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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
    August 28, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    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! 

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 29, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $140.00
    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.

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Raquel Alonso-Perez
    September 16-17, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $400.00

    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 (2 days)
    with Michela Verani
    September 30-October 1, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $375.00 $356.25
    5% discount until August 31
    Materials: $100.00

    Curious about metal clay? It's a perfect way to add texture and volume to jewelry. Spend two days acquiring the basics with stamping, cutting, making bails, and polishing while creating silver jewelry to wear home.

  • 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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Karen Karon
    November 17, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until October 18
    Materials: $80.00

    Learn about micromaille while creating Chain Maille earrings by transforming a straight strip of European 4-in-1 into a sinuous spiral accented with gold fill beads.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Diane Lawton
    November 18-19, 201710:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $375.00 $356.25
    5% discount until October 19
    Materials: $55.00

    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 Wendy Jo New
    December 1, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 1
    Materials: $35.00

    Learn fabrication and soldering skills for making jump rings, bales, head pins and eye pins, ear wires/posts, and simple soldered terminations like hooks, S-clasps, and toggle clasps.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    December 2, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 2
    Materials: $40.00

    Twisted wire elements have the potential to bring a lot to a piece of jewelry. Though the practice is deceptively simple at first glance (just get some square stock and twist it) there countless variations which, when applied, can fundamentally alter how the final product looks. In this workshop students will complete a series of samples utilize different methods and styles of twisting wire, leading to the creation of finished and wearable bangles, cuffs, and bracelets of their own design.

  • Rings by Past students
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    December 3, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 3
    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.

  • Pearl Necklace made by Judy Schaefer, student
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    December 8, 201710:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $95.00 $90.25
    5% discount until November 8
    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.

  • Leather wrap bracelets by Michela Verani
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Michela Verani
    December 9, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 9
    Materials: $50.00

    Create a distinctive button clasp for a trendy leather wrap bracelet. Learn to make custom texture stamps, embed findings in clay, polishing and color buttons, as well as string and bead on leather cord.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    December 10, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 10
    Materials: $50.00

    Hone fabrication skills and make a custom spoon. Joy will show various hammer textures that can be added to give character to flatware. Each student will complete a spoon in silver or base metal.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    December 15, 201710:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $145.00 $137.75
    5% discount until November 15
    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.

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