METALS/JEWELRY STUDIO

This studio is equipped with everything you need to make beautiful jewelry. We have all the tools to create sterling silver or copper bracelets, earrings and pendants by soldering, sawing, piercing and folding. We have currently expanded our class offerings to include enameling.

 

Pre-registration is required three days before the start of class or workshop.
You are not registered unless paid in full.

 Material fees are included in the tuition pricing. You do not need to bring any materials.

Questions about our programming? Need help registering?
Call or email jackieroux@explorearts.org

 

Metals/Jewelry Open Studio 

Come and work on your projects during open studio hours. Open Studio with a monitor is offered to those with previous metals/jewelry experience and recommended for those who don't need hands-on instruction and feel confident working independently. If you have not been to our Open Studio before or attended one of our classes you must be pre-approved prior to registering by talking to one of the instructors.

Open studio is $35/session.  The cost includes gases, chemicals, enameling powders, and metal.

Open studio participants must be 18 or older to attend the adult open studio.

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ADULT CLASSES

June

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE - Supersized Hollow Form Pendant with Beth Gautsch - $130

Students will learn how to create hollow shapes, known as hollow forms, using copper or sterling sheet metal.  This technique allows the metalsmith to affordably increase the scale of the piece or to create shapes that might otherwise be challenging.  In this class, students will create a large hollow pendant.  Basic soldering and sawing experience is helpful, but not necessary.

If students want to make their hollow form out of sterling silver they are encouraged to purchase their own.  Recommend they purchase 22-gauge sterling silver sheet metal from Rio Grande, Item number 100122 with dimensions of 6" wide by 3" length and 0".

Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to this class.

3 days, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.  June 17, 18, 20th.  6pm-9pm.

July

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE - Elegant Rectangle Frames with Beth Gautsch - $140

Learn how to create a precise box or rectangle shapes and embellish them with a mix of metals to create a one-of-a-kind piece.  Mastery allows makers to expand their fabrication techniques to include open framework pieces in their designs.

Basic soldering and sawing experience is helpful, but not necessary.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to this class.

3 days, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.  July 8, 9, 11th.  6pm-9pm.