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Weekend Workshops
May 2022
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Due to COVID-19 a maximum of 6 students are permitted per class


- Masks are once again Required at all times when inside the studio.

- Proof of Vaccination will be mandatory for all students, faculty and assistants.

Sat/Sun   5/7-8        6:00 - 9:00

Basic 2 - Bezel Settings

(Raychel Wengenroth)               

Thirsting for more knowledge? This is the perfect class to expand upon the techniques you learned in Basic 101.  Bezel setting cabochon stones introduces students to the basics of hard silver soldering, bezel setting a cabochon stone as well as pre-planning a piece. Texturing will also be demonstrated and can be incorporated into the design. A simple pendant is a great project to incorporate these techniques.

Skill Level: Basic 101

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Students bring their own or purchase from HVS

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Sat         5/14              10:00 - 4:00

Finishing Intensive

(Raychel Wengenroth)

This workshop is for students who have basic skills but want a concise understanding of how to complete professional quality pieces.  Learn a variety of techniques (both hand & machine) to de-sprue, grind, file, sand, tumble, satin finish, texture and polish to bring your designs to life. "Clean up" can make or break a piece; a beautiful design can lose appeal if fine craftsmanship isn't applied, a plain design can be exquisite with attention to detail. Demystify the range of finishing options by hand (files, sandpaper) or machine (belt sander, polishing machine, tumbler and the incredible versatility of the flexible shaft). Depletion gilding, antiquing and texturing will also be discussed.

Skill Level: Basic 101 or equivalent

Tuition: $125

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Bring castings, any unfinished pieces you might have, or use scrap metal to experiment with the techniques. 

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Sat         5/21-22              10:00 - 4:00

Stackable Bangles, Cuffs and Rings

Explore the possibilities of incorporating various techniques to create interchangeable bracelets, armlets, cuffs and rings that can be stacked together to create a bold, sculptural statement for wearable art. Students will learn forging, anticlastic and fold forming, texturing, wire twisting and complex soldering.

Skill Level: Basic - Intermediate

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: $20

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