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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Jun 4, 11, 18
Jul 2, 9, 16 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2194
Jun 4, 11, 18
Jul 2, 9, 16 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 372
$ 335
$ 30

Instructor: Adia Bobo

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 THAT THERE IS NO CLASS ON JUNE 25. 

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

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One-Day Workshop: Textured Metal Earrings
One-Day Workshop: Textured Metal Earrings
Jun 5 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2196
Jun 5 | 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. You'll walk out wearing your unique creations! Prerequisite: none

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

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Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 8 weeks
Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 8 weeks
Jun 9, 16, 23, 30
Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2079
Jun 9, 16, 23, 30
Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
8
$ 522
$ 470
$ 30

Instructor: Petrus Korver

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: $ 522
Members: $ 470
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Jun 12, 19
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Aug 7 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 9
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2195
Jun 12, 19
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Aug 7 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Wednesday
9
$ 491
$ 441
$ 35

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  PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO CLASS ON JUNE 26. 

Non-Member: $ 491
Members: $ 441
Supply Fee: $ 35

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One-Day Workshop: 30 Minute Earrings
One-Day Workshop: 30 Minute Earrings
Jun 18 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2197
Jun 18 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Tuesday
1
$ 64
$ 58
$ 0

Instructor: Sharrey Dore

Have you been considering a jewelry class but aren't quite ready to make a long-term commitment? This one-afternoon 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 create a series of simple metal earrings.This is also a great class for jewelers who want a playful escape from their design rut. Prerequisite: none


Non-Member: $ 64
Members: $ 58


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Beginning Engraving
Beginning Engraving
Jun 19, 26
Jul 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 5
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2081
Jun 19, 26
Jul 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
5
$ 330
$ 297
$ 0

Instructor: Celeste Tracy

Engraving is an historic method of "drawing" lines and patterns on sheet metal by making shallow cuts using hand tools called gravers. Although this is a simple technique, there are endless and intricate possibilities! In this class, you'll build your engraving skills on a firm foundation starting from proper tool preparation and sharpening. You'll use your customized tool to learn and practice basic cuts before tackling more creative approaches. This skill is useful for jewelers, enamelists, and printmakers. Your supply fee includes one hand graver that you will customize and keep. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 330
Members: $ 297


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Workshop: Alternative Materials for Jewelry
Workshop: Alternative Materials for Jewelry
Jun 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 2186
Jun 29, 30 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 267
$ 241
$ 25

Instructor: Julia Harrison

There's so much more to jewelry than silver, gold, and gems. Alternative materials such as plastics play an increasing and exciting part in both the making of jewelry and the finished pieces themselves. If you've ever wanted to 'taste-test' unconventional materials without committing to a full order, this is the class for you. We'll sample our way through a smorgasbord of more than 10 different pastes, putties, and pourables, both commercial and home-made. Learn how these materials expand your options for creating models, molds, and multiples, modifying your tools, or capturing shapes and textures 'in the wild.' Go home with recipes, leftovers, supplier lists, and lots of ideas. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 267
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 25

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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
Class #
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
Class #
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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