JEWELRY

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOPS

Visiting Artist Workshop: Electroplating Platinum and Gold Finishes (741)

Sarah Lyons, Jewelry Studio
Friday, April 19
10 am-3 pm/1 day
$170/Members $150

$50 cancellation fee. No refunds after April 15.
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
This workshop is an exploration of electroplating gold and platinum finishes on silver, copper, and gold surfaces. Students will learn the principles of electroplating, finishing techniques, metal combinations for multi-layered bath plating, and more. We will be plating in Palladium, White Rhodium, Black Rhodium, Yellow Gold, and Rose Gold. Students should bring existing jewelry pieces to plate, or can create simple pieces to plate. Materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase. The Jim and Lois Richmond Fund subsidizes all of our visiting artist workshops.

Visiting Artist Workshop: Concrete Jewelry (749)

Michael Nashef, Jewelry Studio
Friday & Saturday, June 14-15
10 am-3 pm/Two days
$195/Members: $175

$50 cancellation fee. No refunds after May 31
In this workshop, students will be introduced to alternative materials in jewelry and small object making. Our main focus will be concrete/cement in conjunction with color dyes to create colorful pieces. We will explore these materials using traditional and advanced mold making techniques. Mold making and problem-solving using 3D printed materials will be implemented and used to help create unique designs. The Jim and Lois Richmond Fund subsidizes all of our visiting artist workshops.

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PMC/Precious Metal Clay/Fine Silver (729)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Saturday and Sunday, February 23-24, 2 days
Saturday, 10 am - 3 pm
Sunday, 12 " 5 pm
$145/Members: $125

Explore Precious Metal Clay and make a
variety of beautiful jewelry pieces! PMC is
fine silver mixed with an organic binder that
is shaped by hand and fired in a kiln or with
a torch. Students will have the opportunity
to create several pieces using both firing
techniques. Students will also create molds
for making multiples and learn how to set
a small stone. All materials provided with
additional available for purchase.

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Beginning/Intermediate Jewelry (730)

Amelia Falk, Jewelry Studio
Tuesdays, April 9 - May 14
6:30 pm-9 pm/6 weeks
$155/Members: $135

Learn the basics of handcrafting jewelry. Through demonstrations and discussions you will become familiar with layout, piercing, filing, texturing, basic roller embossing, soldering, forming, finishing and polishing. With practice you will gain knowledge and confidence in jewelry making skills. Independent studio time will be available. All materials will be provided and additional materials are available for purchase.

Hydraulic Press Essentials (732)

Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, April 10 - May 15
10 am- 12:30 pm/6 weeks
$165/Members: $145

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Manipulate metal with the force of 20 tons to give your designs dimension and volume. Techniques will include cutting your own die, doming, forming and bending using die shapes, bracelet formers, silhouette dies, synclastic and anticlastic bracelet forming in far less time than when using a hammer to get the same shape. We will also use the rolling mill to pattern metal for a more interesting surface. Materials provided with additional available for purchase.

Soldering Perfection (734)

Lauren Tripp, Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, April 11 - May 16
10 am -12:30 pm/6 weeks
$175/Members: $155

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Soldering can seem like mythical white whale technique to even the more experienced metalsmith. During this course we will revisit and relearn how to solder. We will practice soldering varying gauges of metal to each other, and fine tune our torch skills. Independent studio time will be available. Most materials provided with additional available for purchase.

Advanced Lapidary (736)

Dawn Couer, Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, April 11 - May 16
6:30-9 pm/6 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Prerequisite: Beginning Lapidary or equivalent
Expand your lapidary skills in this extended version of Advanced Lapidary. Students will explore designer cabochon shapes in addition to pieced stonework created in two and three sections known as doublets and triplets. Intarsia techniques will also be covered, combining different stones together to create a geometric picture or design.

Keum-Boo (738)

Lauren Tripp, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, April 27
10 am " 3pm/One day
$110/Members: $90

Keum-Boo is an ancient Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of gold to silver. During this workshop students will learn how to practice depletion gilding to prepare the silver for the gold gilding, and how to apply the Keum-boo foil. Students should expect to complete one finished piece. Tools and materials will be supplied. Additional materials will be available for purchase.

Patina Focus: Blues & Blacks (740)

Emily Wohlscheid, Jewelry Studio
Friday, May 10
10 am-1pm/One day
$60/Members: $40

Whether you are looking to create a statement copper backsplash, add color to a metal sculpture, or enhance a jewelry design, patinas can create a dramatic impact. In this sampling workshop, explore various ways of getting blue and black patinas with commercial and household products on copper and brass. Once students have achieved the desired coloration, we will cover how to seal each patina for a long lasting finish. All materials provided.

Lapidary Lab (723)

Dawn Coeur, Jewelry Studio
Mondays, March 4 - March 25
6:30 to 9 pm/4 weeks
$120/Members: $100

Prerequisite: Intro to Lapidary Stone Cutting or
equivalent

Unfinished cabochons? Need help with an
interesting material? This a great class for
students who have started honing their
skills in lapidary work and are in need of
guidance or studio time for self-directed
work. During this self-directed class, the
instructor will be available to guide you
through your lapidary projects and ideas with
technique demonstration and individual help.
Independent studio time will be available.
Most materials are provided. Additional
materials are available for purchase.

Leather For Jewelers (730)

Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, March 23
10 am - 4 pm/One day
$95/Members: $75

Are you curious about working in leather?
This class will cover basic terminology,
principles, and types of leather and how
they apply to jewelry making. Students will
go through all the steps necessary to create
a handmade bracelet. Dyeing techniques
for leather will also be covered. Please
bring any questions and photos of items
you would like help creating to class. All
materials provided with additional materials
available for purchase.

Intermediate Jewelry (731)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, April 10 - May 15
1-3:30 pm/6 weeks
$165/Members: $145

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Explore jewelry making with in-depth instruction and techniques using a variety of hand tools and larger equipment. Through individual help and demonstrations, learn a variety of techniques to enhance your skills in soldering, texturing, riveting and embellishments including a variety of stone setting processes with at least one project completed in sterling silver. Stages of project completion will be addressed from design to finishing/polishing. Independent studio time is available. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.

Alternative Stones, Alternative Settings (733)

Amelia Falk, Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, April 10 - May 15
6:30-9 pm/6 weeks
$155/Members: $135

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Have an odd shaped stone that you just don t know hot to set? Let s figure it out together! We ll discuss the how and why of setting delicate and oddly shaped stones while designing settings that will highlight those qualities. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.

Basic Leather Working/Construction (735)

Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, April 11 - May 16
1:30-4pm/6 weeks
$175/Members: $155

Students will learn how to choose the best leather for their project, design, cut, bevel, dye, and stitch their leather project. Project possibilities include a leather spiral notebook cover, leather tote bag with great pockets, tool/brush/pen storage roll, or work on your own project idea. Half a 4-5 oz hide and all other materials provided, extra materials will be available for purchase.

Cuttlefish Casting (737)

Jeannette Maxey, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, April 13
9:30 am - 12pm/One Day
$65/Members: $45

For more than 5000 years metalsmiths have been using the lowly cuttlefish to cast metal objects. Join us in the jewelry studio to explore this direct technique and create a one-of-a-kind bronze pendant to take home with you. Learn how to carve the soft skeleton of the cuttlefish to make a mold where we will pour bronze to make a pendant for you to finish later. Bronze supplies provided with silver available for purchase.

Unconventional Powder Coating (739)

Holly Northrup, Jewelry Studio
Sunday, April 28
12- 4 pm/One day
$80/Members: $60

Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience.
Learn powder-coating methods that you can do at home. You will learn how to dip, sift, fill and mask your materials for powder coating. We will review finishing techniques that can be used once the powder coat has been applied. These alternative powder-coating methods will be easy to use at home once you learn them. Materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.