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Jewelry

Advanced Traditional Jewelry Making

Learn to make a bracelet with celtic spirals using traditional and advanced jewelry making techniques.

Intermediate.

Dates & Times

April 5, Thursday 5-7 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Natina Norton
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Advanced Vivid Ink Pendants

Using alcohol inks we will further explore the Vivid Ink Pendant limits with sharpies, colored pencils, and embossing powers. This is an Intermediate class but first time attendees are welcome. You will leave with several pendantst!

All Levels. 

Dates & Times

March 21, Wednesday 6-9 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Jennifer MacLean
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

Beginners Traditional Jewelry Making

Learn to make a pair of earrings using traditional jewelry making methods, wire, and beads.

Beginning

Dates & Times

March 21, Wednesday 5-7 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Natina Norton
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Beginning & Intermediate Bronze Metal Clay Jewelry

This class will teach beginning students how to manipulate the clay by using molding compound and textures. Students will complete 3-5 projects during class. Intermediate students will learn additional gem setting techniques and further hone their skills.

All Levels

Note: This date is different than listed in the catalog.
 

Dates & Times

February 24, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Suz O'Dell
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Beginning/Intermediate Silversmithing

Beginning students will learn how to fabricate jewelry from metal sheet and wire.  Begin with basic skills such as forging, soldering and setting cabochon stones.  Learn to use a jeweler's saw and other hand tools.

Dates & Times

#1: Jan 16-Feb 6, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Feb 20-Mar 13, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Mar 27-Apr 17, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Expressive Spinner Rings

Bring an unadorned finger to class, and take it home decked out in a fabulous sterling silver spinner ring hand made by you! Learn the secret to simple silver metal inlay to personalize your spinning copper band with meaningful words, names, or symbols. All materials and tools provide, including use of the torch.  Bring nothing - go home with new jewelry.  Have a blast in the process! (Making a ring for a lucky someone else? Measure the destination finger in advance with a strip of paper or a piece of string, and bring that to class.) Beginner

Dates & Times

March 10, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Industrial Style Jewelry Making

Learn to make unique, industrial style wearable art using traditional jewelry making methods, wire, and beads as well as upcycled computer parts.

All Levels.

Dates & Times

Feb 9 & Feb 16, Fridays 5-7 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Natina Norton
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Intermediate/Advanced Silversmithing

*Students must have taken the Beginning-Intermediate Silversmithing course or have instructor's permission to take this class.

Intermediate students can continue creating jewelry on directed projects with the instructor. Design a project with the instructor's guidance and advance forward with more complicated processes.

Dates & Times

#1: Feb 21-Mar 14, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Mar 28-Apr 18, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Intro to Enameling, Cloisonne & Stencil

Enameling is the art of fusing powdered glass to metal. This class will teach the three basic techniques of enameling. Students will learn to stencil, cloisonne and chambleve.     

All Levels

Dates & Times

Feb 15-Mar 8, Thursdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Rock & Ring - Cut a Cabachon & Make the Setting

Yearning for a taste of rock cutting AND jewelry making?

Two of Schack's favorite teachers are serving up a collaborative class for you to cut your own cabochon stone (with Art Cass) and create a custom sterling silver setting for your gem (with Julia Lowther). 

You'll love this class so much we'll have to shoo you out of the jewelry studio when the class is over!

(Making a lucky someone a ring for Christmas? Measure the destination finger in advance with a strip of paper or a piece of string, and bring that to class, OR bring a ring that you know fits the finger in question.) 

All materials and tools provide.  Bring nothing - go home with new jewelry.  Beginners welcomed with open arms!

All Levels

Dates & Times

Apr 6 & Apr 7, Friday & Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Multiple

Silver Peacock Earrings

Learn to link sterling silver jump-rings into a pair of unique earrings in the striking and popular Byzantine chain pattern. Create your own ear wires, and learn simple wire-wrapping techniques to adorn your earrings with pearls. Freshwater pearls, in a choice of colors, are included in the materials kit.  All levels.

Dates & Times

February 3, Saturday 12 noon-4 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Weekend Advanced Silversmithing

*Students must have taken the Beginning-Intermediate Silversmithing course or have instructor's permission to take this class. 

Intermediate students can continue creating jewelry on directed projects with the instructor. Design a project with the instructor's guidance and advance forward with more complicated processes.

Dates & Times

#1: Jan 27 & Jan 28, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Feb 17 & Feb 18, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Mar 24 & Mar 25, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Apr 21 & Apr 22, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Weekend Beginning Silversmithing

Beginning students will learn how to fabricate jewelry from metal sheet and wire.  Begin with basic skills such as forging, soldering and setting cabochon stones.  Learn to use a jeweler's saw and other hand tools.

Dates & Times

#1: Jan 20 & Jan 21, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Feb 10 & Feb 11, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Mar 17 & Mar 18, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Apr 14 & Apr 15, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio