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Wax Working for Metal Casting – NEW!

January 14, 2019

Want to expand on your wax working skills? We’ll cover hand carving, how to use sheet and wire wax and how to create an open back silicone mold for using liquid wax. We’ll also discuss how to finish pieces after they are cast.

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Working with Wire (Ages 11–12)

January 14, 2019

Explore the flexibilities of wire and form a foundation for yourself in metals and jewelry. Students will create individual projects while learning wire basics. We’ll discover the strengths and weaknesses of wire, explore its uses and composition and talk about ways to reuse it. We’ll also learn how to make wire move and how to […]

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Working with Wire (Ages 11-12)

January 14, 2019

Explore the flexibilities of wire and form a foundation for yourself in metal and jewelry. Students will create individual projects while learning wire basics. We’ll discover the strengths and weaknesses of wire, explore its uses, composition and talk about ways to reuse it. We’ll also learn how to make wire move and how to form […]

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Advanced Metal Jewelry

January 14, 2019

Further your metal jewelry practice with advanced techniques like casting as well as stone setting and finishing. You’ll see weekly demonstrations and get the chance to work on self-directed projects with plenty of one-on-one guidance from the instructor.

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Beading a Peyote Stitched Bag (Ages 11-12)

January 14, 2019

Learn to weave with special beads and make a fabulous pouch necklace! We’ll use an off-loom bead weaving technique to make a pouch, also known as amulet necklace, to house your special trinkets.

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Break the Rules of Your Medium – NEW!

January 14, 2019

Stuck in a rut? Trying to find a new groove? Through a series of discussion, and class-guided creative assignments, we’ll take a critical look at the framework of rules that we as artists create and follow in our work. This class is open to artists working in any medium. Expect to complete creative exercises outside […]

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Chasing and Repoussé

January 14, 2019

Learn to move metal using traditional techniques of chasing (moving metal from the front or top) and repoussé (moving metal from the back side to push forward), which date back to the third century B.C. We’ll learn how to saw, file and anneal with the torch. You’ll also make basic chasing tools to take home […]

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Create a Beaded Charm Necklace (Ages 9-10)

January 14, 2019

Using beads and wire, learn how to make a whole collection of mini animals, butterflies, and bees to wear on your own charm necklace. Use graph paper and colored pencils to create your favorite animals, and weave your initials or favorite words into a design that can be sewn onto clothing or hung from a […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

read more

Family Studio Program

January 14, 2019

Come and make art side by side as a family. Each week, families will explore a new medium and create a beautiful project together. This program is best suited for families with children aged 3 to 8, however, all family members are welcome. Drop in for one session or buy a discounted package that includes […]

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Intermediate Metal Jewelry

January 14, 2019

Take your metal jewelry making to the next level. We’ll focus on design execution, complex stone setting as well as fabricating and soldering with sterling silver. You’ll also advance your polishing skills for finishing pieces.

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Introduction to Blacksmithing

January 14, 2019

Explore the world of blacksmithing. You’ll learn the fundamental techniques of tapering, bending, and twisting metal. You’ll create items such as hooks and key chains, while learning the skills of the trade.

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Introduction to Blacksmithing

January 14, 2019

Explore the world of blacksmithing. You’ll learn the fundamental techniques of tapering, bending, and twisting metal. You’ll create items such as hooks and key chains, while learning the skills of the trade.

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Introduction to Metal Clay

January 14, 2019

Metal clay is a malleable material that can be used to make jewelry and other small, sculptural objects. Make a pair of silver earrings and a pendant that features a coil frame and appliqué focal design.

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Introduction to Metal Jewelry

January 14, 2019

Learn how to transform metals into beautiful works of wearable art. We’ll cover techniques such as sawing, drilling, texturing, working with wire, filing, sanding and polishing. We’ll also cover riveting, soldering with a torch and basic stone setting. You’ll use these skills to make one finished piece of jewelry.

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Introduction to Metal Jewelry

January 14, 2019

Learn how to transform metals into beautiful works of wearable art. We’ll cover techniques such as sawing, drilling, texturing, working with wire, filing, sanding and polishing. We’ll also cover riveting, soldering with a torch and basic stone setting. You’ll use these skills to make one finished piece of jewelry.

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Introduction to Metal Jewelry

January 14, 2019

Learn how to transform metals into beautiful works of wearable art. We’ll cover techniques such as sawing, drilling, texturing, working with wire, filing, sanding and polishing. We’ll also cover riveting, soldering with a torch and basic stone setting. You’ll use these skills to make one finished piece of jewelry.

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Jewelry Making with Alternative Materials – New!

January 14, 2019

Experiment with alternative and recycled materials as well as traditional jewelry and metalsmithing techniques to create colorful, lightweight and eco-conscious jewelry. We’ll cover handmade jewelry findings (earrings, clasps, cold connections), alternative material manipulation and ways to combine these approaches into elegant, wearable forms. Students will have three to six finished jewelry objects at the end […]

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