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Jewelry

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

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

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

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

#5: 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

Apr 20-May 11, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
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

February 19, Friday 2-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Eco Friendly Etching

In this class, you will learn how to etch copper in a simple salt water bath using only batteries! This chemical-free technique is fun and easy and it won't break the bank. You'll also learn how to finish and color your etched pieces to add an extra dimension to your jewelry designs.

Dates & Times

April 23, Friday 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing 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

May 6-May 27, 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.

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

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

Stamped Metal Jewelry

In this class you will learn to stamp metal with words, sayings, song lyrics or numbers. You will learn the basics of metal stamping, discover some tips and tricks to make the process easier as well as fun.

Dates & Times

April 23, Friday 2-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing 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

Apr 17 & Apr 18, 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

Apr 3 & Apr 4, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio