is an introduction to the process of enameling on steel and will provide the opportunity to explore the unique surface quality, mark-making, and rich durable color that enamel has to offer on this inexpensive and dynamic base material. 
Virtual Course
September 24 - 25, 2022, Daily from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

GET FIRED UP! In this workshop students will learn how to effectively use a torch to fire enamels. Numerous aspects of enameling basics will be covered, including efficient and safe home/studio setups, metal typing and preparation, enamel variants and applications methods, as well as multiple sifting techniques and firing methods for creating dynamic designs

 

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