6 WEEKLY CLASSES
Jan/Feb 2017

                 Basic 101 is offered at 3 different weekly times! 

Mondays    Jan 9 - Feb 13

Basic 2                                                     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. A small cylinder box offers great opportunities to experiment with fittings & mechanisms, allowing plenty of creative options for the lid including inlay, textures and stone-setting. Students will continue working on jewelry items of their 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: $20

Stone Setting (Lissa Queeney)        6:00 - 9:00

Take your setting skills to the next level and learn how to set faceted stones in prong, tube and flush settings. Terminology, tools, techniques, demonstrations and hands-on samples will be explored.

Skill Level: Basic skills including soldering, sawing, drilling and finishing.

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20 (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.)

Basic 101                                                   10:00 - 1:00

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

Tuesdays    Jan 10 - Feb 14

Forging/Forming                                  2:00 - 5:00

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, annealing the work hardened metal between workings to maintain malleability, types of hammers and when to use them, making the metal move where you want it to, plus a variety of related demonstrations. Get an in depth understanding of a variety of hammering techniques using sheet and wire to make jewelry, functional objects and components. Forge heavy wire to create bracelets or handles for utensils; dap sheet metal to make bowls for spoons, small dishes or even beads. Students are encouraged to combine these 2 techniques and spoons are a perfect example. Hammering is a productive way to exercise your mind, body and spirit. 

Skill Level: Basic skills are helpful but not mandatory

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20

Intermediate                                          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. Explore stone setting in more depth, forming and forging basics, surface treatment, hinges and making your own findings. 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  Jan 11 - Feb 15

Basic 101                                                   12:00 - 3:00

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

Basic 101                                                     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, Rings & More Rings                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: Basic Skills are helpful but not mandatory

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: Payable in class (approximately $15)

Thursdays Jan 12 - Feb 16

Chain Making                                        6:00 - 9:00

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

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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