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Workshop: Wood Jewelry
Workshop: Wood Jewelry
Feb 23, 24 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1928
Feb 23, 24 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 268
$ 241
$ 30

Instructor: Julia Harrison

Beautiful, versatile and widely available, wood is an ideal alternative material for jewelry. In this class we'll learn to make the most of wood's palate of colors and textures using tools and techniques appropriate for use in a home studio. Topics will include basic shaping and finishing, surface embellishment and creating more complex dimensional forms such as rings and cuffs. The instructor will also introduce basic carving techniques that rely on a minimum of hand tools. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals or equivalent

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

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Apr 7 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1893
Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Apr 7 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
6
$ 372
$ 335
$ 30

Instructor: Monica Street

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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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1959
Mar 7, 14, 21, 28
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thursday
8
$ 491
$ 441
$ 35

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: $ 491
Members: $ 441
Supply Fee: $ 35

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One-Day Workshop: Cocktail Spoon
One-Day Workshop: Cocktail Spoon
Mar 9 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1927
Mar 9 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 134
$ 121
$ 45

Instructor: Catherine Grisez

Whatever your favorite tipple, stir it in style with a hand-forged cocktail spoon. In this workshop you'll learn to work with both rod and sheet as you shape a unique and useful long-handled spoon. You'll start by practicing key techniques in copper, then make your masterpiece in solid sterling silver, a beautiful, sturdy and food-safe choice that doesn't impart any unwanted flavor to your ingredients. A great gift for yourself or the bartender in your life! Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 134
Members: $ 121
Supply Fee: $ 45

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Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Mar 12, 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1796
Mar 12, 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 550
$ 495
$ 45

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: $ 45

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Workshop: Intermediate Enameling
Workshop: Intermediate Enameling
Mar 16, 17 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1820
Mar 16, 17 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 268
$ 241
$ 30

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: $ 268
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Introduction to Wax Modeling
Introduction to Wax Modeling
Mar 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1855
Mar 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 394
$ 355
$ 25

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.

Non-Member: $ 394
Members: $ 355
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Beginning and Intermediate Rings
Beginning and Intermediate Rings
Mar 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1929
Mar 19, 26
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 522
$ 470
$ 50

Instructor: Julia Lowther

This class is for both beginner and intermediate students. You will learn (or improve!) your soldering, sawing, stamping, forming, and stone setting as you make three intriguing and beautiful rings. Personalize the spinning band of your spinner ring with a phrase, names, dates, or symbols; learn the secrets of making perfect gallery wire bezels; and discover how to “braid” wire with a drill. If you have never held a torch before, this is a great class to start with, and if you are already comfortable at the bench, you will take your skills to the next level. Sterling silver materials for all three rings and a small cabochon stone will be provided. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 522
Members: $ 470
Supply Fee: $ 50

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Mar 21, 28
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1797
Mar 21, 28
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Thursday
8
$ 491
$ 441
$ 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: $ 491
Members: $ 441
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Mar 28
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1961
Mar 28
Apr 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
8
$ 491
$ 441
$ 35

Instructor: Maru Almeida

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: $ 491
Members: $ 441
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Workshop: Introduction to Stone Setting
Workshop: Introduction to Stone Setting
Mar 30, 31 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1960
Mar 30, 31 | 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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One-Day Workshop: Textured Metal Earrings
One-Day Workshop: Textured Metal Earrings
Apr 3 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1962
Apr 3 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
1
$ 64
$ 58
$ 10

Instructor: Julia Harrison

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. You'll learn about a wide range of basic jewelry tools and techniques in this short workshop as you cut, shape, and texture a pair of metal earrings before finishing them with a colorful wax coating. You'll walk out wearing your unique creations! Prerequisite: none

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

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Workshop: Sculptural Wire and Textile Techniques
Workshop: Sculptural Wire and Textile Techniques
Apr 6, 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1963
Apr 6, 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 268
$ 241
$ 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: $ 268
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Sculptural Holloware
Sculptural Holloware
Apr 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1932
Apr 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
8
$ 522
$ 470
$ 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: $ 522
Members: $ 470
Supply Fee: $ 35

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One-Day Workshop: Resin for Jewelry
One-Day Workshop: Resin for Jewelry
Apr 13 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1998
Apr 13 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 100
$ 90
$ 25

Instructor: Anne Randall

Two part epoxy resins have come a long way as a creative material. This one day workshop is packed with essentials in how to incorporate resin into your art.  You’ll work with molds, bezels and a variety of colorants and inclusions to explore a range of possibilities. Techniques covered will include how to dome or dip resin pieces and how to include things like dried organics you bring to class. The instructor will demonstrate finishing options so you will know how to finalize your cured work. You will be able to take home your in progress pieces after class or pick them up the next day. All needed materials are provided in class, but it can be meaningful to bring your own special tidbits: dried organics, special papers, small photos, and any small ephemera to use in the resin. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 100
Members: $ 90
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Apr 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
Jun 2 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1894
Apr 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
Jun 2 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
8
$ 491
$ 441
$ 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: $ 491
Members: $ 441
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Apr 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Jun 5 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1996
Apr 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Jun 5 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Wednesday
8
$ 491
$ 441
$ 35

Instructor: Sally Brock

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: $ 491
Members: $ 441
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Practical and Creative Setting
Practical and Creative Setting
Apr 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 1:30 AM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1997
Apr 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 1:30 AM-5:30 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 394
$ 355
$ 25

Instructor: Sarah Gascoigne

At its most basic, a setting is a tiny feat of engineering that renders a gem wearable--as in a gemstone ring or pendant. But settings aren't just for showing off stones! They can be used to protect and attach a wide variety of items, from found objects to paper ephemera. Starting from the fundamentals of bezel setting, this class will also cover approaches such as square bezels, undulating bezels, hybrid prong settings, and setting with rivets, cages, and frames. With these skills, you'll be able to turn almost anything into a gem. You?ll also be able to scale your settings up for use in sculptures or even installation art. You?ll complete several samples or jewelry items and have time to undertake more experimental individual projects with your instructor's support. Prerequisite: JM1 or the ability to solder independently.

Non-Member: $ 394
Members: $ 355
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1821
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Jun 4, 11, 18, 25 | 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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Introduction to Wax Modeling
Introduction to Wax Modeling
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Jun 4, 11 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2005
May 7, 14, 21, 28
Jun 4, 11 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 394
$ 355
$ 25

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.

Non-Member: $ 394
Members: $ 355
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Workshop: Introduction to Enameling
Workshop: Introduction to Enameling
May 18, 19 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1999
May 18, 19 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 268
$ 241
$ 25

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, how to fire your work, and how temperature and firing time affect your piece. We have over 100 transparent and opaque enamels 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 (not sterling) pieces. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 268
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Mechanisms
Mechanisms
May 30
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27
Jul 11, 18, 25 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2006
May 30
Jun 6, 13, 20, 27
Jul 11, 18, 25 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
8
$ 522
$ 470
$ 35

Instructor: Maru Almeida

Learn to create functioning mechanisms to add to your jewelry or metal work while increasing your skills and fabrication precision. Explore what makes mechanisms function, the properties of different materials and adapting them to your unique work. You will learn to fabricate a spring brooch finding, box clasp, hinges and spring catches amongst other useful findings and their variations. You will make a range of samples as well as 1-2 finished pieces. Independent projects are welcomed where we will adapt or resolve the mechanics needed. Prerequisite: ability to solder independently.

Non-Member: $ 522
Members: $ 470
Supply Fee: $ 35

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