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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Apr 26
May 3, 10, 17, 31
Jun 7 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1050
Apr 26
May 3, 10, 17, 31
Jun 7 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
6
$ 353
$ 318
$ 30

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 PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO CLASS ON MAY 24.

Non-Member: $ 353
Members: $ 318
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Workshop: Making a Statement
Workshop: Making a Statement
Apr 28, 29 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1055
Apr 28, 29 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 258
$ 232
$ 30

Instructor: Peggy Foy

Let your jewelry do the talking for you. Using the format of a brooch, students will experiment with mark making and surface techniques to put down "a few choice words." We will start with some exercises to help with generating and refining your concept. Then we will explore process: electro-etching, inlay, sawing, stamping, and more. Express your feelings about what you see going on around you, then wear it with pride. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 258
Members: $ 232
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Workshop: Powder Coating
Workshop: Powder Coating
May 5, 6 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1027
May 5, 6 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 258
$ 232
$ 35

Instructor: Anne Randall

Learn to adapt the industrial process of powder coating to your home studio and you can finish your jewelry and metal objects in a rainbow of durable, vibrant colors. Done correctly, this finish is remarkably stable, and this workshop will set you up for success from the start. You'll learn to properly clean and prepare metal for thermoset powder application and how to apply the powder itself; you'll heat cure your pieces and see finished results on the same day. You may bring metal items (brackets, found objects, small costume jewelry components, keys, blanks, etc.) or fabricate items to powder coat from copper and brass sheet and wire provided in class. You'll leave class with the skills and knowledge to continue powder coating in your own studio. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals or equivalent construction and soldering skills.

Non-Member: $ 258
Members: $ 232
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
May 8, 15, 22, 29
Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1026
May 8, 15, 22, 29
Jun 5, 12, 19, 26 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 487
$ 438
$ 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: $ 487
Members: $ 438
Supply Fee: $ 35

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One-Day Workshop: Working with Gold Fill Wire
One-Day Workshop: Working with Gold Fill Wire
May 12 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1028
May 12 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 129
$ 116
$ 30

Instructor: Jennifer Stenhouse

Want to get the rich look of gold for about the cost of silver? Learn the tricks of working with 14k gold filled wire to create stunning rings and jewelry. We will use 14k yellow and pink gold-filled wires of different shapes to help teach you the special techniques of soldering and finishing with this material. You'll learn how to measure, solder, and shape the metal before exploring different finishes for your work: hammered, plain, matte, or high shine. This information-packed day will included a discussion of differences between 14k gold fill, gold plate, and solid golds, and a demostration of a great trick for adding a tiny tube set stone! Make a set of stacking rings for yourself or to give as gifts. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals or some previous soldering experience

Non-Member: $ 129
Members: $ 116
Supply Fee: $ 30

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One-Day Workshop: Bronze for Jewelry
One-Day Workshop: Bronze for Jewelry
May 13 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
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Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1054
May 13 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sunday
1
$ 129
$ 116
$ 25

Instructor: Julia Harrison

With its warm tone and affordable price tag, bronze jewelry has a long history and a lot of potential! This alloy of copper and tin is related to brass but has somewhat different working properties. In this quick introduction, you?ll take inspiration from historic examples of bronze jewelry and learn basic approaches to working with bronze, including: manipulating bronze sheet and wire, soldering with bronze solder, quick casting techniques, and finishing for different effects. The emphasis will be on understanding the material and creating samples rather than on finished work. Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry/Metals or the ability to solder.

Non-Member: $ 129
Members: $ 116
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Workshop: Direct Casting in Sand and Tufa
Workshop: Direct Casting in Sand and Tufa
May 19, 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Sessions
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Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1272
May 19, 20 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 258
$ 232
$ 35

Instructor: Brian Fleetwood

In direct pour casting, forms are carved or pressed into a mold material and molten metal is poured directly into the void. Compared to lost wax casting, these techniques allow you to cast more quickly and with less equipment. This workshop will focus two versatile mold materials: tufa and casting sand. Tufa is a carveable and heat-resistant stone made from compressed volcanic ash; traditional jewelry from the Southwest US includes many examples of this historic technique. Casting sand is tufa’s more modern cousin, made from sand and a heat-resistant binder; the sand’s pliability allows you to replicate wax models and simple found objects by pressing them into a mold. Students will create at least two cast metal objects using these techniques. We will also cover some basic fabrication and finishing to turn your castings into finished jewelry objects. Instructor Brian Fleetwood is Assistant Professor of Studio Arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM.Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 258
Members: $ 232
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1202
Jun 3, 10, 17, 24
Jul 1, 8, 15, 22 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
8
$ 472
$ 424
$ 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: $ 472
Members: $ 424
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Jewelry/Metals for Seniors
Jewelry/Metals for Seniors
Jun 14, 21
Jul 5, 12, 19
Jun 7 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
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Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1266
Jun 14, 21
Jul 5, 12, 19
Jun 7 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thursday
6
$ 364
$ 328
$ 30

Instructor: Monica Street

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: $ 364
Members: $ 328
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Workshop: Alternative Materials for Jewelry
Workshop: Alternative Materials for Jewelry
Jun 9, 10 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1226
Jun 9, 10 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 258
$ 232
$ 40

Instructor: Julia Harrison

There's so much more to jewelry than silver, gold, and gems. Alternative materials such as plastics, ceramics, and wood can play an exciting role 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: $ 258
Members: $ 232
Supply Fee: $ 40

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Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 8 weeks
Intermediate Jewelry/Metals, 8 weeks
Jun 13, 20, 27
Jul 11, 18, 25 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1267
Jun 13, 20, 27
Jul 11, 18, 25 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 375
$ 338
$ 25

Instructor: Maru Almeida

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
NO CLASS ON JULY 4. 

Non-Member: $ 375
Members: $ 338
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Aug 7 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1273
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Aug 7 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 353
$ 318
$ 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

Non-Member: $ 353
Members: $ 318
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Continuing Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Continuing Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1227
Jul 3, 10, 17, 24 | 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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Master Artist Workshop: Leather Sandals
Master Artist Workshop: Leather Sandals
Jul 13, 14, 15, 16 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 4
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 1265
Jul 13, 14, 15, 16 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun
4
$ 502
$ 451
$ 50

Instructor: Jessica Brommer

Just in time for hot weather, learn how to design and craft a classic all-leather sandal that will last you a lifetime! The sandals will be made of vegetable-tanned leather, and you will be able choose style, strap type and color, buckles, and soling. Led by Santa Fe shoemaker Jessica Brommer of Hope & Industry Handmade Shoes (hopeandindustry.com) this workshop will cover every step in the sandal-making process, from tracing your feet for size, creating and determining strap placement based on your design and bone structure, through construction and finishing. We’ll begin with an hour or so of design and concept orientation and conclude with information on sourcing tools and materials. All demos will be completed in the first three days; Monday is an optional day during which you may continue to work on your sandals in the studio. Students will have ample time and materials to complete one pair and some may be able to start a second. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 502
Members: $ 451
Supply Fee: $ 50

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