4 WEEK SESSION
January 2022
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Due to COVID-19 a maximum of 6 students are permitted per class

COVID PROTOCOL UPDATES

- Masks are once again Required at all times when inside the studio.

- Proof of Vaccination will be mandatory for all students, faculty and assistants.

Mondays    Jan 10 - Jan 31

Basic 101 - Foundations    6:00 - 9:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)

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 and machines to drill, sand and polish. There will be a number of demonstrations 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!

The project will introduce beginners to multiple techniques including sawing, drilling, texturing, filing, sanding, finishing and possibly riveting. A simple sterling ring kicks off the session with a bang!

Skill Level: Absolutely No Experience Necessary

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: $20

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Wednesdays    Jan 12 - Feb 2

Basic 2 - Bezel Settings        6:00 - 9:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)               

Thirsting for more knowledge? This is the perfect class to expand upon the techniques you learned in Basic 101.  Cabochon stones can be added using a variety of bezel setting methods. The project of separate components that can be linked together allows each segment to be treated differently, enhancing the learning experience.

Project ideas: Linked together to make a bracelet, separate pendants, added to rings, bracelets  or belt buckles.

Skill Level: Basic 101

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Students bring their own or purchase from HVS

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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 101, 2 and 3 (or the equivalent)

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Students bring their own

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Thursdays    Jan 13 - Feb 3

Hone Your Skills              12:00 - 3:00

(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 101, 2 and 3 (or the equivalent)

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Students bring their own

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Fridays    Jan 14 - Feb 4

Independent Study        10:00 - 1:00

(Lisa Spiros)

This class provides experienced jewelry students with an opportunity to increase their skill level while encouraging them to develop individualized projects. Group projects are optional but include linkage systems and mechanical constructions, soldering, forging and bi-forms, surface texturing, patination and flexi shaft practices.

Skill Level: Basic 101 & 2

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Students bring their own

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