Summer with the Masters

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Summer with the Masters

Our "Summer with the Masters" program is a unique alloy of renowned instructors, inspired students, and contemporary metalworking and jewelry techniques. Classes are three to five days long, offering more time to explore topics in depth.

  • Summer with the Masters (3 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 13-15, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $595.00 $565.25
    5% discount until May 14
    Materials: $85.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Every jeweler eventually tires of buying typical stones and setting them in conventional settings. Come spend three days with Michael Boyd and learn how to cut and polish your own cabochons with limitless shape, size, and color options.

  • Summer with the Masters (4 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    June 17-20, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 4 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $695.00 $660.25
    5% discount until May 18
    Materials: $85.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    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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  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Michael Good
    June 22-26, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $995.00 $945.25
    5% discount until May 23
    Materials: $25.00

    Metalsmithing master Michael Good will lead students through a series of exercises designed to teach the principles of Anticlastic Raising - moving metal from flat sheet into complex curved forms.

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  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with David Huang
    July 8-12, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $880.00 $836.00
    5% discount until June 8
    Materials: $30.00

    Learn how to create stunning dimensional work through a process called angle raising. Using hammers, stakes, wax, and chasing tools - come discover how to construct and embellish beautiful vessels.

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  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Cynthia Eid
    July 15-19, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until June 15
    Materials: $75.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    From bracelet forming to embossing and silhouette dies, this comprehensive class will teach students how to utilize the hydraulic press to explore numerous design and 3-dimensional form possibilities.

  • Summer with the Masters (2 days)
    with Ben Dory
    July 22-23, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $405.00 $384.75
    5% discount until June 22
    Materials: $40.00

    Explore methods of altering a steel surface through tool making, texture, foil overlay (the damascene technique), and flush-setting. This workshop is for anyone interested in working with steel on a small scale.

  • Summer with the Masters (3 days)
    with Ben Dory
    July 24-26, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $530.00 $503.50
    5% discount until June 24
    Materials: $55.00

    Granulation has long been revered for its intricate beauty and its mysterious quality. As students move through the process of creating, laying out, and fusing fine silver granules, a new twist will be introduced - the use of a unique flux formula that provides a wider temperature range in which to work.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Jayne Redman
    July 29-August 2, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $750.00 $712.50
    5% discount until June 29
    Materials: TBD Payable to instructor in class.

    Jayne Redman is known for her unusual way of working with metal in three dimensions, often using multiples of the same shape to convey a single idea. This workshop will teach you how to develop patterns for the engineering concepts that she works with in her jewelry. Learn the principles behind centrally radiating forms, properly nested forms, spacing for slotted forms, using faux hinging, and perfect tab construction.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Pat Flynn
    August 5-9, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 6
    Materials: $200.00

    Spend five days with renowned jewelry maker Pat Flynn in an immersive hinged bracelet experience. Learn the ins and outs of perfect small scale hinge making and build yourself a precision box lock mechanism with a snap that will satisfy your ears and your eyes!

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  • CAD digital work space with a ring in progress
    Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Joe Wood
    August 12-16, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $700.00 $665.00
    5% discount until July 13

    Explore new possibilities in your jewelry making process with Computer Aided Design (CAD)! In this 5-day course, students will learn the fundamentals of designing objects using CAD and 3D modeling. This type of digital modeling enables makers to take advantage of many useful and exciting technological applications, including 3D printing and laser cutting. Find out how limitless your imagination can be when designing in the digital realm. 

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Amy Roper Lyons
    August 19-23, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $875.00 $831.25
    5% discount until July 20
    Materials: $60.00

    Learn methods to add subtlety, complexity, or gestural quality to your cloisonné designs. In addition to the basics of wire bending and wet packing, we will cover an assortment of techniques for incorporating texture, pattern, and markings into the cloisonné. Texturing base metal, using textured foils, creating a smooth color gradients, inlaying opaque enamels as accents, using underglaze and diamond burs for mark making, and much more will be explored.

  • Summer with the Masters (5 days)
    with Paulette Werger and Bonnie Bishoff
    August 26-30, 202010:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $995.00 $945.25
    5% discount until July 27
    Materials: $45.00

    This class is specially designed for makers who want to take a mixed media approach in their making process and will emphasize working with Argentium silver and polymer clay. Through the making of veneers that employ a variety of approaches for pattern making, students will combine the rich colors of polymer with fused-formed and soldered silver to create jewelry pieces that twist, pivot, swing, drape, or otherwise move. Address the puzzle of combining unlike materials and incorporate color with technical fabrication into your design!