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 (3 weeks)
    with Tom Muir
    November 30-December 14, 2021weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-12:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual workshop will focus on bayonet catches that include at least one swivel mechanism and a hand-made stainless steel spring that will provide tension for the locking mechanism within the catch. Engineering principles of these mechanisms will also be discussed, along with useful soldering and fabrication strategies, which can be applied to numerous procedures in the jewelry and metalsmithing studio.

  • 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!

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  • 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!

    Class is full.
     
  • 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.

    Class is full.
     
  • 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.

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  • 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. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with E. Douglas Wunder
    December 8-10, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This virtual workshop is intended to familiarize students with an understanding of titanium (Ti), it's physical and working properties, as well as how to transform titanium into a piece of jewelry. Focus will be placed on developing visual designs from paper to metal objects using fundamental metalworking techniques. Titanium coloring techniques will also be explored. 

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  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Jessica Calderwood
    December 11-18, 2021weekly on Saturdays12:00pm-2:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Working from personal sketches and reference images, learn how to incorporate chiaroscuro drawing techniques into vitreous enamel. demonstrations will be given on metal preparation, enamel sifting, stencils, use of painting oils, underglazes, overglazes, and seed beads.

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  • 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 (2 days)
    with Jennifer Wells
    December 14-16, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Kick your enameling skills up a notch with the cloisonné enameling technique, a method of enameling which utilized thin wire to create walls and line work within enamel, allowing for sharp separations of color to be used in imagery. Students will learn wire bending, firing, wet packing, and finishing 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Tim Lazure
    January 4-6, 202210:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Learn to add elegance and depth to your ring bands in the demo-focused virtual workshop! Course content will include manipulating the profile of wire with forging techniques to give a ring band a unique contour, as well as exploring layered bands to emphasize textural contrast. Tube setting will also be covered to add some bling to your ring!

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Liz Kantner
    January 5-7, 20224:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This virtual, seminar-style workshop will cover everything you need to know about selling your jewelry online! From creating a consistent and effective content strategy to leveraging email marketing and social media to sell jewelry, this class will cover it all!

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Maia Leppo
    January 5-12, 2022weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $50.00

    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 how 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 Erica Stankwytch Bailey
    January 8-9, 202210:00am-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 days)
    with Matthieu Cheminée
    January 10-14, 202210:00am-12:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    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
    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 (2 days)
    with Nash Quinn
    January 11-13, 20224:00pm-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.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Taylor Saleem
    January 11-13, 20226:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    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. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Emily Pellini
    January 15-16, 202210:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this demo-focused virtual workshop, students will learn to apply and fire luster and mica powders on to vitreous enamel to decorate the surface and add a new layer of visual interest. Focusing on non-toxic options for luster surfaces, students will be able to learn how to utilize a variety of easy to access materials to apply a layer of shimmer.

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Jim Dailing
    January 18-25, 2022weekly on Tuesdays4:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This demo-centered virtual course will focus exclusively on two distinct stone setting processes, bead setting and 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!

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    January 18-25, 2022weekly on Tuesdays6:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    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 on the market, their applications, and how to get the most out of their function. 

     

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Alex Boyd
    January 19-February 2, 2022weekly on Wednesdays11:00am-1:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $200.00

    In this demo-focused virtual class, students will learn how to make a large yet comfortable sterling silver hollow-backed ring with a large cabochon stone bezel-set in 22k gold.

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Deanna Pastel
    January 19-February 2, 2022weekly on Wednesdays4:00pm-6:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    In this demo-focused virtual workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of moving metal using multiple hammering techniques. Skills and demonstrations will focus on how to taper and spread 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 shapes including leaf and flower forms. Additional demonstrations will teach students how to construct simple 3-dimentional flower forms, as well as soldering techniques.

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    January 20-27, 2022weekly on Thursdays6:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live virtual workshop, students will build a grounded understanding of working with polymer clay and add a unique design aesthetic onto their jewelry making repertoire. Color mixing, cane construction, clay conditioning, and more will be covered. 

  • 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.

     

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Daniel DiCaprio
    January 21-28, 2022weekly on Fridays6:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $70.00

    This virtual 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.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Marissa Saneholtz
    January 29-31, 202210:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    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 (3 weeks)
    with Lynn Yuhr
    February 1-15, 2022weekly on Tuesdays4:00pm-6:00pmfor 3 weeks
    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 (3 weeks)
    with Paulette Werger
    February 2-16, 2022weekly on Wednesdays1:00pm-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 weeks)
    with Jim Dailing
    February 3-10, 2022weekly on Thursdays4:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This 2-day virtual class will cover various approaches for hand carving wax prototypes for larger, bezel-set faceted stones. Class topics will focus on design options and aesthetics, structural aspects for durability and longevity, wax types, and tool needs. Class will conclude with how to finish a wax model and proper spruing methods. Casting will not be covered. 

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Logan Woodle
    February 4-18, 2022weekly on Fridays6:00pm-8:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    In this demo-focused virtual workshop students will learn to solder and fuse pewter to brass, copper, and pewter itself with the goal of producing dynamic three-dimensional forms. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding how mixed metal fabrication creates unique opportunities to explore texture, color, and form, as well as how to introduce pewter into an traditional silversmithing environment while avoiding containation of metals.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    February 5-6, 202210:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    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 (3 weeks)
    with Taylor Saleem
    February 9-23, 2022weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-8:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    Add a little pizzazz to your jewelry! This virtual workshop will teach students to transform flat sterling silver sheet into a dimensional bead using the natural world as inspiration. Participants will learn how to translate botanical motifs into metal cut-outs, how to expertly piece designs, how to build the body of the bead, and how to then sweat soldering the imagery onto the bead, for an elevated and personalized aesthetic.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Emily Pellini
    February 12-13, 202210:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Add a little pizzazz to your jewelry! This virtual workshop will teach students to transform flat sterling silver sheet into a dimensional bead using the natural world as inspiration. Participants will learn how to translate botanical motifs into metal cut-outs, how to expertly piece designs, how to build the body of the bead, and how to then sweat soldering the imagery onto the bead, for an elevated and personalized aesthetic.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Matthieu Cheminée
    February 15-17, 20226:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual workshop will teach student how to transform old pliers and tweezers into practical chain making tools that will then be used to make unique, no-solder chains. Students will also discover tricks to pull and anneal thin wire, how to twist wires together to create a textured affect, and much more. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Maia Leppo
    February 15-17, 20226:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $50.00

    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 focus on working with 20 gauge mild steel sheet, silver tubing, and steel wire to create dynamic sheet metal jewelry..

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Ryan Gardner
    February 19-20, 202210:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

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

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Ryan Gardner
    March 1-3, 202210:00am-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!

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Lynn Yuhr
    March 1-8, 2022weekly on Tuesdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    In this virtual workshop students will learn to make Picasso-inspired polymer clay pieces that pop with any outfit and can either be worn as a pin or a pendant! Color mixing and color blends are the key to this project, providing the base in which to build. A cut and paste technique is used in combination with overplayed line work, and added accents for the final touch. Handmade bail and commercial pin back attachement will also be covered. 

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Nash Quinn
    March 2-16, 2022weekly on Wednesdays4:00pm-6:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    Making a successful hinge is a critical stepping-stone to all sorts of mechanisms and moving parts. In this demo-focused virtual workshop, students will learn how to fabricate a cradle-hinged lid suitable for boxes, vessels, and lockets. 

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Maia Leppo
    March 3, 20226:00pm-8:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $75.00
    Materials: TBD

    Using the affordable and lightweight material of steel, this demo-focused virtual workshop will go over various ways of making finished jewelry purely with cold-connection techniques - no soldering required! Students will learn about a variety of chain designs, prong making, and riveting.

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Alex Boyd
    March 4-18, 2022weekly on Fridays11:00am-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 (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    March 5-6, 202210:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this demo-focused virtual workshop, students will learn the ins and outs of hammering a metal rods/wire into structural and decorative elements called rivets. Demos will focus on both small and large, and in two variations used most commonly in jewelry and metalsmithing - flush rivets and mushroom rivets.

     

    Class is not open for registration yet.
  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Paulette Werger
    March 7-14, 2022weekly on Mondays1:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This demo-focused virtual workshop will act as an introduction to the vast topic of earring design and fabrication. Students will focus on simple and effective ways of using techniques that require no soldering to make elegant kinetic earrings!

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Taylor Saleem
    March 8-10, 20226:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    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. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Paulette Werger
    March 14, 20227:00pm-8:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $50.00

    So you’ve taken a ton of classes, honed dozens of techniques and skills, and made the samples...now what? In this two-session 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! 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Charles Lewton-Brain
    March 15-17, 20226:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this tricks and tips virtual workshop, students will learn to speed up their production and understanding of goldsmithing from a master in the field, Charles Lewton-Brain. This course is a loose, eclectic collection of short cuts, bench tricks, stone setting and polishing hints, and alternative equipment options. Cheap tool making, jeweler’s secrets, and unexpected sources for tools will be covered. Learn to free your thinking and find solutions to whatever technical problems that might arise!

    Class is not open for registration yet.