6 WEEKLY CLASSES
April/May 2017

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         Basic 101 is offered at 3 different weekly times! 

          Mondays   April 17 - May 22

Intermediate - Concentration on Bezels & Silversmithing                     12:00 - 3:00

Take your skills to the next level by exploring more in depth aspects of jewelry making and silversmithing with increased emphasis on soldering, stone-setting and planning the construction of a slightly more complex design. Explore basic holloware & raising techniques while continuing work on jewelry items of your choice with more challenge and intensity. This is where the fun REALLY begins!

Skill Level: Basic 101 (or the equivalent)

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: TBD

Introduction to Goldsmithing - Lissa Queeney                            6:00 - 9:00

Comfortable with silver, but want to expand your skills to gold? In this class you will learn the different alloys and solders, heating and cooling, flux, and fire scale prevention. We will cover fabrication, soldering, and basic bezel setting.

Get the feeling for working with gold and how it differs from the qualities of silver. Learn how to combine gold with your silver designs to add more color and value.

Prior knowledge of soldering, sawing, and filing required.

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: Students are responsible for their own gold

POSTPONED

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Tuesdays    April 18 - May 23

Basic 101 - Foundations                                                             2:00 - 5:00

Start Here if you want a clear, concise and in-depth knowledge of basic jewelry making techniques. Learn how to use hand tools to cut, texture and file, hammers to forge and form, torches to solder and machines to drill, sand and polish. Demonstrations will be plentiful with hands-on bench-time to cement the knowledge. The wide range of topics covered will give you a solid foundation to set you out on your educational path with confidence. Learn how 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!

Skill Level: No experience necessary.

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20

Independent Study                                                                   6:00 - 9:00

Now that you’ve “graduated” from Basic 101 & Basic 2, what’s next? This class is a flexible continuation of your skills enabling you to hone your skills, especially considering more advanced soldering techniques and planning a design concept from beginning to end. New techniques will be explored as individual needs are addressed.  This class is intended to cement the knowledge you already have while giving your more technical skill enabling the confidence to work more independently

Skill Level: Basic 2 (or the equivalent)

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: TBD

                Wednesdays  April 19 - May 24

Chain Making                                                                            12:00 - 3:00

This weekly class allows participants the ability to learn a wide variety of chain styles, both torch-less and loop-in-loop. (See specific descriptions 10/22 & 10/23) Chain making is a lot like knitting; it’s repetitive and meditative. The week between classes will provide ample time for a length of chain to be assembled as homework that can then be finished with a clasp. (Loop-in-Loop chains can only be made with fine silver wire, Torch-less chains can be made of anything!)  

Skill Level: No experience necessary 

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: Payable in class. Loop-in-Loop - 20’ / Fine Silver Wire (market price, approximately $45) Torch-less Chains - $20

Basic 101 - Foundations                                                           6:00 - 9:00

Start Here if you want a clear, concise and in-depth knowledge of basic jewelry making techniques. Learn how to use hand tools to cut, texture and file, hammers to forge and form, torches to solder and machines to drill, sand and polish. Demonstrations will be plentiful with hands-on bench-time to cement the knowledge. The wide range of topics covered will give you a solid foundation to set you out on your educational path with confidence. Learn how 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!

Skill Level: No experience necessary.

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20

               Thursdays    April 6 - May 25*

Basic 101- Foundations                                                             6:00 - 9:00

Start Here if you want a clear, concise and in-depth knowledge of basic jewelry making techniques. Learn how to use hand tools to cut, texture and file, hammers to forge and form, torches to solder and machines to drill, sand and polish. Demonstrations will be plentiful with hands-on bench-time to cement the knowledge. The wide range of topics covered will give you a solid foundation to set you out on your educational path with confidence. Learn how 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!

Skill Level: No experience necessary.

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20

Rings Galore                                                                               2:00 - 5:00

Rings are a rewarding way to learn a wide variety of techniques including forming, soldering and forging (oh, and that geometry class will finally come in handy)! The endless variety of ring types and the incredible array of technical approaches to them will create a rich learning experience. Students are encouraged to work on different projects to accommodate their skill level while interacting with their peers. Stackable rings are perfect for beginners, spinners and hollow rings are great for more advanced students.

Skill Level: No experience necessary.

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: TBD

Casting - William Greenwood                                                                       6:00 - 9:00

Ends 6/1 - No class 5/11

Casting is a favorite way to create designs among jewelers. It allows the student jeweler to visualize a design very quickly, then to solidify that design into metal.

We will explore various methods of casting, with emphasis on lost wax. Where the wax carved original is replaced with metal. We will do this centrifugally.  We will also consider textures from nature and cast directly from these organic forms. Beginning and advanced students will find value in this course and be able to  finish a piece.

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: TBD

BENCH TIME

Non-instructed use of the studio, tools and equipment is a convenience for jewelers wanting to work independently. Materials are not included. Supplies (sawblades, solder, polishing compound, acetylene, drill bits, etc) are included in the membership fee.

Available to current and former students of HVS, as well as local jewelers* looking for the use of a studio.

 

Times will be announced the week classes begin.

Please contact Raychel prior to showing up and to register (preauthorization and payment in advanced are required for non-students*)

hvsilverworks@gmail.com

 

Fees:

6 month membership fee for non-students: $50

10 hour Punchcard @10./per hour: $100 (Receive the 11th hour free)

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