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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Oct 23, 30
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2288
Oct 23, 30
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Wednesday
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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Master Artist Workshop: Traditional Japanese Inlay Technique
Master Artist Workshop: Traditional Japanese Inlay Technique
Oct 25-Oct 27 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 3
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2492
Oct 25-Oct 27 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Fri
3
$ 660
$ 594
$ 50

Instructor: Momoko Okada

Delve into the art of Japanese inlay. Begin by creating your own set of specialized Japanese metal inlay chisels. Then explore the process of Japanese line and dot inlay and gain skills using various Japanese alloys and patination techniques. Great for beginners and experienced makers alike, this class covers basics, but also offers the opportunity for skill refinement. Please note that your supply fee only covers shared studio tools and some consumables; each student will need to buy a kit of special tools from the instructor for a discounted price of $100 (addtional details provided upon registration). Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals or equivalent.

Non-Member: $ 660
Members: $ 594
Supply Fee: $ 50

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Workshop: Mixing Metals with Overlay, Applique and Marriage-of-Metals
Workshop: Mixing Metals with Overlay, Applique and Marriage-of-Metals
Nov 2, 3 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2456
Nov 2, 3 | 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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Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 6 weeks
Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 6 weeks
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2435
Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Dec 4, 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 346
$ 312
$ 30

Instructor: Peggy Foy

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: $ 346
Members: $ 312
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Holiday Workshop: Cocktail Spoon
Holiday Workshop: Cocktail Spoon
Nov 9 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2455
Nov 9 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 141
$ 127
$ 50

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: $ 141
Members: $ 127
Supply Fee: $ 50

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Nov 10, 17, 24
Dec 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2220
Nov 10, 17, 24
Dec 1, 8, 15 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
6
$ 391
$ 352
$ 30

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: $ 391
Members: $ 352
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Veterans Textured Metal Cuff
Veterans Textured Metal Cuff
Nov 10 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2465
Nov 10 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Sunday
1
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0

Instructor: Monica Street

Two jewelry workshops join Veterans Glassblowing in our list of free offerings for veterans and their families. Students in "Hammered Metal Cuffs" will use sheet metal to create a cool, comfortable cuff suitable for either men or women. You'll use fire, hammers, and forming stakes to shape your cuff, and punches or a rolling mill to add unique texture. You may also choose to use letter stamps to add names or significant words. Pratt Fine Arts Center is proud to offer this FREE opportunity to our Veterans and their families. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 0
Members: $ 0

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Veterans Twisted Metal Cuff
Veterans Twisted Metal Cuff
Nov 10 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2464
Nov 10 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sunday
1
$ 0
$ 0
$ 0

Instructor: Julia Harrison

Two jewelry workshops join Veterans Glassblowing in our list of free offerings for veterans and their families. Students in "Twisted Metal Cuff" will use heavy brass rods to create a cool, comfortable cuff suitable for either men or women. You'll use a torch and vise to twist your metal, then hammer it to fit. You may also choose to use letter stamps to add names or significant words. Pratt Fine Arts Center is proud to offer this FREE opportunity to our Veterans and their families. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 0
Members: $ 0

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Workshop: Cloisonné Enameling
Workshop: Cloisonné Enameling
Nov 16, 17 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2270
Nov 16, 17 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 280
$ 252
$ 45

Instructor: Anne Randall

Cloisonné left the grandma zone long ago--ancient techniques have gone contemporary! Using flat fine silver or copper wire to create design elements takes basic enameling techniques to a new level. You will learn how to form, apply, and finish cloisonné designs in your kiln-fired enamel pieces and how best to use colored enamels in the cells they form. This technique also lends itself to beautiful shading of colors with transparent enamels, and this process will be covered in detail during class. You will use silver and copper cloisonné wire and have plenty of time to work on multiple pieces during this workshop. Pratt's extensive inventory of opaque and transparent enamels are all available to you during class! Previous enameling experience is very helpful but not required.

Non-Member: $ 280
Members: $ 252
Supply Fee: $ 45

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Holiday Workshop: Leather Barrette
Holiday Workshop: Leather Barrette
Nov 21 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2457
Nov 21 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
1
$ 67
$ 60
$ 15

Instructor: Tamara Clammer

Learn useful leatherworking skills while making a gift or holiday accessory in this focused workshop. You'll transfer your own pattern onto leather that you cut, mold, dye, and finish. The end result is a one-of-a-kind stick-style barette that you or a friend will wear with pride! Prerequisite: none.

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

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One-Day Workshop: Custom Stamping Tool
One-Day Workshop: Custom Stamping Tool
Nov 23 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2463
Nov 23 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 67
$ 60
$ 15

Instructor: Monica Street

Make your own design stamp and learn the art of tool making. Customize and add symbols or patterns to your hand stamping projects with your own designs. Stamps add texture and a personal touch to your jewelry making. Prerequisite: none.

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

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Continuing Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Continuing Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Nov 26
Dec 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2241
Nov 26
Dec 3, 10, 17 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
4
$ 321
$ 289
$ 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: $ 321
Members: $ 289
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Holiday Workshop: Chandelier Earrings
Holiday Workshop: Chandelier Earrings
Dec 5 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2542
Dec 5 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Thursday
1
$ 141
$ 127
$ 30

Instructor: Julia Harrison

Large but comfortable, beginner-friendly but attention-grabbing, chandelier earrings may just become your earring of choice for the holiday season. As  you create your earrings you will gain experience with a wide variety of jewelry skills and tools, including sawing, forming, drilling, fusing, and polishing. We'll practice in brass but complete your final design entirely in stunning sterling silver. Prerequisite: none. 


Non-Member: $ 141
Members: $ 127
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Holiday Workshop: Chiming Sphere
Holiday Workshop: Chiming Sphere
Dec 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2315
Dec 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 141
$ 127
$ 20

Instructor: Maru Almeida

Learn how to make not just a sphere, but a delightful chiming sphere! Also known as a Chinese baoding ball, the internal structure of this intriguing object makes a mellow noise that many find soothes stress or focuses attention. You will learn the essentials of how to cut, shape and solder a sphere--plus the inner secret mechanism that makes a sphere into a baoding ball. Perfect for musical fun, meditation and even hand dexterity, this project would make a unique gift or toy. Prerequisite: none

Non-Member: $ 141
Members: $ 127
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Holiday Workshop: Gemstone Ring
Holiday Workshop: Gemstone Ring
Dec 8-Dec 8 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2541
Dec 8-Dec 8 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sun
1
$ 141
$ 127
$ 20

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 gift or accessory for the holidays. Novices and the curious are encouraged to enroll. Prerequisite: none

Non-Member: $ 141
Members: $ 127
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Holiday Workshop: Ornaments
Holiday Workshop: Ornaments
Dec 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2314
Dec 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
1
$ 67
$ 60
$ 15

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Deck the halls with handmade ornaments! Students in this workshop will explore basic metalsmithing techniques to create at least one handmade ornament from metal wire or sheet. Demos will include cutting with a jewelers saw, filing and soldering wire. You'll leave class with a finished piece, perfect for gifting to friends, family or yourself! Prerequisite: none. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE IN THE CATALOG WAS INCORRECT: THURSDAY DECEMBER 12 IS THE CORRECT DATE.

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

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Study Abroad: Pajarito Jewelry in Guanajuato
Study Abroad: Pajarito Jewelry in Guanajuato
Feb 3-Feb 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 5
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2583
Feb 3-Feb 7 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Mon
5
$ 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. A seam of silver runs through Guanajuato’s bedrock, history, and culture. Rich mineral deposits led to the city’s founding in the 16th century and a massive silver vein discovered in 1750 funded many of the stunning Baroque buildings that have earned it recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

That opulence is also reflected in Guanajuato’s personal adornments. Our class will focus on a distinctively baroque style developed during Guanajuato’s colonial period. For joyería pajarito or “little bird jewelry,” “ …brooches and earrings are built up on several planes…the surfaces all naturalistically tooled and all held together with wire tendrils. On this flowery mass a small bird perches, its wings incrusted with turquoise and its eye a ruby-red stone…The floral design is then riveted to an architectural framework of scrolls and broken curves with tear shaped drops” (Mary L. Davis, Mexican Jewelry).

Our instructor Francisco García-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.

We’ll attend class each weekday until 2pm, then break for lunch and sightseeing, including a group tour one afternoon after class. Our hotel for the week is a restored 18th-century house just minutes from the studio. From this central location it’s easy to enjoy Guanajuato’s renowned music, theater, restaurants, and winding cobblestone streets. Prerequisite: Some silver soldering experience.

Please note: Guanajuato is extremely hilly. This trip is not appropriate for travelers who have difficulty climbing stairs or walking distances over uneven terrain.

OPTIONAL: For an additional fee, students may add on a tool making workshop on Sunday, February 2; details will be sent upon registration for Study Abroad: Pajarito Jewelry.

CLASS FEE: $1750

INCLUDED IN CLASS FEE

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
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REGISTRATION DEADLINE

If the trip has not reached minimum enrollment by December 7, it will be canceled. Should Pratt cancel the trip due to under-enrollment, registration fees will be refunded in full. We will notify students when the class reaches minimum enrollment and suggest making no non-refundable travel plans until that time, or until notified that the class has filled. 

 

PAYMENT DATES

$875 deposit due upon registration
$875 final payment due by November 22, 2019
REFUND POLICY
25% of the trip fee is non-refundable for withdrawal until December 19, 2019
50% is non-refundable for withdrawal between December 20, 2019 – January 22, 2020
100% is non-refundable for withdrawal after January 22, 2020

 


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


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Study Abroad: Amber Carving in Chiapas
Study Abroad: Amber Carving in Chiapas
Feb 12-Feb 19 | 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2647
Feb 12-Feb 19 | 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Wed
1
$ 1,750
$ 1,750
$ 0

Instructor: TBA TBA

Amber is the fossilized sap of ancient trees, transformed over time into a uniquely beautiful gemstone. Lightweight and workable, amber been shaped into jewelry, sculpture, and practical objects for thousands of years. We’ll delve into the world of amber in Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state and prominent amber-producing region. In addition to learning how to carve and polish raw amber, we’ll learn how to distinguish real from fake and come to appreciate amber’s importance to the local culture and economy.

Our class will take place in San Cristóbal de las Casas, a beautiful 16th century colonial city regarded as the cultural capital of Chiapas. We’ll stay a short walk from our studio at the famous Casa Na Bolom, a cultural center, museum, and hotel dedicated to the preservation of indigenous arts and knowledge. Na Bolom is on the edge of San Cristóbal’s walkable downtown, where you can enjoy museums, churches, markets, marimba music, and a wide range of delicious restaurants.

We will work with locally-sourced amber and study with Antonio Ramírez Jardines, a nationally known master carver and amber ambassador. You may carve complete objects such as pendants or beads, or create items that you will wish to set in metal after you return home. Class will take place Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday. We’ll study each day until 2pm, then break for lunch and sightseeing. Our free day on Sunday is an opportunity to visit the weekly markets in several nearby villages noted for their indigenous traditions and textile arts.

Prerequisite: none.

CLASS FEE: $1750

INCLUDED

7 nights hotel in a private room

5 days of instruction (25 hours) and tools

approx. 100g of amber

1 field trip

7 hotel breakfasts

Snacks and coffee during class

2 group dinners

AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED

REGISTRATION DEADLINE If the trip has not reached minimum enrollment by December 6, it will be canceled. Should Pratt cancel the trip due to under-enrollment, registration fees will be refunded in full. We will notify students when the class reaches minimum enrollment and suggest making no non-refundable travel plans until that time, or until notified that the class has filled.

PAYMENT DATES $875 deposit due upon registration $875 final payment due by November 22, 2019

REFUND POLICY

25% of the trip fee is non-refundable for withdrawal until December 19, 2019

50% is non-refundable for withdrawal between December 20, 2019 – January 22, 2020

100% is non-refundable for withdrawal after January 22, 2020


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


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