Metal + Jewelry

All classes held in the Art School Metals Studio.

  • Metals Lab Independent Open Studio

      Summer 2018 ScheduleSun 1–4pm • May 13–Aug 12, Not open on Jun 3 & Jun 10Mon 1–4pm • June 18–July 2Tue 1–4pm • May 15–May 29, July 10 - Aug 7Wed 9am–12pm • May 16–Aug 8, Not open on Jun 6 & Jul 4Fri 1&nd...

     
    Apr. 1-Aug. 10
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  • Advanced Jewelry Making • Sun 9:30am–12:30pm • MJKV183L56

    Open to advanced students, this jewelry-making course will expand upon metal fabrication techniques and creative tool making. Students are required to have basic metal fabrication skills. No class Oct 7 *Please note, we are no longer accepting registration for this class

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Sep. 9-Dec. 2
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  • Basic Jewelry Making • Thu 6–9:00pm • MJET183L57

    Gain a well-rounded, solid foundation in basic metalworking techniques such as soldering, piercing, forging, centrifugal casting, fabrication, and finishing. No class Oct 11 & Nov 22 

    Evan Tottori  
    Sep. 20-Dec. 20
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  • Basic Silver Jewelry Making • Tue 9:30am-12:30pm • MJKV183L58

    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 9

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Sep. 11-Dec. 4
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  • Basic Metal Fabrication • Fri 6–9pm • MJKV183L59

    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 idea...

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Sep. 14-Dec. 14
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  • Beginning Metalwork • Thu 9:30–12:30pm • MJSS183L60

    Emphasizing hands-on learning of practical, basic fabrication techniques, new students can choose from assorted project outlines to develop specific skills. Elements of design will also be discussed. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace and be inventive with their designs. Experience...

    Stacy Siu  
    Sep. 13-Dec. 13
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  • Hand Engraving • Sat 1–6pm • MJJD183L61

    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 c...

    Jason Dow  
    Sep. 15-Oct. 6
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  • Intermediate Jewelry Making • Wed 6–9pm • MJBC183L62

    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 mus...

    Brenda Ching  
    Sep. 26-Dec. 19
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  • Intermediate Metal Fabrication • Fri 9-noon • MJKV183L63

    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. 14-Dec. 14
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  • Introduction to Metals: Some Like it Hot • Sat 1–4pm • MJJS183L64

    This class will focus on creating hollow-form jewelry through soldering.  By the end of this 6-week course students will have developed skills to create a pendant or ring using copper sheet and wire forming techniques, metal annealing, piercing, soldering hollow forms, and simple bezel techn...

    Juvana Soliven  
    Oct. 27-Dec. 1
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  • Introduction to Metals: Piercing Pendants • Sat 1–4pm • MJJS183L65

    This two-day workshop will be an introduction to the use of a jeweler saw to pierce delicate details into a sheet of metal.  Students will learn about designing the pierced image, saw blade sizes and metal gauge, methods of image transfer of plan to metal, and appropriate use of  a jewe...

    Juvana Soliven  
    Oct. 13-Oct. 20
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  • Shippo: Japanese Enameling (cloisonné) • Sat 4–8pm & Sun 11am–4pm • MJKI183L66

    Learn the ancient art of shippo (“seven treasures”) to produce works with jewel-like enamel color on a metal or ceramic base. Beginning projects include small boxes and accessories. Experienced students may have a chance to participate in an exhibition in Tokyo. Silver clay works well...

    Kazuko Inomata  
    Sep. 8-Sep. 16
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  • Silver Clay Class • Fri 5–8pm • MJKI183L67

    You will 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 the clay is molded, it then goes...

    Kazuko Inomata  
    Sep. 14-Sep. 14
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  • Viking Chain & Loop-in-Loop Chain Making • Tue 6–9pm • MJDS183L68

    This workshop will cover making single and double knit Viking, Loop-in-Loop and other chains as time provides.  Finishing off and making simple clasps will be included. Some basic soldering and fabricating skills will be needed to make clasps.  There will be a nominal kit fee payable t...

    Donna Shimazu  
    Sep. 11-Dec. 4
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  • Wax Carving and Lost Wax Casting • Mon 9am–noon • MJJF183L69

    *Please note the change in dates from the catalog In this introductory class students will learn to use wax carving tools, sprue and tree strategies, and the investment and casting process. Develop your skills and expand your jewelry design horizons. No previous experience needed basic tool kit...

    Jim Friedman  
    Sep. 10-Dec. 10
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  • Wax Carving and Lost Wax Casting • Mon 6-9pm • MJJF183L70

    *Please note the change in dates from the catalog In this introductory class students will learn to use wax carving tools, sprue and tree strategies, and the investment and casting process. Develop your skills and expand your jewelry design horizons. No previous experience needed basic tool kit...

    Jim Friedman  
    Sep. 10-Dec. 10
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