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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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  • Set of rings by Wendy Jo New
    Workshop (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    February 24-25, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $375.00
    Materials: $50.00

    This condensed exploration of metalworking fundamentals is perfect for those who have always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Saw, anneal, solder, file, texture, solder inlay, and more while creating one-of-a-kind jewelry!

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Private lesson (2 days)
    with David Baird
    February 27-March 1, 20182:30pm-5:30pmfor 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 (1 day)
    with Kim O'Neill
    March 2, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00
    Materials: $25.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Etching round objects can be a bit tricky.  In this class students will learn the techniques to successfully etch numbers, words, and artwork onto a cylinder metal form. 

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Karen Christians
    March 3-4, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    Materials: $65.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Good soldering techniques are the foundation of jewelry and holloware fabrication. Understanding how metals heat and how to make accurate, well-fitting joints are the real secrets of successful soldering.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Anne Dinan
    March 10-11, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    Materials: $25.00

    This class is all about decals for vitreous enamels. In this class, you will learn how to manipulate your own photos and then print, apply and fire your decals to get the very best results. 

  • Private lesson (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    March 13-14, 20189:30am-12:30pmfor 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 (2 days)
    with Victoria Hall
    March 17-18, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    Materials: $140.00

    Explore the traditional techniques of fabricating basket settings. Students will learn to create basket settings in a variety of shapes including round, oval, and pear. These techniques will be used to create a pair of lovely stud earrings, as well as a pendant. Students will be taught proper hand positioning and bur control, how to cut the perfect seat, and a variety of ways to shape the prong. This class is intended for intermediate students and above.

    Class is full.
     
  • Private lesson (2 days)
    with David Baird
    March 20-22, 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 (3 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    March 23-25, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: TBD

    Making every element in a piece of jewelry is wonderful, but there are situations when you can save time by working with commercial chain, findings, settings and other pre-made components.  This workshop will focus on integrating prefabricated parts in exciting ways, while saving you precious time.

    Class is full.
     
  • Private lesson (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    March 27-28, 20189:30am-12:30pmfor 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.
     
  • 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.

    Class is full.
     

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