Metal + Jewelry

All classes held in the Art School Metals Studio.

  • Basic Jewelry Making • 153A76

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Fri 9:30-12:30pm / Sep 4-Dec 11 No class Oct 9 In this class you will 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, fil...

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Sep. 4-Dec. 11
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  • Lost Wax Casting • 153A80

    Class / 13 sessions / $270 / Metals Lab / Mon 9am–noon / Sep 14-Dec 14 No class Nov 23 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  
    Sep. 14-Dec. 14
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  • Gemstones: Real, Natural or Fake • 153W83

    Workshop / 1 session / $50 / Community Room / Sun 1-4pm / Oct 18 Is this Gemstone Real? Natural? Fake? Gemstones can be imitations of finer gemstones.  What questions to ask when buying colored stone gemstone jewelry? Is that Ruby really from Burma? Sapphires from Kashmir? Enhancements of g...

    Brenda Reichel  
    Oct. 18-Oct. 18
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  • Shippo: Japanese Enameling • 152W61

    Workshop / 4 sessions / $120 / Room 102 / Sat 4–8pm / Aug 8, 15 / Sun 11am–4pm / Aug 9, 16 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 accessori...

    Kazuko Inomata  
    Aug. 8-Aug. 16
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  • 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...

     
    Sep. 3-Dec. 17
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  • Beginner Skills and Technique • 153A72

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Tue 6-9pm / Sep 1-Dec 8 No class Oct 6 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 setting stones in b...

    Ashley Potgeter  
    Sep. 1-Dec. 8
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  • 初心者用ジュエリークラス • 153A77

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Sun 9:30am–12:30pm / Sep 6–Dec 6 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...

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Sep. 6-Dec. 6
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  • Intro to Jewelry Fabrication • 153A74

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Tue 9:30am-12:30pm / Sep 1-Dec 8 No class Oct 6 Students learn fundamental metal fabrication skills by completing a series of jewelry projects. The instructor demonstrates the steps and then offers individual instruction as students proceed. P...

    Jim O'Donnell  
    Sep. 1-Dec. 8
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  • Repousse • 153A82

    Class / 8 sessions / $180 / Metals Lab / Sat 1–4pm / Sep 26–Nov 14 Chasing and repoussé are metalworking techniques used to create a raised  design (relief) on a metal sheet. Repoussé is the process of hammering out a design on the backside of a sheet of metal...

    Hannah Shun  
    Sep. 26-Nov. 14
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  • Jewelry II • 153A81

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Wed 6–9pm / Sep 2-Dec 9 No class Oct 7 Refine your soldering skills, go beyond bezel settings, finish those unfinished projects, and try something new. Some topics may include tube and flush setting, synclastic and anticlastic shaping, tweaki...

    Brenda Ching  
    Sep. 2-Dec. 9
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  • Intermediate Skills and Technique • 153A73

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Wed 9am-noon / Sep 2-Dec 9 No class Oct 7 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, and tube set...

    Ashley Potgeter  
    Sep. 2-Dec. 9
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  • Jewelry with an Attitude • 153A78

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Thu 9:45am–12:45pm / Sep 3–Dec 17 No class Oct 8, Nov 26 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 a...

    Barbara Farrell  
    Sep. 3-Dec. 17
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  • Model Making • 153A79

    Class / 13 sessions / $270 / Metals Lab / Mon 6–9pm / Sep 14-Dec 14 No class Nov 23 Learn to create models of basic designs that you can easily reproduce, and ways to modify your designs from a wax reproduction. This class covers basic wax carving techniques, casting, finishing, spru...

    Jim Friedman  
    Sep. 14-Dec. 14
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  • Setting Found Objects • 152W60

    Workshop / 3 session / $150 / Metals Lab / Wed 9am–3pm / Aug 12–26 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, ...

    Ashley Potgeter  
    Aug. 12-Aug. 26
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  • Pearls • 153W84

    Workshop / 1 session / $50 / Community Room / Sun 1-4pm / Sep 20 Where did these Pearls come from? How to tell if the color is natural or dyed? Learn the difference between Freshwater, Cultured, Natural, South Sea and Tahitian Pearls. Learn to determine the quality of the pearls you have. Studen...

    Brenda Reichel  
    Sep. 20-Sep. 20
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  • Diamonds • 153W85

    Workshop / 1 session / $50 / Community Room / Sun 1-4pm / Nov 15 Diamonds: What to look for in buying a diamond? What is a certificate? How to look at inclusions inside a diamond and what they mean. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of buying a Diamond. Students are encourage to brin...

    Brenda Reichel  
    Nov. 15-Nov. 15
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  • Basic Jewelry • 153A75

    Class / 14 sessions / $285 / Metals Lab / Thu 6–9pm / Sep 3-Dec 17 No class Oct 8, Nov 26 Gain a well-rounded, solid foundation in basic metalworking techniques such as soldering, piercing, forging, centrifugal casting, fabrication, and finishing. ARTWORK BY STUDENTS / CAROLA WILSON

    Evan Tottori  
    Sep. 3-Dec. 17
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