Come and work on your projects during open studio hours. The cost includes gases, chemicals, and enameling powders. You must have taken a Metals/Jewelry class here at The Arts Center or speak with one of the instructors.
Spend three fun-filled hours learning the basics of torch enameling glass onto copper shapes. You'll complete several enameled pendants to take home! Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to this class.
During this four-evening class, you’ll learn to design and fabricate a simple sterling silver ring and set your ring with a stone in a bezel. You’ll use files, hammers, a jeweler’s saw, and an acetylene torch and take home a completed ring! Intermediate level requiring a general understanding of tools and hand work. Manual dexterity and good eyesight or magnification are needed for this class. Please wear closed toe shoes and long pants.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p – 9 pm - February 5, 7,12 and 14
In this one -day workshop you'll create a special, easy to wear, copper cuff that has the closure element incorporated into the design. You will learn to texture metal and use a jeweler’s saw. No soldering is required.
NOTE Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring eye magnification if needed to see close detail. Bring a brown-bag lunch.
In this workshop, you will learn to handcraft several different types of ear wires using pliers and other shaping tools. Starting with copper and then graduate to using sterling silver wire, you’ll create several finished pairs of ear wires to complement your unique earring design. You’ll never need to buy manufactured ear wires again!
NOTE Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring eye magnification if needed to see close detail. Bring a brown bag lunch.
Spend a fun and productive afternoon learning how to use an aluminum sheet and wire to form a one-of-a-kind cuff bracelet. Techniques covered will include anticlastic forming, riveting, surface design, and applying a patina to the metal. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to this class.
This introductory class will cover the basics of firing glass enamels onto a copper surface using a kiln. Each student will create several small colorful enameled pieces. Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to this class.
Join us for a three-week course in the basics of jewelry fabrication from stone setting to soldering and beyond! Practicing weekly is the best way to build skills that will last. During six bi-weekly classes, you will learn different skills, focusing on the basics of fabrication that includes sawing, filing and sanding, hammering and texturing, soldering, sweat soldering, riveting, and stone setting. You’ll make 5 to 6 different elements to create unique multi-element bracelets.
NOTE Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Bring eye magnification if needed to see close detail.
Tuesday and Thursday, April 30 thru May 16, 6 pm - 9 pm