5 WEEK SESSION
April/May 2021
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Due to COVID-19 a maximum of 6 students are permitted per class

Mondays    April 19 - May 17

Basic 2 - Bezel Settings        5:30 - 8:30

(Raychel Wengenroth)               

Thirsting for more knowledge? This is the perfect class to expand upon the techniques you learned in Basic 101.  Cabochon stones can be added using a variety of bezel setting methods. The project of separate components that can be linked together allows each segment to be treated differently, enhancing the learning experience.

Project ideas: Linked together to make a bracelet, separate pendants, added to rings, bracelets  or belt buckles.

Skill Level: Basic 101

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Students bring their own or purchase from HVS

Independent Study              5:30 - 8:30

(Raychel Wengenroth)                 

For students with a broad range of technical skills needing individual attention with more advanced projects, from planning and materials needed to step by step process planning and hand holding. This class is a flexible continuation of your skills enabling you to have one on one consultation with the instructor. New techniques will be explored as individual needs are addressed. Classmates can observe demonstrations as they see fit. 

Skill Level: Basic 101, 2 and 3 (or the equivalent)

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Students bring their own

Wednesdays    April 21 - May 19

Basic 101 - Jewelry Foundations  5:30 - 8:30

(Raychel Wengenroth)

Start here if you want a clear, concise and in-depth knowledge of basic jewelry making techniques. Learn how to use hand tools to cut, texture and file and machines to drill, sand and polish. There will be a number of demonstrations with hands-on bench-time to cement the knowledge. The wide range of topics covered will give you a solid foundation to set you out on your educational path with confidence. Learn how to recognize quality craftsmanship in the pieces you currently own or want to buy. The skills acquired in jewelry making come in handy on many levels, even fixing and altering things!

The riveting project will introduce beginners to multiple techniques including sawing, drilling, texturing, filing, sanding, finishing and riveting. A simple sterling ring kicks off the session with a bang!

Skill Level: Absolutely No Experience Necessary

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: $20

Thursdays    April 22 - May 20

Hone Your Skills               12:00 - 3:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)           

This class is designed for people who have a fair amount of technical skill but lack the sleek craftsmanship that can make or break a design. Careful planning of a piece can make your life a lot easier and your work much cleaner. Knowing where to place the solder, when to trim excess material and how to achieve a pristine polish will be the focus of this session. Students will work on projects of their own choice while the instructor assists them with a logical, step by step approach.

Skill Level: Basic 2 and 3

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Students bring their own

Fridays    April 23 - May 21

Independent Study        11:00 - 2:00

(Lisa Spiros)

This class provides experienced jewelry students with an opportunity to increase their skill level while encouraging them to develop individualized projects. Group projects are optional but include linkage systems and mechanical constructions, soldering, forging and bi-forms, surface texturing, patination and flexi shaft practices.

Skill Level: Basic 101 & 2

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Students bring their own

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