Classes and Workshops

Metalwerx has a great variety of weekly classes and workshops:

To register, use our secure online registration from any of the listings below, or call our office to register over the phone.

You can reach our office at 781.891.3854, weekdays from 10am to 5pm.

You can also contact us with questions or send email to info@metalwerx.com


  
2. Weekly Jewelry Classes
  
Directed Open Studio (Monday afternoon)
 With David Baird
 Monday, 22 September 2014
  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  
 Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Directed Open Studio (Monday mornings)
 With David Baird
 Monday, 22 September 2014
  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  
 Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Jewelry I (Tuesday evenings)
 With Diane Lawton
 Tuesday, 23 September 2014
  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  
 This introductory course focuses on developing fundamental hand skills, good studio habits, and an appreciation of quality craftsmanship. Students will learn essential fabrication techniques by designing and producing unique, handcrafted jewelry.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Casting and Wax Working
 With David Baird
 Wednesday, 24 September 2014
  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  
 Casting and wax working techniques can save time and add new dimension to artwork. Investigate how to produce and cast wax models with complex curves, surfaces, and textures that would be difficult and time consuming to execute in sheet metal.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio Pages
  
Weaving with Wire
 With Joy Raskin
 Wednesday, 24 September 2014
  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  
 Wire naturally lends itself to textile techniques. Learn the Viking knit, tabby weave, and twining and investigate fabrication strategies such as making frames, shaping knitted structures, attaching end caps, and finishing solutions.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Experimental Enameling
 With Barbara Seidenath
 Thursday, 25 September 2014
  2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  
 The concept behind this 4-week enamel studio is to expand your knowledge through experimentation and learn with and from each other by sharing experiences and results. Through rigorous play and open-table meetings, students will make exciting discoveries.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Jewelry 2 (Tuesday afternoon)
 With Monique Rancourt
 Tuesday, 30 September 2014
  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  
 Pick up where Jewelry 1 left off! Students will study new techniques to get inspired, complete a visual resource sketchbook, and create distinctive jewelry that includes unique textures, hinged mechanisms, and hollow form construction.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Jewelry 1 (Tuesday mornings)
 With Monique Rancourt
 Tuesday, 30 September 2014
  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  
 Acquire essential fabrication techniques through designing and producing one-of-a-kind jewelry. Time will be spent practicing on sample pieces as well as applying these skills to make a layered pendant and ring with a set stone.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Jewelry 2
 With Kelly Conroy
 Wednesday, 01 October 2014
  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  
 Strengthen skills gained in Jewelry 1 and discover new techniques to enhance designs. Highlighted topics include, stone setting, patinas, findings, and using the hydraulic press to create two forms for a locket or multiples for making a handmade chain.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Sculptural Bracelets Formed with the Hydraulic Press
 With Cynthia Eid
 Thursday, 02 October 2014
  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  
 Hydraulic press forming offers unlimited possibilities for creating one-of-a-kind jewelry and multiples. Use Bonny Doon synclastic and anticlastic tools to make sculptural bracelets while discovering methods for creative embossing and forming.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Surface Embellishments
 With Wendy Jo New
 Thursday, 02 October 2014
  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  
 Surface embellishments add dimension, interest, and complexity to a piece of jewelry. Learn ways to enrich designs through Keum Boo, solder inlay, texturing, etching, and patinas while making functional and wearable pieces of jewelry.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Introduction to Metal Clay
 With Michela Verani
 Thursday, 30 October 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 30 September 2014
  10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  
 Learn the basics of working with silver and bronze metal clay. Skills covered include stamping, cutting, and creating simple findings, as well as polishing and other finishing methods to add color to jewelry designs.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Dichroic Glass and Silver Metal Clay
 With Michela Verani
 Thursday, 30 October 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 30 September 2014
  2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  
 Add a bit of sparkle to metal clay designs with dichroic glass! Firing schedules, glass compatibility, hand polishing and fire polishing glass, setting/embedding glass into metal clay, and finishing techniques will be demonstrated.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
  
3. Weekend Workshops
  
Anticlastic Forming
 With Michael Good
 10 September 2014 - 14 September 2014
  
 Michael will lead students through a series of exercises designed to teach the principles of Anticlastic Raising - how metal is moved from flat sheet into curved forms.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio Pages
  
Innovations in Metalworking: Pulse Arc Welding
 With Sessin Durgham
 19 September 2014 - 21 September 2014
  
 Micro pulse arc welding increases efficiency at the bench and eases complex fabrication procedures. Sessin Durgham, of Rio Grande's technical support team, will cover a wide variety of tasks and tricks using Orion Welders during this hands-on workshop
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Russian Filigree
 With Victoria Lansford
 27 September 2014 - 28 September 2014
  
 Learn Russian ("open back") filigree through extensive demonstrations and hands-on exploration. Participants will make a pendant and a ring, while investigating more three-dimensional possibilities with the process.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Introduction to Jewelry
 With David Baird
 04 October 2014 - 05 October 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 04 September 2014
  
 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.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Keeping It All Together: Fabrication Strategies for Enameling
 With Deb Lozier
 11 October 2014 - 13 October 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 11 September 2014
  
 Students in this course will learn the fundamentals of creating small sculptural copper forms that can hold up in the heat required for firing vitreous enamel. Students will use both torch fired and kiln fired techniques to enamel their work.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Stone Setting Sampler
 With T. Jeffrey Georgantes
 17 October 2014 - 19 October 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 17 September 2014
  
 Come to understand a variety of stone-setting concepts including innovative bezel, prong, flush, graver, and gypsy settings. Students will make a series of samples to create a handmade library of skills that can be utilized in future designs.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Improvisational and Sculptural Beadwork
 With Joyce J. Scott
 24 October 2014 - 26 October 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 24 September 2014
  
 This is a special opportunity to study with internationally renowned artist Joyce J. Scott, often referred to as the "Queen of Beadwork." The goal is to help students learn to experiment with the Peyote stitch, both flat and dimensionally.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Microfolding & Argentium Sterling Silver
 With Cynthia Eid
 31 October 2014 - 02 November 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 01 October 2014
  
 Microfolding (corrugation) offers endless possibilities for creativity through texturing and forming, resulting in light but strong forms. When fold forming techniques are combined with corrugated metal, the metal is "microfolded".
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Miniature Holloware
 With Bill Fretz
 08 November 2014 - 09 November 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 08 October 2014
  
 When it comes to hammers and stakes, there is only one thing better than owning a set of Fretz tools--learning to make the most of them from the master and maker himself. Study how to work with Fretz tools to create miniature bottles or hollowware.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Landscape of the Holiday Table: Flatware Design and Fabrication
 With Paulette Werger
 14 November 2014 - 16 November 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 14 October 2014
  
 This workshop focuses on the design and creation of objects for dining. Make a variety of spoons, salad servers, or flatware. Techniques such as forging, forming, fabrication and surface embellishment will be demonstrated.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
  
4. One Day Workshops
  
Vertebrate Chain
 With Victoria Lansford
 26 September 2014 - 26 September 2014
  
 Learn Victoria's original approach for making fun and unique chains with no clean up that will enhance any design, whether it's contemporary or ancient. Practice making a silver Vertebrate bracelet and study the side weave mesh pattern.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Metalwerx Outing-Jewelry Museum and Stachura Wholesale
 With Kelly Tzannes
 03 October 2014 - 03 October 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 03 September 2014
  
 Join us for another "Metalwerx Outing" to places of interest for our wonderful student community! This field trip will be to Providence Jewelry Museum and Joseph P. Stachura Co., Inc.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Beach Pebble & Sea Glass Jewelry
 With Sarah Doremus
 21 November 2014 - 21 November 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 21 October 2014
  
 Turn those cherished pebbles and pieces of sea glass you've collected into eye-catching jewelry that will conjure memories of a special day at the beach or walk through the woods each time they are worn.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Beach Pebble & Sea Glass Jewelry
 With Sarah Doremus
 22 November 2014 - 22 November 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 22 October 2014
  
 Turn those cherished pebbles and pieces of sea glass you've collected into eye-catching jewelry that will conjure memories of a special day at the beach or walk through the woods each time they are worn.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Spinning Rings
 With Sarah Doremus
 23 November 2014 - 23 November 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 23 October 2014
  
 Would you like your jewelry to do something? Join us for this workshop where we will make a ring that spins!
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Pearl Knotting Seminar
 With Mary Stachura
 05 December 2014 - 05 December 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 05 November 2014
  
 Pearls and all you need to know about nature's fantastic beautiesó how to buy, care for, knot, and terminate the ends of necklaces ówith pearl expert Mary Stachura.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Hollow Metal Clay Hoop Earrings
 With Michela Verani
 06 December 2014 - 06 December 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 06 November 2014
  
 Learn to make unique hollow form silver hoop earrings. This technique allows for larger, yet lightweight, metal clay pieces.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Photography of Jewelry and Hollowware
 With Cynthia Eid
 07 December 2014 - 07 December 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 07 November 2014
  
 Whether images are going to be used for a website, publication, juried exhibitions, or personal use, this workshop teaches students how to create quality pictures of jewelry and small metalwork.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Knitted Bracelets
 With Adrienne Sloane
 12 December 2014 - 12 December 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 12 November 2014
  
 

This process-oriented class is an introduction to knitting with wire, and will cover resources, materials and design ideas for successful knit bracelets using beautifully colored copper art wire.

  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Creative Cuffs
 With Leah Meleski
 13 December 2014 - 13 December 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 13 November 2014
  
 Create a unique cuff bracelet while learning essential jewelry-making skills. Leah will teach students about roller printing, hammer texturing, sawing, drilling, and riveting as she guides everyone step-by-step through the project.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Jewelry Basics: Ring and Earring Ensemble
 With Leah Meleski
 14 December 2014 - 14 December 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 14 November 2014
  
 This one-day workshop will show students how to size, solder and embellish an earring and ring ensemble. Students can explore basic forming (dapping), texturing, and learn some fun and simple tricks to manipulate and enhance their jewelry.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
Chain Maille Jewelry: Persephone Weave
 With Karen Karon
 19 December 2014 - 19 December 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 19 November 2014
  
 Classic chain maille gets a modern update with the Persephone pattern. This workshop focuses on creating a matching set consisting of a bracelet, pendant and pair of earrings.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio PagesSign Up Now. It is Easy and Safe!
  
  
5. Special Events
  
Fretz, Foredom, and Fabulous Stone Sale
 With None
 10 November 2014 - 10 November 2014
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 10 October 2014
  
 Don't miss this opportunity to stock up on metalworking tools and supplies, precious and semi-precious gemstones, gem beads, and cabochons sold by three fantastic regional suppliers: Bill Fretz, Foredom, as well as Robert and Sophie Berzofsky.
  
 Complete Course InformationInstroctor's Bio Pages
  

Sign up for our Email Newsletter
 


Download our most recent course catalogues


Sign up now!

New! On Our Blog
Erica Moody, Alchemy 9.2.5 Scholarship winner
It didn?t take long for Erica Moody to make use of the techniques she learned in a recent Metalwerx workshop. As the recipient of a scholarship offered by the Belmont-based gallery, Alchemy 9.2.5, she was able to enroll in a class of her choice. She chose to participate in the 2014 Summer with the Masters […]
Read more >>

Subscribe to our blog

September 19, 2014
 Innovations in Metalworking: Pulse Arc Welding
 Micro pulse arc welding increases efficiency at the bench and eases complex fabrication procedures. Sessin Durgham, of Rio Grande's technical support team, will cover a wide variety of tasks and tricks using Orion Welders during this hands-on workshop
Read more...
  
September 27, 2014
 Russian Filigree
 Learn Russian ("open back") filigree through extensive demonstrations and hands-on exploration. Participants will make a pendant and a ring, while investigating more three-dimensional possibilities with the process.
Read more...
  

Copyright © 1996 - 2014 MetalWerx