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  • Workshop (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    June 4-5, 202010:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live online workshop students will learn how to join multiple components by creating the two main types of rivets used in Jewelry and metalsmithing.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Steven Manchini
    June 10-12, 202012:00pm-2:00pmfor 3 days
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    Learn how to entrap stones and other small objects using fundamental wire wrapping techniques, pliers, and your hand skills in this live online workshop. 

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    June 17-19, 20201:00pm-3:00pmfor 3 days
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    In this live online workshop, students will explore using wire and sheet metal, and will apply design techniques by using wire forming, forging, piercing, and riveting to make some beautiful cold connected adornments that are simple, functional, and elegant.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Breana Ferrara
    June 26, 20203:00pm-6:00pm
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $110.00
    Materials: $70.00

    In this live online workshop, learn how to utilize a cathartic fiber-based process to create color and form through the repetitive layering of seed beads and embroidery techniques. If you wish to learn how to add an expressive flair to your jewelry with just a few humble materials, then this course is for you! 

  • Workshop (5 days)
    with Joe Wood
    June 29-July 3, 202010:00am-12:00pmfor 5 days
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $315.00

    Explore new possibilities in your jewelry making process with Computer Aided Design (CAD)! In this 5-day live, online course, students will learn the fundamentals of designing objects and patterns using CAD and 3D modeling.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    July 7-8, 202010:00am-11:30amfor 2 days
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $110.00

    Add color and style to your jewelry repertoire with resin inlay! This live, online workshops will cover every step of the resin inlay process, from making your colors and inlaying them to curing and finishing your work.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (4 days)
    with Bette Barnett
    July 20-24, 20204:00pm-6:00pmfor 4 days
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $300.00
    Materials: $70.00

    In this live online workshop, learn how to add dimension and depth to a steel surface through the process of electro-etching, a method that can provide extreme sharpness and detail to your jewelry creations.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    August 3, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until July 4
    Materials: $55.00

    This one-day workshop shows students of any skill level how to make a series of silver, stackable rings. Gain basic soldering, stone setting, texturing, and stamping knowledge and enhance each band for a one-of-a-kind look.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Patrick McMillan
    August 10, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until July 11
    Materials: $65.00

    Have you ever been curious about the casting process? Learn some of the basics while practicing two-part sand casting using a Delft Clay casting setup to create one-off objects in silver and bronze.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 17, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until July 18
    Materials: $15.00

    Put your soldering struggles behind you with a set of troubleshooting tips aimed at helping you take charge of the torch. Learn how to implement these new skills and even how to properly manage your own soldering setup, in this one-day workshop which cover basic to advanced soldering fundamentals. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    August 24, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until July 25
    Materials: $40.00

    Press and Peel Blue transfer paper is most commonly used to create a resist on the surface of metal before exposing it to an etching technique and for enameling applications in the form of decal transfers, resulting in black or brown imagery on the enamel. In this workshop, you will learn how to get consistently crisp results using PnP Blue, after setting up a safe salt water etching bath and discussing the multitude of uses for etched metal, ranging from roll mill embossing to champlevé enameling.

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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    August 25, 202010:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $110.00 $104.50
    5% discount until July 26
    Materials: $55.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Study the classic art of pearl knotting from an expert in the pearl trade. This workshop will begin with an overview of pearl types and shapes, how to buy a good strand, spotting fakes, and proper care. Demonstrations on knotting and termination methods for a variety of closures will follow.

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  • Profiting By Design by Marlene Richey
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Marlene Richey
    August 31, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until August 1

    Determine the best way to describe your product, identify potential clients, get work into the marketplace, and create a cost-effective marketing plan. From press kits to artist statements, pick up essential skills needed to promote a craft business.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    September 1, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until August 2
    Materials: $30.00

    In this one-day workshop students will create a ring with a free spinning, kinetic element in the center. This project will teach tight tolerance fabrication techniques, selective soldering strategies, decorative surface treatment considerations, and proper polishing protocols. Students can expect to walk away with a finished ring and knowledge for future projects.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    September 2, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until August 3
    Materials: $35.00

    Applying the right finish to a piece of jewelry is one of the most important aspects of creating successful work. There are countless ways to finish jewelry, from the flawless mirror finish seen in commercial jewelry, to the matte brushed finish popular with many art jewelers. In this workshop, students will learn industry level tips, tricks, and techniques, while producing several of these finishes on numerous ring blanks. Students are also encouraged to bring in personal work to get feedback and suggestions on how to finish it.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Avery Lucas
    September 3, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until August 4
    Materials: $40.00

    The focus of this workshop is to use heat to anneal, forge, shape, temper, and harden tool steel. Students will learn to make small tools for chasing, repousse, stamping, texturing, and more. With these tools, everyone will learn methods of bringing a variety of unique texture and visual interest to the surfaces of metal. Every student will leave the class with a set of handmade tools and samples.

  • Weekly Class (3 weeks)
    with Wendy Jo New
    September 10-24, 2020weekly on Thursdays10:00am-4:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00 $375.25
    5% discount until August 11
    Materials: $65.00

    Learn how to add dimension and complexity to the surface of metal through direct texturing methods such as hammering, surface alterations involving the keum-boo and solder inlay processes, as well as patination techniques aimed at expanding your understanding of color application on metal. 

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  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 14-November 16, 2020weekly on Mondays10:00am-1:00pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $435.00 $413.25
    5% discount until August 15
    Materials: $75.00

    This course provides training and solutions for a range of stone settings and techniques aimed at dressing up or enhancing your jewelry designs. Over several weeks, students will make, manipulate, and alter bezel, tube, taper, prong, and bead settings that will be made by hand from scratch. Starting with a review of these settings, students will refine their approach to planning out and designing a stone setting, placing particular emphasis on visual interest, but most importantly on making sure it perfectly fits the stone.

    Class is full.
     
  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 14-November 16, 2020weekly on Mondays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $435.00 $413.25
    5% discount until August 15
    Materials: $10.00

    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.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 15-November 10, 2020weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 16
    Materials: $65.00

    Build upon the basic techniques covered in Jewelry 1 to open up design possibilities and create more complex pieces.  Discover advanced soldering techniques, more exciting stone settings, tool making, and strategies to design and produce more successful jewelry. Students will set stones, fabricate hollow forms, and more!

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 15-November 10, 2020weekly on Tuesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 16
    Materials: $45.00

    This class combines several skill building topics and presents them in a weekly format with the goal of improving hand-skills through a series of technical exercises. There will be a particular focus placed on sawing/piercing, precision filing, soldering, and finishing. Come and build upon fundamental jewelry making techniques and acquire elevated bench skills that will prove to be an asset with any jewelry project!

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Diane Lawton
    September 15-November 10, 2020weekly on Tuesdays6:30pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $435.00 $413.25
    5% discount until August 16
    Materials: $50.00

    This introductory course focuses on developing fundamental hand skills, good studio habits, and an appreciation for quality craftsmanship. Students will learn essential fabrication techniques by designing and producing unique, handcrafted jewelry.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 16-November 11, 2020weekly on Wednesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 17
    Materials: $10.00

    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.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Joy Raskin
    September 16-November 11, 2020weekly on Wednesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 17
    Materials: $55.00

    This weekly class presents students with the fundamentals of jewelry and metalsmithing skills. Among the many techniques that will be covered, students will learn how to effectively shape, join, polish, texture, and patina metal. 

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 16-November 11, 2020weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 17
    Materials: $65.00

    Build upon the basic techniques covered in Jewelry 1 to open up design possibilities and create more complex pieces.  Discover advanced soldering techniques, more exciting stone settings, tool making, and strategies to design and produce more successful jewelry. Students will set stones, fabricate hollow forms, and more!

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Mary Fisher
    September 17-November 12, 2020weekly on Thursdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 18
    Materials: $10.00

    Pursue individual forming projects with guidance offered by Mary Fisher. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new designs. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

  • Weekly Class (3 weeks)
    with Cristina Pabon
    October 8-22, 2020weekly on Thursdays10:00am-4:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00 $375.25
    5% discount until September 8
    Materials: $85.00

    This course will focus heavily on building up high levels of soldering proficiency as the instructor leads students with industry level expertise. Feel more confident at the torch while elevating your soldering aptitude, through this intensive weekly class. 

  • Weekly Class (3 weeks)
    with Karen Karon
    November 5-19, 2020weekly on Thursdays10:00am-4:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00 $375.25
    5% discount until October 6
    Materials: $125.00

    Led by expert chain maille jeweler, Karen Karon, our chain maille workshops teach students how to transform classic patterns of connected jump rings into striking pieces of jewelry. This three-week class will focus on how to construct three essential weaves that will lay the foundation for all future chain maille endeavors. 

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