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
  
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.
  
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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.
  
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Jewelry 2
 With Kelly Conroy
 Wednesday, 08 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.
  
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Introduction to Metal Clay
 With Michela Verani
 Thursday, 30 October 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.
  
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Dichroic Glass and Silver Metal Clay
 With Michela Verani
 Thursday, 30 October 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.
  
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3. Weekend Workshops
  
Introduction to Jewelry
 With David Baird
 04 October 2014 - 05 October 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.
  
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Keeping It All Together: Fabrication Strategies for Enameling
 With Deb Lozier
 11 October 2014 - 13 October 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.
  
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Stone Setting Sampler
 With T. Jeffrey Georgantes
 17 October 2014 - 19 October 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.
  
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Improvisational and Sculptural Beadwork
 With Joyce J. Scott
 24 October 2014 - 26 October 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.
  
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Microfolding & Argentium Sterling Silver
 With Cynthia Eid
 31 October 2014 - 02 November 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".
  
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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.
  
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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.
  
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4. One Day Workshops
  
Metalwerx Outing-Jewelry Museum and Stachura Wholesale
 With Kelly Tzannes
 03 October 2014 - 03 October 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.
  
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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.
  
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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.
  
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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!
  
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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.
  
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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.
  
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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.
  
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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.

  
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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.
  
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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.
  
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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.
  
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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.
  
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October 08, 2014
 Jewelry 2
 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.
Read more...
  
October 11, 2014
 Keeping It All Together: Fabrication Strategies for Enameling
 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.
Read more...
  
October 24, 2014
 Improvisational and Sculptural Beadwork
 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.
Read more...
  
November 08, 2014
 Miniature Holloware
 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.
Read more...
  
November 10, 2014
 Fretz, Foredom, and Fabulous Stone Sale
 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.
Read more...
  

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