Fall

Beginning and Intermediate Jewelry (700)

Amelia Falk-Wagner / Jewelry Studio
Tuesdays, September 14 – November 16
6 - 9 pm / 10 weeks
$275 / Members: $255

Learn the basics of handcrafted jewelry. Through demonstrations and discussions, you will become familiar with the layout, piercing, filing, texturing, basic roller embossing, soldering, forming, finishing, and polishing. With practice, you will gain knowledge and confidence in jewelry-making skills. There will be no open studio time except during your extended class hours. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.
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Intermediate Jewelry (701)

Linda Kekic / Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, September 8 - November 10
1-4 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
$280. / Members: $260

Explore jewelry making with in-depth instruction and techniques using a variety of hand tools and larger equipment. Through individual help and demonstrations, learn a variety of techniques to enhance your skills in soldering, texturing, riveting and embellishments including a variety of stone setting processes with at least one project completed in sterling silver. Stages of project completion will be addressed from design to finishing/polishing. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.
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Casting (703)

Amelia Falk-Wagner / Jewelry Studio
Tuesdays, September 14 - November 16
10 am - 1 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent/basic finishing skills
$285 / Members: $265

Explore the art of casting. An expanded class structure will bring your design process to the next level by exploring the different avenues of casting. We will include the different types of wax and natural substances that you can use in lost wax casting while also exploring free-form casting techniques. Bronze is provided for casting with sterling silver available for purchase.
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Lapidary Basics & Beyond (704)

Dawn Coeur / Jewelry Studio
Mondays, September 13 - November 15
6 - 9 pm / 10 weeks
$305 / Members: $285

Beginning students will be introduced to cutting, grinding, and polishing stone slabs into a variety of shapes including calibrated and free-form cabochons. Students with previous lapidary experience can practice and refine their techniques. A rare opportunity to have the full term to practice your lapidary skills! There will be no open studio time outside class hours. Some materials provided with additional available for purchase.
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Torch & Kiln Enameling (705

Deb Flook / Jewelry Studio
Wednesdays, September 8 - October 13
6 - 9 pm / 6 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
$185 / Members: $165

The course will cover the basics of enameling and equipment before moving onto a variety of exciting techniques. Each week students will be introduced to a different type of enameling to build upon their skills including transparent and crackle enamels, painting enamels, Eutectic solder, and enamels, and Sgraffito. Both kiln and torch firing methods will be covered. All materials provided with additional available for purchase.
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Layering Metals (706)

Emily Wohlscheid / Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, September 16 - 30
10 am - 1 pm / 3 weeks
$110 / Members: $90

Utilizing layers in jewelry and metalsmithing create flexibility to create impact fully designs. Explore different techniques for layering in our designs including other materials, mixed metals, texture, piercing, rivets, and soldering. Students will be presented with visual inspiration each week with guidance for creating their own layered designs. A great way to build foundational concepts that could be further be explored in our Adding Dimension class!
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Adding Dimension (707)

Lauren Tripp / Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, October 7 - November 11
10 am - 1 pm / 6 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or equivalent
$180 / Members: $160

As jewelers and artists, we are always looking for ways to make our work stand out and make a complete piece aesthetically and dimensionally. Lauren will go over a combination of metalsmithing techniques that can be applied to add more dimensions to your work, both visually and physically. Materials provided with additional available for purchase.
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PMC – Precious Metal Clay-Fine Silver/Sterling Silver/Bronze (708)

Linda Kekic / Jewelry Studio
Fridays, September 10 - October 1
1 – 4pm / 4 weeks
$155 / Members: $135

Explore Precious Metal Clay (PMC), metal mixed with an organic binder that is shaped by hand and fired into pure metal jewelry pieces and components. Each week a new PMC material will be introduced, with the final session spent finishing, polishing, and torch firing PMC slip onto sheet metal. Mold making, creating multiples, and stone settings with PMC will also be covered. All materials provided.
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Upcycled Jewelry (709)

Emily Wohlscheid / Online with Zoom Pro
Wednesdays, October 6 - 27
1-2:30 pm/ / 4 weeks
$65 / Members: $45

Learn how to incorporate treasured or found objects to create impactful jewelry designs! Through demonstrations of basic jewelry and tool setup will be discussed before exploring how patterned tin, costume jewelry components, old coins, discarded toys and more can become a focal point or design element in your next jewelry design. Cold connections, creating clasps and other findings, and electrolytic etching will also be covered.
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Cuttlefish Casting (710)

Jeannette Maxey / Jewelry Studio
Saturday, October 2
10 am - 12:30 pm / One Day
$60 / Members: $40

For more than 5000 years metalsmiths have been using the lowly cuttlefish to cast metal objects. Join us in the jewelry studio to explore this direct technique and create a one-of-a-kind bronze pendant to take home with you. Learn how to carve the soft skeleton of the cuttlefish to make a mold where we will pour bronze to make a pendant for you to finish later. Bronze supplies provided with silver available for purchase.
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Sand Casting with Bronze (711)

Michael Nashef / Jewelry Studio
Saturday & Sunday, October 16-17
12 - 5pm / Two Days
Prerequisite: All levels. Basic metalsmithing skills preferred.
$120 / Members: $100

Expand your creativity with this time-honored form of casting using sand. Learn how to use sand to make a mold to pour bronze and produce a metal object. Students will be given the option of creating an original or using a found object for their master. Great for belt buckles, buttons, chess, jewelry, and more! All materials will be provided and additional materials are available for purchase.
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Supervised Studio (713)

Emily Wohlscheid / Jewelry Studio
Saturday, November 6
10 am - 1 pm / One Day
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry, Lapidary or equivalent
$50 / Members: $30

Do you have projects you would like to finish, need some extra help, or just want some uninterrupted time in the studio? These sessions are designed to give you a little bit of extra time with the guidance of an instructor at your disposal with demonstrations performed as needed. This studio time is open to current and past students in lapidary or jewelry. No supplies will be provided.
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Supervised Studio (714)

Emily Wohlscheid / Jewelry Studio
Saturday, November 6
2 -5 pm / One Day
Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry, Lapidary or equivalent
$50 / Members: $30

Do you have projects you would like to finish, need some extra help, or just want some uninterrupted time in the studio? These sessions are designed to give you a little bit of extra time with the guidance of an instructor at your disposal with demonstrations performed as needed. This studio time is open to current and past students in lapidary or jewelry. No supplies will be provided.
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Keum-Boo (715)

Lauren Tripp / Online with Zoom Pro
Saturday, October 9
11am – 12:30pm / One Day
Prerequisite: Must register by September 25.
$115 / Members: $95

Keum-Boo is an ancient Korean gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of gold to silver. Learn how to apply Keum-Boo foil to a fine silver sheet using easily accessible household items. Supply kits will be shipped the week of March 7. Students must provide the following tools: solid surface hot plate, 2 glass jars, tweezers, and an agate burnisher (optional).
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Intermediate and Advanced Jewelry (702)

Danny Giancaspro / Jewelry Studio
Thursdays, September 9 - November 11
6 - 9 pm / 10 weeks
Prerequisite: Beginning/Intermediate jewelry or equivalent experience
$280. / Members: $260

Advance your skills in this course designed for intermediate and advanced students with substantial jewelry experience with a focus on fabrication and finishing skills. There will be no open studio time except during your extended class hours. Some materials provided with additional available for purchase.
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