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Workshops

Workshop intensives, which last one to three days, help broaden and hone skills. Study with acclaimed artists and educators who share their expertise in specialized techniques.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Patrick McMillan
    August 10-11, 202010:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00
    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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 17-18, 202010:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00
    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. 

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  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Mary Stachura
    August 25-26, 202010:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $110.00
    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.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    September 1-8, 202010:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00
    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 (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    September 2-9, 202010:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00
    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.

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  • Workshop (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    September 3-4, 202010:00am-1:00pmfor 2 days
    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 that can be used for chasing, stamping, texturing, and more. With these tools, everyone will learn methods of bringing a variety of textures and visual interest to the surfaces of metal. Every student will leave the class with a set of handmade tools and samples.

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