Jewelry

Our jewelry studio is fully equipped for jewelry making and metalsmithing students of all levels.

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
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SOLD OUT! Jewelry and Metalsmithing 101

April 23, 2014 to May 28, 2014 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Maria Fusco

This is an introductory course covering the fundamental concepts and techniques of both design and creation of metal jewelry. Students will be introduced to piercing, filing, soldering and polishing working with copper, brass and nickel silver. Students will work with metal alone and in combination with other materials. The development of students’ individual designs will be explored. No experience necessary. Note: Students will be learning to work with hand tools as well as power tools. Fine motor coordination is required for this course. Every step will be clearly demonstrated, and all techniques, safety tips and guidelines will be explained before anyone is asked to use any equipment.

Saturday, May 3, 2014
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Forged Cuff Bracelet Workshop: LIMITED SPACE Call 273-0552 to Register

May 3, 2014 — 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM Instructor: Maria Fusco

In this short jewelry workshop, students will learn how to form a piece of heavy gauge sterling silver wire into a beautiful, hammered (forged) cuff bracelet. No experience necessary.

Monday, May 5, 2014
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Beyond The Basic Bead: Fun with Florals

May 5, 2014 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Renee Kingsley

Note: Introduction to Lampworking is a Prerequisite for this class. Whether they are encased within the glass or elegantly placed on the surface of a bead, flowers are a beautiful addition to bead design. In this class, students will learn how to create beautiful gardens under a layer of glass encasement. Creating and using petal and vine cane to create beautiful surface flowers will also be covered. It is necessary to have completed the Adding Depth with Encasing class prior to taking Fun with Florals.

Monday, May 19, 2014

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Beyond The Basic Bead: Metal Inclusion

May 19, 2014 — 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM Instructor: Renee Kingsley

Note: Introduction to Lampworking is a Prerequisite for this class. Glass not enough for you? Add metal to your lampwork beads! This class will cover tips and techniques for metal inclusion: (copper, gold and silver) in and on your lampwork beads. It is necessary to have completed the Adding Depth with Encasing class prior to taking the Metal Inclusion Workshop.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Jewelry I

May 27, 2014 to June 26, 2014 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

This is a great introductory course that covers the fundamental concepts and techniques of both design and creation of original jewelry using metals. The course covers the techniques of piercing and filing, soldering and polishing. Students will work with metal alone and in combination with other materials. Development of individual designs will be encouraged. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Special registration polices apply; please call 273-0552.

Saturday, May 31, 2014
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Jewelry Open Studio Card

May 31, 2014 — 12:00 AM to 01:00 AM

Supervised open studio is for experienced jewelry and metalworking students who wish to work independently on their own projects. Open Studio Cards are sold in ten-hour increments that can be used freely during any open studio session. Students must have taken at least Jewelry I and complete a brief studio orientation with a faculty member or studio assistant. A once-annual $45 fee must be paid at the purchase of your first card to cover the cost of flux, solder, and other expendable studio materials. To purchase a card, pay your annual material fee, and/or set up an orientation, please call 273-0552 x 222. Students who are enrolled in a six or ten week class may attend open studio at no cost.

Tuesday, Jul 1, 2014
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Jewelry II

July 1, 2014 to July 31, 2014 — 06:30 PM to 09:30 PM

An advanced course in metalworking and jewelry design. Students will refine basic skills and explore advanced techniques. Stone setting, forming, and fabricating skills will expand the student’s knowledge and allow for more advanced designs. Control of the material to achieve desired results will be emphasized. This course involves the use of hand tools requiring fine motor coordination. Special registration polices apply; please call 273-0552.