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July 2019
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*Unless Indicated*

 -- Please sign up 1 week in advance to avoid secure your spot --

Sat           7/13                                                     Forging Fashion

(Raychel Wengenroth)                                                             Blue Room

This fast paced workshop is a perfect family outing. Two projects will give you  hands on experience forging components in different shapes and sizes. You will learn the basic fundamentals of smithing non-ferrous metals including properties of the metal, safety, proper use and care of tools and applications for the technique. 

The first project (earrings or a pendant) incorporates samples named the “50/50” and “Comma”. The second project is a “wave ring” which includes soldering and polishing (two very cool techniques for beginners to experience in their first jewelry class).

Skill Level: No Experience Necessary

Tuition: 100.

Lab Fee: 5.

Materials: 20.

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Sat          7/20              Intro to Lampwork Glass Bead Making

(Stephanie Maddalena)                                                            Blue Room

Create unique, individualized glass beads to incorporate into your jewelry pieces.  Lampwork glass beads are made with melted glass and shaped to fabricate beautiful one of a kind beads. In this workshop students will learn the basics of lampworking, making beads decorated with flower designs, silver foil, copper leaf and layers of glass designs.

Skill Level: No Experience Necessary

Tuition: $120

Lab Fee: $30

Materials: Included

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Sun          7/21                         Make Your Own Prong Settings

(Lissa Queeney)                                                                         Blue Room

Round wire settings are a very versatile component in jewelry design. Now you can learn how to make your own using silver wire. Whether you want four or six prongs, we  will discuss the techniques for making a setting to fit your stone. We will also cover making multiples for production, as well as amorphous shaped wire settings. Students should bring 18 gauge sterling wire to class.

Skill level: Basic 1 & 2

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: Students bring their own

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Sat            7/27                                                Cuttlefish Casting

*11:00 - 3:00*

(Hannah Wilson)                                                                     Blue Room

What do squid-like cuttlefish and jewelry have to do with each other? Well, cuttlefish bones can be used to create a unique, organic texture in cast metal. In this abbreviated course, we will experiment with casting in cuttlebones and explore the limits of making molds from this all-natural material. All skill levels welcome!

Skill Level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $65

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $15

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