All Classes

All Classes

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Paulette Werger
    March 8-22, 2021weekly on Mondays10:00am-12:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This live, three-session weekly course will delve into the vast topic of earring design and fabrication, with focus on Argentium fusion and torch use. Students will design and make several earring styles using fused Argentium wire and sheet metal to create hoops, kinetics, links, and post style earrings. Embellishment, texture, pattern development, as well as tips and tricks for soldering findings with Argentium will also be covered. 

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Victoria Lansford
    March 9-11, 202112:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $255.00

    What could be more fun than a ring that is also a toy?!In this live virtual course, participants will create a unique, kinetic ring with a rotating or reversible bezel, inspired by ancient Egyptian and Roman rings. In addition to learning the fabrication process and mechanical construction for the moving parts, students will learn different surface design techniques, such as wire granulation and one-of-a-kind intaglio roller printing to make this style of ring your own.

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Maia Leppo
    March 16-18, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $45.00

    In this live, virtual workshop, students will explore the use of steel sheet as a jewelry component, as well as simple prong settings. The class will be working with 20g mild steel sheet, silver tubing, and steel wire to create their jewelry.

  • Virtual Course (5 days)
    with Bette Barnett
    March 22-26, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 5 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $435.00
    Materials: $75.00

    In this live, virtual workshop, students will learn the basics of working with mild perforated steel sheet and wire in a range of patterns, how to fuse high karat gold and other metals to steel, how to finish the edges of perforated steel, and how to seal their jewelry pieces. 

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  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Donna Veverka
    March 23-25, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual workshop will act as in introduction to the carving of sculptural wax ring models. Students will learn the wax carving process in full, starting with the critical first steps of the design and layout, carving techniques and methodologies, wax model preparation for the casting, as well as tool function  proper tool-use etiquette. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Matthieu Cheminée
    March 30-April 1, 20216:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This virtual workshop will introduce participants to the world of stamp making and stamping. Students will learn about variable types of steel and their properties, how to anneal steel, carving and pattern making techniques using files, and how to properly temper steel to make a lifelong, lasting tool.

  • Virtual Course (2 weeks)
    with Brie Flora
    March 30-April 13, 2021weekly on Tuesdays6:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Learn to turn your saw frame into your best friend as you explore illustrative methods of adorning sheet metal! Using various saw blade sizes, drill bits, and numerous types of cuts, students will master piercing out intricate patterns or imagery, explore overlaying multiple pierced designs with connective tabs, learn tips and tricks to expertly cut sheet while minimizing the need for filing and sanding, and much more! 

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Paulette Werger
    April 5-19, 2021weekly on Mondays10:00am-12:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual workshop will focus on unusual ways to trap stones, pearls, or found objects, while placing emphasis on small scale fabrication for building a variety of mounting styles. This is a perfect class for makers with some jewelry experience seeking to refine their skills and learn time-saving shortcuts for designing and fabricating settings efficiently!

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    April 5-9, 202110:00am-4:30pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $425.00

    In this live, online workshop, students will learn the process of microfolding. Otherwise known as corrugations, the wavy undulations created by this metal-manipulation method add strength to thin sheets of metal and make it possible to create large, yet light and sturdy, pieces of jewelry.

     

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Nash Quinn
    April 6-8, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $21.00

    Learn to add dramatic movement and satisfying functionality to jewelry and small-scale metalwork of all sorts in his technical workshop designed to introduce students to spring-based mechanisms that can be used to make lids pop open, make catches easier to use and more secure, as well as to make mechanisms last longer.

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Lauren Beaudoin
    April 8-22, 2021weekly on Thursdays10:00am-12:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    In this virtual course, students will explore patination methods using common household items! Techniques will include short and long term buried and fumed exposure for copper and copper alloys. Surface preparation, tools, patina recipes, sealants, and safety procedures will also be discussed. Come dabble in the scientific side of metalsmithing!

  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Wendy Jo New
    April 9, 202110:00am-2:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live, virtual workshop students will learn to add high karat gold to fine, Argentium, and sterling silver through the ancient Korean gilding technique of “keum-boo”, a process of applying thin 24k gold to silver using heat and pressure.

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Maia Leppo
    April 9-May 14, 2021weekly on Fridays6:00pm-8:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00
    Materials: $20.00

    This virtual course will cover the design process ins and outs for creating shapes that can be laser cut in steel to save time piercing, easily play with multiples for cohesive productions lines, and make longer chains more easily!

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Mi-Sook Hur
    April 10-11, 20211:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    If you have ever wanted to learn how to add drawing or a painterly quality into your work using watercolor enamels, then this is the workshop for you! Using watercolor enamels, this workshop will allow students to achieve very detailed, colorful, and subtle images and patterns on a glass surface. Techniques include mixing colors, making marks, building up layers, and adding fine details.

     

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  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Matthieu Cheminée
    April 12-16, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    In this virtual workshop, attendees will learn how to transform an ingot of silver into a signet style ring and a bracelet using forging techniques commonly used in west Africa with just a hammer, an anvil, and files! Class will focus on learning to create and forge out lengths of wire, sphere elements, ring and bracelet shapes, as well as some decorative elements. How to properly pour an ingot will also be covered. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Joanna Gollberg
    April 13-15, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $62.00

    In this virtual course, students will learn how to fabricate their own prong settings using a dual-gas torch and how to then prong-set their stones appropriately. Strong emphasis will be placed on torch temperature control, as well as flame placement. Students can expect to gain knowledge, strategies, and confidence to make both calibrated and free-form prong settings. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Marissa Saneholtz
    April 17-18, 20211:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    GET FIRED UP! In this workshop students will learn how to effectively use a torch to fire enamels. Numerous aspects of enameling basics will be covered, including efficient and safe home/studio setups, metal typing and preparation, enamel variants and applications methods, as well as multiple sifting techniques and firing methods for creating dynamic designs

  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    April 23, 202110:00am-1:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $140.00

    So you've got your polymer canes, now what?! In this virtual course, students will learn to create complex surface patterns in polymer clay with simple millefiori cane designs and Bonnie’s marquetry process. Techniques will cover how to build up thin polymer veneers for rich surfaces and surprising depth, inlay methodology, as well as how to address light. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Erica Stankwytch Bailey
    May 1-2, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $60.00

    This virtual course will delve into the inherent potential of the jeweler's saw frame. Students will begin by learning the fundamentals of using this indispensable tool, from blade selection and tension to grip, bench pin options, body positioning, angle, pressure, and more. After covering the basics, the class will shift gears as Erica demonstrates two different project options - tab setting a cabochon, coin, or found object (two ways) and slot connections with built-in tab/prong setting for cabochon or faceted stones.

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    May 3-7, 202110:00am-4:30pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $425.00
    Materials: $102.00

    Explore synclastic forming, anticlastic forming, and spiculums, while learning to hammer comfortably and with control. In this live, virtual course, students will create concave and convex curves to transform a flat piece of metal into elegant fluidity through domed synclasts, saddle-like anticlasts, and tapered tube spiculums. 

     

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    May 4-6, 20214:00pm-6:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual workshop will focus on adorning the hand, as students design and make Argentium stacking cuffs, while exploring a variety of designs and techniques such as hammer texturing, forging, forming, and fabrication. Proper cuff sizing, experimentation with length/form, and Argentium fusion will also be covered.

  • Virtual Course (5 days)
    with Milt Fischbein
    May 10-18, 20216:00pm-9:00pmfor 5 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $350.00
    Materials: $70.00

    In this live, virtual workshop students will learn the basics of the filigree process through the creation of a beautiful filigree pendant. Class objectives will include proper filigree wire preparation, sterling silver frame construction, how best to solder these components together, and much more! This course is 15 hours spread over 5 days.

     

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Matthieu Cheminée
    May 11-13, 20216:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual workshop will teach student how to transform old pliers and tweezers into practical chain making tools that will then be used to make unique, no-solder chains. Students will also discover tricks to pull and anneal thin wire, how to twist wires together to create a textured affect, and much more. 

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Jayne Redman
    May 14-16, 202110:00am-4:30pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $425.00

    In this intensive virtual course, Jayne Redman will teach students how to solve the challenge of duplicating unique and functional jewelry findings by making, modifying, and inventing forming tools for sheet and wire. In addition to modifying hand tools that create perfect loops, tapers, clasp elements and post notches, students will gain the knowledge of how to work with acrylic, Delrin, thermal plastic, and wood which are perfect for making jigs that don't mar metal and enable exact duplicates to be made, enhancing craftsmanship and adding appeal to jewelry!

  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    May 28, 202110:00am-1:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $140.00

    Color blends are one of the most dynamic and challenging techniques to explore with polymer clay. In this virtual course, students will first learn how to make vibrant, glowing color blended sheets of polymer and then how to construct a variety of canes using these gradients that can be used to make beads, stand alone components, and much more! 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Donna Veverka
    June 2-4, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    This live, virtual workshop will act as in introduction to the carving of sculptural wax ring models. Students will learn the wax carving process in full, starting with the critical first steps of the design and layout, carving techniques and methodologies, wax model preparation for the casting, as well as tool function  proper tool-use etiquette. 

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