6 WEEKLY CLASSES
March/April 2018
Listed Chronologically

             -- Please sign up 1 week in advance to avoid cancellation --

           Please DO NOT use cell phones for online registrations until further notice - Please use a Desk/Laptop or Tablet             

    Mondays    February 26 - April 2

Bench Time & Private Classes                                                      3:00 - 6:00

Finally, a chance to work independently at a jewelry bench in a fully equipped studio. Only available to current and former students of HVS. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance by emailing: raychel@hvsilverworks.com with “BTSU” in the subject line, along with your name, the date and time of attendance. Cash and checks accepted. For more information look under the “Other Opportunities” tab at the top of this page.

Basic 101 - Jewelry 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. 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!

Projects may include (but are not limited to): A flat sheet project, a stone set pendant and a silver ring.

Skill Level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20.

    Tuesdays    February 27 - April 3

Basic 3 - Get Dimensional                                                           2:00 - 5:00

Shift your focus towards a more sculptural approach and discover in depth knowledge of how to move metal. Sheet and wire can be manipulated in amazing ways! Bend, stretch, form, construct, fabricate, score, deck and forge pieces of jewelry and functional objects. Learn the basics of forging by hammering heavy wire to stretch it, learn to form and dap sheet to create bracelet and bowl shapes and to score and bend sharp corners to produce box forms. Students are encouraged to sample a variety of techniques and combine them in more significant pieces of their imagination. 

Projects may include (but are not limited to): A constructed cylinder box or hollow ring and a forged spoon or bracelet.

Skill Level: Basic 101 & Basic 2

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20. 

Independent Study                                                                         6:00 - 9:00

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 2 and 3 (or the equivalent)

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: Students bring their own

 Wednesdays    February 28 - April 4

Basic 2 - Textures and Stones                                                  11:00 - 2:00

Thirsting for more knowledge? This is the perfect class to expand upon the techniques you learned in Basic 101. A variety of surface treatments will be explored including stamping, hammering, roller-printing and reticulation as well as discussion about marriage of metals and patinas. In addition, 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, anklet or neckpiece, or separate pendants

Skill Level: Basic 101

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20. 

Bench Time & Private Classes                                                       2:00 - 5:00

Finally, a chance to work independently at a jewelry bench in a fully equipped studio. Only available to current and former students of HVS. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance by emailing: raychel@hvsilverworks.com with “BTSU” in the subject line, along with your name, the date and time of attendance. Cash and checks accepted. For more information look under the “Other Opportunities” tab at the top of this page.

Thursdays    March 1 - April 5

Basic 101 - Jewelry Foundations                                                   11:00 - 2:00

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. 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!

Projects may include (but are not limited to): A flat sheet project, a stone set pendant and a silver ring.

Skill Level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20.

Bench Time & Private Classes                                                       2:00 - 4:00

Finally, a chance to work independently at a jewelry bench in a fully equipped studio. Only available to current and former students of HVS. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance by emailing: raychel@hvsilverworks.com with “BTSU” in the subject line, along with your name, the date and time of attendance. Cash and checks accepted. For more information look under the “Other Opportunities” tab at the top of this page.

Fridays    March 2 - April 6

Hone Your Skills                                                                            11:00 - 2:00

This class is designed for people who have a fair amount of technical skill but lack the sleek craftsmanship that can make or break a design. Careful planning of a piece can make your life a lot easier and your work much cleaner. Knowing where to place the solder, when to trim excess material and how to achieve a pristine polish will be the focus of this session. Students will work on projects of their own choice while the instructor assists them with a logical, step by step approach.

Skill Level: Basic 2 and 3

Tuition: $290.

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: Students bring their own

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