Summer with the Masters

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Summer with the Masters

Our "Summer with the Masters" program is a unique alloy of renowned instructors, inspired students, and contemporary metalworking and jewelry techniques. Classes are three to five days long, offering more time to explore topics in depth.

  • Weekly Class (3 weeks)
    with Wendy Jo New
    September 10-24, 2020weekly on Thursdays10:00am-4:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00 $375.25
    5% discount until August 11
    Materials: $65.00

    Learn how to add dimension and complexity to the surface of metal through direct texturing methods such as hammering, surface alterations involving the keum-boo and solder inlay processes, as well as patination techniques aimed at expanding your understanding of color application on metal. 

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  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 14-November 16, 2020weekly on Mondays10:00am-1:00pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $435.00 $413.25
    5% discount until August 15
    Materials: $75.00

    This course provides training and solutions for a range of stone settings and techniques aimed at dressing up or enhancing your jewelry designs. Over several weeks, students will make, manipulate, and alter bezel, tube, taper, prong, and bead settings that will be made by hand from scratch. Starting with a review of these settings, students will refine their approach to planning out and designing a stone setting, placing particular emphasis on visual interest, but most importantly on making sure it perfectly fits the stone.

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  • Weekly Class (8 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 14-November 16, 2020weekly on Mondays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 8 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $435.00 $413.25
    5% discount until August 15
    Materials: $10.00

    Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 15-November 10, 2020weekly on Tuesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 16
    Materials: $65.00

    Build upon the basic techniques covered in Jewelry 1 to open up design possibilities and create more complex pieces.  Discover advanced soldering techniques, more exciting stone settings, tool making, and strategies to design and produce more successful jewelry. Students will set stones, fabricate hollow forms, and more!

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  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 15-November 10, 2020weekly on Tuesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 16
    Materials: $45.00

    This class combines several skill building topics and presents them in a weekly format with the goal of improving hand-skills through a series of technical exercises. There will be a particular focus placed on sawing/piercing, precision filing, soldering, and finishing. Come and build upon fundamental jewelry making techniques and acquire elevated bench skills that will prove to be an asset with any jewelry project!

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  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Diane Lawton
    September 15-November 10, 2020weekly on Tuesdays6:30pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $435.00 $413.25
    5% discount until August 16
    Materials: $50.00

    This introductory course focuses on developing fundamental hand skills, good studio habits, and an appreciation for quality craftsmanship. Students will learn essential fabrication techniques by designing and producing unique, handcrafted jewelry.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with David Baird
    September 16-November 11, 2020weekly on Wednesdays10:00am-1:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 17
    Materials: $10.00

    Pursue individual projects with questions answered by a professional jeweler. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new pieces. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Joy Raskin
    September 16-November 11, 2020weekly on Wednesdays1:30pm-4:30pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 17
    Materials: $55.00

    This weekly class presents students with the fundamentals of jewelry and metalsmithing skills. Among the many techniques that will be covered, students will learn how to effectively shape, join, polish, texture, and patina metal. 

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with William Vanaria
    September 16-November 11, 2020weekly on Wednesdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 17
    Materials: $65.00

    Build upon the basic techniques covered in Jewelry 1 to open up design possibilities and create more complex pieces.  Discover advanced soldering techniques, more exciting stone settings, tool making, and strategies to design and produce more successful jewelry. Students will set stones, fabricate hollow forms, and more!

  • Weekly Class (9 weeks)
    with Mary Fisher
    September 17-November 12, 2020weekly on Thursdays6:00pm-9:00pmfor 9 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $485.00 $460.75
    5% discount until August 18
    Materials: $10.00

    Pursue individual forming projects with guidance offered by Mary Fisher. Finish up work hiding in your bench and get advice on new designs. This class is loaded with great bench tips to guide students through projects with success.

  • Weekly Class (3 weeks)
    with Cristina Pabon
    October 8-22, 2020weekly on Thursdays10:00am-4:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00 $375.25
    5% discount until September 8
    Materials: $85.00

    This course will focus heavily on building up high levels of soldering proficiency as the instructor leads students with industry level expertise. Feel more confident at the torch while elevating your soldering aptitude, through this intensive weekly class. 

  • Weekly Class (3 weeks)
    with Karen Karon
    November 5-19, 2020weekly on Thursdays10:00am-4:00pmfor 3 weeks
    at Metalwerx
    Tuition:
     $395.00 $375.25
    5% discount until October 6
    Materials: $125.00

    Led by expert chain maille jeweler, Karen Karon, our chain maille workshops teach students how to transform classic patterns of connected jump rings into striking pieces of jewelry. This three-week class will focus on how to construct three essential weaves that will lay the foundation for all future chain maille endeavors.