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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.

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 16-December 9, 2019weekly on Mondays10:00am-1:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $95.00

    Take ordinary, damaged, or chipped cabochons to extraordinary without the need for a full lapidary studio. Over ten weeks, students will learn to cut, alter, refashion and customize cabochon stones with tools that they probably already have at their benches. Bring your scratched, broken, and badly cut stones to turn them into something new!

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 16-December 9, 2019weekly on Mondays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $10.00

    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 (10 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 17-December 3, 2019weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $60.00

    Students who have completed Jewelry 2 and wish to engage in a challenging technical project may look no further than the aptly named Jewelry 3. Dive into design and conceptual considerations, make findings, alter/refine metal stock, and use the language of embellishment to design and create something where every element has been considered and serves the piece in a visual or conceptual way. 

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 17-December 3, 2019weekly on Tuesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $60.00

    Build upon the basic techniques covered in Jewelry 1 to open up design possibilities and create more complex pieces.  Discover advanced soldering techniques, more exciting stone settings, tool making, and strategies to design and produce more successful jewelry. Students will set stones, fabricate hollow forms, and more!

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with Diane Lawton
    September 17-December 3, 2019weekly on Tuesdays6:30pm-9:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $455.00
    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.

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  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 18-December 11, 2019weekly on Wednesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $10.00

    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 (10 weeks)
    with Joy Raskin
    September 18-December 11, 2019weekly on Wednesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $60.00

    Improve stone setting, fabrication, and soldering skills through a series of technical exercises. Open back bezels, bezels made from tubing, flush settings, prong settings, tab and freeform settings will all be demonstrated.

    Class is full.
     
  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 18-December 11, 2019weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $95.00

    Mokume Gane is an ancient decorative metalworking technique characterized by bold lines, swirls, and curves that look strikingly similar to wood grain. Explore the mokume gane process by creating and patterning billets , and then using this material to create beautiful and exotic jewelry objects!

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  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with Cristina Pabon
    September 19-December 5, 2019weekly on Thursdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $45.00

    If you love jewelry and have always wanted to try to make a piece you can wear, this class will introduce the fundamental metalsmithing skills you need to let your creativity flow! Learn about the tools, solidify ideas through models and drawings, and get your hands dirty with basic techniques. Students will learn to saw and pierce, file, make cold connections such as rivets, basic soldering, and finishing. Basic stone setting will also be introduced. We will focus on making samples as well as finished pieces such as pendants and rings.

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with Cristina Pabon
    September 19-December 5, 2019weekly on Thursdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $115.00

    This course is designed for people who want to continue learning new and more advanced techniques to add to their repertoire. Some of the techniques students can expect learn through new projects are advanced soldering techniques, scoring (for perfect angles, bends, and corners) , fabricating hollow forms, stone setting, and more! Students are welcome to bring their own ideas for what they might want to cover in class as well as unfinished work so they can have support and guidance completing past projects. 

  • Weekly Class (10 weeks)
    with Cristina Pabon
    September 19-December 5, 2019weekly on Thursdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 10 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $60.00

    One of the most important things a student should do after learning basic metalsmithing skills is to practice them as much as possible, and you will get the opportunity to do just that in Jewelry 2. Students will elaborate on those basic techniques and use them as a stepping stone to create more complicated pieces and designs. Topics covered will include intermediate to advanced soldering techniques, piercing and filing skills, creating settings for stones or other objects, fabricating hollow forms and/or boxes, scoring, and of course, finishing. The instructor will also demonstrate tricks and shortcuts she's learned over many years of experience and hard work.