NOW Enrolling for January February 2022 Classes

Join Us for the Next Round of Metalsmith Classes Starting after the New Year!

Come learn metalsmithing techniques for small objects such as jewelry, small vessels or small sculptures, in a safe, clean environment.    We now have 3 levels of classes available! Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced (Independent Study)

You will be learning and perfecting techniques including soldering, hammering, forging, texturing, piercing, design, setting stones, and planning/building your projects.

 

DAY AND EVENING CLASSES AVAILABLE!

 

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BEGINNER METALSMITHING CLASS

$285.00

Metalsmith Class Beginner level is for those who have never done metalsmithing before or those who want to brush up on the basics. There is nothing more fun than a group of people hammering, burning and creating together!  Students will learn many basic skills including soldering, hammering, forming, soldering, annealing, texturing, sawing, and cabochon setting. Students will complete 1-2 finished projects by the end of the 6 week course. The materials fee covers the cost of solder and other consumables excluding silver. Silver is available for purchase at the class, copper and brass are available as part of the materials fee.

Class fee is $285, Lab Fee $10.00 (lab fee is paid at the first class).

Wednesdays 12 Noon-3PM

Running January 5-February 9, 2022 .   Instructor:  Lynne Patnode

 

Evening Option:

TUESDAYS 5:30-8:30 PM   

Running January 4-February 8 2022

 Instructor: Lisa Bronson

Register Here for Beginner Classes

 

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INTERMEDIATE METALSMITHING CLASS

 

$285.00

Students will advance the skills learned in the Beginner class, and will focus on more complex design elements in their projects. Students will continue to perfect their skills in areas of design, soldering, forming, piercing and setting cabochons or create basic faceted settings. New tools for working with metals will be introduced and utilized at this level. Students may choose to select an area of concentration for guided assistance in creating piece(s) of jewelry or small sculpture. Focus will be on creating pieces with form and function, understanding the design process for building pieces that are both beautiful and strong. Students will have the choice of working with Sterling Silver, Brass, or Copper and may work in mixed metals. Copper and Brass are offered at the studio,

Class fee is $275, Materials/lab  Fee $35.00 (materials fee is paid at the first class).

Daytime Option:

Thursdays  12 Noon-3PM

Running January 6- February 9th 2022  Instructor:  Lynne Patnode

 

Evening Option:

Wednesdays 5:30-8:30 PM   

Running January 5- February 8th 2022.  Instructor: Lynne Patnode

Register for Intermediate Metalsmith Classes

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INDEPENDENT METALSMITHING CLASSadvanced metalsmith class

 

$265.00

This class is for students who have completed 2 SESSIONS OF Intermediate Metalsmithing or for those who are current who wish to explore and add targeted new skills for small objects. Targeted skills can include 3 dimensional jewelry (using the hydraulic press, hand building jewelry and/or vessels), advanced piercing skills, stone setting, tube setting, advanced soldering, melting and re-using silver scrap, and more.

This class has an individualized approach.  Students will be exploring practicing their skills on a project of their own design and choosing, with some instructor help.    Students will have access to the tools in the studio, however, students will need to bring their own metals, burs (for stone setting–(instructor can help you to determine what to order in advance of the class).  There is a $10 Lab Fee payable in the first class.

Evening Option:

Thursdays 5:30-8:30 PM   

Running January 6- February 9th.   Instructor:  Lynne Patnode