Virtual Courses

Virtual Course
With Matthieu Cheminee
June 2 - 9, 2022, Weekly on Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

In this virtual workshop, attendees will be introduced to ways of adding and embedding the medium of wood into metal, as well as adding metal into wood. In addition to learning techniques for imbedding, students will also learn how to laminate or “sandwich” wood and metal together, for dynamic patterns.

Virtual Course
With Charity Hall
June 4 - 5, 2022, Daily from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00

n this demo-focused virtual workshop students will build a silver locket with a functional soldered hinge and clasp. The demonstrations will be fabrication-intensive and will cover locket construction step-by-step from start to finish. Additionally, students will learn to customize their own unique design on the front face of the locket. Tube setting small stones will also be covered.

Virtual Course
June 6 - 27, 2022, Weekly on Monday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (4 days)
Tuition: $300.00

In this demo-focused virtual class students will explore four basic metal manipulation techniques - fold forming, shell forming, forging, and hollow forms. Additionally, students will learn how combining these techniques can add an intriguing sculptural aesthetic to a piece jewelry.

Virtual Course
With Alex Boyd
June 7 - 21, 2022, Weekly on Tuesday from 11:00am – 1:00pm (3 days)
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
June 8 - 22, 2022, Weekly on Wednesday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00

This virtual workshop will focus on unusual ways to trap stones, pearls, or found objects, while placing emphasis on small scale fabrication for building a variety of mounting styles. This is a perfect class for makers with some jewelry experience seeking to refine their skills and learn time-saving shortcuts for designing and fabricating settings efficiently!

Virtual Course
With Liz Kantner
June 8 - 10, 2022, Wednesday and Friday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm (2 days)
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!

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Virtual Course
With Charles Lewton-Brain
June 9, 2022, Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm
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June 16, 2022, Thursday from 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Tuition: $110.00
This information-dense virtual workshop explains metal structures, annealing, firescale, melting, alloying, casting ingots, making sheet and wire without cracking, age-hardening, casting issues, and more with just enough science to improve your metal working without getting TOO nerdy!
Virtual Course
With Ricky Frank
June 10 - 17, 2022, Weekly from 10:00am – 1:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $225.00
This virtual class will focus on 6 basic techniques for creating unique and personal color ways. These include foil layers, layers with different edges, sculptural edges, gradation layers, custom color layers, and opalescent white enamel layers.
Virtual Course
June 13 - 16, 2022, Daily from 2:00pm – 4:00pm (4 days)
Tuition: $420.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop, you’ll learn all about fusing metal powders to steel to create high-impact mixed metals steel jewelry.
Virtual Course
With April Wood
June 16 - 30, 2022, Weekly from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop, students will learn the step-by-step procedures for utilizing the electroforming technique, including preparing models for the electroforming bath, how to set up their own bath, the plating process, and how to finish the object once it is metal.
Virtual Course
June 17 - 19, 2022, Daily from 11:00am – 6:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $425.00
In this live-virtual workshop, students will learn three ways of die forming that will allow them to reproduce their designs quickly and accurately.
Virtual Course
With Bonnie Bishoff
June 21 - 23, 2022, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $150.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop, Bonnie will demonstrate a variety of techniques that she has employed over the years in making some of her favorite cane designs, capitalizing on the unique qualities of translucent polymers. Students will learn to construct four different simple canes that create big effects. They will then learn to apply those patterns in a variety of ways in their polymer projects.
Virtual Course
With Matthieu Cheminee
June 27, 2022 - July 1, 2022, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am – 12:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $225.00
In this demo-focused virtual workshop participants will learn to make the required tools needed for the technique of stamp embossing. Four styles of embossing tools will be covered by transforming recycled ‘tool’ steel. Proper embossing applications will also be covered.
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, 2022, Tuesday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
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July 14, 2022, Thursday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
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.
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 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!

 

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