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 (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    July 7, 202110:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $20.00

    Put your soldering struggles behind you with a set of troubleshooting tips and tricks geared at helping you take charge of your torch and torch setup. Learn numerous ways to implement new torch skills and even how to properly manage your own soldering torch and tank, in this one-day workshop which  covers basic to advanced soldering fundamentals. 

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Joy Raskin
    July 8, 202110:00am-5:00pm
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $150.00
    Materials: $50.00

    Lightweight earrings are the perfect accessory! This fun and fast paced earring intensive covers essential jewelry making skills using wire and sheet metal to create hoops and dangles you can wear home!

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  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Diane Lawton
    July 10-11, 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 weeks)
    with David Baird
    July 12-26, 2021weekly on Mondays10:00am-1:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $200.00
    Materials: $10.00

    Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

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  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Wendy Jo New
    July 13-14, 202110:00am-4:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00
    Materials: $60.00

    Learn the art of photo-etching and other resist-style etching methods for brass, copper, and silver!  Students will learn how to transfer and add images to metal and then how to use both an acid bath and an electrolytic setup to etch the metal, leaving behind a desired image or pattern. Cuff bracelets, earrings, and pendants will be covered in addition to non-jewelry components like roller printing plates.

    Class is full.
     
  • Workshop (1 day)
    with Mary Stachura
    July 15, 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.

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  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Joy Raskin
    July 16-18, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00
    Materials: $30.00

    In the course, students will learn all about hinges, hinged closures, and catches that are highly suitable for bracelet construction when you want a large, yet flexible clasp option.

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with Barbara Seidenath
    July 20-21, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00
    Materials: $45.00

    This workshop is designed for the intermediate and advanced enamellist who would like to become familiar with the basse-taille technique for the application of pattern and imagery on enamel work. Demonstrations will include a variety of processes that allow for the creation of negative space in a metal surface to enhance enamel, creating textures using engravers, surface treatments, and finishing techniques. 

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Barbara Seidenath
    July 23-25, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00
    Materials: $10.00

    This workshop will help jewelers and enamelists approach the setting aspect of the jewelry making process as an integral part of their design, starting with examining historic and contemporary examples to help develop design strategies and moving into learning two styles of reverse settings, simple and advance tab cutting, placement for findings, strategies for properly fitting back plates, preparation of the tabs, notching prongs, and safe setting techniques. 

  • Workshop (2 days)
    with David Baird
    July 27-28, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 2 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00
    Materials: $20.00

    Learn to fix, modify, transform, morph, and adapt varying jewelry tools to work better, easier, or in a different more custom way. From adapting pliers to make bezel bending easier and making a file that cuts square corners without undercuts to sharpening a drill bit yourself, making a tool to sand hard to reach places, polishing and texturizing a hammer uniquely your own, and much more. 

  • Workshop (3 days)
    with Bonnie Bishoff
    July 30-August 1, 202110:00am-5:00pmfor 3 days
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $525.00
    Materials: $25.00

    Create a fantastically original necklace with individual components that have been composed to both please the eye and move comfortably on the body. Students will focus on a necklace construction method that can be used with basic polymer skills or the most complex of canes. creating a variety of effects using wire armatures and linking system, fitting the complex curves of the body, how to create individual components with marquetry techniques, as well as how to carve, add textures, arrange, and connect components.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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  • 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!

    Class is full.
     
  • 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!

    Class is full.
     
  • 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.