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Chasing and Repoussé
Chasing and Repoussé
Jan 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 6
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Code 2715
Jan 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Thursday
6
$ 414
$ 372
$ 40

Instructor: Sarah Gascoigne

Learn how to make sculptural forms using punches to form copper sheet into low or high relief. A medieval mount for your motorbike, a pendant or brooch, a name plate, a tile, or a lid for a box are all possible projects you might pursue in this class. Discover how to create extraordinary textures, from skin smooth to reticulated undulation. Bring your own image to work with (a drawing, close-up photo, ceramic tile, folk art, family insignia) or use an image provided in class by your instructor. Returning students are very welcome. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals or equivalent

Non-Member: $ 414
Members: $ 372
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Workshop: Filigree Techniques
Workshop: Filigree Techniques
Jan 25, 26 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Code 2624
Jan 25, 26 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 280
$ 252
$ 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: $ 280
Members: $ 252
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Introduction to Wearable Armor
Introduction to Wearable Armor
Feb 1, 2, 8, 9 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sessions: 4
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Code 2558
Feb 1, 2, 8, 9 | 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sat, Sun
4
$ 546
$ 492
$ 150

Instructor: Brandon Bowman

Team-taught by Tamara Clammer and Brandon Bowman, this class covers a range of materials and techniques. Learn to combine hard steel and soft leather to make your own custom-fitted shoulder armor, gauntlets, chest plates, and shields. Over the course of two weekends, students will learn these essential techniques: forging and welding steel, sewing and riveting leather. Prepare yourself for a riveting experience creating your own unique set of armor! Prerequisite: none. Please note: this class will meet in both the Forge and the Jewelry studio. 2/1 & 2/2 - 9-1 in the forge, 1-5 in Jewelry.  2/8 - 9-5 in Forge, 2/9 - 9-5 in Jewelry. 

Non-Member: $ 546
Members: $ 492
Supply Fee: $ 150

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Mar 5, 12 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Code 2714
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Mar 5, 12 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thursday
6
$ 391
$ 352
$ 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: $ 391
Members: $ 352
Supply Fee: $ 30

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One-Day Workshop: Let's Make a Ring
One-Day Workshop: Let's Make a Ring
Feb 8 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Code 2582
Feb 8 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 141
$ 127
$ 25

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

Have you ever wanted to make a special ring for yourself or for someone else, but you lack the basic skills? This workshop covers everything you need to know to design and create a ring with a stone setting. If you have an interest in making jewelry, this is the perfect short introduction. This is a fun course for couples or anyone interested in making a unique Valentine's Day gift. Novices and the curious are encouraged to enroll. Prerequisite: none

Non-Member: $ 141
Members: $ 127
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Workshop: Introduction to Enameling
Workshop: Introduction to Enameling
Feb 15, 16 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Code 2616
Feb 15, 16 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 268
$ 241
$ 50

Instructor: Anne Randall

Enameling is a great way to add color to your metal work, and this class will introduce you to this intriguing and often unpredictable medium. You'll learn enamel application methods, firing techniques, and a variety of surface design options. We have over 100 transparent and opaque enamels and enamel embellishments for you to experiment with as you learn your way around building and layering color. Use provided metal, or bring your own small, unsoldered copper or fine silver pieces. Prerequisite: none and repeat students are welcome.

Non-Member: $ 268
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 50

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Feb 23
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Apr 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
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Code 2813
Feb 23
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Apr 5, 12 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
8
$ 516
$ 464
$ 35

Instructor: Petrus Korver

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: $ 516
Members: $ 464
Supply Fee: $ 35

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One-day Workshop: Textured Metal Cuff
One-day Workshop: Textured Metal Cuff
Feb 23 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Code 2843
Feb 23 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Sunday
1
$ 67
$ 60
$ 15

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Hammer, roller print, pierce and drill your way to a new cuff bracelet. We'll work through bracelet fitting techniques and explore a few texture ideas to get you on your way. Then you'll make a bracelet of your own design while working on your shaping and texturing skills. Demos will include using the rolling mill and hammers for adding texture as well as sawing and drilling designs into the metal. Expect to leave with brand new, custom made cuff! Prerequisite: none.


Non-Member: $ 67
Members: $ 60
Supply Fee: $ 15

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One-Day Workshop: Working with Wire
One-Day Workshop: Working with Wire
Feb 29 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Code 2844
Feb 29 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 141
$ 127
$ 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: $ 141
Members: $ 127
Supply Fee: $ 15

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Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Mar 10, 17, 24, 31
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
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Code 2717
Mar 10, 17, 24, 31
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 578
$ 520
$ 40

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

Learn the process to design and create wax models, and cast Metal using the centrifugal casting process. Topics will include learning how to create models from wax and other materials, creating a mold, using the centrifugal casting unit, creating rings and stone settings in wax, finishing cast objects, and how work with 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: $ 578
Members: $ 520
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Introduction to Wax Modeling
Introduction to Wax Modeling
Mar 11, 18, 25
Apr 1, 8, 15 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 6
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Code 2846
Mar 11, 18, 25
Apr 1, 8, 15 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 414
$ 372
$ 30

Instructor: Joel Olson

Many intricate and sculptural pieces of metal jewelry began life as featureless blocks of wax. By working in wax rather than metal, the carver creates form efficiently and opens up design possibilities. Students in this class will gain a thorough understanding of the processes, tools, and materials used to carve wax models for use in lost wax casting. Starting from a simple design, students will transfer it accurately onto a block of wax, then remove large amounts of excess material. Using a wide variety of simple tools, they will add details and refine surfaces, ending up with a completed wax model ready for casting. Casting is NOT part of this class, but students can have their wax models professionally cast or enroll in Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting to cast their own work. Prerequisite: none. 

Non-Member: $ 414
Members: $ 372
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Mar 12, 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 8
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Code 2718
Mar 12, 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Thursday
8
$ 516
$ 464
$ 35

Instructor: Sharrey Dore

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: $ 516
Members: $ 464
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Joyería/Metales para Principiantes e Intermedios en Español
Joyería/Metales para Principiantes e Intermedios en Español
Mar 12, 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
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Code 2814
Mar 12, 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
8
$ 520
$ 468
$ 30

Instructor: Maru Almeida

Esta clase está diseñada para fomentar el crecimiento tanto en joyería como las habilidades lingüísticas. Presentada en español, seguirá el formato de nuestras clases habituales de joyería / metales para principiantes. Los estudiantes principiantes aprenderán técnicas fundamentales como cortar, perforar, soldar y distintos acabados a través de demostraciones y práctica. Los estudiantes intermedios que deseen mejorar sus habilidades en español también son bienvenidos; Tendrán la oportunidad de realizar proyectos más desafiantes durante el tiempo de trabajo supervisado. Prerrequisito: ninguno. 

This class is designed to encourage growth in both jewelry and language skills. Taught in Spanish by a bilingual instructor, it will follow the format of our usual Beginning Jewelry/Metals classes. Beginning students will learn fundamental skills such as sawing, drilling, soldering, and finishing through demonstrations and hands-on practice. Intermediate jewelry students wishing to improve their Spanish skills are also welcome; they will have the opportunity to pursue more challenging projects during supervised work time. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 520
Members: $ 468
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 6 weeks
Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 6 weeks
Mar 17, 24, 31
Apr 7, 14, 21 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Code 2842
Mar 17, 24, 31
Apr 7, 14, 21 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 414
$ 372
$ 30

Instructor: Sally Brock

If you already have a handle on basic techniques such as sawing, soldering, and finishing, Intermediate Jewelry/Metals will empower you to use these tools in a more personal and creative way. Through a combination of demonstrations, supervised work-time, and individualized instruction based on your own goals, you will hone your existing skills, add new ones, and grow more comfortable and confident in your ability to realize your own designs. The instructor will introduce intermediate soldering strategies as well as as next-level shaping and embellishment techniques aimed at enabling you to reach your jewelry-making and metal-working goals. Prerequisite: at least one course of Beginning Jewelry/Metals

Non-Member: $ 414
Members: $ 372
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Workshop: Intermediate Enameling
Workshop: Intermediate Enameling
Mar 28, 29 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Master Member Tuition
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Code 2816
Mar 28, 29 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 280
$ 252
$ 40

Instructor: Anne Randall

Building on the basics from Introduction to Enameling, this continuing class will work on dimensional enameling of small forms, use of silver foil, cloisonné, refinements in working with transparent enamels, and more. Demos will be balanced with lots of work time for students who want to have more time to build on skill development. Prerequisite: Introduction to Enameling or equivalent experience.

Non-Member: $ 280
Members: $ 252
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Sculptural Holloware
Sculptural Holloware
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 7
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Code 2835
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
7
$ 532
$ 478
$ 35

Instructor: Catherine Grisez

A traditional method of hammering flat metal into three-dimensional forms, holloware offers endless options for the contemporary artist. Students will transform sheet metal into sculptural forms using techniques such as raising, dapping, planishing, chasing and repousse, then add a variety of surface textures. Options for finishing, coloring, and sealing finished projects will also be introduced. Beginning students will have the opportunity to create 1 to 2 small hollow formed vessels and advanced students may work on independent projects, with emphasis on personalized instruction for individual designs. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 532
Members: $ 478
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Workshop: Sculptural Wire and Textile Techniques
Workshop: Sculptural Wire and Textile Techniques
Apr 4 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Apr 5 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Sessions: 2
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Code 2774
Apr 4 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Apr 5 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 280
$ 252
$ 25

Instructor: Kristin Tollefson

Explore the transformative potential of line and plane into sculpture in this weekend workshop. From tinkering and industrial wirework to weaving and stitching, students will gain a hands-on understanding of a range of sculptural coldworking metal techniques including coiling, twisting, linking, soumak, basketweaving and more. Come away from the workshop with a sampling of techniques or problem solve a sculpture work-in-progress, model or jewelry. Prerequisite: none; all experience levels welcome.

Non-Member: $ 280
Members: $ 252
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Workshop: Mixing Metals with Overlay, Applique and Marriage-of-Metals
Workshop: Mixing Metals with Overlay, Applique and Marriage-of-Metals
Apr 18, 19 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Master Member Tuition
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Code 2815
Apr 18, 19 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 280
$ 252
$ 25

Instructor: Jane Martin

Learn to create geometric and organic patterns with sheet and wire by using contrasting metals such as sterling silver, copper, brass, bronze and nickel silver. Through fusing, gilding, overlay, inlay, marriage-of-metals and a little mokume, students will experiment and gain confidence of soldering techniques. While some of these techniques may seem difficult, simple trips and tricks will be shown in order to be to be sucessful. The results can range from simple shapes to and intricate patterns. Instructor will also cover using patinas in order to accentuate the different metal colors. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals or equivalent. 

Non-Member: $ 280
Members: $ 252
Supply Fee: $ 25

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