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One-Day Workshop: Sheet Metal Earrings
One-Day Workshop: Sheet Metal Earrings
Aug 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2239
Aug 28 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
1
$ 64
$ 58
$ 10

Instructor: Adia Bobo

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. Learn about working with sheet metal, a foundation of many types of jewelry, by sawing and finishing your own earring design. Gain experience with a range of essential jewelry tools and walk out wearing your unique creations! Prerequisite: none

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

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One-Day Workshop: Working with Wire
One-Day Workshop: Working with Wire
Aug 31 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2238
Aug 31 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 134
$ 121
$ 15

Instructor: Adia Bobo

Wire is an essential ingredient in jewelry-making, and learning to work with it properly can get get beginners off on the right foot and allow experienced jewelers to raise their game. In this workshop you’ll learn about some of wire’s many uses in decorative elements, chain making and functional findings. You’ll harden, soften, bend, solder and more, building the skills that will allow you to achieve wire-working success. Expect to complete several samples and at least one wearable piece. Prerequisite: none.

Non-Member: $ 134
Members: $ 121
Supply Fee: $ 15

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 8 Weeks
Sep 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2246
Sep 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday
8
$ 516
$ 464
$ 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: $ 516
Members: $ 464
Supply Fee: $ 35

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One-Day Workshop: Textured Metal Earrings
One-Day Workshop: Textured Metal Earrings
Sep 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2478
Sep 11 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
1
$ 67
$ 60
$ 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: $ 67
Members: $ 60
Supply Fee: $ 10

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Introduction to Stone Setting
Introduction to Stone Setting
Sep 12, 19, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2316
Sep 12, 19, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Thursday
8
$ 548
$ 493
$ 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: $ 548
Members: $ 493
Supply Fee: $ 50

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Sculptural Holloware
Sculptural Holloware
Sep 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2436
Sep 17, 24
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Tuesday
6
$ 519
$ 467
$ 35

Instructor: Catherine Grisez

A traditional method of hammering flat metal into three-dimensional forms, holloware offers endless options for the contemporary artist. Students will transform sheet metal into sculptural forms using techniques such as raising, dapping, planishing, chasing and repousse, then add a variety of surface textures. Options for finishing, coloring, and sealing finished projects will also be introduced. Beginning students will have the opportunity to create 1 to 2 small hollow formed vessels and advanced students may work on independent projects, with emphasis on personalized instruction for individual designs. Prerequisite: None

Non-Member: $ 519
Members: $ 467
Supply Fee: $ 35

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 6
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Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2433
Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Wednesday
6
$ 391
$ 352
$ 30

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

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Introduction to Wax Modeling
Introduction to Wax Modeling
Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 9 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 4
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2479
Sep 18, 25
Oct 2, 9 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Wednesday
4
$ 280
$ 252
$ 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: $ 280
Members: $ 252
Supply Fee: $ 25

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Workshop: Introduction to Enameling
Workshop: Introduction to Enameling
Sep 21, 22 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 2
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2272
Sep 21, 22 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sat, Sun
2
$ 268
$ 241
$ 50

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 silver pieces. Prerequisite: none. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HOURS PUBLISHED IN THE CATALOG WERE INCORRECT. 

Non-Member: $ 268
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 50

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Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Beginning Jewelry/Metals, 6 Weeks
Sep 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2313
Sep 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Thursday
6
$ 391
$ 352
$ 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: $ 391
Members: $ 352
Supply Fee: $ 30

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Professional Practices: Your First Show
Professional Practices: Your First Show
Sep 28 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2458
Sep 28 | 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Saturday
1
$ 45
$ 41
$ 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. 

Non-Member: $ 45
Members: $ 41


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Professional Practices: Selling Your Work
Professional Practices: Selling Your Work
Sep 28 | 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2459
Sep 28 | 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 45
$ 41
$ 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.

Non-Member: $ 45
Members: $ 41


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Hands On Experience: Jewelry
Hands On Experience: Jewelry
Sep 29 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2460
Sep 29 | 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Sunday
1
$ 45
$ 41
$ 0

Instructor: Adia Bobo

If you've always wanted to try making your own jewelry but weren't ready to commit, this 4-hour intro is for you! Sample some of the terms, tools, and materials that feature in all of our longer classes. Have fun and walk out with a wearable piece--and a better idea of whether or not jewelry-making is for you. Prerequisite: none. Absolute beginners welcome!


Non-Member: $ 45
Members: $ 41


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Hands On Experience: Jewelry
Hands On Experience: Jewelry
Sep 29 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2461
Sep 29 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Sunday
1
$ 45
$ 41
$ 0

Instructor: Julia Harrison

If you've always wanted to try making your own jewelry but weren't ready to commit, this 4-hour intro is for you! Sample some of the terms, tools, and materials that feature in all of our longer classes. Have fun and walk out with a wearable piece--and a better idea of whether or not jewelry-making is for you. Prerequisite: none. Absolute beginners welcome!


Non-Member: $ 45
Members: $ 41


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Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Introduction to Jewelry Lost Wax Casting
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5, 12, 19 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Sessions: 8
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2214
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Nov 5, 12, 19 | 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Tuesday
8
$ 578
$ 520
$ 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: $ 578
Members: $ 520
Supply Fee: $ 40

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One-Day Workshop: Tin Art
One-Day Workshop: Tin Art
Oct 6 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2289
Oct 6 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sunday
1
$ 141
$ 127
$ 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: $ 141
Members: $ 127
Supply Fee: $ 25

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One-Day Workshop: Printing on Enamel
One-Day Workshop: Printing on Enamel
Oct 13-Oct 13 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2269
Oct 13-Oct 13 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sun
1
$ 168
$ 151
$ 90

Instructor: Tanya Crane

A one-time opportunity to learn from visiting artist and Seattle Metals Guild Symposium presenter Tanya Crane. Enameling is an ancient process where powdered glass is fused to metal. In this workshop, we will move past these limitations and push the boundaries of surface decoration by using screenprints to add texture and pattern to your pieces. In a low cost set-up, students will expose their own patterns onto pre-emulsified screens in class and mix a water-based solution with fine enamels to use for printing onto pre-fired enamel. The patterns and drawings you choose are limitless and students will take away many samples. Prior enameling experience is helpful, but all levels are welcome.

Non-Member: $ 168
Members: $ 151
Supply Fee: $ 90

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Chasing and Repoussé
Chasing and Repoussé
Oct 17, 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 21 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Sessions: 6
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2434
Oct 17, 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 21 | 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Thursday
6
$ 414
$ 372
$ 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: $ 414
Members: $ 372
Supply Fee: $ 40

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One-Day Workshop: Powder Coating
One-Day Workshop: Powder Coating
Oct 19 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Sessions: 1
Class #
Dates & Times
Days
Sessions
Tuition
Master Member Tuition
Supply Fee
Code 2271
Oct 19 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Saturday
1
$ 141
$ 127
$ 25

Instructor: Anne Randall

Durable, vibrant color options await your command when you add powder coating to your skill set. In this workshop, you will learn how to properly clean and prepare metal for thermoset powder application, both of which are critical steps for ensuring a permanent finish. You will then learn how to electrostatically apply the powder and heat-cure pieces to 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. 

Non-Member: $ 141
Members: $ 127
Supply Fee: $ 25

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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
$ 0

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


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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
$ 268
$ 241
$ 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: $ 268
Members: $ 241
Supply Fee: $ 25

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