Jewelry

Late Spring, Summer 1 , Summer 2 Sessions:

Late Spring Session: April 26th - May 22nd (4 Weeks)
​Summer Session 1: June 7th - July 3rd (4 Weeks)
Summer Session 2: July 12th - August 7th (4 Weeks)

Mondays

Independent Study: Metalsmithing & Stone Setting

Days & Times:
Mondays - 2pm-4pm
Level:
Intermediate
Location:
Online
Instructor:

In this course, students will be guided through their own designs, or the instructor’s designs. They will be using silver, gold, copper, brass sheet, wire, and tubing to learn more about design by soldering, forming, and metal polishing. Some of the many available techniques during this independent study include making various bezel, tube, prong, and flush settings, all the while using faceted and cabochon stones.

Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Days & Times:
Mondays - 6pm-8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio J
Instructor:

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalsmithing through instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and hands-on experience with hand tools, flex shafts, and torches. Each student will learn to design, pierce, drill, solder, and set a cabochon stone, as well as use cold connections, such as rivets. Students will work with sterling silver, brass, and copper through this course and projects will include making rings, pendants, and earrings.​

Tuesdays

Intermediate Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 1pm-4pm
Level:
Intermediate
Location:
Studio J
Instructor:

Students will learn advanced jewelry fabrication skills by expanding their knowledge of soldering, forming, and creating mechanisms to make beautiful bracelets, rings, and/or pendants. Demonstrations will include constructing box clasps, hinges, and hollow forms using copper and/or silver. Students will develop their own designs to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
​Use of the jeweler’s saw, drilling, and some experience with soldering is necessary.

Wednesdays

Independent Study: Metalsmithing & Stone Setting

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 10am-1pm
Level:
Intermediate
Location:
Studio J
Instructor:

Tracey will guide students through their own designs, or hers, using silver, gold, copper, or brass sheet, wire, and tubing. Learn more about design, soldering, forming, and metal polishing. Some of the many available techniques during this independent study include making bezel, tube, prong, and flush settings, using faceted and cabochon stones.

Wax Carving & Casting

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 1:30pm-4:30pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio J
Instructor:

In this class, students will learn to apply basic wax carving and construction methods to develop a beautiful ring and pendant. While using the wax, the class will focus on use of positive and negative space, surface texture, transferring images, experimental processes, and converting wax weight to sterling silver. After the casting process, the class will go over finishing techniques. Most items are included in a kit provided in class for a fee. Please see student material list.

Thursdays

Iron, Steel, & Damascus Jewelry

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 2pm-5pm
Level:
Intermediate
Location:
Studio J
Instructor:

Incorporating iron, steel, or damascus into jewelry items offers an elegance to creating a personal, one-of-a-kind adornment. Much like a precious natural gemstone, a piece of artificially aged ferrous metal doesn’t have the same surface quality or story as a piece that is found. The techniques involved in using iron, steel, or damascus are very similar to working in platinum, gold, or silver. The patience and care not to alter the textures is most important. The instructor will supply some various pieces of steel gratis, as well as a link to a supplier listed in the supply list.
​The success students achieve in their finished piece will be more satisfying if they have experience with soldering and metalsmithing.

Fridays

No classes are currently scheduled for this day.

Saturdays

Seashells, Sea Glass, and Pearls! Oh My!

Days & Times:
Saturdays - 1pm-4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio J
Instructor:

Students will learn the proper technique of pearl (and bead) stringing, knotting, and drilling sea glass and seashells. Then students learn how to make the chain links, from wire, to connect them together into their one-of-a-kind jewelry.

Basic Silver Smithing

Days & Times:
Saturdays - 9:30am-12:30pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Studio J
Instructor:

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalsmithing through instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and hands-on experience with hand tools, flex shafts, and torches. Each student will learn to design, pierce, drill, solder, and set a cabochon stone, as well as use cold connections such as rivets. Students will work with sterling silver, brass, and copper through this course and projects will include making rings, pendants, and earrings. Students will learn the best ways to use tools and understand torches and shop safety.