Workshops

Workshop
With Allison Keast
September 20, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
In this workshop, students will learn how to cut and shape a handmade cabochon out of a rough stone and then how to turn it into a silver ring. Click on course image to read more.
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Workshop
With Genevieve Montante
September 21 - 22, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $400.00
Learn the essentials to jewelry making and explore fundamental metalsmithing techniques by designing and creating your own gemstone ring or pendant! Click on course image to read more.
Workshop
September 27, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Tuition: $75.00
The Back to Work weave is a more simple weave suitable for beginners to construct. Experienced weavers are also welcome! Click on course image to read more.
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Workshop
September 27, 2024, Friday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Tuition: $75.00
Students will learn how to construct the Sunrise weave by making a bracelet in sterling silver. Additional material will include a demonstration showing how to create discs from the weave, which can be used as earrings, pendants, or elements that can be applied in more complex jewelry designs. Click on course image to read more.
Workshop
September 28 - 29, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $400.00
During this 2-day weekend course, participants will learn to design and fabricate a unique pair of earrings focused on movement and weight, while utilizing an array of materials and techniques. Click course image to read more.
Workshop
With Michael Good
October 4 - 6, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $600.00

Metalsmithing master Michael Good will lead students through a series of exercises designed to teach the principles of Anticlastic Raising - moving metal from flat sheet into complex curved forms. Click course image to read more.

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Workshop
With Charles Lewton-Brain
October 18, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
Come join us for this energetic, condensed 1-day workshop which will be jam-packed with expert level tips and tricks for building up your flexshaft knowledge - students will leave ready to take on all their rotary based endeavors with confidence! Click course image to read more.
Workshop
With Charles Lewton-Brain
October 19 - 20, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $400.00
In this 2-day weekend workshop, students will learn safer, easy-to-use patination methods to produce a wide array of blues, greens, browns, blacks, greys, and reddish tones on most metals through Japanese approaches, smoking, immersion, pastes, binding, dust, plant/flame resists, and more. Click course image to read more.
Workshop
October 25, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
Add color and style to your jewelry repertoire with resin inlay! This 1-day onsite workshop will cover every step of the resin inlay process, from making your colors and inlaying them to curing and finishing your jewelry pieces. Click course image to read more..
Workshop
October 26 - 27, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $400.00
Learn the art of photo-etching and other resist-style etching methods for brass, copper, and silver!  Students will work with both an acid bath approach and an electrolytic setup to etch the metal, leaving behind a desired image or pattern. Click course image to read more.
Workshop
With Suzanne Pugh
November 1 - 3, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $535.00
At some point, every jeweler feels the alluring pull of gold or steel! Learn to create gorgeous contrast in your jewelry work using the versatility of steel with the richness of gold. Click course image to read more.
Workshop
November 8 - 10, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $535.00
Color on metal, without a kiln! Indulge your artistic spirit in this immersive 3-day workshop that will focus on a variety of of transformative applications for adding color onto copper, using direct heat from a torch and glass enamel powders! Click course image to read more.
Workshop
With Genevieve Montante
November 15, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
In this 1-day course, learn to fabricate the elegant yet sturdy belcher setting, also know by the name "buttercup setting". Click course image to reach more.
Workshop
November 16 - 17, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (2 days)
Tuition: $400.00
Do you have a bit of metal-working knowledge under your belt but not sure what direction you should go next? Try your hand at an array of basic casting and stone setting methods - a sampler of techniques that's sure to leave you feeling satisfied and inspired! Click course image to read more.
Workshop
November 22 - 24, 2024, Daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm (3 days)
Tuition: $535.00
This 3-day weekend workshop will lead you on a journey filled with "twists and turns", as you explore a variety of core metalsmithing skills that culminate with a hand-forged silver ring, accented with gleaming faceted stones. Click course image to read more.
Workshop
December 8, 2024, Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
In Stackable Rings you’ll learn to make a stack of hand-textured sterling silver rings, complete with an array of bezel-set cabochon stones or metal accents. Click on course image to read more.
Workshop
With Allison Keast
December 14, 2024, Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
In this 1-day workshop, students will learn how to make forged earrings with a cold connected element, “trapping” an object in the middle for a dramatic and contemporary affect. Click course image to read more.
Workshop
With Allison Keast
December 15, 2024, Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
Join us for a one-day onsite course to unlock the super accessible yet intricate craft of a linked bracelet, with specific focus placed on the “paperclip” motif. Click on course image to read more.
Workshop
With Genevieve Montante
December 20, 2024, Friday from 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuition: $155.00
Create timeless pearl strands in this beginner friendly course. Click on course image to read more.
Workshop
December 31, 2024, Tuesday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $425.00

Pulse arc welding lessons are available from April through June. Metalwerx will put students in touch with the instructor after registration has been completed, to schedule the dates / times of the lesson.

Tuition covers 6 hours of instruction and practice time with David Baird. These dates and times are flexible and can be adjusted directly with the instructor after registration has been completed. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Micro pulse arc welding is widely known to be a useful tool to increase efficiency with basic bench tasks such as ring

Workshop
December 31, 2024, Tuesday from 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuition: $425.00

Pulse arc welding lessons open from January through December. 

Tuition covers 6 hours of instruction and practice time with Wendy Jo New. These dates and times are flexible and can be adjusted directly with the instructor after registration has been completed. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Micro pulse arc welding is widely known to be a useful tool to increase efficiency with basic bench tasks such as ring sizing, connections near heat-sensitive stones, and repairing porous castings. It works well on gold, silver, stainless steel, titanium, platinum

 

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