5 WEEK SESSION
Nov/Dec 2020
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Due to COVID-19 a maximum of 6 students are permitted per class

 Mondays    Nov 16 - Dec 14

Basic 101 - Jewelry Foundations                5:30 - 8:30

(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 riveting project will introduce beginners to multiple techniques including sawing, drilling, texturing, filing, sanding, finishing and 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

 Wednesdays    Nov 11 - Dec 16
(No Class 11/25)

Basic 3 - “Get Dimensional” - Hollow Rings       5:30 - 8:30

(Raychel Wengenroth)           

Let's shift towards a sculptural approach and explore more in depth knowledge of how to construct and solder with increased efficiency. 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: Students bring their own or purchase from HVS 

Independent Study              5:30 - 8:30

(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 2 and 3 (or the equivalent)

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Students bring their own

 Thursdays    Nov 12 - Dec 17
(No Class 11/26)

Hone Your Skills               12:00 - 3:00

(Raychel Wengenroth)           

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: $250

Lab Fee: $15

Materials: Students bring their own

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