4 WEEKLY CLASSES
August 2018
Listed Chronologically

   PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED          

-- Please sign up 1 week in advance to avoid cancellation --

    Mondays    August 6 - 27

Anti Clastic & Fold Forming Stackable Bracelets                         11:00 - 2:00

(Lisa Spiros)

In these four classes students will learn both Anticlastic Forming, a dynamic method of manipulating metal by hammering sheet into distinct and opposing curvatures, and Fold Forming, a new system of rapid forming in which metal is folded, forged, and then unfolded to reveal dramatic 3-D forms and textures. Learn to use sinusoidal stakes and delrin or wooden hammers to form a wide range of natural shapes into reflective, corporeal cuffs and bracelets. Then learn about the ductility and elasticity of metal’s natural properties through repetitive folding processes. The combination of these two techniques are great ways to explore metal characteristics and learn to achieve the results you want in metal forming. Techniques covered in this workshop are sawing, filing, annealing, hammering, edge thickening, polishing and oxidizing. Copper is provided.

Skill Level: No experience necessary (but it’s helpful)

Tuition: $190.

Lab Fee: 10.

Materials Fee: $30

Bench Time                                                                                           2:00 - 5:00

Finally, a chance to work independently at a jewelry bench in a fully equipped studio. Only available to current and former students of HVS. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance by emailing: raychel@hvsilverworks.com with “BTSU” in the subject line, along with your name, the date and time of attendance. Cash and checks accepted. For more information look under the “Other Opportunities” tab at the top of this page.

Social Media Marketing and Management (Level 1)                       5:00 - 8:00

(Olivia Hackett)

In this course, we will practice photography techniques that beautifully and clearly represent your work for your social media pages and online business. We will work together to create descriptions/captions to accompany your photos with the intention of increasing engagement on your pages, and ultimately selling your artwork online. We will expand your online presence and create posts that reflect you as an artist and maker. Each week, we will follow up with your marketing and management progress and figure out a "social media formula" that works for your business and lifestyle. 

Skill Level: No experience necessary

Tuition:  $200

Lab Fee: none

Materials: Please bring your smart phone, laptop, or camera. Also bring pieces of your work that represents your skills and that you wish to sell.

  Tuesdays    August 7 - 28

Independent Study                                                                         6:00 - 9:00

(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 2 and 3 (or the equivalent)

Tuition: $190

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: Students bring their own

Wednesdays    August 8 - 29

Bench Time                                                                                        3:00 - 6:00

Finally, a chance to work independently at a jewelry bench in a fully equipped studio. Only available to current and former students of HVS. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance by emailing: raychel@hvsilverworks.com with “BTSU” in the subject line, along with your name, the date and time of attendance. Cash and checks accepted. For more information look under the “Other Opportunities” tab at the top of this page.

Basic 3 - Get Dimensional                                                           6:00 - 9:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)

Shift your focus towards a more sculptural approach and discover in depth knowledge of how to move metal. Sheet and wire can be manipulated in amazing ways! Bend, stretch, form, construct, fabricate, score, deck and forge pieces of jewelry and functional objects. Learn the basics of forging by hammering heavy wire to stretch it, learn to form and dap sheet to create bracelet and bowl shapes and to score and bend sharp corners to produce box forms. Students are encouraged to sample a variety of techniques and combine them in more significant pieces of their imagination. 

Projects may include (but are not limited to): A constructed cylinder box or hollow ring and a forged spoon or bracelet.

Skill Level: Basic 101 & Basic 2

Tuition: $190

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20. 

Thursdays    August 9 - 30

Bench Time                                                                                         2:00 - 5:00

Finally, a chance to work independently at a jewelry bench in a fully equipped studio. Only available to current and former students of HVS. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance by emailing: raychel@hvsilverworks.com with “BTSU” in the subject line, along with your name, the date and time of attendance. Cash and checks accepted. For more information look under the “Other Opportunities” tab at the top of this page.

Social Media Marketing and Management (Level 2)                       5:00 - 8:00

(Olivia Hackett)

Ready to further your knowledge of social media management and expand your marketing skills for your online business? In this course, we will continue to practice using the business features that Instagram and Facebook offer, write blog posts, create marketing content for your brand, and apply it all to your own website! We will also discuss how to read, track and understand analytics, algorithms, and insights! It’s time to broaden the horizons of your online business and tap into the market of people who will love and support your work!

Skill Level: No experience necessary

Tuition:  $200

Lab Fee: none

Materials: Please bring your smart phone, laptop, or camera. Also bring pieces of your work that represents your skills and that you wish to sell.

Fridays    August 10 - 31

Hone Your Skills                                                                            1:00 - 4:00

(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: $190.

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: Students bring their own

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