Metal + Jewelry

All classes held in the Art School Metals Studio.

  • Mostly Metal • 151A80

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Fri 9am-noon / Jan 23-May 1  No class March 20 Explore the malleability and beauty of working in various metals by designing pieces with personal meaning. Essential jewelry fabrication skills include piercing, filing, riveting, soldering,...

    Cynthia Wiig  
    Jan. 23-May. 1
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  • Lost Wax Casting • 151A86

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Mon 9am-noon / Jan 26-May 4  No class March 16 In this introduction to wax carving and the lost wax casting process, students learn to use carving tools, sprue and tree strategies, the investment process, casting technique, and finishing....

    Jim Friedman  
    Jan. 26-May. 4
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  • Gemology • 151A115

    Class / 14 sessions / $250 / Community Room / Tue 6–9pm / Jan 20-April 28  No class March 17 Learn how to identify gemstones—black diamonds, pink diamonds, blue, yellow, and even chocolate diamonds—and find out the right questions to ask to be a discriminating shoppe...

    Brenda Reichel  
    Jan. 20-Apr. 28
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    Tue 6–9pm Past_exhib_breichel_01_web
  • Shippo: Japanese Enameling • 151W92

    Workshop / 4 sessions / $120 / Room 102 / Sat 4-8pm Sun 11am-4pm / Feb 7, 8, 14, 15 Learn the ancient art of shippo (“seven treasures”) to produce works with jewel-like enamel color on a base of metal or ceramic. Beginning projects include small boxes and accessories. Experienced stu...

    Kazuko Inomata  
    Feb. 7-Feb. 15
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    Sat 4-8pm, Sun 11am–4pm Past_exhib_kinomata_01_web
  • Metals Lab Independent Open Studio

    Open Studio  For experienced metalsmiths enrolled in an Art School metals class. The studio is for personal projects only, not for business production. Minimal supplies available; no instruction provided. Check the posted schedule for availability; please pay the lab monitor $10. Open studi...

     
    Jan. 22-Apr. 26
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  • Beginner Skills and Technique • 151A81

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Tue 6-9pm / Jan 20-April 28  No class March 17 Explore jewelry design while learning to saw, file, texture, and form copper, brass, and silver.  Through individual guidance, students will develop a basic understanding of soldering while s...

    Ashley Potgeter  
    Jan. 20-Apr. 28
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    Tue 6-9pm Past_exhib_class_full
  • 初心者用ジュエリークラス • 151A88

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Sun 9:30am-12:30pm / Jan 25-April 26 ワイヤーワークからストーンセッティングまでの基本を習える日本語でのクラスです。クラスは基本的に日本語になりますが、専門用語は全部英語で習います。専門用語を英語で習うことで、英語での中級者、上級者クラスへのステップアップも楽に出来るようになります。 細かい説明や質問は英語より日本語の方が楽…と思っている方、ジュエリー作りには興味はあるけど英語だとちょっと不安…と思われていた方。是非、この機会に挑...

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Jan. 25-Apr. 26
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    Sun 9:30am-12:30pm Past_exhib_kvaughn_02_web
  • Intro to Jewelry Fabrication • 151A82

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Tue 9:30am-12:30pm / Jan 20-April 28  No class March 17 Students learn fundamental metal fabrication skills by completing a series of jewelry projects. The instructor demonstrates the steps and then offers individual instruction as s...

    Jim O'Donnell  
    Jan. 20-Apr. 28
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    Tue 9:30am–12:30pm Past_exhib_jodonnell_01_web
  • Basic Jewelry • 151A83

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Thu 6-9pm / Jan 22- April 30 No class Mar 19   Gain a well-rounded, solid foundation in basic metalworking techniques such as soldering, piercing, forging, centrifugal casting, fabrication, and finishing. ARTWORK BY STUDENT

    Evan Tottori  
    Jan. 22-Apr. 30
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    Thu 6–9pm Past_exhib_class_full
  • Jewelry II • 151A84

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Wed 6-9pm / Jan 21-April 29  No class March 18 In this intermediate fabrication class, fine tune your skills and develop a few new ones. Topics may include etching, flush, and tube settings, synclastic and anticlastic shaping and keum boo...

    Brenda Ching  
    Jan. 21-Apr. 29
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    Wed 6–9pm Past_exhib_bching_01_web
  • Intermediate Skills and Technique • 151A87

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Wed 9am-noon / Jan 21-April 29  No class March 18 Develop your fabrication skills beyond the beginner level. Working with copper, brass, and sterling silver, students will strengthen their soldering skills while setting stones in prong, flush,...

    Ashley Potgeter  
    Jan. 21-May. 29
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    Wed 9-noon Past_exhib_class_full
  • Jewelry with an Attitude • 151A89

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Thu 9:45am–12:45pm / Jan 22- April 30 No class March 19 Metal, stone, and fire—up close and personal! Learn the pragmatic approach to basic jewelry techniques taught through projects emphasizing direct fabrication in metal. Students are...

    Barbara Farrell  
    Jan. 22-Apr. 30
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    Thu 9:45am–12:45pm Past_exhib_bfarrell_01_466x300
  • Model Making • 151A85

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Mon 6-9pm / Jan 26-May 4  No class March 16 This class will cover basic wax carving tools and techniques, model design and concept, sprue design, placement and soldering, meticulous finishing, powder separation mold making for pendants, p...

    Jim Friedman  
    Jan. 26-May. 4
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    Mon 6-9pm Past_exhib_jfriedman_01_481x310
  • Setting Found Materials • 151W93

    Workshop / 3 session / $150 / Metals Lab / Mon-Wed 9am-2pm / Mar 16-18 Expand the creative possibilities of jewelry design through the setting of found materials—bring in shells, stones, and other tiny treasures. Beginners and intermediate students learn to frame, bezel, prong, t...

    Ashley Potgeter  
    Mar. 16-Mar. 18
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    Mon-Wed 9am-2pm Past_exhib_apotgeter_02_web
  • Agony and Ivory • 151W91

    Workshop / 1 session / $30 / Community Room / Sun 10-1pm / April 12 A seminar about current ivory regulations, and how to identify various types.  Learn how this new legislation affects collectors of ivory, including work from Ming’s Jewelry. Everyone is encouraged to bring an iv...

    Brenda Reichel  
    Apr. 12-Apr. 12
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    Sun 10-1pm Past_exhib_breichel_01_web
  • Hydraulic Press How-To • 151W90

    Workshop / 1 sessions / $75 / Metals Lab / Thu 9am-3pm / March 19 Take your designs to the next level. Students will leave with an enhanced understanding of using the hydraulic press to create dynamic pieces of raised jewelry. Knowledge of this machine can expand your jewelry capabilities a...

    Ashley Potgeter  
    Mar. 19-Mar. 19
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    Thu 9am-3pm Past_exhib_apotgeter_05_466x300