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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 Karen Karon
    June 2, 20179:00am-1:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $75.00
    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
    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!

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Michela Verani
    June 3, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    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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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    June 4, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    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
    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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Rings by Past students
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    June 10, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Diane Lawton
    June 11, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    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
    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.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Sarah Doremus
    July 10, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until June 10
    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!

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    July 17, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00 $133.00
    5% discount until June 17
    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. 

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  • 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.

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