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 Matthieu Cheminée
    December 1-3, 202010:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual workshop will introduced attendees 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.

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  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    December 4, 202010:00am-1:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $140.00

    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 Marissa Saneholtz
    December 4-6, 20201:00pm-3:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00
    Materials: $70.00

    Enthralled with color, but don’t have an enameling kiln? In this live virtual workshop, students will learn the basics of the traditional enameling technique of cloisonné, but will instead work with custom pigmented cement to create interesting designs.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    December 8-10, 202010:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live, online workshop, learn how to master the hand file and add embellishments to your work through decorative filing techniques. Students will explore this deceptively simple tool in depth and will learn about the various types of files out there, their applications, and how to get the most out of their function. 

     

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    December 8-10, 20204:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $180.00

    This live, virtual workshop will focus on adorning the hand. Students will 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.

  • Virtual Course (5 days)
    with Bette Barnett
    December 14-18, 202010:00am-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 William Vanaria
    December 15-17, 20204:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $180.00
    Materials: $10.00

    This live, virtual workshop will cover flush setting, a technique that involves setting a stone directly into the surface of metal using a steel tool to create a lip that holds the stone in place. Students will learn how to make their own steel setting tool, how to seat the stone, as well as the necessary hand motions needed to push the metal over the stone.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Breana Ferrara
    December 16-18, 20204:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $100.00

    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.

  • 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.