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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.

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  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    April 2-June 4, 2018weekly on Mondays10:00am-1:00pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $425.00 $403.75
    5% discount until March 3
    Materials: TBD

    This class embraces the next steps of the lost wax casting process.  The semester will focus on carving a ring with a setting for a faceted stone, and then how to add “gallery work” underneath it. David will also teach methods for mold making.  Produce copies of a design you love, lift textures off of items we can’t cast, and duplicate parts for repeating patterns.

  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    April 2-June 4, 2018weekly on Mondays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $425.00 $403.75
    5% discount until March 3

    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 Wendy Jo New
    April 3-June 5, 2018weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until March 4
    Materials: $45.00

    This class is designed for the students who have successfully completed or have the fundamental skills of a Jewelry 1 course and want to take things to the next level.  Students will learn how to fabricate a hollow ring by combining two rings—anticlastic and a textured synclastic—thereby refining measuring, soldering, forming, and final finishing skills.  Additionally, students will fabricate a step bezel for a faceted stone taking the bezel making skills learned for a cabochon stone up a notch.   Students will also hone their piercing and filing skills on a pendant or ring of their design—

  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    April 3-June 5, 2018weekly on Tuesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until March 4
    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. 

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Diane Lawton
    April 3-June 5, 2018weekly on Tuesdays6:30pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $425.00 $403.75
    5% discount until March 4
    Materials: $55.00

    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 4-June 6, 2018weekly on Wednesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until March 5

    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 (8 weeks)
    with Joy Raskin
    April 4-June 6, 2018weekly on Wednesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until March 5
    Materials: $65.00

    Ever want to go beyond the basic bezel and expand your repertoire of stone-setting skills? Join us to learn about tube bezels, channel settings, open back bezels, and tips and tricks to make your settings more unique and interesting.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    April 4-June 6, 2018weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until March 5
    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!

  • Weekly Class (7 weeks)
    with Avery Lucas
    April 5-May 24, 2018weekly on Thursdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 7 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00 $375.25
    5% discount until March 6
    Materials: $55.00

    This course is an introduction to the secrets of making jewelry and working with metals. All of the basics to making your own jewelry will be covered.

  • Weekly Class (7 weeks)
    with Avery Lucas
    April 5-May 24, 2018weekly on Thursdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 7 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00 $375.25
    5% discount until March 6
    Materials: $40.00

    Tackle a wide range of projects with instructor guidance in order to developed skills needed to craft creative dreams a reality. Use class time to game-plan, problem-solve or just work in the studio, taking advantage of the space and equipment. This is an excellent opportunity to explore challenging projects that you want feedback on or technical advice to execute. Make this class an exploration of pushing your jewelry making skills to the next level.

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  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Munya Avigail Upin
    April 5-June 7, 2018weekly on Thursdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until March 6
    Materials: $50.00

    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.

  • Weekly Class (4 weeks)
    with Michela Verani
    July 10-31, 2018weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-2:00pmfor 4 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $275.00 $261.25
    5% discount until June 10
    Materials: $130.00

    In this 4-week class, students will be shown how to create realistic, low-relief sculptural jewelry using metal clay. Low relief techniques involve creating a raised, shallow design directly on top of the metal clay base. Clay is removed or added in strategic area creating an illusion of superficial depth across the clay surface and is considered common ground between drawing on the surface of the clay to create a design and full, 3-dimensional sculpture. No Sculpture experience is required but participants must be comfortable with basic metal clay skills.