Onsite Workshops

Onsite Workshops

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

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Steven Manchini
    August 3-4, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00
    Materials: $16.00

    Led by expert wire wrapping jeweler, Steven Manchini, this two-day course will teach students how to manipulate various types of wire to securely entrap stones or small objects, create cascading textures, and build volume using numerous weaving, coiling, and framing patterns.

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  • Workshop (2 days)
    with William Vanaria
    August 7-8, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00
    Materials: $40.00

    This two-day workshop aims to teach the fundamentals of jewelry making through a project driven curriculum, with the ultimate goal of building a foundational knowledge of all things metalsmithing, while working to create a ovular bezel-setting with a textured band. Students will learn fundamental fabrication techniques, hot connections, texturing methodologies, finishing, ring sizing, and bezel setting.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    August 10-12, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00
    Materials: $50.00

    Rings, rings, rings! In this intensive 3-day workshop, students will learn to fabricate numerous styles of rings, including a band ring with a set cabochon stone, a tube-set faceted gemstone ring, a 3-band intertwined Russian wedding band, and a spinner ring *time permitting!  Wendy will teach students to saw, file, use a torch to anneal and solder, hammer, form, polish, and many more fundamental and transferable metalsmithing skills that will result in some beautiful rings

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    August 13, 202110:00am-3:00pm
    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 Cristina Pabon
    August 14-15, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00
    Materials: $105.00

    Over this intensive 2-day workshop, students will not only learn about flush setting tools and how to properly use the flush setting technique, but will endeavor to perfect it by setting numerous stones, becoming more proficient from one to the next. With guidance, tips, and tricks from the instructor every step of the way, students can expect to leave with finished flush set pieces of jewelry they can show off to their loved ones!

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Tanya Crane
    August 18-20, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00
    Materials: $50.00

    This workshop will introduce students to various techniques for creating patterns on enamel surfaces. Techniques include creating handmade stencils, layering store bought stencils, mark making using the sgraffito technique and repeating patterns with enamel ink and a quill pen. Students will experiment and learn about the properties of Thompson’s medium expansion enamels, a variety of overglaze brands, as well as firing temperatures and nuances as they work to complete a mosaic pattern pendant.

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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Diane Lawton
    August 21, 202110:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $45.00

    This workshop is a perfect introduction to many of the basics in jewelry making! Learn the fundamentals of sawing, filing, annealing, polishing, and of course forming. Finish up the day with at least two unique, textured cuff bracelets you can wear home. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Diane Lawton
    August 22, 202110:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $25.00

    Forging is an ancient art of controlled hammer blows aimed at changing the look of wire or thick sheet metal into varying shapes and patterns. In this one-day course, students will learn to understand how to control the direction and movement of metal (an essential component of metalworking), how to do a "change of direction", how to taper, all about hammer textures, and more! The focus of this course will be placed on bracelet forms that can be worn home!

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  • Workshop (5 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    August 25-29, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 5 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $795.00
    Materials: $65.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    Every jeweler eventually tires of buying typical stones and setting them in conventional settings. Come spend five days with Michael Boyd and learn how to cut and polish your own cabochons with limitless shape, size, and color options, as well as how to design using stone as a medium--not only an accessory!

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  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Michael Boyd
    August 31-September 2, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $595.00
    Materials: $145.00 Payable to instructor in class.

    This three-day workshop will incorporate Michael's technique for fusing gold patterns onto Argentium silver and torch setting stones.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Diane Lawton
    September 11-12, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00
    Materials: $60.00

    This condensed exploration of metalworking fundamentals is perfect for those who have always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Saw, anneal, solder, file, texture, create inlay, and more while creating one-of-a-kind jewelry!

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Michael Good
    September 17-19, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $595.00
    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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  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Linda Kindler-Priest
    October 1-3, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00
    Materials: $15.00

    Using hammers, chasing tools, and pitch, learn to create interesting textures, patterns, unusual shapes, and realistic images.

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