JEWELRY

LAST SUMMER WORKSHOP THIS WEEKEND:

Sand Casting (750)

Michael Nashef, Jewelry Studio
Friday & Saturday, July 26-27
9:30am-5pm/2 days
$150/Members: $130


All levels, basic metalsmithing skills preferred

Expand your creativity with this time-honored form of casting using sand. In this hands-on, 2 day workshop you will learn how to use sand (yes sand!) to make a mold to pour and produce a metal object. Students will be given the option of creating an original or using a found object for their master. No experience necessary but basic metalsmithing skills are preferable. Great for belt buckles, buttons, chess, jewelry, and more! All materials will be provided and additional materials are available for purchase. Max of 8 students

Beginning/Intermediate Jewelry

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.

Beginning/Intermediate Jewelry (700)

Emily Wohlscheid, Jewelry Studio
Tuesdays, September 10 - November 26
10am-12:30pm/12 weeks
$275/Members: $255

Beginning/Intermediate Jewelry (701)

Amelia Falk Wagner, Jewelry Studio
Mondays, September 9 - November 25
6:30-9pm/12 weeks
$275/Members: $255

Casting (704)

Amelia Falk Wagner, Jewelry Studio
Tuesdays, September 10 - November 26
6:30pm-9pm/12 weeks
$285/Members: $265
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent/basic finishing skills
Explore the art of casting. An expanded class structure will bring your design process to the next level by exploring the different avenues of casting. We will include the different types of wax and natural substances that you can use in lost wax casting as well explore free form casting techniques. Bronze is provided for casting with sterling silver available for purchase. Independent studio times are available. Basic finishing skills are required for this class.

Carve, Mold & Cast (705)

Amelia Falk Wagner & Jeannette Maxey, Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, September 4-November 20
9:30am-12pm/12 Weeks
$285/Members: $265
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent/basic finishing skills
This team taught class will focus on creating identical components for jewelry design using carved wax models, mold making, and lost wax casting. Students will begin by learning to hand carve a wax model to cast using the lost wax process. Rubber molds of the completed cast components will be made to create multiple wax replicas for casting. Finally, students will complete jewelry projects from these identical elements. Materials provided with additional available for purchase.

Fold Forming (707)

Lauren Tripp, Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, September 12 - November 14
10am-1pm/10 weeks
$280/Members: $260
During this fun-filled hammering class you will start with the basic fold forming techniques and then will move on to more involved folds and hammering. Fold-forming is a metalsmithing technique where metal is folded in various ways, then hammered to stretch certain parts of the fold resulting in a wonderful organic hammered copper shape. All levels of experience are welcome. Independent studio time is available for the duration of the class. Some materials are provided, with additional materials available for purchase.

Intro to Wire Weaving: Wire Wrapped Rings

Learn the basics of wire weaving; it s a great way to provide support, style, and
structure to handmade jewelry! Through demonstration and discussion you will become
familiar with some popular weaving techniques found in the field of wire jewelry by creating both simple and complex ring designs. With practice, you will learn to execute these styles with ease. All materials will be provided with additional materials are available for purchase.

Intro to Wire Weaving: Wire Wrapped Rings (710)

Alex Menzor, Jewelry Studio
Friday, September 20
5-8pm/One Day
$60/Members: $40

Intro to Wire Weaving: Wire Wrapped Rings (711)

Alex Menzor, Jewelry Studio
October 11
5-8pm/One Day
$60/Members: $40

Leather For Jewelers (714)

Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, November 2
10am-4pm/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.

Finishing School (716)

Amelia Falk, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, October 19
12-5pm/One day
$75/Members: $55
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
Is your box full of projects that you just can't seem to get to a finished state? This workshop will cover all of the tools needed to get that final polished look to your pieces. We will cover all of the different types and uses for the flex shaft attachments as well as learning about different surface treatments for textural effects. Bring any unfinished pieces along to practice your finishing skills. Abrasives and polishing supplies provided.

Introduction to Lapidary Stone Cutting for Cabochons (702)

Dawn Coeur, Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, September 4 - October 23
6:30 pm " 9pm/8 weeks
$210/Members: $190
Learn how to cut your own stones to use in your jewelry and metal work designs. Students will be introduced to cutting, grinding and polishing stone slabs into a variety of shapes including calibrated and free-form cabochons. Students with previous lapidary experience can practice and refine their technique. Independent studio time will be available for the duration of the class.

Lapidary Independent Study (703)

Dawn Coeur, Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, October 30 - November 20
6:30 - 9 pm/4 weeks
$130/Members: $110
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 who 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 for the duration of the class. Most materials are provided. Additional materials are available for purchase.

Intermediate Jewelry (706)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, September 4 - November 20
1-3:30pm/12 weeks
$280/Members: $260
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.

Intro to Jewelry Repair (717)

Michael Nashef, Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, September 12 - November 14
6pm - 9pm/10 weeks
$280/Members: $260
Prerequisite: Some jewelry making experience preferred
Learn the basics of jewelry repair in this introductory class. Explore the first level of jewelry repair and learn basics such as simple ring sizing, chain soldering and repair, and polishing, the most important part of fine jewelry repair. Learn about common tools, repair styles, soldering, different metals, etc. Bring broken jewelry to class! All materials will be provided with additional available for purchase.

Kiln Enamel Basics (708)

Meg Tang, Jewelry Studio
Friday & Saturday, September 13-14
10am-1pm/Two Days
$90/Members: $70
Whether you want to try kiln-fired enamels for the first time or just want to brush up on the basics, this workshop is for you! Students will explore kiln fired powder enamels on copper. All materials will be provided with some available for purchase.

Freeform Silver PMC Rings (709)

Kathleen DeVries, Jewelry Studio
September 21-22/Two Days
Saturday, 10 am - 2pm & Sunday, noon - 2pm
$115/Members: $95
Have you always wanted to make your own sterling silver ring but are intimidated by the soldering and stone setting process? Then, this class is for you! This class will teach you to make a freeform, adjustable sterling silver ring with a stone using easy, beginner techniques with EZ-960 Precious Metal Clay. All materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.

PMC " Precious Metal Clay/Fine Silver (712)

Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
October 5-6/Two Days
Saturday, 10am-3pm & Sunday, 12-5pm
$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. In this workshop, 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.

Colored Pencil on Copper (713)

Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, October 12
10am-4pm/One day
$90/Members: $70
There are many ways to add color to metal. Very few are more exciting, and allow as much control, as colored pencil. Students will learn how to use the hydraulic press to fabricate various shapes to act as a base for the eco friendly and durable alternative of Prismacolor pencils. Great for many projects including barrettes, pendants, earrings, boxes, and more! All materials provided with some available for purchase

Intro to Hydraulic Press (715)

Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, November 16
10am-4pm/One day
$95/Members: $75
Learn to manipulate metal with the force of a 20 tons on the hydraulic press in this condensed introductory workshop. Techniques covered will be using pancake dies, puffing, and forming using silhouette die shapes. We will also use the rolling mill to pattern metal for a more interesting surface. Materials provided with additional available for purchase. All materials provided with additional materials available for purchase.