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.

Questions about our programming?
Please contact info@explorearts.org

 

Open Studio - $35

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.

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February

Intermediate Torch Enameled Jewelry Fun with Trish Stalb - $50

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.

Sunday, February, 24

INTERMEDIATE - Sterling Silver Ring with Bezel Set Stone with Trish Stalb - $170

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

BEGINNER - Non-Solder Cuff Bracelet Workshop with Beth Gautsch - $90

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.

Sunday, February 17, 10 am - 4:30 pm

March

BEGINNER - Ear Wire Workshop with Beth Gautsch - $90

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.

Saturday, March 3, 10 am - 4:30 pm

BEGINNER - Torch Enameled Jewelry Fun with Trish Stalb - $50
Spend three fun-filled hours learning the basics of torch enameling glass onto copper shapes and completing several enameled pendants to take home! Please wear closed-toe shoes and long pants to this class. S

Sunday, March 10, 2 pm – 5 pm

INTERMEDIATE - Hinge Workshop with Beth Gautsch - $170

In this workshop, you'll learn to fabricate hinges to connect twopiecess of metal. Some soldering experience is required.

NOTE: Wear closed toe shoes and long pants. Bring eye magnification if needed to see close detail.

Tuesdays, March 12 thru Thursday, March 21, 6 pm - 9 pm

April

BEGINNER - Experimental Aluminum Cuff Bracelet with Trish Stalb - $60

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.

Sunday, April 14, 2 pm - 6 pm

BEGINNER - Introduction to Enameling in a Kiln with Trish Stalb - $50

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.

Sunday, April 28, 2pm - 6pm

April/May

April/May - BEGINNER - MMulti-ElementBracelet Class with Beth Gautsch- $230

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