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Weekend Workshops
February 2023
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Stackable Bangles, Cuffs and Rings

Sat     2/4      10:00 - 4:00

(Lisa Spiros)

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: Beginner/Intermediate

Tuition: $125

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: $20

Wax Carving Basics - Part 1

Design Your Own Wedding Bands

Sat   2/11       10:00 - 4:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)               

Wedding Bands signify a never ending circle of love, making casting one of the best methods to execute these rings, plus the technique is accessible to nearly everyone. Learn how to carve, file, melt and manipulate wax to create your own design that will be cast into the metal of your choice (gold of any karat, silver, platinum etc.). The methods of centrifugal and vacuum casting will be discussed, however we will not be doing the actual casting in class, instead the instructor will job them out. This workshop will give you the technical knowledge and resources to be intimately involved in the creation of your never ending symbol of love.

Skill Level: No experience necessary.

Tuition: $125

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $15

Basic 2 - Bezel Settings

Sat/Sun   2/18 - 19        10:00 - 4:00

(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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