Introduction to Metalsmithing

Day and night weekly classes provide training in the fundamentals of metalsmithing and jewelry making. These classes offer consistent education and practice piercing, sawing, soldering, stone setting and much more. Students learn good studio habits from instructors with practical experience and teaching knowledge.

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Metals I - Day or Night Classes($390)

Taught by Pattie Parkhurst

The beginning jewelry class will present the step by step processes of jewelry fabrication: designing, piercing, sawing, filing, texturing, soldering, polishing and stone setting. Using ring-making as an example, students will be taught to pierce and saw out shapes from copper and brass first then move to silver. Students will then be guided on techniques which can be used to add individualized texture to metal surfaces, using a variety of tools, such as stamps, hammers and the rolling mill. Students will then make a ring band from either sheet or wire in order to use these basic techniques, with a special focus on soldering, which can be one of the more challenging aspects of jewelry making. Finally, in order to add color students will choose a cabochon stone to add to their ring. Stone setting using fine silver bezels will be the final step in the process.

Along with extensive demonstrations, theory and practice, students will learn the basic techniques which will allow them to participate in the open studio.

Metals I-10 days, 30 hours
11/14-12-21, 2017
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-5pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-9pm

Metals I - Intensive($390)

Taught by Pattie Parkhurst

The beginning jewelry class will present the step by step processes of jewelry fabrication: designing, piercing, sawing, filing, texturing, soldering, polishing and stone setting. Using ring-making as an example, students will be taught to pierce and saw out shapes from copper and brass first then move to silver. Students will then be guided on techniques which can be used to add individualized texture to metal surfaces, using a variety of tools, such as stamps, hammers and the rolling mill. Students will then make a ring band from either sheet or wire in order to use these basic techniques, with a special focus on soldering, which can be one of the more challenging aspects of jewelry making. Finally, in order to add color students will choose a cabochon stone to add to their ring. Stone setting using fine silver bezels will be the final step in the process.

Along with extensive demonstrations, theory and practice, students will learn the basic techniques which will allow them to participate in the open studio.

Metals Intensive: 5 Days, 30 Hours -9 am - 4 pm

Metals I:11/18-11/22, 2017 Metals I:12/19-12/22, 2017 Metals II:12/27-12/30, 2017

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