Workshops

Dive into the world of Forming this Spring!

Taking Shape: Dapping, Dies, and Dimension | Munya Avigail Upin | Thursdays, 6:00-9:00 PM
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With lots of new courses and new instructors, be sure not to miss this season at Metalwerx
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Discover how make your own flatware in our weekly Kitchen Essentials class!

Kitchen Essentials: Spoons, Ladles, and Utensils | Joy Raskin | Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30pm
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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 (1 day)
    with Andrea Zatarain
    March 31, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Andrea Zatarain
    April 1-2, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00
    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!

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Betsy Lehndorff
    April 7-9, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00
    Materials: $100.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This three-day class offers students the chance to learn the innovative new art of carving freshwater pearls and will complete five to eight pearl carving projects.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Michela Verani
    April 21, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    Materials: $70.00

    Here is an opportunity to apply basic metal clay techniques to make some simple but beautiful silver bangles. Michela will demonstrate techniques for constructing a bangle bracelet and emphasis will be made on embellishing each piece uniquely.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Munya Avigail Upin
    April 22-23, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $375.00
    Materials: $50.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This weekend introduction to jewelry making is perfect for those who've always wanted to learn but never had time, or need a refresher. Learn to saw, anneal, solder, file, texture, rivet and polish metal, while making a pendant, ring, and earrings.

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  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Ruta Reifen
    April 28-30, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00
    Materials: $45.00

    In this 3 day workshop we will form and sculpt soft waxes to create organic jewelry pieces. Students will learn sculpting techniques, tips for incorporating natural materials into designs, and processes for casting that they can carry with them beyond the class.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kathleen Dustin
    May 5, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $175.00 $166.25
    5% discount until April 5

    This class explores improvised carving of baked polymer to produce patterns and texture informed by tribal and ethnic carving. All students will make a flexible bracelet to carve designs onto and Kathleen will discuss ethnic design principles to inspire designs.

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  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Kathleen Dustin
    May 6-7, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $450.00 $427.50
    5% discount until April 6

    Students will use polymer clay techniques to design and create a purse with an unconventional shape and form. 

  • Pearl Necklace made by Judy Schaefer, student
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    May 12, 201710:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $95.00 $90.25
    5% discount until April 12
    Materials: $55.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This course is about pearls and all you need to know about nature's fantastic beauties — how to buy, care for, knot, and terminate the ends of necklaces — with pearl expert Mary Stachura.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    May 13, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until April 13
    Materials: $25.00

    Explore two popular contemporary setting styles that can add sparkle to jewelry without a great deal of expense! Each student will make a silver band ring that has a raised tube setting in the middle embellished with flush-set stones on each side.

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  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Steven Parker
    May 19-21, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00 $498.75
    5% discount until April 19
    Materials: $60.00

    This workshop combines fine jewelry techniques with found stones to create a solitaire-mounted ring using a prong/claw setting. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    June 2, 20179:00am-1:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00 $71.25
    5% discount until May 3
    Materials: $60.00

    The Byzantine pattern is a classic jewelry weave that serves as the basis for other more complicated weaves.  Its versatility opens up a world of design options and it is often paired with the Mobius unit to create the classic Byzantine Rose pattern.  Students will discover and practice creating versions of these weaves while making 4 pairs of sterling silver earrings in class! 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    June 2, 20172:00pm-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00 $71.25
    5% discount until May 3
    Materials: $75.00

    Sharpen chain maille skills and become skilled at a new pattern! This intermediate level Oops weave is a sheet weave style and is well suited for cuff style bracelets and chokers. It can also be joined at the ends to form rings!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Michela Verani
    June 3, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until May 4
    Materials: $45.00

    Learn three different techniques for making your own, unique and customized textured plates for use with metal clay! 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    June 4, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until May 5
    Materials: $45.00

    If you are an experienced jeweler or metalsmith and have always wanted to explore the possibility of enameling, but weren't ready to take an intensive course, this workshop is the one you have been waiting for. Kelly will introduce students to both kiln-firing and torch-firing enamels, making this process completely accessible to anyone with a torch in their studio.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    June 9, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until May 10
    Materials: $40.00

    Keum-Boo provides a cost efficient means of introducing high-karat gold to jewelry designs while simultaneously adding texture, pattern, and color. Learn how to create your own foil and employ a variety of embellishment techniques.

  • Rings by Past students
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    June 10, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until May 11
    Materials: $50.00

    This one-day workshop shows students of any skill level how to make series of silver, stackable rings. Learn basic soldering, stone setting, roller printing, texturing and stamping to enhance each band for a one-of-a-kind look.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Diane Lawton
    June 11, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until May 12
    Materials: $20.00

    This workshop teaches students the proper way to use a hammer to quickly move metal and create volume through a bead, earring or bracelet project.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with David Baird
    June 20, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until May 21
    Materials: $10.00

    Ready to dive back into lapidary work after some time away? Looking to refine your basic lapidary skills before cutting into that beautiful rough slab you just bought? This one-day workshop is designed for those who have taken classes or workshops in lapidary but are looking for a little refresher before diving into a big project! 

  • Past student work
    Workshop (3 days)
    with Sarah Doremus
    July 7-9, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until June 7
    Materials: $50.00

    Have you always wanted to know how to make jewelry but never had the time? This weekend course teaches the basics of sawing, annealing, soldering, filing, texturing, polishing, and stone setting.

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