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Weekly Classes

Weekly classes provide students with the fundamental skills needed to enter and explore the field of jewelry making and metalworking. Classes run from three to ten weeks.

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Pauline Warg
    March 29-31, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00
    Materials: $50.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    So much emphasis is often placed on designing a piece of jewelry around a beautiful stone, but what about the design of the bezel itself? This 3-day workshop investigates the sculpted bezel and how one can transform a stone setting from ordinary to extraordinary.

  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with Munya Avigail Upin
    April 1-June 3, 2019weekly on Mondays10:00am-1:00pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $430.00
    Materials: TBD

    Create alluring surfaces and structures using woven metal techniques. This hands-on weekly class will introduce students to twining, braiding, weaving, knitting, and soumak weaving.

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  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    April 1-June 3, 2019weekly on Mondays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $430.00

    Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    April 2-June 4, 2019weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $480.00
    Materials: $55.00

    This weekly class presents students with the fundamentals of jewelry and metalsmithing skills. Among the many techniques we will cover, students will learn how to effectively shape, join, polish, texture, and patina metal. 

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  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    April 2-June 4, 2019weekly on Tuesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $480.00
    Materials: $50.00

    Build upon the basic techniques covered in Jewelry 1 to open up design possibilities and create more complex pieces.  Discover some advanced soldering techniques, trickier cold connections, and strategies to design and produce jewelry. Students will set stones, fabricate hollow forms, and more!

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  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Diane Lawton
    April 2-June 4, 2019weekly on Tuesdays6:30pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $430.00
    Materials: $50.00

    This introductory course focuses on developing fundamental hand skills, good studio habits, and an appreciation for quality craftsmanship. Students will learn essential fabrication techniques by designing and producing unique, handcrafted jewelry.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with David Baird
    April 3-June 5, 2019weekly on Wednesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $480.00

    Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

    Class is full.
     
  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Joy Raskin
    April 3-June 5, 2019weekly on Wednesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $480.00
    Materials: $25.00

    Forging is an ancient art of controlled hammering to change the shape of wire or thick sheet metal into certain shapes and patterns. Students will learn to transform wire into sculptural forms that can be used for jewelry, sculpture or holloware.

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  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    April 3-June 5, 2019weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $480.00
    Materials: $60.00

    Pattern welded steel, otherwise known as Damascus steel, is typically used to make all manner of beautifully crafted sharp implements. In this workshop, we will take cut-off sheets of Damascus steel and create stunning cabochons.

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  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Patrick McMillan
    April 4-June 6, 2019weekly on Thursdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $480.00
    Materials: $30.00

    This wax working course will focus on introductory techniques used in creating wax models for jewelry and small metal ornamental pieces. Learn how to carve and sculpt a custom design, apply surface textures, and incorporate organic/natural elements to create a unique piece of jewelry. Student will being the class with carving and casting a ring (or two) in metal, then learning to sand and polish their work. Discover all the possibilities what you can create through wax carving and casting!

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  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Patrick McMillan
    April 4-June 6, 2019weekly on Thursdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $480.00
    Materials: $55.00

    This introductory course will focus on the design process and basic fabrication techniques of jewelry making and metalsmithing. In this class, students will begin with a sample project to practice design, layout and construction of a small decorative metal piece.  This will serve as a guide to practice using basic tools and techniques for sawing, soldering, texturing and polishing. Using these skills students will design and construct a custom pendant, ring and/or earrings. Additional demonstrations including bezel setting and riveting will be included during this course.

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  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Alanna Robbins
    April 4-June 6, 2019weekly on Thursdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $480.00
    Materials: $70.00

    Take your jewelry skills to the next level! In Jewelry 2 you will perfect the skills you learned in Jewelry 1, and discover new techniques. Students can expect to make 3 main projects: tube set faceted earrings/ ring, an etching project, and make a hollow form such as a box with a lid/ or a hollow form ring.

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  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Marissa Saneholtz
    April 5-7, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00
    Materials: $45.00

    Champlevé is a French term that describes enamels that are inlaid into designs made of metal with higher fields and recessed compartments. One of many ways to achieve these surfaces is through a sustainable electrolytic etching process. Over the course of a three-day workshop, students will have the opportunity to learn how to modify drawings and designs to be compatible with Champlevé, apply resist to metal, etch, wet pack, fire, stone, and finish wearable works of art.

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Victoria Young
    April 12-14, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00
    Materials: $125.00

    In this three day workshop, students will explore the traditional techniques of fabricating basket settings and assembling them together to make a multi-stone necklace. Students will learn to create round basket settings, as well as learn how to fabricate basket settings for oval and pear shaped stones. In addition, we will cover how to attach chain to the pendant and make a few simple bails. Students will be taught proper hand positioning and bur control, how to cut the perfect seat, a variety of ways to shape the prong, and how to properly polish and finish the piece.  

     

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Avery Lucas
    April 27-28, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $405.00 $384.75
    5% discount until March 28
    Materials: $35.00

    Earrings are double trouble but essential for a jeweler to make and master. This two day workshop will be all about designing and making different kinds of ear baubles. Learn the basics of soldering posts and forming ear wires to crafting hinges for click top hoops. Techniques covered will include but are not limited to finding balance and troubleshooting designs vs fabrication. Beginners and advanced students will benefit from group demonstrations and one on one guidance from the instructor in order to grow their ideas.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    May 3, 201910:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $105.00 $99.75
    5% discount until April 3
    Materials: $55.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This course is about pearls and all you need to know about nature's fantastic beauties — how to buy, care for, knot, and terminate the ends of necklaces — with pearl expert Mary Stachura.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Diane Lawton
    May 4-5, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $380.00 $361.00
    5% discount until April 4
    Materials: $55.00

    This condensed exploration of metalworking fundamentals is perfect for those who have always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Saw, anneal, solder, file, texture, solder inlay, and more while creating one-of-a-kind jewelry!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Steven Manchini
    May 10, 201910:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $125.00 $118.75
    5% discount until April 10
    Materials: $40.00

    In this class you will learn how to hold a stone using only wire and create a tear-dropped styled, silver pendant. We will be using a variety of wires and pliers to bend, tie, and form a pendant with a secure center stone. This will include learning different weaving, coil, and framing patterns. These are all cold-fusion techniques, no heat or glue involved, and no hammers necessary. These techniques can be applied to other areas of artistry to accentuate your work with wire. No previous experience required, but patience is a must! 

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Michela Verani
    May 11, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until April 11
    Materials: $60.00

    This one-day class on metal clay will show you how to use nature and natural items as a basis for your metal clay jewelry.  Students will use natural items directly as a substrate or textural component of their work, as well as use 2-part silicone molding compound to create molds so that repeat items can be make from a single natural item. Students will take home a finished piece of silver jewelry, as well as a mold or two for future use. This workshop is for beginner to advanced metal clay students.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Donna D'Aquino
    May 17-19, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00 $503.50
    5% discount until April 17
    Materials: $30.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    In this workshop students will explore the use of line to build three-dimensional forms. Using wire, simple design basics and soldering techniques we will create these forms. The class will look at different approaches to translating these components into wearable jewelry pieces such as earrings, rings and necklaces. The class will use Plasti-Dip to add color. Students should expect to take home a completed piece of jewelry or sample parts depending on the complexity of their design. All students with basic soldering skills are welcome.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    May 31, 20199:00am-1:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $80.00 $76.00
    5% discount until May 1
    Materials: $70.00

    This Chain maille is a two thousand-year-old art form originally used to create garments worn for protection by warriors from Europe, the Middle East and the Orient. Modern approaches use these classical patterns of cold-connected jump rings for sculpture and jewelry. For these non-traditional applications, hundreds of new patterns have been invented.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    May 31, 20192:00pm-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $80.00 $76.00
    5% discount until May 1
    Materials: $25.00

    Scale maille is an extension of chain maille.  Using jump rings, scales are woven together in a staggered pattern to form sheets with a surface that resembles fish scales.  Traditionally these sheets formed protective battle armor. Today, these sheets are often transformed into statement jewelry pieces such as cuffs and elaborate collars. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Avery Lucas
    June 1, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until May 2
    Materials: $40.00

    The cuff is a classy and sassy piece of jewelry that can stand alone or be stacked with other pieces. Learning the basics of how to make this wardrobe staple will help progress your jewelry-making endeavors too. Students will learn how to design, size, cut, shape, anneal, and form strips of metal to entwine the wrist. Master the plain cuff first, then let your imagination take over — there are endless ways to customize. Techniques such as hammering, roller printing, stamping, and piercing will be covered in order to create all sorts of design outcomes.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    June 2, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until May 3
    Materials: $40.00

    Twisted wire elements have the potential to bring a lot to a piece of jewelry. Though the practice is deceptively simple at first glance (just get some square stock and twist it) there countless variations which, when applied, can fundamentally alter how the final product looks. In this workshop students will complete a series of samples utilize different methods and styles of twisting wire, leading to the creation of finished and wearable bangles, cuffs, and bracelets of their own design.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    June 7, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until May 8
    Materials: $35.00

    Applying the right finish to a piece of jewelry is one of the most important aspects of creating successful work. There are countless ways to finish jewelry, from the flawless mirror finish seen in commercial jewelry, to the matte brushed finish popular with many art jewelers. In this workshop, students will learn industry level tips, tricks, and techniques and produce several of these finishes on pre-made ring bands. Students are also encouraged to bring in personal work to get feedback and suggestions on how to finish it.

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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    June 8, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until May 9
    Materials: $50.00

    This one-day workshop shows students of any skill level how to make series of silver, stackable rings. Learn basic soldering, stone setting, texturing, and stamping to enhance each band for a one-of-a-kind look.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Nicole Mordecai
    June 9, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until May 10
    Materials: $45.00

    Learn how to utilize a tool you use every day to capture beautiful images of your work!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Lauren Beaudoin
    June 14, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until May 15
    Materials: $20.00

    This introduction workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn the basics process of beginner small-scale one time use mold casting. Delft clay is a type of sand casting that allows you to make replicas of found objects or wax models. Unlike sand the delft clay is finer and more compactible making it a perfect reusable molding material that retains intricate details. During this workshop you will learn how to choose the right objects to cast, set up a successful mold, melt then pour molten bronze and silver as well as go through any trouble shooting if molds or pours fail.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Lauren Beaudoin
    June 15, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until May 16
    Materials: $40.00

    During this workshop students will refine and become confident in their sawing skills through guided exercises and patterns.  Learn how to use your saw frame to your advantage and tackle those straight lines, curves, spirals, tricky angles, and more. 

  • Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Arthur Hash
    June 17-20, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 4 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until May 18
    Materials: $50.00

    This workshop will explore the potential of combining laser engraving with enameling on jewelry and small metal objects. Over the course of four days students will learn and apply basic and intermediate enameling techniques on copper. This includes metal prep, basic sifting, basic vocabulary, kiln use, limoges painting, press forming and alternative mark making. No enameling experience is required. After enameling students will mark the enamel using a laser engraver.

  • Summer with the Masters (3 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 23-25, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $550.00 $522.50
    5% discount until May 24
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Every jeweler eventually tires of buying typical stones and setting them in conventional settings. Come spend three days with Michael Boyd, and learn how to cut and polish your own cabochons with limitless shape, size, and color options.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 27-30, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 4 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $650.00 $617.50
    5% discount until May 28
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Learn how to integrate stone and metal as a whole, rather than as separate objects. Demonstrations include how to shape rough stones, drill through them, make perfect bezels for unique shapes, set stones on top of stones, add decorative rivets, and more.

    Class is full.
     
  • Past student work
    Workshop (3 days)
    with Sarah Doremus
    July 5-7, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until June 5
    Materials: $60.00

    Have you always wanted to know how to make jewelry but never had the time? This weekend course teaches the basics of sawing, annealing, soldering, filing, texturing, polishing, and stone setting.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    July 8, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until June 8
    Materials: $45.00

    Learn how to use files to add embellishments to their work through decorative filing techniques. In addition, we will explore this deceptively simple hand tool in depth, and students will learn about the various types of files out there, their applications, how they function, and how to use them to greater effect. This workshop is intended for students who have a basic understanding of the file and jewelry practices, and as such Jewelry 1 or equivalent are required to take this course.

  • Weekly Class (4 weeks)
    with Michela Verani
    July 9-30, 2019weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-2:00pmfor 4 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $300.00 $285.00
    5% discount until June 9
    Materials: $90.00

    Hooked on metal clay, but sick of using the commercial texture plates and stamps available to everyone? Join us and learn to create your own patterns and molds with limitless possibilities.

  • Summer with the Masters (1 day)
    with Andrew Cooperman
    July 10, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $200.00 $190.00
    5% discount until June 10

    The flexible shaft machine may be the most versatile tool at the bench, yet for many makers it’s also the most underutilized and least understood. Here’s your chance to gain a deeper understanding of this marvelous tool and expand your vocabulary of flexible shaft techniques and applications. 

  • Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Andrew Cooperman
    July 11-14, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 4 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $650.00 $617.50
    5% discount until June 11
    Materials: $45.00

    Next to form, the surface of an object may be what most defines it and gives it depth and character. But it seems that we so often come to rely on a handful of basic textures rather than developing our own creative surfaces.The goal of this fun and fast-paced 3-day class is to fix that, to uncover new ways to consider surface.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Patrick McMillan
    July 15, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until June 15
    Materials: $40.00

    The workshop will walk through introductory forging techniques to create a custom set of copper/silver chopsticks. We will practice how to taper, texture, and solder to create your personalized set of chopsticks to use at home. Time to heat up your metal and start hammering on the anvil. No experience necessary.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Alison Antelman
    July 17-21, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until June 17
    Materials: $35.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Investigate the possibilities of clasp design and fabrication in this 5-day workshop focused on designing your own custom clasps for necklaces and bracelets. Students will address challenges related to designing and mechanisms, while learning about various fabrication techniques including key and box clasps, soldering to stainless steel, puzzle solving, precision fitting and function. Participants can expect to lease with 2 clasp samples, one of which will be transformed into a front clasp necklace.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    July 22, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until June 22
    Materials: $150.00

    This Chain maille is a two thousand-year-old art form originally used to create garments worn for protection by warriors from Europe, the Middle East and the Orient. Modern approaches use these classical patterns of cold-connected jump rings for sculpture and jewelry. For these non-traditional applications, hundreds of new patterns have been invented.  Our chain maille classes and workshops teach students how to transform some of these classic patterns of connected rings into striking pieces of jewelry.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Joanna Gollberg
    July 24-28, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until June 24

    Through fabrication methods and proper soldering techniques, students will learn how create a wire prong setting to trap objects in their jewelry. We’ll also learn a variety of soldering techniques (such as sheet & wire applique, open filigree wire work, and simple kinetics) which will help students add surprising and delightful details to their work. Many other short cuts, tips & tricks, and techniques will be covered as we go along! Soldering small to large components will be a major part of this class.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Liz Clark
    July 29, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until June 29
    Materials: $45.00

    In this one-day workshop, students will learn a fun and fast way to make unique shaped links by soldering and forming them over shaped bezel mandrels. This workshop will help students fine tune their small-scale soldering techniques and will also show some quick, clean-ups tricks by using the flex shaft. Each student will come away with a handmade link necklace or pendant. For ambitious students who may finish early, there will be the opportunity to make a pair of earrings to match.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    July 31-August 4, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until July 1
    Materials: $40.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Explore the infinite possibilities of synclastic and anticlastic forming. These techniques allow us to create complex three-dimensional structures from a single sheet of metal and seamlessly combine concave and convex curves.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    August 5, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until July 6
    Materials: $50.00

    This one-day workshop shows students of any skill level how to make series of silver, stackable rings. Learn basic soldering, stone setting, texturing, and stamping to enhance each band for a one-of-a-kind look.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Linda Darty
    August 7-11, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 8
    Materials: $30.00

    Explore personal approaches to working with enamel, developing your technical and design skills in independent ways. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated and students can focus on those that interest them most. Use of opaque, transparent and opalescent color, foils, painting and drawing techniques, cloisonné, liquid enamels, torch firing and experimental explorations will be discussed as well as soldering before and after enameling. Both beginning and advanced students will be challenged to work at their own level of experience.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    August 12, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until July 13
    Materials: $30.00

    Low temperature brazing, (otherwise known as soldering) is one of the most important, fundamental, and at times tricky technique employed by the modern jeweler. In this workshop students will brush up on soldering techniques and learn strategies to hot join even the most perplexing solder joints.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Jeff Georgantes
    August 14-18, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until July 15
    Materials: $30.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Precision pulse arc welding is revolutionizing the jewelry world. The welders utilize an electrode about the size of needle and all of the action happens under a microscope, which allows for precision welds similar to a laser welder. Unlike soldering, welding can happen right next to stones or other heat sensitive materials, making some designs that were previously impossible, and repairs that would have been a nightmare, a quick and easy reality.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    August 19, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until July 20
    Materials: $40.00

    If you are an experienced jeweler or metalsmith and have always wanted to explore the possibility of enameling, but weren't ready to take an intensive course, this workshop is the one you have been waiting for. Kelly will introduce students to both kiln-firing and torch-firing enamels, making this process completely accessible to anyone with a torch in their studio.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    August 21-25, 201910:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 22
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Explore the natural world in this 5-day workshop that investigates how organic materials can be translated into through metal to create stunning pieces of jewelry. The instructor will be demonstrating forming, fusing, and forging techniques for creating form and dimension, while addressing applications of color through patina formulas, guilder's paste, and enameling. Students will be asked to consider the forms in nature that most inspire them, and to draw from those forms, colors, and textures to create their naturally inspired jewelry. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Marlene Richey
    August 26, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until July 27

    Discover the best ways to deal with customer relations, choose the right craft shows and galleries, speak about your work, and find a balance between making, marketing, and managing a business. This course is hands-on and fast paced with tons of handouts.

  • Profiting By Design by Marlene Richey
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Marlene Richey
    August 27, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until July 28

    Determine the best way to describe your product, identify potential clients, get work into the marketplace, and create a cost-effective marketing plan. From press kits to artist statements, pick up essential skills needed to promote a craft business.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    August 28, 201910:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $105.00 $99.75
    5% discount until July 29
    Materials: $55.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This course is about pearls and all you need to know about nature's fantastic beauties — how to buy, care for, knot, and terminate the ends of necklaces — with pearl expert Mary Stachura.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 29, 201910:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00 $142.50
    5% discount until July 30
    Materials: $20.00

    Create ear wires, clasps, pin backs, hairpins and other findings! If you've been buying commercial findings or closures out of a catalog and are tired of the same old design and high cost, this course is the perfect solution! Techniques covered don't require a lot of tools so students can repeat the process at home without a substantial investment.

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