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Silversmithing

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

 

Dates & Times

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

#2: May 8-May 29, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: June 12-July 10 (skip July 3), Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Jul 24-Aug 14, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Crystal Clay Pendants & Rings

Create a statement ring or pendant using epoxy clay and raw crystals. This easy technique pairs molding and sculpting with raw stones to create dynamic organic rings and pendants that are bound to knock your socks off. Get the same look as PMC without the kiln work.

Dates & Times

July 21, Saturday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Electro Etched Copper Pendants or Earrings

Electro-etching is a fabulous low-tech and low-cost way to add design and dimension to a flat sheet of metal. You'll choose a design from a selection provided, transfer it to copper sheet, etch the metal (re-purposed phone chargers are involved - very cool!), cut out your earrings or pendant, and dome your pieces before finishing them.               

All levels

Dates & Times

August 11, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Faux Enameling

powders, enameling medium and resin to permanently adhere color to metal. This technique will create the same look as torch-fired or kiln-fired enamels but without the heat. Learn to combine Enamel Medium with quick-melting Relique powders, to create beautiful mixed-media metalwork in minutes. Cold Enameling will never rub off, fade or yellow over time.

Dates & Times

August 10, Friday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Fine Silver Fusing

You will learn the basics of creating chain and rings without using solder. You will use fine silver and a butane torch to create necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Additionally I will teach you how to create geometric shapes, how to use Liver of Sulfur (for aging), how to hammer and texture your rings and how to use a tumbler and shot. This basic technique will get you comfortable with a torch.

Dates & Times

May 18, Friday 10 am-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Getting Real with Resin

Learn to work with ICE Resin, a non-toxic jeweler's grade resin that gives you endless possibilities for your jewelry designs! Pour the resin into a bezel setting or silicone mold, or even use it over paper. You can use lots of different images and materials with ICE Resin that will be sure to get your creativity running wild! You will be able to carefully take your piece with you after class, or come back the next day to pick it up.

Dates & Times

August 12, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Intermediate/Advanced Silversmithing

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

Join other students who have taken Beginning Silversmithing and further your skills by working side by side with individual projects. Instructor will work on projects and demonstrate techniques as well. A general supply list is available. You may also have a conversation with the instructor about your project at sign up.

Dates & Times

#1: May 9-May 30, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: June 13-July 11 (skip July 4), Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Jul 25-Aug 15, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Intro to a Jewelry Saw

Enter a new realm of jewelry techniques by learning how to use a jeweler's saw. Bring your own designs, or choose one of our samples to cut out of metal with a saw and create a pendant. Students will learn both sawing and piercing metal as well as finishing and filing steps to creating a smooth, eye-catching piece.

Dates & Times

June 29, Friday 10 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Silver Stack Rings

Soldering is magic. Making metal stick to itself with metal glue? Totally magic! Come learn some magic and go home with 3 lovely sterling silver stack rings to prove it. If you have never used a torch before, this is the class for you. Short, sweet, and highly productive. The instructor will be with you every step of the way.

Dates & Times

August 25, Saturday 11 am-3 pm
Ages: 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. 

Join other students who have taken Beginning Silversmithing and further your skills by working side by side with individual projects. Instructor will work on projects and demonstrate techniques as well. A general supply list is available. You may also have a conversation with the instructor about your project at sign up.

Dates & Times

#1: Jun 23 & Jun 24, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Jul 28 & Jul 29, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Aug 18 & Aug 19, 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: Apr 14 & Apr 15, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: May 19 & May 20, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Jun 16 & Jun 17, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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

#5: Aug 4 & Aug 5, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio