Weekly Classes

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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 (5 weeks)
    with Liz Clark
    November 1-December 6, 2018weekly on Thursdays10:00am-3:30pmfor 5 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00
    Materials: $55.00

    Make your holiday extra special by making your gifts by hand. Students will learn quick and easy ways to create sets of earrings, pendants and rings. This class will focus on small scale soldering and fabrication, sawing, easy clean up using the flex shaft, and simple finishing techniques to create classic, wearable jewelry. Each week students will take home a finished piece or pieces just in time for the gift giving season!

  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    January 7-March 11, 2019weekly on Mondays10:00am-1:00pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $425.00 $403.75
    5% discount until December 8
    Materials: $25.00

    Make your bezel stand out!  The tapered bezel (or cone-shaped) setting can be used as a bezel, and can also be filed and carved into any number of custom prong designs from wide, narrow, to rounded, and odd numbered – your imagination is the only limit!

  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    January 7-March 11, 2019weekly on Mondays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $425.00 $403.75
    5% discount until December 8

    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
    January 8-March 12, 2019weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 9
    Materials: $65.00

    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 (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    January 8-March 12, 2019weekly on Tuesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 9
    Materials: $30.00

    Students who have completed Jewelry 2 and wish to engage in more challenging techniques and processes may look no further than the aptly named Jewelry 3. In this class students will learn more advanced surface treatment techniques, trickier soldering operations, and higher quality polishing processes via a challenging and in-depth project culminating in either a pendant or a brooch. Techniques pertaining to etching and the creation of jewelry findings will be covered to ensure that this project achieves a truly handmade status. Jewelry 2 or equivalent experience are required.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Diane Lawton
    January 8-March 12, 2019weekly on Tuesdays6:30pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $425.00 $403.75
    5% discount until December 9
    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
    January 9-March 13, 2019weekly on Wednesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 10

    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 Joy Raskin
    January 9-March 13, 2019weekly on Wednesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 10
    Materials: TBD

    Ever want to try your hand at working with gold? Add gold to your silver jewelry? Afraid of getting started? This workshop is for perfect for anyone who wants to step up their bench working skills and expand their metal palette to conquer the fear of gold

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    January 9-March 13, 2019weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 10
    Materials: $65.00

    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 (9 weeks)
    with Cristina Pabon
    January 10-March 14, 2019weekly on Thursdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 11
    Materials: $60.00

    Creativity begins with a desire to have the skills to make an idea into a reality. If you love jewelry and have always wanted to try to make a piece you can wear, this class will introduce you to the fundamental metalsmithing skills you will need to let your creativity flow! This weekly course will include everything you need to get started. Learn about the tools you will use, solidify your 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.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Cristina Pabon
    January 10-March 14, 2019weekly on Thursdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 11
    Materials: $60.00

    Once basic metalsmithing techniques and skills are learned for creating jewelry, a desire to expand on those skills is probably the first feeling a student will experience! If you have experienced this feeling, this is going to be a perfect class for you. 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. You will also get to elaborate on those same basic techniques and use them as a stepping stone to create more complicated pieces and designs.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Alanna Robbins
    January 10-March 7, 2019weekly on Thursdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 11
    Materials: $40.00

    Big, small, bold, and always beautiful! Discover the art of designing and fabricating jewelry for the ear, from snap closure hoops to fold form dangles, this class will teach you many tips and tricks for designing earrings for any occasion!

    We will begin with the basics, with simple stud earrings, and making earring wire jigs which can expedite your earring making process. The class will then will explore more technical projects such as a snap clasp hoop earring and a fold formed leaf dangle earring!