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Jewelry/Metals for Seniors
Jewelry/Metals for Seniors
Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1462
Sep 6, 13, 20, 27 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thursday
4
$ 265
$ 242
$ 20

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Whether you are a new or returning jeweler, you'll have fun 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. Explore 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: $ 265
Members: $ 242
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Sep 9, 16, 23, 30
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1381
Sep 9, 16, 23, 30
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
8
$ 491
$ 441
$ 35

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

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Beginning Engraving
Beginning Engraving
Sep 11, 18, 25 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sessions: 3
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1493
Sep 11, 18, 25 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuesday
3
$ 200
$ 180
$ 40

Instructor: Petrus Korver

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: $ 200
Members: $ 180
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Workshop: Introduction to Enameling
Workshop: Introduction to Enameling
Sep 15, 16 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1373
Sep 15, 16 | 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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Introduction to Stone Setting
Introduction to Stone Setting
Sep 19, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1453
Sep 19, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 394
$ 355
$ 40

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: $ 394
Members: $ 355
Supply Fee: $ 40

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One-Day Workshop: Textured Metal Earrings
One-Day Workshop: Textured Metal Earrings
Sep 20 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1494
Sep 20 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
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: Developing Your Production Line
Workshop: Developing Your Production Line
Sep 22, 23 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1497
Sep 22, 23 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 268
$ 241
$ 20

Instructor: Micki Lippe

You can make one--but can you make (and sell) a hundred? The skills involved in making one-of-a-kind jewelry aren't quite the same as the skills required to produce a successful commercial line. This supportive class will cover the essentials of production work from idea development to basic marketing. See why the pieces you present to a gallery must be consistent and unified. Learn how to streamline design and fabrication without becoming repetitive or formulaic. Whether you want to hone your personal vision or need some pointers on reaching a broader audience, this class will help you get there. Prerequisite: Students must bring examples of at least 3 pieces they see as parts of a production line.

Non-Member: $ 268
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 20

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One-Day Workshop: Chainmail Earrings
One-Day Workshop: Chainmail Earrings
Sep 27 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1498
Sep 27 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
1
$ 64
$ 58
$ 10

Instructor: Julia Harrison

It's like a metalsmithing magic trick: combine a bunch of rigid metal rings in a certain way and the result is a fluid, flexible metal 'fabric'! In this class, we'll showcase this transformation by turning swatches of chainmail into slinky, swingy, chainmail earrings. Following a basic pattern, you'll decide on color, weight, and complexity to create a unique pair of fun, stylish earrings. Prerequisite: none.

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

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Master Artist Workshop: The Nature of Materials
Master Artist Workshop: The Nature of Materials
Oct 1, 2, 3, 4 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1454
Oct 1, 2, 3, 4 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
4
$ 608
$ 547
$ 20

Instructor: Terhi Tolvanen

In a piece of jewelry the materials talk about the content of the piece. What is it the piece is saying? A statement, a story, or a feeling? Is is all of this and even more--or just a little note about an observation? The way we treat materials matters. The material choices matter. Each material has its character, its soul, its temperature. In this workshop we are diving into the fascinating world of stories, meanings, and feelings about The Nature of Materials! Based in the Netherlands and France, jeweler Terhi Tolvanen creates innovative and poetic works that have been exhibited around the world. She will also present at the 2018 Seattle Metals Guild Symposium. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 608
Members: $ 547
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov 6, 13, 20 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1343
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Nov 6, 13, 20 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 506
$ 456
$ 35

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: $ 506
Members: $ 456
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Practical and Creative Setting
Practical and Creative Setting
Oct 9-Oct 30 | 1:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1489
Oct 9-Oct 30 | 1:30 AM-5:30 PM
Tue
4
$ 267
$ 241
$ 20

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: $ 267
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 20

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Oct 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1382
Oct 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 | 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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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Oct 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1464
Oct 11, 18, 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thursday
8
$ 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

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

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Workshop: Intermediate Enameling
Workshop: Intermediate Enameling
Oct 13, 14 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1374
Oct 13, 14 | 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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One-Day Workshop: Southern Plains Beadweaving
One-Day Workshop: Southern Plains Beadweaving
Oct 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1500
Oct 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 136
$ 122
$ 25

Instructor: Cynthia Masterson

This class focuses on the Southern Plains 3-drop bead weaving style also known as "gourd" or "peyote". You’ll learn the meaning behind those names, some history, and how beadwork is used in Native American culture today. To learn the technique we’ll start with big beads on a seasoning shaker then move onto smaller seed beads. You'll weave beads around your choice of a pen or a keychain. Born and raised in Oklahoma, instructor Cynthia Masterson is an enrolled member of the Comanche tribe and a Titchywy descendant, and the owner of Seattle's Blue Dot Beadwork. Prerequisite: beading experience helpful but not necessary.

Non-Member: $ 136
Members: $ 122
Supply Fee: $ 25

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One-Day Workshop: Tin Art
One-Day Workshop: Tin Art
Oct 21 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1496
Oct 21 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sunday
1
$ 136
$ 125
$ 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: $ 136
Members: $ 125
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Oct 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1488
Oct 25
Nov 1, 8, 15, 29
Dec 6 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Thursday
6
$ 372
$ 335
$ 30

Instructor: Sarah Gascoigne

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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One-Day Workshop: Silver PMC
One-Day Workshop: Silver PMC
Oct 27 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1491
Oct 27 | 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 101
$ 91
$ 75

Instructor: Virginia Causey

Dive into the world of precious metal clay in this quick but productive introduction. You can sculpt PMC like clay, but it comes out of the oven as metal! Learn to manipulate PMC to create a variety of textures and forms--including stone settings. After you'll six short hours, you'll have a new skill--and small selection of silver jewelry components or samples, fresh from the PMC oven. Your supply fee includes a package of silver PMC. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 101
Members: $ 91
Supply Fee: $ 75

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Professional Practices: Display Tips and Tricks
Professional Practices: Display Tips and Tricks
Oct 28 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1503
Oct 28 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Sunday
1
$ 34
$ 31
$ 0

Instructor: Adia Bobo

In this hands-on workshop you'll learn the basics of how to create an engaging display for your work. We'll look at real life examples and discuss what works (and why it works) before breaking out and creating a display of your own. This class will include active engagement with other students, including a group feedback session. Students will need to bring a small collection of their product for practicing with along with existing display pieces they have on hand. Prerequisite: Participants will need to bring at least a small collection of original work of the kind they would consider selling at a show. ***Students who sign up for two or three of today's Professional Practices classes will also receive a 15-minute one-one-one career development consultation with Adia***

Non-Member: $ 34
Members: $ 31


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Professional Practices: Your First Show
Professional Practices: Your First Show
Oct 28 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1502
Oct 28 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Sunday
1
$ 34
$ 31
$ 0

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Thinking you'd like to try selling your work at art and craft fairs but not sure where to start? Start right here! We'll talk about how to choose the shows that best fit your work, acing the application, considering displays and packaging, what-not-to-do-or-forget and how to make the most of your experience each and every show. You'll complete a mock-application which we'll review during a group feedback session, leaving you ready to tackle those real-life show apps! Prerequisite: Participants will need to bring at least a small collection of original work of the kind they would consider selling at a show along with any existing marketing materials. ***Students who sign up for two or three of today's Professional Practices classes will also receive a 15-minute one-one-one career development consultation with Adia***

Non-Member: $ 34
Members: $ 31


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Professional Practices: Selling Your Work
Professional Practices: Selling Your Work
Oct 28 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1501
Oct 28 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Sunday
1
$ 34
$ 31
$ 0

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Sales is not a dirty word. As a working artist (whether full time, side hustle or otherwise!), if you want to sell your work you'll need to SELL your work. We'll talk about retail, wholesale and consignment - discussing the multiple opportunities that exist within each channel and how to navigate them. This class will include a group feedback session where we'll help each other brainstorm ideas on where and how to sell your collection. Prerequisite: Participants will need to bring at least a small collection of original work of the kind they would consider selling as well as any existing marketing materials. ***Students who sign up for two or three of today's Professional Practices classes will also receive a 15-minute one-on-one career development consultation with Adia***

Non-Member: $ 34
Members: $ 31


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