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Jewelry Making with Alternative Materials – New!

January 14, 2019

Experiment with alternative and recycled materials as well as traditional jewelry and metalsmithing techniques to create colorful, lightweight and eco-conscious jewelry. We’ll cover handmade jewelry findings (earrings, clasps, cold connections), alternative material manipulation and ways to combine these approaches into elegant, wearable forms. Students will have three to six finished jewelry objects at the end […]

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Advanced Enameling – New!

January 14, 2019

Learn three different enameling techniques: cloisonné enameling, China paint enameling and mosaic enameling. We’ll use the three techniques separately and together. You’ll also focus on creating detailed surface decorations on metal.

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Brooches are Back – New!

January 14, 2019

Learn how to use cold connections to create solutions for pin backs and brooches. You’ll explore different ways of connecting found or alternative materials to create wearable jewelry. We’ll cover techniques such as rivets, tabbing and how to fabricate a pin to create wearable jewelry.

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Blacksmithing Fireplace Tools– NEW

January 14, 2019

Stay warm by stoking the fire with a set of fireplace tools that you forged yourself. Students will learn common blacksmithing techniques, including drawing out and riveting, while creating a poker and shovel. If time allows, we may also attempt a fireplace broom.

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Champlevé Enameling – New!

January 14, 2019

Explore champlevé, a technique where raised fields of metal and enamel are inlayed into recessed compartments. Students will learn to etch the fields for color using an acid called ferric chloride.

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Grisaille Enameling – New!

January 14, 2019

Explore the history of enameling and learn grisaille techniques for applying grayscale imagery to an enameled surface. Students will learn proper handling of tools and equipment for enameling including safe application and clean up of vitreous enamels and enameling kilns. Plan to complete at least two grisaille samples.

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Intermediate Metal Jewelry

January 14, 2019

Take your metal jewelry making to the next level. We’ll focus on design execution, complex stone setting as well as fabricating and soldering with sterling silver. You’ll also advance your polishing skills for finishing pieces.

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Introduction to Metal Jewelry

January 14, 2019

Learn how to transform metals into beautiful works of wearable art. We’ll cover techniques such as sawing, drilling, texturing, working with wire, filing, sanding and polishing. We’ll also cover riveting, soldering with a torch and basic stone setting. You’ll use these skills to make one finished piece of jewelry.

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Introduction to Metal Clay

January 14, 2019

Metal clay is a malleable material that can be used to make jewelry and other small, sculptural objects. Make a pair of silver earrings and a pendant that features a coil frame and appliqué focal design. Saturday class meeting from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday class meeting from 1–4 p.m.

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Lost–Wax Metal Casting

January 14, 2019

Learn to cast metal using the lost–wax technique to cast work in silver. By creating jewelry models of your own design, you’ll learn about model preparation, investing, burning out and casting with centrifugal and vacuum–casting machines.

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Lost Wax Metal Casting Workshop- NEW!

January 14, 2019

Cast metal out of a wax sculpture. You’ll learn to work with wax to make a small carved object, how to invest it into a mold, cast the object in metal, and clean it up.

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Make it Out of Metal Workshop – New!

January 14, 2019

Explore the properties of metals and learn how to use basic metalworking tools. We’ll cover techniques such as forging, drilling, texturing and soldering. The instructor will discuss and demonstrate each technique, which students can use to create their original designs.

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Metalworking (Ages 11–12)

January 14, 2019

Get acquainted with metal and learn basic metalworking techniques. Students will create individual projects using traditional jewelry tools. You’ll learn how to cut shapes using a jeweler’s saw and heat your metal to soften and reshape your work. We’ll also drill into metal, then utilize bolts, screws and rivets to connect it in new ways.

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Metal Clay Jewelry

January 14, 2019

Experiment with metal clay, a malleable, metal–bearing material that is perfectly suited for creating jewelry. Use your hands to shape it and a variety of tools to add detail and texture. You’ll fire the metal clay to transform it into a silver object. Add a new skill to your repertoire each week to add and […]

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