JULY WORKSHOPS
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1 DAY WORKSHOPS

10:00 - 4;00

Anticlastic Cuff Bracelet                                                                      Sat. July 15

Instructor: Lisa Spiros

Anticlastic Forming is a dynamic method of manipulating metal by hammering a metal sheet into two distinct curvatures, which are opposite to one another. Learn to use sinusoidal stakes and delrin hammers to form a wide range
of natural shapes into reflective, corporeal cuffs and bracelets. This is a great way to explore metal characteristics and learn to achieve the results you want in metal forming. Techniques covered in this workshop are sawing, filing, annealing, sinking, bouging, planishing, edge thickening and polishing. Copper is provided.

Skill level: No experience necessary (but it's helpful)

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: $10

Fold Formed Cuff Bracelet                                                                      Sun. July 16

Instructor: Lisa Spiros

This new system of rapid forming uses thin sheets of metal which are annealed, folded, repeatedly forged, and then unfolded to reveal dramatic three- dimensional forms and textures. This is an excellent technique to learn about the elasticity and ductility of metal by working with its natural properties. The organic effects of this repetitive process allows one to create beautiful, natural forms which are enhanced by patinas and oxidation, and are perfect for cuffs and bracelets. Copper is provided.

Skill level: No experience necessary (but it's helpful)

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: $10

Forged Cuff Bracelet                                                                             Sat. July 22

Instructor: Raychel Wengenroth

The ancient art of cold forging involves stretching metal with controlled hammer blows against an anvil or stake. Topics covered include: properties of non-ferrous metals, types of hammers and when to use them, how to make the metal move where you want it to, plus a variety of related demonstrations. A cuff bracelet is a great way to learn these basic techniques in a single project you'll walk out wearing with pride. Copper is provided.

Skill level: No experience necessary (but it's helpful)

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: $10

Simple Rings                                                                                          Sun. July 23

Instructor: Raychel Wengenroth

Feel the excitement and pride of making a beautifully polished ring from start to finish. Using sterling silver wire, students will cut, file, solder, hammer, sand and polish a ring. This is a perfect mini workshop for people who already make jewelry using beads & components, but haven’t worked with more advanced techniques in a fully equipped studio. This short class will open a window to the possibilities of working with metal and also put a ring it!

Skill Level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: $15

CANCELLED

Due to

Insufficient Enrollment

(Please Check Future Listings)

Gold Rings                                                                                         Sat.  July 29

Instructor: Lissa Queeney

Time to try your hand at making a gold ring? Learn about the working properties of gold; including solders and flux. Fabricating, soldering, and basic bezel setting will help start your love affair with this alluring metal. If you're not quite ready to make the entire ring out of gold, start with making a silver ring that you can add a gold bezel and/or gold accents to. 

Skill Level: Prior knowledge of soldering, sawing and filing required.

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: $15 for solder, etc. *Gold for rings & bezels is not included.

3 DAY INTENSIVES - Morning or Night

Basic 101 - Jewelry Foundations                                              Tues-Thur

July 25 - 27

Instructor: Raychel Wengenroth

Immerse yourself in this fast paced course on the basic tools & techniques used in making jewelry. Demonstrations will be plentiful with hands-on bench-time to cement the knowledge. Sawing, drilling, texturing, filing, sanding, polishing and basic soldering techniques will make time fly. Students can expect to complete 2 projects, a flat pendant or keyring out of sheet metal and a simple ring. Learn 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! This workshop is perfect for those interested in taking more advanced classes requiring basic skills.

Skill level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $150

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: $10

10:00 - 1:00 Morning Class

6:00 - 9:00 Night Class

CANCELLED

Due to

Insufficient Enrollment

(Please Check Future Listings)

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