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Workshops

Workshop intensives, which last one to three days, help broaden and hone skills. Study with acclaimed artists and educators who share their expertise in specialized techniques.

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  • Workshop (2 days)
    with John Kennedy
    April 28-29, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    Materials: $40.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This course presents a great opportunity to advance stone setting skills with hands-on experience and knowledge from an expert in the jewelry industry. Students will be taken step by step through the processes of flush setting and gypsy settings.

    Class is full.
     
  • Private lesson (2 days)
    with David Baird
    May 1-3, 201810:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    Materials: $35.00

    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, and copper, whether connecting tiny jewelry components or larger elements for small metal sculptures. Our pulse arc welder can go well beyond these general jobs to include tacking complex pieces before soldering, welding long seams for hollow construction, and connecting dissimilar metals such as titanium to gold.

    1 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    May 4-6, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $80.00

    Argentium is a sterling silver alloy that has some exciting advantages over traditional sterling silver. It does not firescale, is highly tarnish resistant, is more malleable and ductile than traditional sterling, fuses and welds more easily than traditional sterling, and can be hardened using a kitchen oven!

    1 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Private lesson (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    May 9-10, 201810:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    Materials: $35.00

    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, and copper, whether connecting tiny jewelry components or larger elements for small metal sculptures. Our pulse arc welder can go well beyond these general jobs to include tacking complex pieces before soldering, welding long seams for hollow construction, and connecting dissimilar metals such as titanium to gold.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    May 10, 20186:00pm-9:00pm
    at Society of Arts and Crafts
    Tuition:
     $75.00
    Materials: $20.00

    This fun and fast paced workshop will cover two techniques for creating silver earrings that are simple to make and striking to wear.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Marlene Richey
    May 11, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00

    Selling is an important part of any business, including an art-based business but selling doesn’t need to be scary or frustrating or boring! Let’s change your perspective and find the joy in this skill.

  • Viking Knit Chains by Joy Raskin
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    May 12, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00
    Materials: $40.00

    In this one-day workshop, learn to make the Viking Knit chain, an ancient chain design that is completely knit by hand. The technique produces a tubular chain that is supple, lightweight, and beautiful to wear. Variations on the basic Viking chain stitch, using a knitting spool or crotchet hook, adding seed beads, as well as bi-color, tri-color, and other color combinations will also be demonstrated.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    May 18, 20189:00am-1:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00
    Materials: $65.00

    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 18, 20182:00pm-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00

    You've asked for it, so here it is…Chain Maille (and Scale Maille) Open Studio!  This class is designed for students with some chain maille experience who would like help finishing current projects, beginning new projects, improving techniques, troubleshooting weaves, or simply working on personal projects while spending time with other maillers.  Bring your supplies, tools, UFOs and project ideas.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Kathleen Dustin
    May 19-20, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00
    Materials: $14.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    While making a pin or large bead, each student learns how to layer translucent polymer clay to produce a rich depth of surface using image transfers, permanent inks, simple millefiore, gold leaf and powder inclusions, carving, sanding and buffing.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Lauren Beaudoin
    June 1, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until May 2
    Materials: $25.00

    This introduction workshop offers a unique opportunity to learn the basic process of beginner small-scale casting.  Students will begin with using simple household items such as water, straw and even beans to pour molting metal into! The result castings can then be transformed into a ring or pair of earrings.  The second part of the class will focus on delft or sand casting.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Lauren Beaudoin
    June 2-3, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until May 3
    Materials: $45.00

     

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    June 8, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until May 9
    Materials: $30.00

    In this fun and festive workshop, students will create a variety of simple silver drink and appetizer picks and related items perfect for a cocktail party or just everyday use.  Make singles, make sets, make mixes and matches!  After some instructor demonstrations, students will fabricate a couple of practice pieces in copper utilizing the torch, cutting and forming tools, flex shaft, and imagination for design and then progress to designing and fabricating the “real” ones.  This course is designed for everyone—for the novice to the experienced.   Argentium silver will be used in this cours

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Michela Verani
    June 9, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until May 10
    Materials: $55.00

    This one day workshop teaches the basics of working with silver metal clay while students create 3 different styles of earrings; post, embedded wire and dangles!

    3 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    June 10, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until May 11
    Materials: $55.00

    In this fun one-day workshop, students will learn a quick and easy way to make forged bangle bracelets! We will begin by forming a full stack of bangles, we will then solder the bangles and hammer forge them into different shapes and designs. We will discuss what it means to hammer forge metal and how to best control your hammer mark! Each bangle can be made with a different texture or forged design ro designed as a uniform set. Attention will also be paid to creating small charms that can be added to the bangles for and extra flair!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    June 15, 20189:00am-1:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00 $71.25
    5% discount until May 16
    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
    June 15, 20182:00pm-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00 $71.25
    5% discount until May 16

    You've asked for it, so here it is…Chain Maille (and Scale Maille) Open Studio!  This class is designed for students with some chain maille experience who would like help finishing current projects, beginning new projects, improving techniques, troubleshooting weaves, or simply working on personal projects while spending time with other maillers.  Bring your supplies, tools, UFOs and project ideas.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    June 16, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until May 17
    Materials: $45.00

    Learn how to make a variety of rings to stack together in just one day! No experience is required; students will learn the basics of metalsmithing while creating up to six stackable rings.

  • Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Michael Good
    June 18-21, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 4 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until May 19
    Materials: $20.00

    Metalsmithing master Michael Good will lead students through a series of exercises designed to teach the principles of Anticlastic Raising - how metal is moved from flat sheet into complex curved forms.

    Class is full.
     
  • Summer with the Masters (3 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 24-26, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $550.00 $522.50
    5% discount until May 25
    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.
     

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