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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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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Did you know that you can learn new skills just by browsing our website?!

Check out our Trick of the Trade each month to get the experts' tips, created exclusively for 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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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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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
  • 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!

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Betsy Lehndorff
    April 7-9, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00 $498.75
    5% discount until March 8
    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 $133.00
    5% discount until March 22
    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 $356.25
    5% discount until March 23
    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.

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Ruta Reifen
    April 28-30, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00 $498.75
    5% discount until March 29
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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! 

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