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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 Joy Raskin
    December 15, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00
    Materials: $25.00

    Lightweight earrings are the perfect summer accessory. This fun and fast paced earring intensive covers essential jewelry-making skills using wire and sheet metal to create hoops and dangles to wear home.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Charley Freiberg
    December 16, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Having great photos or your work is necessary for marketing your business, having a compelling website, applying to shows, grants and more. But every jeweler and metalsmith knows how difficult it is to photograph these tiny, shiny and sometimes sparkly objects well. Come spend a day learning how to photograph your work and edit your images with product photographer Charley Freiberg!

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Charley Freiberg
    December 17, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Having great photos or your work is necessary for marketing your business, having a compelling website, applying to shows, grants and more. But every jeweler and metalsmith knows how difficult it is to photograph these tiny, shiny and sometimes sparkly objects well. Come spend a day learning how to photograph your work and edit your images with product photographer Charley Freiberg!

  • Profiting By Design by Marlene Richey
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Marlene Richey
    January 6, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00

    Determine the best way to describe your product, identify potential clients, get work into the marketplace, and create a cost-effective marketing plan. From press kits to artist statements, pick up essential skills needed to promote a craft business.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Adrienne Sloane
    January 13, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until December 14
    Materials: $15.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Expand your knitting horizons and get wired!  This hands-on workshop will get students hooked on how versatile and exciting wire is as a medium. Adrienne will cover different approaches to creating stitches, how to add beads and findings, as well as resources, materials, design ideas. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Monique Rancourt
    January 20-21, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until December 21
    Materials: $15.00

    Give dimension to a cuff bracelet with layers of metal! Students will learn to apply basic forming, piercing, and riveting techniques to create dynamic layered cuff bracelets. Attention will be paid to different design considerations such as piercing patterns and images in the top layer of metal, applying contrasting textures and patinas to each layer, and proper placement of rivets to enhance the design and secure the metal. In this 2-day workshop, participants can expect to leave with at least one finished cuff as well as a more refined metalworking skill set. 

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with William Vanaria
    January 26-28, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $475.00 $451.25
    5% discount until December 27
    Materials: $65.00

    Pattern welded steel, otherwise known as Damascus steel, is typically used to make all manner of beautifully crafted sharp implements. In this workshop, we will take cut-off sheets of Damascus steel and create stunning cabochons.

  • Pearl Necklace made by Judy Schaefer, student
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    February 2, 201810:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $95.00 $90.25
    5% discount until January 3
    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 (2 days)
    with Arthur Hash
    February 3-4, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until January 4
    Materials: $60.00

    This workshop will focus on partnering experimentation with fabrication and stretch the definitions of what a brooch can be.

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Adam Whitney
    February 9-11, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00 $498.75
    5% discount until January 10
    Materials: $15.00

    Looking to form your own bar ware for your next social gathering? In this workshop students will make a Moscow Mule cup out of copper sheet and a whole lot of hammering. 

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with David Baird
    February 17-18, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until January 18
    Materials: $75.00

    Take ordinary, damaged, or chipped cabochons to extraordinary without the need for a full lapidary studio. Join us and be taught to cut, alter, refashion and customize cabochon stones with tools from your bench!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    February 23, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until January 24
    Materials: $30.00

    In this class students will learn to make a ring that looks quite substantial but contains less weight than a solid ring. The end result will be a wearable 3-D hollow structure!

  • 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 $356.25
    5% discount until January 25
    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!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kim O'Neill
    March 2, 201810:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until January 31
    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 $380.00
    5% discount until February 1
    Materials: TBD 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.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Anne Dinan
    March 10-11, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until February 8
    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. 

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Victoria Hall
    March 17-18, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00 $380.00
    5% discount until February 15
    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.

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    March 23-25, 201810:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $500.00 $475.00
    5% discount until February 21
    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.