WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
July 2018
Listed Chronologically
MOST WORKSHOP TIMES ARE 10:00 - 4:00

   PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED          

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

7/1 - Sun                             Lapidary - Basic Faceted Forming

(John Latsko)                                        Intermediate Cabochon

This one day class will cover faceting precious gemstones and materials with fundamentals/advanced techniques in a fun and informative way.
Topics will cover: Hardness, Preforms, Laps, Recipe/Sequential diagram, Safety, Forming, Oxides, Polishing and Critique

Students may also pursue more in depth aspects of cabochon forming to hone their skills. 
Skill level: Beginner for Facets / Intermediate for Cabs

Tuition: 100.

(Lab Fee: None)

Materials: Supplied for free or bring your own.

7/7 - Sat                                         Fold Formed Cuff Bracelet

(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: $20

7/8 - Sun                              Anticlastic Formed Cuff Bracelet

(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: $20

7/14 - Sat

Parent-and-Child Class: Intro to Jewelry & Metals

(Marysa Sacerdote)

Spend some quality time with your artistic youth at Hudson Valley Silverworks! Together, you can learn the basic skills of designing, texturing, sawing, soldering, filing and finishing, along with shop safety. This class is for Middle and High School aged students to be taken with parent or other adult guardian. Design and create a piece of jewelry or other small artwork!

Registration below is for two people

Skill level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $200

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $15*

*Materials fee covers gemstones, nickel, copper, and brass.

*Sterling silver will also be available for sale at the studio for your

 final projects (if desired) at market price.

7/15 - Sun                                 Tube, Flush & Prong Settings

(Lissa Queeney)

In this workshop students will learn the basics of setting faceted stones in prong, tube and flush settings. Terminology, tools, techniques, demonstrations and hands-on samples will be explored. Non-precious metals and cubic zirconia will be supplied so students can work on samples of the techniques. Students can bring their own materials if they prefer precious quality of metals and stones.

Skill level: Basic skills including sawing, finishing & soldering

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: $15

7/21 - 22 / Sat & Sun          Basic 101 - Jewelry Foundations

(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: $200

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20

7/28 - 29 / Sat & Sun                                                Keum-Boo

(Lisa Spiros)

Explore the ancient technique known as Keum-boo to permanently fuse 24 karat gold foil to fine silver. Keum-boo is a fun and economical way to incorporate gold accents into your jewelry work. In this workshop students will construct simple jewelry pieces from fine silver sheet and embellish the metal surface using fine gold foil. Supply list available upon registration.

Skill level: Basic 101

Tuition: $200

Lab Fee: $10.

Materials: Approximately $40 for 24k gold foil. Other supplies on the list will be available for purchase the day of the class. (Payable in class by check or cash) Students should bring their own silver.

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