Virtual Courses

Virtual courses come in a broad array of types and durations, with particular focus placed on techniques best suited for a home studio environment, where space and specialty equipment might be in limited supply.

  • 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.

     

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • 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. 

    Class is no longer open for registration.
  • 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. 

    Class is full.
     
  • 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

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  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Paulette Werger
    April 21, 20217:00pm-8:00pm
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $25.00

    Looking to follow-up on a chain making workshop with questions about techniques, studio set-up, or materials? Or perhaps you'd like feedback on design choices and aesthetics? In this hour-long creative coaching session, participants will be able to talk all-things-chains with Metalwerx instructor and renowned artist, Paulette Werger. Come talk shop amongst a small group of peers with one of your favorite teachers! 

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  • 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. 

     

    Class is full.
     
  • 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 (2 days)
    with Marian Miller
    May 4-6, 20216:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $50.00

    In this virtual course, students will learn the fundamentals of working with reclaimed tin (printed steel) to easily add color, pattern, and depth to their jewelry designs. Class will focus on crafting flower motifs to learn the ins and outs of working with tin and participants can expect to gain the knowledge and ability to make a pair of earrings, a pendant, and one brooch using printed and patterned tin as their primary material.

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Kristin Mitsu Shiga
    May 5-7, 20216:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Confused by the dizzying array of rotary burs, bits, and mandrels on the market? Ready to invest in a flexible shaft machine, but don’t know where to start? In this essential skill-builder, we will cover all the flexible shaft machine basics, from choosing the right motor, handpiece, and rheostat to maintenance and choosing the right bit for the job at hand.

  • Virtual Course (3 weeks)
    with Paulette Werger
    May 10-24, 2021weekly on Mondays1:00pm-3:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This intensive three-session virtual workshop explores the traditions of Keum-boo with a variety of techniques and variants to create jewelry in an economical way. Students will learn about the properties of gold and silver foils, how to create their own foils, and multiple application methods in combination with embossing, stamping, roller printing, soldering, and many more tips and tricks!

  • 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 Wendy Jo New
    May 11-13, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    What’s better than a tube set gemstone ring? A stack of them! This virtual course will focus on fabricating a set of tube set gemstone and sterling silver rings that can be stacked together or worn solo on different fingers! Learn to add a contemporary element and extra dimension to your stacking rings with gemstones and varying tube setting heights! 

  • 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 weeks)
    with Paulette Werger
    May 12-26, 2021weekly on Wednesdays1:00pm-3:00pmfor 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 (2 weeks)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    May 12-19, 2021weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-8:00pmfor 2 weeks
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live online workshop, students will build a grounded understanding of working with polymer clay and add a unique design aesthetic onto their jewelry making repertoire. Color mixing, cane construction, clay conditioning, and more will be covered. 

  • 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 (3 days)
    with Jennifer Wells
    May 17-21, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual course focuses on techniques that elevate and work in collaboration with the enameling process, such as stamping methods, dye forming with and without a press, burring, and forming metal to enhance enamels and settings. Participants will learn to emphasize their textures by layering with opaque and transparent colors, incorporating liquid enamel and P3, grinding through layers, pencil drawing, firing alternative materials into the surface, and more!

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Nash Quinn
    May 18-20, 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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Ryan Gardner
    May 22-23, 202110:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This virtual course offers participants the chance to learn lapidary techniques for carving stones from the comfort of their own studio bench! No large lapidary equipment required! Students will be shown numerous diamond bits to achieve a variety of designs and textures, as well as how to polish those carvings. Ryan will also cover the process for creating laminations and gold inlay designs in stones!

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  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with Karen Karon
    May 25-27, 202110:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    This live, virtual course will teach student how to complete the Sense of Humor Staggered Sheet weave, a silky and slinky chain maille weave that behaves like fabric. This complex weave will be approached in stages, starting with learning how to construct Josue units and Sense of Humor Chain during the first class session and then Sense of Humor Sheet standard and staggered the second class.

  • 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 Marissa Saneholtz
    May 29-30, 20211:00pm-3:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    KEEP HEATING IT UP! This course is the next continuation of the Torch-Fire Enameling trilogy. In this workshop, students will learn how to work with and apply underglazes, foils, and decals using torch-firing techniques. Variable media will be explored and emphasis will be placed on how to utilize underglazes to create fine lines, properly apply metal foils, and work with a variety of decals compatible with the torch-firing methodoogy.

  • 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. 

  • Virtual Course (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    June 12-13, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    Learn how to master the hand file and add embellishments to your work through decorative filing techniques. Students will explore this deceptively simple tool in depth and will learn about the various types of files on the market, their applications, and how to get the most out of their function. 

     

  • Virtual Course (3 days)
    with Steven Manchini
    June 14-18, 202110:00am-12:00pmfor 3 days
    at Virtual - Eastern Time Zone
    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 virtual course. Students will enhance their understanding of wire and its potential to accentuate jewelry work through layers of cascading texture.

  • Virtual Course (1 day)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    June 19, 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.
     

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