Workshops

Add some color to your work this winter with resin inlay

Resin Inlay | Wendy Jo New | February 24th
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Sign up fast for these exciting spring workshops and weekly classes!

With lots of new courses and new instructors, be sure not to miss this season at Metalwerx
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Don't wait for the winter blues to hit! Register for classes now and keep busy in 2017

All of our winter classes are now open for registration
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Learn all of the tricks to repairing jewelry with ease!

Jewelry Repair Essentials: Repair, Replace, Re-tip! | Wayne Werner | March 17-19
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Just a few spaces remain in these great winter workshops

Torch Fired Enamel with Tricia Harding | Stone Setting in the Round with Jill Hurant | Lend Me Your Ears with Paulette Werger
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Check out our Trick of the Trade each month to get the experts' tips, created exclusively for Metalwerx!
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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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  • Resin Inlay Martini Picks and Earrings by Wendy Jo New
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    February 24, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $130.00
    Materials: $50.00

    Resin Inlay is a great way to add absolutely any color you can think of to your jewelry! This workshop covers the entire process of adding resin to a fabricated design that students create during class.

    1 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Set of rings by Wendy Jo New
    Workshop (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    February 25-26, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $360.00
    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 full.
     
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Tricia Harding
    March 4-5, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    Materials: $50.00

    Enameling is the art of fusing glass to metal. Learn the basics in this hands-on class -- no kiln required! Study methods for sifting, layering, sgraffito, stencils, wet packing, and even a couple drawing techniques for enamel.

    3 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Weekly Class (3 weeks)
    with Karen Karon
    March 7-21, 2017weekly on Tuesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $175.00
    Materials: $30.00

    The spiral weave, Jens Pind Linkage (JPL), has a reputation of being difficult to master. This intermediate level class helps students become skilled at weaving both JPL3 and JPL5.  Each student will come away with several weave reference samples completed in bright and anodized aluminum.

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Jill Hurant
    March 10-12, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $75.00

    In this exciting workshop, students will hone their fusing, fabrication and stone setting skills while learning to make these complex bands entirely out of custom bezels! Leave class at the end of the weekend with a gorgeous, classical ring, and a ton of new knowledge.

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Wayne Werner
    March 17-19, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00
    Materials: $10.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Jewelry repair can be challenging as well as profitable. Metalsmiths are always asked to fix things whether at the bench in under employment or for their friends and family. This workshop explores some of the realities of going behind 'other makers' and proceeding with caution as we do repair work of all kinds.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    March 25-26, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until February 23
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Paulette returns for a 2-day workshop on the vast topic of earring design and fabrication. From hoops to dangles and posts, both large and small, this workshop will focus on the beauty and history of the earring.

    3 spots leftREGISTER NOW
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Andrea Zatarain
    March 31, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until March 1
    Materials: $25.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Discover how to fine tune filing skills to gain more control over shaping and finishing metalwork. Achieve perfectly flat surfaces, smooth curves, and straight lines through a series of guided exercises.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Andrea Zatarain
    April 1-2, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until March 2
    Materials: $20.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This course is designed to teach jewelers more about the business side of their artistry! If you want your studio work to be more than a hobby, you are ready for this course!

  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    April 3-June 5, 2017weekly on Mondays10:00am-1:00pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until March 4
    Materials: $40.00

    The irregular, natural contours of beach pebbles and sea glass present some of the most interesting bezel challenges. Turn those beach-combing treasures into eye-catching jewelry that will conjure memories of a special day each time they are worn.

  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    April 3-June 5, 2017weekly on Mondays1:30pm-4:30pmfor weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until March 4
    Materials: $70.00

     Explore the brooch, the pin, and the badge on both the technical and the conceptual level. Students will learn how to form and fabricate numerous types of pinback hardware, and create a sample for each style.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Wendy Jo New
    April 4-June 6, 2017weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00 $427.50
    5% discount until March 5
    Materials: $50.00

    Develop a wide range of fundamental jewelry-making skills, proficient studio habits, and an appreciation of quality craftsmanship in this beginning-level course.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Wendy Jo New
    April 4-June 6, 2017weekly on Tuesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00 $427.50
    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 (9 weeks)
    with Diane Lawton
    April 4-June 6, 2017weekly on Tuesdays6:30pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until March 5
    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
    April 5-June 7, 2017weekly on Wednesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00 $427.50
    5% discount until March 6

    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
    April 5-June 7, 2017weekly on Wednesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00 $427.50
    5% discount until March 6
    Materials: $65.00

    Come and learn how to turn kitchen utensils into eye-catching artwork. Using wire, sheet metal, and mostly jewelry-making tools, you can quickly make funky but functional flatware.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    April 5-June 7, 2017weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00 $427.50
    5% discount until March 6
    Materials: $70.00

    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 Avery Lucas
    April 6-June 8, 2017weekly on Thursdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00 $427.50
    5% discount until March 7
    Materials: $60.00

    Jewelry 2 provides students the opportunity to hone soldering, stone setting, fabrication, and finishing skills learned in Jewelry I, and add new techniques to refine their work!

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Avery Lucas
    April 6-June 8, 2017weekly on Thursdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00 $427.50
    5% discount until March 7
    Materials: $60.00

    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 (9 weeks)
    with Munya Avigail Upin
    April 6-June 8, 2017weekly on Thursdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00 $427.50
    5% discount until March 7
    Materials: $65.00

    Dive into the world of forming in this weekly class that investigates the variety of ways in which one can give metal shape and dimension to jewelry and small sculpture.

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