JEWELRY / METALS
In addition to providing basic bench tools and several soldering stations to all of our students in the jewelry and metalsmithing department, we also offer vacuum and centrifugal casting, sand blasting, roller printing, etching, hydraulic press forming/fabrication, chasing & repousse, raising, kiln enameling, torch enameling, and powder coating. The studio also boasts a wide array of lapidary equipment including a flat lap, stone saw, and several polishing machines.
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 (720)Amelia Falk Wagner, Jewelry Studio
Mondays, January 6 - March 23
Beginning/Intermediate Jewelry (721)Emily Wohlscheid, Jewelry Studio
Tuesdays, January 7 - March 24
Intro to Silver PMC Jewelry (724)Kathleen DeVries, Jewelry Studio
Tuesdays, February 18 - March 24
Discover how easy it is to create custom sterling silver jewelry with EZ-960 sterling silver clay and PMC3 fine silver clay. This project based course will acquaint students with the media and basic skills for working with it such as texturing, stone setting and various firing processes that take PMC to solid sterling silver. All materials will be provided with additional materials available to purchase.
Self-Directed Independent Study (726)Lauren Tripp, Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, January 9 - March 12
10am " 1pm/10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry and Beginning/Intermediate jewelry OR equivalent experience
We all have projects sitting on the bench unfinished, and now you have the chance to complete them! Although this weekly course is self-directed, the instructor will be available to help troubleshoot and assist you in finishing those outstanding projects. Students will only be able to work with equipment they already have had past experience with. Additional independent studio time is available. Some materials are provided with additional materials available for purchase.
Intro to Jewelry Repair (727)Michael Nashef, Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, January 9 - March 26
3-5:30 pm/12 weeks
All levels, some experience preferred
Learn the basics of jewelry repair in this introductory class. We will go over the first level of jewelry repair and learn basics such as simple ring sizing, chain soldering and repair, and the most important part of fine jewelry repair which is polishing. We will 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.
Pearl Knotting (729)Kathleen DeVries, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, January 25
10am - 12:30pm/One day
Come learn the art of pearl knotting and make an elegant freshwater pearl bracelet! In this beginner class, students will learn how to properly prep silk before stringing, how to tightly place knots and securely attach a clasp. All materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.
Keum-Boo (731)Lauren Tripp, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, February 22
10am " 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.
PMC " Precious Metal Clay/Fine Silver (733)Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Saturday & Sunday, March 7-8
12-5pm Sunday/Two Days
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.
Intermediate Jewelry (722)Linda Kekic, Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25
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, embellishing and setting stones with at least one project completed in sterling silver. Stages of project completion will be addressed from design to finishing/polishing. Open studio time is available. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.
Casting (723)Amelia Falk Wagner, Jewelry Studio
Mondays, January 6 - March 23
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 while also exploring free form casting techniques. Bronze is provided for casting with sterling silver available for purchase. Independent studio times are available.
Intermediate Lapidary (725)Dawn Coeur, Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, January 22 - March 11
6:30 to 9 pm/8 weeks
Prerequisite: Intro to Lapidary Stone Cutting or equivalent
Are you ready to further explore lapidary techniques? This is a great class for students who have started honing their skills in lapidary work and are interested in taking the next steps to master their craft. Various cabochon shapes, stabilizing stones, unusual materials, and more will be covered. Independent studio time will be available. Most materials are provided with additional materials available for purchase.
Faceted Stone Settings (728)Michael Nashef, Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, January 9 - March 26
6:30 pm - 9:00pm/12 weeks
Some stone setting experience preferred
Learn the basics and intermediate stone setting skills needed for faceted stones. We will go over the stone setting for faceted stones and learn prong setting, bead setting, half-bezel/full bezel setting, gypsy/flush setting, and much more time permitting. We will go over stone anatomy/qualities and hardness. Students will be provided with stones, materials, and tools needed to practice setting the many stones and styles, which is important to any stone setting class.
Bezel Set Cuff Bracelets (730)Emily Wohlscheid, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, February 8
10am - 4pm/One day
Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience.
Cuff bracelets are stylish, timeless, versatile, and easy to size. In this project-based workshop, students will explore various ways of incorporating bezel settings on cuffs made from sheet metal and/or heavy wire. How to prepare a bezel for a curved surface, fabricating and using bezel cups, and other project specific skills will be covered as needed. Silver wire and bezel, some stones, and all base metals provided with additional materials available for purchase.
Wrap Bracelets (732)Kathleen DeVries, Jewelry Studio
Friday, February 28
6 - 8pm/One day
Learn how to make a trendy bracelet using eye catching fire polished Czech glass beads, leather, and a custom copper button you will make for your clasp. All materials will be provided with additional materials available for purchase.
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent experience.
Learn accessible powder-coating techniques that can be achieved at home. In addition to learning about equipment and safety, you will learn how to dip, sift, fill, and mask metal for powder coating. Finishing techniques for post powder coating and powder coating as an alternative to traditional sealing methods will also be covered. All materials provided with additional materials available for purchase.
Powder Coating (734)Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Friday, March 13
10 am - 4 pm/One day
Powder Coating (735)Tracy Bell, Jewelry Studio
Saturday, March 21
10 am - 4 pm/One day