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Metal Workshops + Classes
Join us in the metals studio! Catch a workshop for a day, or stay for a full 6-week class; all program offerings are listed below.
To get more information or register for a class or workshop select from the dates available.
Wearables Series: Silver Chain
Link by link, learn to create a chain of your own design.
Wearables Series: Mokume Ring
Learn and use the Mokume Gane technique to create a small billet which will then be used to fabricate a seamless ring.
Wearables Series: Enamel Brooch
Create a colorful, wearable piece of art using the ancient process of enameling.
Wearables Series: Photo Etching a Copper Cuff
Bring in a favorite photo and transfer it to copper using the etching process.
Surface Design: Customized Graver
The round graver is a great introduction to engraving. Learn to size and shape a graver to fit in your hand, sharpen a graver, and then use it to incise lines into metal.
Raising, Forming & Fabrication
Using a variety of hammers, stakes, and mallets, achieve concave and convex forms through angle raising, crimping, stretching, sinking, and fold-forming.
January 19 – February 10
Jewelry Foundations: Level 1
Designed for students with little or no prior metalworking experience. Learn traditional metalsmithing techniques such as sawing, piercing, forming, soldering, and more!
Mondays 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Jewelry Foundations: Level 2
Students complete projects, both directed and independent, which are designed to draw from and improve basic metalsmithing skills learned in Jewelry Foundations: Level 1.
Tuesdays 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Jewelry + Metalsmithing: Level 3
Intermediate students continue to refine technical skills while guidance is provided in creating one-of-a-kind jewelry, small scale sculpture, and functional objects.
Sundays 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursdays 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Advanced Metalsmithing: Level 4
Students will receive individualized instruction as they work on self-directed projects. Students must be proficient with piercing, sawing, filing, and high temperature soldering.
Saturdays 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesdays 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Centrifugal Casting Projects 1
Learn to create models to cast into metal with the centrifugal casting machine. Explore additive and subtractive wax techniques as well as how to cast organic or plastic materials.
Wednesdays 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Centrifugal Casting Projects 2
For intermediate to advanced students who wish to expand and refine their centrifugal casting techniques. Learn to make a vulcanized rubber mold allowing students to make multiple wax models to cast multiples.
Thursdays 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Metal Open Studio
A 2 hour open studio session for advanced metal students wanting to work independently. *Prerequisite: Completion of two metals classes during the calendar year.