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OCTOBER

1 & 2 DAY WEEKEND WORKSHOPS

WELLNESS AND YOUR STUDIO PRACTICE                                                          
Sun Oct 9th * 11:00 - 1:00 & 2:00 - 4:00PM

Tired hands, sore neck, stiff shoulders? Missy Graff Ballone will be bringing some much needed relief to the studio this Fall with her Wellness class. The mission of Wellness for Makers is to develop healthier studio habits by incorporating stretching, massage, ergonomics, and self-care techniques into our daily routines. The goal is to make these techniques available to as many artists as possible to help them prevent or alleviate common pains and injuries. During this class, we will discuss how massage, stretching, and the use of self-care tools can improve the longevity of our hands and bodies. Attendees will learn simple techniques that can be incorporated into their daily studio routines to increase blood-flow and circulation, boost energy levels, and relieve tension. Each student will go home with handouts and a trigger point ball.

Tuition: $45

Instructor: Missy Graff Ballone

Website: www.WellnessforMakers.com

11:00 - 1:00                                                            2:00 - 4:00

BASIC JEWELRY 101
Sat/Sun Oct 15-16 • 10:00 - 4:00PM

Immerse yourself in this fast paced course on the basic tools & techniques used in making jewelry. Demonstrations will be plentiful with hands-on bench-time to cement the knowledge. Sawing, drilling, texturing, filing, sanding, polishing and basic soldering techniques will make time fly. Students can expect to complete 2 projects, a flat pendant or keyring out of sheet metal and a simple ring. Learn 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! This workshop is perfect for those interested in taking more advanced classes requiring basic skills during the Nov/Dec session. 

Skill level: No experience necessary

Tuition: $200

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20

LOOP-IN-LOOP CHAIN MAKING
Sat Oct 22 • 10:00 - 4:00PM

Byzantine style Etruscan chains date back to antiquity and are still made by hand to this day. Students will learn the basics of taking fine silver wire and wrapping it around a dowel to make a coil, cutting it into individual links that are fused closed using a torch, shaping and then assembling a variety of different chains. We will focus on learning the various “stitches” allowing students to continue their studies at home. This technique requires very minimal equipment and the results are professional quality chains that impress everyone and are truly a labor of love. Caution: Extremely addictive!

Skill level: No experience necessary, Good eyesight is!

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: 20’ Fine Silver Wire (market price, approximately $45)

TORCH-LESS CHAINMAKING
Sun Oct 23 • 10:00 - 4:00PM

This workshop will introduce students to chain making using simple hand tools making it perfect for beginners and hobbyists of all ages. It is a repetitive and addictive technique resulting in amazingly beautiful chains in virtually any metal because the links are not soldered or fused closed. Chains covered during this 1 day workshop are:

Egyptian Spiral & Helm Parallel. All ages are welcome to attend this class,

however children 12 and younger should be accompanied by an adult.

Skill level: No experience necessary, Good eyesight is!

Tuition: $100 (Lab Fee: None) 

Materials: $20

COLD CONNECTIONS
Sat Oct 29 • 10:00 - 4:00PM

There are many ways to connect materials using methods that don’t require soldering, making it ideal for it’s versatility. Metal, plexiglass and wood are just a few examples of materials that can easily be combined. A variety of different rivets will be the main focus of this workshop, however linking, pronging and simple wire techniques will also be discussed. The basic concept is how to mechanically secure objects without the use of glue (a tacky 4 letter word). Attaching pieces without the use of a torch and full soldering set up makes it far more conducive to the home based studio as well. The range of potential materials and minimal tooling make it an ideal way to create pieces with more size and substance. 

Skill Level: Basic 101 (or the equivalent)

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $5

Materials: $10

SOLDERING INTENSIVE
Sun Oct 30 • 10:00 - 4:00PM

This one-day workshop is geared for students interested in learning how to solder everything from jump rings to elaborate constructions. Get an in-depth knowledge of what torch is appropriate for your needs, the difference between solders and fluxes, as well as a variety of soldering techniques including butt joints, sweat and point soldering. The use of heat sinks, binding techniques and set-up will be covered as well. There are many approaches to soldering, this workshop will help make you more comfortable with a torch in your hand. 

Skill Level: Basic Skills

Tuition: $100

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $15

WEEKLY CLASSES • September - October

INTRO TO PMC
Instructor: Sherry Masters
6 Mondays 2:00 - 5:00PM * Sept 12 - Oct 24 (No class 10/3)

This workshop is for those who have never worked with metal clay as well as those who want to continue discovering and creating this versatile material. 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.

The focus of this class will be to create earrings and a pendant with CZs.

You will become familiar with forming, texturing, rolling, stamping the PMC, make a bail, explore fusing applications, use paper PMC and a syringe filled with metal clay for accents. We will also explore metal clay finishing techniques.

Skill Level: No experience necessary.

Tuition: $290

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

CHAIN MAKING (All Ages) 
6 Tuesdays 10:00 - 1:00PM • Sept 13 - Oct 25 (No class 10/4)

This weekly class allows participants the ability to learn a wide variety of chain styles, both torchless and loop-in-loop. (See specific descriptions 10/22 & 10/23) Chain making is a lot like knitting; it’s repetitive and medtative. 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)

Torchless Chains - $20

FORGING & FORMING
5 Tuesdays 2:00 - 5:00PM • Sept 13 - Oct 25 (No class 10/4 & 11)

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 experience necessary

Tuition: $240.

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20

BASIC JEWELRY 101
5 Tuesdays 6:00 - 9:00PM • Sept 13 - Oct 25 (No class 10/4 & 11)

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: $240

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20 

BASIC JEWELRY 101
6 Wednesdays 10:00 - 1:00PM • Sept 14 - Oct 26 (No class 10/12)

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

BASIC JEWELRY MAKING 2
6 Wednesdays 2:00 - 5:00PM • Sept 14 - Oct 26 (No class 10/12)

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

WAX WORKING FOR CASTING
Instructor: William Greenwood
6 Wednesdays 6:00 - 9:00PM • Sept 14 - Oct 26 (No class 10/12)

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. 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: $290

Lab Fee: $10

Materials: $20

Website: www.greenwooddesigns.com

HOME SCHOOL JEWELRY
6 Thursdays 10:00 - 1:00PM • Sept 15 - Oct 20

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 • Sept 15 - Oct 20

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 • Sept 15 - Oct 20

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.

Times to be announced the first week of classes.

Please contact Raychel prior to showing up and to register (preauthorization and payment are required in advance).

www.hvsilverworks@gmail.com / 845-901-2806

Initial payment: $150

6 month membership fee: $50

10 hour Punchcard @10./per hour: $100

Receive the 11th hour free.

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