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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 William Vanaria
    June 4-5, 202010:00am-12:00pmfor 2 days
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $150.00

    In this live online workshop students will learn how to join multiple components by creating the two main types of rivets used in Jewelry and metalsmithing.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Steven Manchini
    June 10-12, 202012:00pm-2:00pmfor 3 days
    at virtual
    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 online workshop. 

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Paulette Werger
    June 17-19, 20201:00pm-3:00pmfor 3 days
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $225.00

    In this live online workshop, students will explore using wire and sheet metal, and will apply design techniques by using wire forming, forging, piercing, and riveting to make some beautiful cold connected adornments that are simple, functional, and elegant.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Breana Ferrara
    June 26, 20203:00pm-6:00pm
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $110.00
    Materials: $70.00

    In this live online workshop, learn how to utilize a cathartic fiber-based process to create color and form through the repetitive layering of seed beads and embroidery techniques. If you wish to learn how to add an expressive flair to your jewelry with just a few humble materials, then this course is for you! 

  • Workshop (5 days)
    with Joe Wood
    June 29-July 3, 202010:00am-12:00pmfor 5 days
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $315.00

    Explore new possibilities in your jewelry making process with Computer Aided Design (CAD)! In this 5-day live, online course, students will learn the fundamentals of designing objects and patterns using CAD and 3D modeling.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    July 7-8, 202010:00am-11:30amfor 2 days
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $110.00

    Add color and style to your jewelry repertoire with resin inlay! This live, online workshops will cover every step of the resin inlay process, from making your colors and inlaying them to curing and finishing your work.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (4 days)
    with Bette Barnett
    July 20-24, 20204:00pm-6:00pmfor 4 days
    at virtual
    Tuition:
     $300.00
    Materials: $70.00

    In this live online workshop, learn how to add dimension and depth to a steel surface through the process of electro-etching, a method that can provide extreme sharpness and detail to your jewelry creations.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Alanna Robbins
    August 3, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until July 4
    Materials: $55.00

    This one-day workshop shows students of any skill level how to make a series of silver, stackable rings. Gain basic soldering, stone setting, texturing, and stamping knowledge and enhance each band for a one-of-a-kind look.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Patrick McMillan
    August 10, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until July 11
    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.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    August 17, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until July 18
    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. 

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Kelly Conroy
    August 24, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until July 25
    Materials: $40.00

    Press and Peel Blue transfer paper is most commonly used to create a resist on the surface of metal before exposing it to an etching technique and for enameling applications in the form of decal transfers, resulting in black or brown imagery on the enamel. In this workshop, you will learn how to get consistently crisp results using PnP Blue, after setting up a safe salt water etching bath and discussing the multitude of uses for etched metal, ranging from roll mill embossing to champlevé enameling.

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  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    August 25, 202010:00am-4:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $110.00 $104.50
    5% discount until July 26
    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.

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  • Profiting By Design by Marlene Richey
    Workshop (1 day)
    with Marlene Richey
    August 31, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until August 1

    Determine the best way to describe your product, identify potential clients, get work into the marketplace, and create a cost-effective marketing plan. From press kits to artist statements, pick up essential skills needed to promote a craft business.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    September 1, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until August 2
    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 (1 day)
    with William Vanaria
    September 2, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $155.00 $147.25
    5% discount until August 3
    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.

  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Avery Lucas
    September 3, 202010:00am-5:00pm
    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 for chasing, repousse, stamping, texturing, and more. With these tools, everyone will learn methods of bringing a variety of unique texture and visual interest to the surfaces of metal. Every student will leave the class with a set of handmade tools and samples.