WEEKEND WORKSHOPS
May 2018
Listed Chronologically
ALL WORKSHOP TIMES ARE 10:00 - 4:00

Please Register 1 week in advance

to avoid cancellation due to insufficient enrollment

5/5 - Sat                                      Lapidary - Cabochon Forming

(John Latsko)

This one day class will cover cabochon forming semi-precious and precious materials with fundamentals/advanced techniques in a fun and informative way.
Topics will cover: Hardness, Grit, Safety, Sawing, Shaping, Polishing and Critique.
Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate

Tuition: 100.

(Lab Fee: None)

Materials: Supplied for free or bring your own.

5/6 - Sun.                                      Lapidary - Faceted Forming

(John Latsko)

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
Skill level: Beginner/Intermediate

Tuition: 100.

(Lab Fee: None)

Materials: Supplied for free or bring your own.

5/19 - Sat         *10:00 - 5:00*     Alloy Your Own Gold Ring

(Lissa Queeney & Raychel Wengenroth)

Time to try your hand at making a gold ring? Learn about the working properties of gold including alloys, solders and flux. Melt your old jewelry and scrap gold into an ingot, roll it out to make wire or sheet and fabricate a simple band all in a single day of intense fun!  

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

Tuition: $125

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: Students should bring their own gold and silver scrap to class

5/20 - Sun               Beginning Loop-in-Loop Chain Making

(Raychel Wengenroth)

Byzantine style Etruscan chains date back to antiquity and are still made by hand to this day. Students will learn the basics of taking fine silver wire and wrapping it around a dowel to make a coil, cutting it into individual links that are fused closed using a torch, shaping and then assembling a variety of different chains. We will focus on learning the various “stitches” allowing students to continue their studies at home. This technique requires very minimal equipment and the results are professional quality chains that impress everyone and are truly a labor of love. Caution: Extremely addictive!

Skill level: No experience necessary, Good eyesight is!

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: Available in class. (20’ Fine Silver Wire - market price, approximately $40)

5/27 - Sun            Social Media Marketing and Management

(Olivia Hackett)

In this workshop, you will learn and practice how to use the business features available on Instagram and Facebook to benefit and broaden the exposure of your business. You will learn how to manage your social media pages, market your work, and gain traffic on your pages. We will practice using tools that will help you build a social media presence and sell your work online. Taking the time to refine these skills can help you grow and run a successful online business. We will practice photographing, captioning and posting to your social media pages, with the intention to market and sell your work. 

Skill Level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $100. 

(Lab Fee: None)

Materials: Please bring your smart phone, laptop, or tablet. Please also bring a piece of your work that represents your skills and that you wish to sell.

  *Also available as a weekly class in June   -   Mondays 5:00-8:00

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