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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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  • Past student work
    Workshop (3 days)
    with Sarah Doremus
    July 7-9, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00
    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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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Sarah Doremus
    July 10, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    Materials: $45.00

    Want to learn how to create wearable and moveable jewelry? Join us for this workshop where we will make a ring that spins!

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    July 17, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    Materials: $25.00

    Come spend the day in the studio crafting your very own pair of hinged hoop earrings!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    July 24, 20179:00am-1:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00 $71.25
    5% discount until June 24
    Materials: $50.00

    If you have always wanted to learn how to work with chain maille, this approachable workshop is a great place to start. This course provides a brief introduction to chain maille through the creation of the three pairs of sterling silver earrings: European 4-in-1 Leaf Earrings; Infinity Orbit Earrings; and Kinged Mobius Earrings. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    July 24, 20172:00pm-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00 $71.25
    5% discount until June 24
    Materials: $65.00

    This intermediate level weave pattern, Symmetrical Allure Sheet, was created by Lorraine Menard.  It is a modification of Allure and Allure Sheet, both created by Laura Hepworth (Narrina).  These weaves are related to Elfweave.  This workshop focuses on creating a sterling silver Symmetrical Allure Sheet bracelet  (pictured).  The supply kit will contain enough jump rings to make a bracelet approximately 8” in length.  2 methods of weave construction will be presented.  Students will receive an extensive color handout documenting each step in both methods of construction.  

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Marlene Richey
    July 31-August 1, 201710:00am-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $210.00 $199.50
    5% discount until July 1

    So many jewelers call themselves designers, without so much as giving a second thought to what exactly a designer is and does. The concept of what is good design and what is bad design is very subjective, but in this fast paced, highly interactive, fun and creative class you are going to learn first-hand some answers to these questions. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    August 7, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until July 8
    Materials: $45.00

    Learn the art of photo-etching to transfer and produce images in relief on metal. This is a great way to capture graphic imagery in your metalwork.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Dan Lynch
    August 14, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until July 15
    Materials: $70.00

    Wire working is a fluid and meditative process. In this one-day workshop, Dan will provide an overview of fundamental patterns and methods for suspending stones, crystals and found objects in metal. No need for a torch, soldering or metal fabrication experience; just your two hands and a pair of pliers! All experience levels are welcome. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Dan Lynch
    August 15, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until July 16
    Materials: $70.00

    Wire working is a fluid and meditative process. In this one-day workshop, Dan will provide an overview of fundamental patterns and methods for suspending stones, crystals and found objects in metal. No need for a torch, soldering or metal fabrication experience; just your two hands and a pair of pliers! All experience levels are welcome. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    August 21, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until July 22
    Materials: $35.00

    The twisted basket (or cage as it is sometimes called) is a traditional accent typically employed in ornamental blacksmithing. In this one day workshop, we will learn how to reproduce this wonderful form on the jewelry scale.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 28, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until July 29
    Materials: $30.00

    Want to try your hand at hammering out your own metal bowls? This one day workshop will focus on the hammering and forming techniques necessary to create beautiful bowls on a smaller scale! 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 29, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until July 30
    Materials: $25.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    In this one day workshop, students will work with the little torch and oxygen and acetylene gases to weld thin steel including nails and wire to create small sculpture, jewelry, and even vessels.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Raquel Alonso-Perez
    September 16-17, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until August 17

    Gemology is the study of gem materials, including their description, identification, origin and usage in jewelry and ornamentation. Gemstones are also used as a commodity, and being able to evaluate and identify them is focus of a gemologist’s job.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Vincent Hawley
    September 23-24, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until August 24
    Materials: $55.00

    Florentine engraving serves as the basis for the extravagance in most goldsmith work from the Renaissance to the present day. Students will work to gain essential, basic engraving skills to create pieces with endless possibilities in richness and depth.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Lauren Beaudoin
    October 6, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until September 6
    Materials: $45.00

    During this workshop students will refine and become confident in their sawing skills through guided exercises and patterns.  Learn how to use your saw frame to your advantage and tackle those straight lines, curves, spirals, tricky angles, and more. 

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Lauren Beaudoin
    October 7-8, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until September 7
    Materials: $35.00

    This workshop will explore the process of making beads from metal sheet, tubing and wire.  Demonstrations will be given on the double dome bead, square beads, decorated tube beads and more. There will be a strong emphasis on soldering and finishing hollow forms.

     

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Tanya Crane
    October 14-15, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until September 14
    Materials: $85.00

    Explore the exciting potential of screen-printing original drawings, existing imagery, and repetitive patterns onto an enameled surface while also learning to adapt these methods for use in the sgraffito technique. 

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Ellen Wieske
    October 28-29, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until September 28
    Materials: $5.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to make a connection between idea, material and process.  Students will learn assemblage techniques such as pop-riveting, tube riveting, tab/ slot construction, basic forming as well as low temperature soldering using tin as the primary material. 

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    November 3-5, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00 $498.75
    5% discount until October 4
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Explore fusing, soldering, inlay, fabrication and alloying. Re-use and re-work old gold scrap and combine it with silver in a new way to add value to your sterling and avoid the costs of working entirely in gold!

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Michael Good
    November 10-12, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $580.00 $551.00
    5% discount until October 11
    Materials: $10.00

    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.

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