Metal + Jewelry

All classes held in the Art School Metals Studio.

  • Advanced Wax Carving

    This class is for advanced students and will include a number of projects to develop skills. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue personal projects with guidance as needed. The class is limited to 11 students who have taken wax carving classes from the instructor or have solid carvin...

    Donna Shimazu  
    Sep. 5-Dec. 12
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    Tue 6–9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_mj_2
  • Basic Jewelry • MJET173A84

    Gain a well-rounded, solid foundation in basic metalworking techniques such as soldering, piercing, forging, centrifugal casting, fabrication, and finishing. No class Oct 12 and Nov 23 Where: All classes are held in the Art School Metals studio. Tools & Supplies: Silver and other metal...

    Evan Tottori  
    Sep. 7-Dec. 14
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    Thu 6–9pm (13 sessions) Past_exhib_full_class_image
  • Basic Metal Fabrication • MJKV173A86

    This is a basic metal fabrication class for anyone who wants to try metal fabrication.  You will learn about sawing, piercing, texturing, filing, soldering, polishing and other fabrication techniques. This class also includes stone setting techniques. Please bring your design or picture id...

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Sep. 8-Dec. 15
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    Fri 6-9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_full_class_image
  • Wax Carving / Lost Wax Casting 2 • MJJF173A93

    In this basic wax carving class, learn to make basic rings and pendants using standard and experimental casting techniques, such as organics, mixed metal and stone in place casting. No previous experience is needed. Basic tools kits are provided. No class Oct 9 More Information Where: All cl...

    Jim Friedman  
    Sep. 11-Dec. 11
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    Mon 6-9pm (13 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_mj_12
  • Metals Lab Independent Open Studio

    Summer 2017 Schedule Tuesday   : Jun 6 - Aug 15 Friday       : Jun 2, Jul 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 18 Saturday   : Jun 3, 10, 17, 24, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19 Sunday     : Jun 4 - Aug 20 Fall 2017 Schedule Tue 1-4pm: Sep 5–Dec 12 Thu 1–4pm: Sep 14&nd...

     
    Sep. 5-Dec. 17
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  • アドバンスジェリークラス • MJKV173A94

    指輪、ペンダントヘッド、イヤリング作りの基本は知っているけど、ストーンセティングやもうちょっと凝ったことがしてみたい。日本語で習えると楽なんだけどっと思っている方いらっしゃいませんか?そんな方にお薦めのアドバンスのジュエリークラスです。自分のデザインを生かしたオリジナルのジェリー作りに挑戦してみませんか。 This class is Advanced Jewelry Making for Japanese and English speakers.  Where: All classes are held in the Art School Metals studio. ...

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Sep. 10-Dec. 17
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    Sun 9:30am–12:30pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_mj_13
  • Inventive Jewelry • MJSS173A89

    Bring your personal creativity and unique attitude to class! Emphasizing hands-on learning of practical, basic fabrication techniques, new students will start with a simple guided project, then continue on to developing their own designs. Experienced students will be encouraged to further develop...

    Stacy Siu  
    Sep. 7-Dec. 14
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    Thu 9:30am-12:30pm (13 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_mj_8
  • Advanced Stone Setting: Pavé and Threadwork • MJJD173W82

    Learn how to add professional stone setting to your jewelry designs and projects. Students will use drills, burrs, and gravers to fashion complex settings for round gemstones. Layout subjects include carreau (square), triangular, star, thread (stones aligned in a row), and the challengi...

    Jason Dow  
    Oct. 7-Oct. 28
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    Sat 1-6pm (4 sessions) Past_exhib_sp17_adult_mj_01
  • Identifying Diamonds • MJBR172A68

    Are you dazzled by diamonds and would like to know more about these storied gems? Brenda Reichel will teach you how to identify and categorize diamonds based on their authenticity and colors. If you have diamond jewelry to share, feel free to bring them to class.  Image by Brenda Reichel

    Brenda Reichel  
    Aug. 13-Aug. 13
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    Sun 1–4pm (1 session) Past_exhib_su17_mj_06
  • Basic Silver Jewelry Making • MJKV173A85

    Become familiar with basic jewelry making tools such as hand files, saws, torches, flex shafts and more. Throughout the semester you will learn about designing, sawing, filing, soldering, stone setting, polishing and how to solve basic jewelry-making problems. No class Oct 10 Where: All cla...

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Sep. 5-Dec. 12
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    Tue 9:30am-12:30pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_mj_4
  • Hand Engraving • MJJD173W87

    Learn how to engrave by hand script lettering and ornamental patterns directly into metal. This course is for the beginning engraver—you will learn how to set up and use basic engraving tools. You will first learn to shape and sharpen your own chisels or "gravers." Next, you will practice...

    Jason Dow  
    Sep. 9-Sep. 30
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    Sat 1-6pm (4 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_mj_6
  • Intermediate Metal Fabrication • MJKV173A88

    This class is for anyone who has already taken at least one metals class. You must know basic soldering, sawing, piercing, texturing, filing and polishing. In this class, you will learn how to resolve problems and how to translate your idea into an actual metal piece. Please bring your own design...

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Sep. 8-Dec. 15
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    Fri 9:30am–12:30pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_full_class_image
  • Shippo: Japanese Enameling (cloisonné) • MJKI172W72

    Sat & Sun 11am–4pm • Aug 5–6, 12–13 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 students may have a ch...

    Kazuko Inomata  
    Aug. 5-Aug. 13
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    Sat & Sun 11am–4pm (4 sessions) Past_exhib_su17_mj_10
  • Jewelry Making with Silver Clay • MJKI172W73

    Create your own silver jewelry with silver clay, a new material. Silver Clay consists of binder and silver. Just like any other clay, it is easy to handle. Even those with no previous artistic experience can learn to mold complex shapes and designs. After you mole the clay, it then goes th...

    Kazuko Inomata  
    Aug. 11-Aug. 11
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    Fri 5–8pm (1 session) Past_exhib_class_full
  • Jewelry II • MJBC173A90

    Refine your soldering skills, go beyond bezel settings, finish those unfinished projects, and try something new. Some topics may include etching, various stone settings, and anticlastic and synclastic forming. Individual projects encouraged. Prerequisite: Students should know basic skills and mu...

    Brenda Ching  
    Sep. 6-Dec. 13
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    Wed 6-9pm (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_mj_9
  • Sculptural Adornment • MJJS173A91

    Challenge yourself in this exploratory class that straddles the line between sculpture and adornment. Consider the body and its relation to the space it inhabits. Consider jewelry archetypes and their significance to the wearer—and to the viewer. Students will learn technique...

    Juvana Soliven  
    Sep. 6-Dec. 13
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    Wed 9am-noon (14 sessions) Past_exhib_fa17_mj_10
  • Wax Carving / Lost Wax Casting • MJJF173A92

    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. No class Oct 9 More information   Where: All classes are held in the Art School Metals studio. ...

    Jim Friedman  
    Sep. 11-Dec. 11
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    Mon 9am–noon (13 sessions) Past_exhib_full_class_image