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4 WEEK SESSION

March/April 2024

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Mondays     3/18 - 4/8

First Impressions: Metal Clay 101

2:00 - 5:00

(Christine Eschbach)

This series of classes offers an introduction into the world of fine silver precious metal clay. Students will learn to manipulate metal clay in its pliable form, refine details in its dry form, torch fire their work and ultimately be left with a piece of pure silver jewelry. Time and intricacy dependent, students can expect to create a couple of charms and/or multiple pairs of earrings. 

Tools, tips, standard practices and the infinite possibilities that metal clay brings to your jewelry making skillset will be demonstrated during this weekly metal clay series.

Tuition: 250.

Materials & Lab Fee : 100.

Skill Level: Perfect for the Absolute Beginner! 

A minimum of 6 students are needed
for this class to run.
Tuesdays     3/19 - 4/9

Basic 3 - Forging&Forming        6:00 - 9:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)

Let's shift towards a sculptural approach and explore more in depth knowledge of how to construct and solder with increased proficiency.

Forging heavy gauge wire will provide a whole new dimension to works of all sizes whether it's jewelry or candlesticks. It's noisy and physical with amazing results.

Hollow rings are a great way to exercise your technical and fitting skills. Learn how to make the inner ring fit perfectly, then design anything you like for the outside shape with consideration to comfort and practicality...or not! These techniques are easily translated to containers and 3 dimensional components of all kinds. 

Skill Level: Basic 101 & Basic 2

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: $20 

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

Wednesdays     3/20 - 4/10

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

Thursdays     3/21 - 4/11

Independent Study              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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