Metalsmithing

8 weeks. Basic supplies provided; additional materials will be discussed in class. Knowledge of soldering, sawing, and bezel setting is required for some intermediate and all advanced classes.

Course Skill Level Key: See the symbol(s) at the end of each course description to determine the recommended skill level for students. Most classes are open to artists of all skill levels. Teenagers age 15 and up are eligible to register for adult classes.

b_beginner = Beginner
e_some_experience = Some Experience
i_intermediate = Intermediate
a_advanced = Advanced
l_all_levels = All Levels

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Hinged Bangle Bracelets

This class has been delayed until the fall.

Kristin Landon
Mondays, April 13 – June 8 (no class May 25)
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$250 Members, $275 Non-Members

Form and shape a bangle bracelet while learning the hinging process. Students will carefully design their own piece and end up with a wearable work of art.

i_intermediate a_advanced

Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making

Kristin Landon
Tuesdays, April 14 – June 2
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$250 Members, $275 Non-Members

Designed for the student who has completed Beginning Jewelry Making or simply needs a refresher, participants will see their skills advance as new techniques are added and old techniques are refined. Projects will change each semester.

e_some_experience i_intermediate

Pre-Raphaelite Inspired Jewelry

Caryn L. Hetherston
Tuesdays, April 14 – June 2
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$250 Members, $275 Non-Members

Students will tour the Museum’s Pre-Raphaelite collection to gain inspiration for their own small metal sculptures or jewelry. Fabrication, stone setting, texture, and wire working will be used to represent the opulent quality or Pre-Raphaelite artwork.

i_intermediate a_advanced

Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making

Caryn L. Hetherston
Tuesdays, April 14 – June 2
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$250 Members, $275 Non-Members

See above for description.

e_some_experience i_intermediate

Beginning Jewelry Making

Karyn Warner Hammock
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$250 Members, $275 Non-Members

In this introductory class, students will learn how to use tools, machinery, and fundamental jewelry-making techniques to design a ring, pin or pendant, earrings, and a bracelet.

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Wire Working and Metal Clay

Karyn Warner Hammock
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$250 Members, $275 Non-Members

This class is a fun and easy introduction to creating fashionable metal jewelry. The first half of the class will focus on creating jewelry using wire, while the second half will focus on simple techniques to produce creative designs with metal clay.

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Beginning Jewelry Making

Traci Parman
Wednesdays, April 15 – June 3 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
$250 Members, $275 Non-Members

In this introductory class, students will learn how to use tools, machinery, and fundamental jewelry-making techniques to design a ring, pin or pendant, earrings, and a bracelet.

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Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making

Karyn Warner Hammock
Thursdays, April 16 – June 4
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$250 Members, $275 Non-Members

See above for description.

e_some_experience i_intermediate

Beyond Beginner Jewelry Making

Kristin Landon
Tuesdays, June 16 – August
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$250 Members, $275 Non-Members

Designed for students who have completed Beginning Jewelry Making, this session will teach students more advanced techniques and build on those already learned.

e_some_experience i_intermediate

Beginning Jewelry Making

Karyn Warner Hammock
Wednesdays, June 17 – August 12 (no class July 22)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$250 Members, $275 Non-Members

In this introductory class, students will learn how to use tools and machinery, fundamental jewelry-making techniques, and how to design a ring, pin or pendant, earrings, and bracelet.

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