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Continuing Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Continuing Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Jul 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 4
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2080
Jul 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
4
$ 284
$ 258
$ 35

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

Have you been bitten by the casting bug? If you got to the end of Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting and found that eight weeks just wasn't enough, this continuation is for you! Take your modeling, investing, and casting skills to the next level with four additional weeks of supportive instruction. Rather than follow a set syllabus, students will chose to focus on those skills that appeal to them most. Benefiting from the guidance of two instructors, students will see increased quality and output. Prerequisite: at least one session of Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting.

Non-Member: $ 284
Members: $ 258
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Workshop: Filigree Techniques
Workshop: Filigree Techniques
Jul 6, 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2085
Jul 6, 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 268
$ 241
$ 30

Instructor: Peggy Foy

Learn to create beautiful wirework and improve your soldering skills! Filigree jewelry is made all over the world. In this class, you will learn how to make these graceful and intricate pieces yourself. We will explore how to construct wire frames to create forms that are lightweight but strong. We'll then work with different soldering methods, including chip solder, paste solder, and dry powdered solder. You will leave with a pair of filigree earrings, a pendant, or both. Prerequisite: the ability to solder independently.

Non-Member: $ 268
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Jewelry/Metals for Seniors
Jewelry/Metals for Seniors
Jul 11, 18, 25
Aug 1 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 4
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2084
Jul 11, 18, 25
Aug 1 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thursday
4
$ 267
$ 241
$ 20

Instructor: Monica Street

Whether you are a new or returning jeweler, you'll enjoy building core jewelry-making skills through projects you will enjoy wearing or giving as gifts. This class will balance demonstration with plenty of supervised work time. You'll enjoy exploring a wide range of materials, colors, and design possibilities. Tools, materials, and techniques are carefully chosen to be a little easier on your eyes and hands. You do not need to be a Senior to attend this class. Prerequisite: None.

Non-Member: $ 267
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 20

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One-Day Workshop: Small Object Photography
One-Day Workshop: Small Object Photography
Jul 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2224
Jul 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 134
$ 121
$ 10

Instructor: Julia Harrison

When you're presenting, applying, publishing, or posting, your work is only as good as your documentation. This workshop focuses on crucial strategies that will allow non-photographers to take strong photos: managing light and shadows using cheap, portable diffusers and reflectors; staging still lives and working with models; developing a personal and appropriate style; and using simple software to refine and catalog your images. Bring samples of your jewelry and a digital camera you're familiar with. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 134
Members: $ 121
Supply Fee: $ 10

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Finish Your Projects
Finish Your Projects
Jul 24, 31
Aug 7, 28
Sep 4, 11 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2245
Jul 24, 31
Aug 7, 28
Sep 4, 11 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 394
$ 355
$ 20

Instructor: Julia Lowther

Do you have unfinished jewelry projects gathering dust because you ran out of class time, or hit a problem that you couldn’t solve? This class focuses on giving you the bench skills you need to get those projects over the finish line. Topics covered will be based on student needs, but could cover beyond-beginner approaches to soldering, fixturing, and fabrication. The supply fee for this class covers basic consumables; students should bring their own projects and materials. Guidance will be given on how to shop for supplies. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals, Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, Stonesetting, or equivalent.

 NOTE: There will be NO CLASS on August 14 or 21; students will be eligible to attend Studio Friday during those weeks.



Non-Member: $ 394
Members: $ 355
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Workshop: Introduction to Stone Setting
Workshop: Introduction to Stone Setting
Jul 27, 28 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2237
Jul 27, 28 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 268
$ 241
$ 35

Instructor: Maru Almeida

Dive into stone setting in this weekend of fun and fundamentals. You'll progress through a series of stone setting exercises, building your skills with each new challenge. Beginning from the most basic bezel, you'll slowly increase the quality and complexity of your settings. From setting flat-backed stones in advanced bezels and tab settings, you'll move on to setting faceted stones in basket/crown, tube, and flush settings. Class time will include demonstrations and discussions as well as plenty of practice. Create samples and 1-2 pieces of wearable jewelry. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals and ability to solder independently

Non-Member: $ 268
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Jul 30
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
Sep 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2213
Jul 30
Aug 6, 13, 20, 27
Sep 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 550
$ 495
$ 40

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

Learn how to design and create wax models for the centrifugal casting process. Additional topics include cuttlefish casting, direct pour processes, creating stone settings in wax, finishing, and trouble-shooting challenging designs. You will be able to produce several finished pieces for jewelry, sculptural, and functional applications. This class accommodates all skill levels and may be repeated. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals or equivalent. 

Non-Member: $ 550
Members: $ 495
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sep 5 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2215
Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sep 5 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
6
$ 372
$ 335
$ 30

Instructor: Peggy Foy

Designed for beginners and those needing a refresher, this class introduces students to the fundamentals of metalworking. Through demonstrations, individualized instruction, and plenty of practice, you will develop basic skills in sawing, filing, soldering, riveting, texturing, and polishing as well as in the safe use of tools and studio chemicals. We encourage you to repeat this class with several teachers, not only to strengthen your skills but also to benefit from the expertise of each instructor. Prerequisite: none

Non-Member: $ 372
Members: $ 335
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Master Artist Workshop: Gold Fusing
Master Artist Workshop: Gold Fusing
Aug 2, 3, 4 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 3
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2222
Aug 2, 3, 4 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri, Sat, Sun
3
$ 540
$ 486
$ 50

Instructor: Edna Madera

Wondering how to add the warmth and richness of gold to your jewelry designs? Fusing may be the answer! Fusing allows you to bond precious metals using just heat and pressure--no soldering needed. The gold used can be quite thin, meaning more impact for less investment. This course will introduce surface embellishment by fusing high karat gold over fine silver to students of all experience levels. Learn the basics, then explore additional surface considerations such as finish, texture, and patina that will complement your own designs. Students will take inspiration from historic and contemporary gold fusing examples, and produce a piece of jewelry or small object. Prerequisite: comfort working with torches. NOTE: The supply fee charged upon registration includes tools and fine silver. Students may either bring their own gold foil (shopping information provided upon registration) or purchse foil ($60 per gram; one square inch is approximately a half-gram) from the instructor during the workshop. 

Non-Member: $ 540
Members: $ 486
Supply Fee: $ 50

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 4 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 4 Weeks
Aug 8, 22, 29
Sep 5 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 4
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2243
Aug 8, 22, 29
Sep 5 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Thursday
4
$ 248
$ 224
$ 25

Instructor: Sarah Gascoigne

Designed for beginners and those needing a refresher, this class introduces students to the fundamentals of metalworking. Through demonstrations, individualized instruction, and plenty of practice, you will develop basic skills in sawing, filing, soldering, riveting, texturing, and polishing as well as in the safe use of tools and studio chemicals. We encourage you to repeat this class with several teachers, not only to strengthen your skills but also to benefit from the expertise of each instructor. Prerequisite: none    PLEASE NOTE: NO CLASS ON AUGUST 15. 

Non-Member: $ 248
Members: $ 224
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Workshop: Repousse, The Ancient Art of Moving Metal
Workshop: Repousse, The Ancient Art of Moving Metal
Aug 17, 18 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2244
Aug 17, 18 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 267
$ 241
$ 35

Instructor: Judy Laub

Repousse is the ancient art of moving metal into high or low relief through the use of chasing tools, pitch and hammers. In this 2 day workshop we will examine the work of old and new masters, discuss the many and varied approaches to creating forms and designs, design transfer, how to layer forms effectively and getting our work to have perspective. Instructor will go over and provide examples of low and high relief repousse. Instructor will also teach “ top down chasing”, which is a technique for moving material AROUND the main form, so moving the negative space around the positive or main form to create the form. Instructor will go through step by step how to chase in outlines, push out from the back and sculpt from the front, texturing forms and backgrounds. Suitable for beginning to advanced metalsmiths and jewelers; students will leave with a finished piece. Prerequisite: none


Non-Member: $ 267
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 35

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One-Day Workshop: Sheet Metal Earrings
One-Day Workshop: Sheet Metal Earrings
Aug 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2239
Aug 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
1
$ 64
$ 58
$ 10

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Have you been considering a jewelry class but aren't quite ready to make a long-term commitment? This one-evening workshop is designed to let you test the waters before you dive in. Learn about working with sheet metal, a foundation of many types of jewelry, by sawing and finishing your own earring design. Gain experience with a range of essential jewelry tools and walk out wearing your unique creations! Prerequisite: none

Non-Member: $ 64
Members: $ 58
Supply Fee: $ 10

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One-Day Workshop: Working with Wire
One-Day Workshop: Working with Wire
Aug 31 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2238
Aug 31 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 134
$ 121
$ 15

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Wire is an essential ingredient in jewelry-making, and learning to work with it properly can get get beginners off on the right foot and allow experienced jewelers to raise their game. In this workshop you’ll learn about some of wire’s many uses in decorative elements, chain making and functional findings. You’ll harden, soften, bend, solder and more, building the skills that will allow you to achieve wire-working success. Expect to complete several samples and at least one wearable piece. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 134
Members: $ 121
Supply Fee: $ 15

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