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


  
1. Summer with the Masters Workshops
  
Beyond Basic Lapidary: Designing with Stone
 With Michael Boyd
 29 June 2015 - 02 July 2015
  
 Learn how to integrate stone and metal as a whole, rather than as separate objects. Demonstrations include how to shape rough stones, drill through them, make perfect bezels for unique shapes, set stones on top of stones, add decorative rivets, and more.
  
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The Hydraulic Press from A to Z
 With Cynthia Eid
 15 July 2015 - 19 July 2015
  
 From bracelet forming to embossing and silhouette dies, this comprehensive, inspiring class will teach students how to use the hydraulic press while exploring the numerous design and form possibilities it offers.
  
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Gold and Steel
 With Suzanne Pugh
 22 July 2015 - 26 July 2015
  
 Discover the ins and outs of working with steel in combination with other metals for jewelry. All aspects of material manipulation will be addressed, including sawing, joining and soldering, forging, forming and finishing of gold, silver, and steel.
  
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PMC Bead-O-Rama! (Full 5-days)
 With Barbara Simon
 29 July 2015 - 02 August 2015
  
 Nothing compares to metal clay for making hollow forms. Explore six-sided box beads (polygons, cut outs, frames) and twin component beads (lentil, pillow, bi-cone) with Barbara Becker Simon, award winning jeweler and author of Metal Clay Beads.
  
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PMC Bead-O-Rama! (3-Day Weekday Session)
 With Barbara Simon
 29 July 2015 - 31 July 2015
  
 New option - Sign up for the first three days of Barbara's class! Nothing compares to metal clay for making unique hollow, textured forms with ease. And who better to learn from then the author of the book on the subject.
  
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PMC Bead-O-Rama! (2-Day Weekend Session)
 With Barbara Simon
 01 August 2015 - 02 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 01 July 2015
  
 New option - Sign up for the weekend session of Barbara's class! Nothing compares to metal clay for making unique hollow, textured forms with ease. And who better to learn from then the author of the book on the subject.
  
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Pneumatic Hand Engraving
 With Tira Mitchell
 05 August 2015 - 09 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 05 July 2015
  
 Discover all the steps needed to understand hand engraving. Each student will have their own pneumatic system to use during class. Learn the basics of tool making, graver sharpening, layout, scroll design, theory of hand lettering, and hand engraving.
  
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Enameling on Three-Dimensional Forms
 With Harlan Butt
 12 August 2015 - 16 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 12 July 2015
  
 Become skilled at enameling on three-dimensional forms through a variety of techniques including cloisonné with master Harlan Butt.
  
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Beyond Calder: Focus on Kinetics
 With Paulette Werger
 19 August 2015 - 21 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 19 July 2015
  
 Focus on interesting points of connection such as junctures, links, pivot points and cantilevers to join line and create forms that move with the body. Forge, taper, fuse, solder and combine these techniques to create flexible, kinetic jewelry.
  
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Earrings: Line Volume Form
 With Paulette Werger
 22 August 2015 - 23 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 22 July 2015
  
 Delve into the beauty and history of the earring with an eye on design and technical exploration. Learn about kinetics and discover a wide variety of earring styles with a focus on the use of wire and sheet to create volume and movement.
  
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3. Weekend Workshops
  
Introduction to Jewelry
 With Sarah Doremus
 10 July 2015 - 12 July 2015
  
 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.
  
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4. One Day Workshops
  
Etching Basics: Cuff Bracelets and Earrings
 With Wendy Jo New
 13 July 2015 - 13 July 2015
  
 In just one day, learn the art of photo-etching on brass, copper and silver, by making an etched copper cuff bracelet, etching a piece of brass that can be used to roller print other metals, and a pair of etched or roller-printed sterling earrings.
  
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Introduction to Scale Maille
 With Karen Karon
 20 July 2015 - 20 July 2015
  
 Chain maille, an ancient art form used in garments worn for protection by warriors, usually had an outer layer of metal or leather attached for added protection. Explore "scale maille" with an aim towards producing ornamental jewelry or clothing.
  
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Leather Wrap Bracelet with Ornamental Button Clasp
 With Michela Verani
 27 July 2015 - 27 July 2015
  
 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.
  
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Charm Bracelets
 With Kelly Conroy
 03 August 2015 - 03 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 03 July 2015
  
 Students will be provided with a linked sterling bracelet, and spend the day creating their own personalized charms to fill it. Explore texturing, stamping initials, sawing, and adding a little color via small gemstone cabochons.
  
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Viking Knit Chains
 With Joy Raskin
 17 August 2015 - 17 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 17 July 2015
  
 Make a Viking Knit chain that is supple, lightweight, and beautiful to wear. Variations on the basic Viking chain stitch, using a knitting spool and crotchet hook, plus numerous tips for endings, clasps, and jump rings will also be demonstrated.

  
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Metal Clay Earrings in a Day
 With Michela Verani
 24 August 2015 - 24 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 24 July 2015
  
 This one day workshop teaches the basics of working with silver metal clay while students create 3 different styles of earrings; post, embedded wire and dangles!
  
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Tube Bezels and Flush Setting
 With Joy Raskin
 25 August 2015 - 25 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 25 July 2015
  
 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.
  
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Spoons in a Day
 With Joy Raskin
 26 August 2015 - 26 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 26 July 2015
  
 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.
  
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5. Special Events
  
Stone Sale and Foredom Demos
 With None
 10 August 2015 - 10 August 2015
5% Early Bird Discount for registration before 10 July 2015
  
 Don't miss this opportunity to stock up on precious and semi-precious gemstones, gem beads, cabochons, and rough slab from Village Silversmith. In addition, visitors can try out Foredom Equipment and get answers to all their burning questions. Foredom
  
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July 13, 2015
 Etching Basics: Cuff Bracelets and Earrings
 In just one day, learn the art of photo-etching on brass, copper and silver, by making an etched copper cuff bracelet, etching a piece of brass that can be used to roller print other metals, and a pair of etched or roller-printed sterling earrings.
Read more...
  
July 20, 2015
 Introduction to Scale Maille
 Chain maille, an ancient art form used in garments worn for protection by warriors, usually had an outer layer of metal or leather attached for added protection. Explore "scale maille" with an aim towards producing ornamental jewelry or clothing.
Read more...
  
July 29, 2015
 PMC Bead-O-Rama! (3-Day Weekday Session)
 New option - Sign up for the first three days of Barbara's class! Nothing compares to metal clay for making unique hollow, textured forms with ease. And who better to learn from then the author of the book on the subject.
Read more...
  
August 01, 2015
 PMC Bead-O-Rama! (2-Day Weekend Session)
 New option - Sign up for the weekend session of Barbara's class! Nothing compares to metal clay for making unique hollow, textured forms with ease. And who better to learn from then the author of the book on the subject.
Read more...
  
August 03, 2015
 Charm Bracelets
 Students will be provided with a linked sterling bracelet, and spend the day creating their own personalized charms to fill it. Explore texturing, stamping initials, sawing, and adding a little color via small gemstone cabochons.
Read more...
  
August 05, 2015
 Pneumatic Hand Engraving
 Discover all the steps needed to understand hand engraving. Each student will have their own pneumatic system to use during class. Learn the basics of tool making, graver sharpening, layout, scroll design, theory of hand lettering, and hand engraving.
Read more...
  

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