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Jewelry

1,2,3 Sawing Made Easy

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 18, Friday 2-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Beginning Lapidary - Cabochon Cutting

Cabochon cutting is a method of cutting gemstones with a convex, rounded surface that is polished but unfaceted. The back of a normal cabochon-cut stone is flat.

Students will learn how to take a stone from flat slab to a beautiful polished piece ready for jewelry or other artwork.

 

Dates & Times

#1: May 2, Sunday 12:30-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Carly Vdh
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: May 16, Sunday 12:30-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Carly Vdh
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#3: June 13, Sunday 12:30-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Carly Vdh
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#4: June 20, Sunday 12:30-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Carly Vdh
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

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: Apr 20-May 11, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: May 25-Jun 15, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Jun 29-Jul 20, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Aug 3-Aug 24, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Continuing Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

If you have taken Beginning Lampwork Glass and would like an advanced course  in the medium, then this is the class for you. Continue to build your torch and shaping skills.

Dates & Times

May 22, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Enameling on Copper

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 on copper.  

Dates & Times

Jul 8-Jul 29, Thursdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Interm/Adv Silversmithing - Jewelry Workshop

*Students must have taken the Beginning-Intermediate Silversmithing course or have instructor's permission to take this class. Starting in May - Longer class sessions!

After learning basic silversmithing skills in the beginning class, students can hone those skills with guided individual projects. The instructor presents more techniques and working side by side with other students creating their individual projects broadens the experience.

Dates & Times

#1: Apr 21-May 12, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: May 26-Jun 16, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Jun 30-Jul 21, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Aug 4-Aug 25, Wednesdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

If you're fascinated by baubles, bangles, and beads, this one day class is for you. You will make many glass beads as you learn the basic skills of heating Moretti (soft) glass, applying it to a mandrel, and shaping it with tools.

Dates & Times

#1: May 8, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: June 5, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Weekend Adv Silversmithing - Jewelry Workshop

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

After learning basic silversmithing skills in the beginning class, students can hone those skills with guided individual projects. The instructor presents more techniques and working side by side with other students creating their individual projects broadens the experience.

Dates & Times

#1: Apr 17 & Apr 18, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Jun 26 & Jun 27, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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

#4: Aug 28 & Aug 29, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
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: May 15 & May 16, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Jun 12 & Jun 13, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Jul 10 & Jul 11, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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