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Workshop: Textured Metal Elements
Workshop: Textured Metal Elements
Apr 29, 30 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 177
Apr 29, 30 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 250
$ 225
$ 20

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Texture adds intrigue to even the simplest shapes, making them come alive when worn. This workshop will introduce a spectrum of texture-making tools and techniques, which you'll use to create a new cuff bracelet, pair of earrings and pendant in brass or copper. On day one you'll hammer, roller print, pierce and drill your way to a unique and custom-fitted cuff bracelet. Our second day will focus on expanding your fabrication know-how by creating a pendant and pair of earrings out of sheet metal that you've textured. A mix of demos and work time will familiarize you with fundamental techniques such as sawing and drilling, plus specialty texturing methods using the rolling mill and hammers. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 250
Members: $ 225
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Jun 6, 13, 20 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 78
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Jun 6, 13, 20 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 487
$ 438
$ 35

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: $ 487
Members: $ 438
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Stone Setting: Bezel and Beyond
Stone Setting: Bezel and Beyond
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Jun 6, 13, 20 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 79
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Jun 6, 13, 20 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 487
$ 438
$ 35

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

Cabochon, faceted or free form stone, found object--if you have it, you can learn how to set it! Although the basic bezel is a great place to start, many other settings often work better for a particular stone or better highlight its unique qualities. Expand your repertoire! Demonstrations include bezel, basket, prong, post, turtle, tube, flush, channel settings, and more. You will produce both samples and finished elements for jewelry applications. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals and ability to solder independently

Non-Member: $ 487
Members: $ 438
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Workshop: Jewelry-Scale Carving
Workshop: Jewelry-Scale Carving
May 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 260
May 6, 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 250
$ 225
$ 40

Instructor: Julia Harrison

Learn small-scale reductive techniques for creating jewelry forms such as beads, rings, and pendants, as well as cabochon- and cameo-style elements. Through exercises and supervised work time, students will develop safe and efficient carving skills suitable for use with a range of materials. We will work primarily in wood, with some exploration of wax, plastic, tagua, and bone. Although the emphasis is on hand tools, demos will also cover drills, burs, and power saws. Pratt will have on hand some carving tools for class use, but students may want to provide their own small selection, and will receive guidance in class in choosing the right tools for their goals. Expect to leave with a range of samples and 1-2 wearable pieces. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 250
Members: $ 225
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Master Artist Workshop: Needle, Thread, Tiny Glass Beads
Master Artist Workshop: Needle, Thread, Tiny Glass Beads
May 12, 13, 14, 19 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 4
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 259
May 12, 13, 14, 19 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri, Sat, Sun
4
$ 485
$ 436
$ 70

Instructor: David Chatt

This is your invitation to a guided tour of my exploration of a medium. I have spent all of my adult life discovering, rediscovering, learning about, innovating, and sewing tiny glass beads one to the next. With this class, I offer you anything that we can fit into the time we have together. I encourage students to come with a curious open mind and ideas of their own. I enjoy the process of figuring things out so "out of the box" questions are encouraged. I am as interested in "why" as I am in "how," and I hope you will be too. Lets have a conversation about this medium and discover something together. My classes evolve in response to the interests of the students, but possible topics to be discussed are: -covering complex forms -the many permutations of Right Angle Weave -wrong angle weave -geometric shapes -combining Right Angle Weave with other stitches -incorporating armature -narrative beadwork -contemporary art/ancient medium? what are the possibilities -writing about your work Right Angle Weave is the technique I am most attached to and while I am willing to use/teach other techniques as needed, students are strongly, (not weakly), encouraged to be familiar with the basic flat form of this stitch prior to class. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of right angle weave is strongly recommended.

Non-Member: $ 485
Members: $ 436
Supply Fee: $ 70

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Powder Coating
Powder Coating
Jun 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 4
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 339
Jun 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
4
$ 250
$ 225
$ 30

Instructor: Anne Randall

Vibrant color options await your command when you add powder coating to your skill set. Borrowed from heavy industry, our scaled-down approach gives you a simple strategy for applying a durable, colorful surface to almost any metal object--a surface that's striking on its own and full of potential for combining with other jewelry/metals techniques. This 4 week class will teach you proper metal preparation, application of thermoset powders, and proper curing for a durable finish, and you will coat and cure each week during class. Cold connection constructions will be also be covered. This is a perfect class to incorporate any kind of small metal objects, junk jewelry, or metal bits of unknown pedigree which you can optionally bring to class. The instructor will showcase design possibilities and cover what you need to create a home studio set up. Prerequisite: None.

Non-Member: $ 250
Members: $ 225
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Workshop: PMC and FASTfire BRONZclay
Workshop: PMC and FASTfire BRONZclay
Jun 3, 4 | 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 391
Jun 3, 4 | 10:00 AM-4:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 205
$ 185
$ 100

Instructor: Virginia Causey

Precious Metal Clay and FASTfire BRONZclay are remarkable substances that are worked like clay, but fire into solid metal objects that can be manipulated just like raw metal. Come learn how to make hollow forms, beads, molds, and texturing stamps. You'll also learn how to solder, enamel, and finish your fired pieces. All materials will be provided and experimentation is encouraged! This workshop accommodates beginner through advanced students, and may be repeated. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 205
Members: $ 185
Supply Fee: $ 100

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Jun 4, 11, 18, 25
Jul 2, 9 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 340
Jun 4, 11, 18, 25
Jul 2, 9 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
6
$ 343
$ 309
$ 30

Instructor: Julia Lowther

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: $ 343
Members: $ 309
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Jun 7, 14, 21
Jul 5, 12, 19 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 389
Jun 7, 14, 21
Jul 5, 12, 19 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 343
$ 309
$ 30

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

Non-Member: $ 343
Members: $ 309
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Intermediate Hollowware: Independent Projects
Intermediate Hollowware: Independent Projects
Jun 10, 11 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 343
Jun 10, 11 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 250
$ 225
$ 50

Instructor: Catherine Grisez

Need more hands-on practice with the hollowware stakes and hammers? Want help finishing up that bowl or cup you started but haven't been able to get back to? Or perhaps you'd like feedback on how to push the concept and design of your hollow formed sculpture? This weekend is for you. This class is for students who have taken at least one hollowware class and want to experiment and expand their knowledge with the benefit of skilled guidance. You will have the option to work on pieces in progress or start something new - either way, you'll have 2 days to hammer your heart out with Pratt's extensive hollowware tool selection.
Group demos will be determined by student needs, but the weekend will primarily be structured around one-on-one support for each student.
Prerequisite: At least one hollowware class or workshop
Need more hands-on practice with the hollowware stakes and hammers? Want help finishing up that bowl or cup you started but haven't been able to get back to? Or perhaps you'd like feedback on how to push the concept and design of your hollow formed sculpture? This weekend is for you. This class is for students who have taken at least one hollowware class and want to experiment and expand their knowledge with the benefit of skilled guidance. You will have the option to work on pieces in progress or start something new - either way, you'll have 2 days to hammer your heart out with Pratt's extensive hollowware tool selection.
Group demos will be determined by student needs, but the weekend will primarily be structured around one-on-one support for each student.
Prerequisite: At least one hollowware class or workshop

Non-Member: $ 250
Members: $ 225
Supply Fee: $ 50

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Professional Practices: Holiday Planning
Professional Practices: Holiday Planning
Jun 17 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 345
Jun 17 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 125
$ 113
$ 0

Instructor: Julia Harrison

Did you know that many holiday gift guides are written in June and July? Or that your caster will laugh if you order a production run in November? Sure, the sun is bright and the days are long, but if you're interested in selling your jewelry now is the time to get into holiday mode! In this intense, collaborative workshop, you'll hammer out a plan for production and promotion that will carry you through the gift-giving season. Your future self will thank you!  Prerequisite: you should have at least a small collection of production or one-of-a-kind work that you plan to sell.

Non-Member: $ 125
Members: $ 113


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Workshop: Developing Your Production Line
Workshop: Developing Your Production Line
Jul 8, 9 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 322
Jul 8, 9 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 250
$ 225
$ 15

Instructor: Micki Lippe

You can make one--but can you make (and sell) a hundred? The skills involved in making one-of-a-kind jewelry aren't quite the same as the skills required to produce a successful commercial line. This supportive class will cover the essentials of production work from idea development to basic marketing. See why the pieces you present to a gallery must be consistent and unified. Learn how to streamline design and fabrication without becoming repetitive or formulaic. Whether you want to hone your personal vision or need some pointers on reaching a broader audience, this class will help you get there. Prerequisite: Students must bring examples of at least 3 pieces they see as parts of a production line.

Non-Member: $ 250
Members: $ 225
Supply Fee: $ 15

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Continuing Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Continuing Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Jul 11, 18, 25
Aug 1 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 390
Jul 11, 18, 25
Aug 1 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
4
$ 250
$ 225
$ 30

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. Students will see increased quality and output. Prerequisite: at least one session of Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting.

Non-Member: $ 250
Members: $ 225
Supply Fee: $ 30

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