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Introduction to Wearable Armor
Introduction to Wearable Armor
Jan 12, 13, 5, 6 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 4
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1685
Jan 12, 13, 5, 6 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
4
$ 520
$ 468
$ 125

Instructor: Tamara Clammer

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 the essential techniques: you will forge and weld steel, and sew and rivet 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; upon registration you will receive location details. 

Non-Member: $ 520
Members: $ 468
Supply Fee: $ 125

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
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Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1782
Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 | 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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Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Jan 8-Feb 26 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 8
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1652
Jan 8-Feb 26 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tue
8
$ 522
$ 470
$ 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: $ 522
Members: $ 470
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 8
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1686
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Wednesday
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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One Day Workshop: Customized Wood Ring
One Day Workshop: Customized Wood Ring
Jan 13 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1787
Jan 13 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sunday
1
$ 134
$ 121
$ 20

Instructor: Julia Harrison

Lightweight and beautiful, wood is a great material for making large, eye-catching jewelry. In this workshop we'll focus on rings made from wood. We will customize pre-made wooden rings using a variety of stonesetting, inlay, and surface modification techniques. The store-bought rings will allow us to jump straight into design options, but interested students will also have a chance to review the process (and the challenges) of creating wood rings from scratch. You'll leave with at 1-2 custom rings and an understanding of how to make many more!. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 134
Members: $ 121
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Boxes and Lockets
Boxes and Lockets
Jan 15, 22, 29
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar 5 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 8
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Dates & Times
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Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1706
Jan 15, 22, 29
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar 5 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 522
$ 470
$ 35

Instructor: Julia Lowther

Every small precious object deserves a beautiful small box to keep it safe, a box that opens smoothly on well-constructed hinges and closes with a satisfying snap of the clasp. We'll build such containers in this class, starting with roll-printing to decorate the box lid and locket cases, followed by demos and discussion of the infinitely variable intricacies of constructing boxes, hinges, and catches. This is an intermediate level class. Prerequisite: the ability to solder independently.

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

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Introduction to Stone Setting
Introduction to Stone Setting
Jan 16, 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Mar 6 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1705
Jan 16, 23, 30
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Mar 6 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
8
$ 522
$ 470
$ 50

Instructor: Maru Almeida

Give your bling a solid foundation! In this 8-week workshop 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. Demonstrations and discussions will cover the techniques and design considerations behind a wide range of setting types such as prong, tube, and flush. You'll practice these yourself, using both flat-backed and faceted stones to create samples and 1-2 pieces of wearable jewelry. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals and ability to solder independently

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

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One-Day Workshop: Let's Make a Ring
One-Day Workshop: Let's Make a Ring
Jan 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1784
Jan 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sunday
1
$ 134
$ 121
$ 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: $ 134
Members: $ 121
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Chasing and Repoussé
Chasing and Repoussé
Jan 22, 29
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
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Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1791
Jan 22, 29
Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 394
$ 355
$ 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: $ 394
Members: $ 355
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Study Abroad: Pajarito Jewelry in Guanajuato
Study Abroad: Pajarito Jewelry in Guanajuato
Jan 26-Feb 2 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 7
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1629
Jan 26-Feb 2 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat
7
$ 1,750
$ 1,750
$ 0

Instructor: Francisco Garcia-Guevara

Learn the techniques behind an historic style of Mexican jewelry in one of Mexico's most beautiful cities. Our class will focus on joyeria pajarito or "little bird jewelry," a distinctively baroque style developed during Guanajuato's colonial period. Our instructor Francisco Garcia-Guevara is a master jeweler who learned the style from his own father. Students will work in silver to creative a pendant with several layers and elements, experiencing sandcasting, die-stamping, chasing, engraving, patination, and soldering. Prerequisite: Some silver soldering experience. 
Please note: Guanajuato is extremely hilly. This trip is not recommended for travelers who have difficulty climbing stairs or walking distances over uneven terrain. 
CLASS FEE: $1750  
($875 deposit due upon registration, $875  final payment due by November 9)
INCLUDED 
7 nights hotel in a private room 
5 days of instruction (25 hours) and workshop materials 
1 field trip
2 group dinners
AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

Non-Member: $ 1,750
Members: $ 1,750


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One-Day Workshop: Powder Coating
One-Day Workshop: Powder Coating
Jan 26 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1785
Jan 26 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 134
$ 121
$ 25

Instructor: Anne Randall

Add some color to the grey days of January! Thermosetting powders form a durable coating on almost any type of metal in almost any shade of the rainbow. Learn how to properly clean and prepare metal for powder application--critical steps for ensuring a permanent finish. Learn how to electrostatically apply the powder and heat-cure pieces for a finished outcome on the same day. This workshop is ideal for becoming familiar with the process and its equipment needs as well as for making a small number of reference samples or pieces to later incorporate into your work. Class time allows for experiments with powder coating techniques like masking, stenciling, and multiple color applications. The instructor will showcase design possibilities and cover what you'll need to powder coat jewelry and small dimensional pieces on your own. During the powder coating class, students are welcome to fabricate items in the studio, but instruction will focus primarily on the powder coating process. Prerequisite: none. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE FOR THIS CLASS DIFFERS FROM THAT PUBLISHED IN THE CATALOG. 

Non-Member: $ 134
Members: $ 121
Supply Fee: $ 25

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One-Day Workshop: Tin Art
One-Day Workshop: Tin Art
Jan 27 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1788
Jan 27 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sunday
1
$ 134
$ 121
$ 25

Instructor: Nia Michaels

In this workshop, we will explore working with decorative tins (cookie tins, tea tins, etc) to create colorful, textural pieces. It's like collage, but with metal and lots of very, very, small nails! Bring as much tin as you can to be able to choose from an array of colors and patterns. We will learn simple techniques as well as focus on theme, color and composition. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 134
Members: $ 121
Supply Fee: $ 25

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

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1786
Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
Mar 6, 13 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 372
$ 335
$ 30

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: $ 372
Members: $ 335
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Workshop: Introduction to Leatherworking
Workshop: Introduction to Leatherworking
Feb 9, 10 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1789
Feb 9, 10 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 267
$ 241
$ 30

Instructor: Tamara Clammer

Dive right into leatherworking in this quick but thorough introduction. Learn about the range of available leathers and how to choose the right product for a particular project. Lay out patterns, cut pieces, and stitch them securely by hand. Add functionality with prefabricated hardware including snap, rivets, grommets, and buckles. You'll complete a bracelet and a small pouch, with time left over for experimenting with tools and materials. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 267
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Workshop: Introduction to Enameling
Workshop: Introduction to Enameling
Feb 16, 17 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1651
Feb 16, 17 | 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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