IMPORTANT NOTICE! Please DO NOT register using a cell phone until further notice 

November - December

1 & 2 DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

RINGS, RINGS & MORE RINGS
Sat. Nov 12 * 10:00 - 4:00PM

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 necessary

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $10 (silver is sold separately)

IT’S ALL IN THE NAME
Sun Nov 13 * 10:00 - 4:00PM

Do you attend events that require you to wear a “Hello, my name is” badge? Why not make your own signature into a classy metal pendant to express your identity? In the process you’ll learn the basics of jewelry making including: sawing, drilling, filing, sanding and polishing. It’s a great conversation piece and there’s no doubt people will remember you AND your name.

Skill level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $5 (silver is sold separately)

PRECIOUS METAL CLAY (PMC) Holiday Weekend Project
Instructor: Sherry Masters
Creating a Lentil Shaped Hollow Form Pendant
Sat/Sun Nov 19-20 • 10:00 - 4:00PM

This workshop is for those who want to continue discovering and creating with this versatile material as well as those who have never worked with metal clays. Silver Metal Clay is a non-toxic clay like substance made up of fine silver particles mixed with binders that burn off when sintered in a kiln. In this workshop you will become familiar with forming, texturing, rolling, stamping and explore fusing applications. This particular project has special and unique decorative accents. We will also explore metal clay finishing techniques.

Skill level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $200

Materials: $110 (payable to the instructor at the first class) Includes 25 gr.

Silver Metal Clay, use of tool kit, consumables, kiln firing fees, project handouts

and materials for finishing techniques.

Website: www.sherrymastersjewelry.com

WAX WORKING FOR CASTING
Instructor: William Greenwood
Sat/Sun Dec 10-11 • 10:00 - 4:00PM

Lost wax casting dates back to the bronze age and is still used today, although there have been many advances since then. This class will focus on the wax aspect of the process. Learn how to carve, file, melt and manipulate to create designs for rings, pendants, pins and earrings. The wax can be cast by the instructor into the metal of your choice including sterling, yellow gold or brass at his own facility for an additional fee to cover the cost of the metal. Once the castings are complete they can be cleaned up using files, sandpaper and polishing techniques either on your own or in another class. Casting is an excellent way to explore jewelry making without investing a lot of time or expensive metals in the process.

Skill Level: No experience necessary.

Tuition: $200

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20

Website: www.greenwooddesigns.com

HOLIDAY CRUNCH WITH  FLEXIBILITY
10:00 - 1:00 PM • 1:00 - 4:00PM
Sat Dec 17
Sun Dec 18 

Oh No! Didn’t complete all those projects you aspired to finish in class before the holidays? These workshops are specifically designed to bail you out. Get more time in the studio with instruction and camaraderie and make the season a joy!

Skill level: Intended for currently enrolled students, No absolute beginners.

Tuition: 1/2 Day $50 (please specify AM or PM)/ Full Day $100

Lab Fee: $5 / $10

Materials: Students may bring their own or purchase from the school.

WEEKLY CLASSES • November - December

BASIC JEWELRY 101
6 Mondays 12:00 - 3:00PM • Nov 7 - Dec 12

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
6 Tuesdays   10:00 - 1:00PM *  Nov 8 - Dec 13

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 101 or equilivent

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $10 (silver is sold separately)

CONTAINERS OF ALL  SHAPES
6 Tuesdays  2:00 - 5:00 • Nov 8 - Dec 13

The design and construction of a container requires careful thought in planning and often meticulous measurements. The piece can be just about any shape and for any use. Different and fresh ideas on the norm are encouraged. Fitting the lid can be done in a variety of ways - pressure fitting, bayonnet and hinges will be discussed. Basic skills and intermediate soldering skills become sharpened by this type of project, containers offer a lot of design and technical options as well.

Skill Level: Basic 101 or equilivent

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $30

BASIC JEWELRY MAKING 2
6 Tuesdays 6:00 - 9:00PM • Nov 8 - Dec 13

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

BASIC JEWELRY MAKING 2
6 Wednesdays 10:00 - 1:00PM • Nov 9 - Dec 14

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
6 Wednesdays  2:00 - 5:00PM • Nov 9 - Dec 14

Stone setting is the perfect way to expand your basic skills, incorporating color and sparkle while honing your soldering skills. We will explore bezel setting a cabochon stone of any shape to begin the journey in a simple pendant. Projects will vary depending on individual designs and level of expertice allowing a broad range of techniques to be demonstrated. The use of round faceted stones will introduce tube, prong and flush settings for more advanced students. Terminology, tools and a plethora of techniques will be discussed in detail with plenty of time to work on several pieces.

Skill Level: Basic 101 (or the equivalent)

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: Students may bring their own stones & silver,

or purchase from the school.

BASIC JEWELRY 101
6 Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:00PM • Nov 9 - Dec 14

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

HOME SCHOOL JEWELRY
6 Thursdays 10:00 - 1:00PM *  Nov 10 - Dec 22

Have fun making earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings using copper & brass (sheet and wire). Students will learn how to cut, texture, drill, polish and wire wrap connections with beads. The FUNdamentals of jewelry making will be explored through demonstrations and plenty of hands-on bench time. Projects include a ring, cuff bracelet,

nameplate and wire wrapped beaded earrings.

Skill Level: No experience necessary.

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $15

YOUTH JEWELRY
6 Thursdays 3:00 - 6:00PM • Nov 10 - Dec 22

Have fun making earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings using copper & brass (sheet and wire). Students will learn how to cut, texture, drill, polish and wire wrap connections with beads. The FUNdamentals of jewelry making will be explored through demonstrations and plenty of hands-on bench time. Projects include a ring, cuff bracelet, nameplate and wire wrapped beaded earrings.

Skill Level: No experience necessary.

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $15

INDEPENDENT STUDY
6 Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00PM • Nov 10 - Dec 22

This class is geared for students who have specific projects they need guidance with. It’s an added benefit for classmates to learn through observing other projects in the room. Bring your unfinished problem pieces, or set out to learn a specific technique or application. This class works differently than most, as students arrive they write their name on the board. The instructor goes down the list (first come first serve) and spends 10-15 minutes with each student one on one. Demonstrations are plentiful but individualized depending on need. Other students can watch and learn or feel free to opt out so they can focus on their own work.

Skill Level: Basic 2 & above (including soldering proficiency)

Tuition: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: Students may bring their own or purchase from the school.

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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