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Jewelry

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.

Dates & Times

June 15, Saturday 10:30 am-4:30 pm
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: Apr 23-May 14, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: May 28-Jun 18, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Jul 9-Jul 30, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Aug 13-Sep 3, Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Braided Ring

Come learn the tricks of "braiding" wire with a drill and a hammer. No actual braiding involved. This is a great class for beginners who have never held a torch - the instructor will be right with you all the way. More experienced learners who yearn to be initiated into the mysteries of this stylish ring will also feel right at home.

*Please note: this date is different than the one listed int he catalog.

Dates & Times

April 20, Saturday 11 am-4 pm
Ages: Ages 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Cold Enamel Jewelry

Create faux enamel effects on metal with Iced Enamels®. Learn how to use 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

#1: April 26, Friday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: May 18, Saturday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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

May 10, Friday 11 am-2 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

Dapped & Riveted Earrings

Learn how to cut sheet metal using a disc cutter, form the disc into a cup and attach the cup to metal to create a cold connection and beautiful finished earrings (or a pendant). The techniques learnt in this class can be used for a variety of jewelry making.

Dates & Times

April 26, Friday 3-6 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & 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

Jun 6-Jun 27, Thursdays 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Encaustic Jewelry

We will be making pendants and earrings with quality supplies.

Student will learn how to use beeswax in jewelry making.

Dates & Times

August 10, Saturday 11:30-2:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jackie Cort
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 1

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! Personalize your spinning band with meaningful words, names, or dates. 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.) Beginners welcome!

Dates & Times

June 15, Saturday 10:30 am-5 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Fused Dichroic Bracelet

You will create a beautiful Dichroic bracelet that will add some extra bling to any outfit.

Students will learn basic fusing concepts and how to work with dichroic coated glass. Basic cutting skills are recommended for this class.

Dates & Times

May 11, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Anita Black
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln 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

May 18, Saturday 3-6 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.

Dates & Times

#1: Mar 20-Apr 10, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: May 29-Jun 19, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#3: Jul 10-Jul 31, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Aug 14-Sep 4, Wednesdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
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

July 19, Friday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Lapidary I

Student will learn techniques to shape a slab of stone into a cabochon suitable for use in jewelry or other art work (hardness no greater than 7).

Dates & Times

#1: Mar 30 & Mar 31, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: Apr 13 & Apr 14, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#3: May 11 & May 12, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#4: Jun 15 & Jun 16, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#5: Jul 13 & Jul 14, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Lapidary II

Pre-requisite: beginning class or instructor approval. This class will cover techniques for stones hardness 7 and greater. Free form shaping.

Dates & Times

#1: Apr 27 & Apr 28, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: Jun 1 & Jun 2, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#3: Jun 29 & Jun 30, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#4: Jul 27 & Jul 28, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Lapidary Open Studio

Spend the afternoon working independently on your lapidary project. We will have a room monitor available but no instruction. We provide the equipment, you provide your own rocks.

Pre-requisite: Must have taken or be currently enrolled in Intermediate or Advanced Lapidary or pass an access test with monitor.


Dates & Times

April 19, Friday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass or Leslie Dickinson
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Resin & Clay Jewelry

In this unique class you will learn a multitude of techniques to create beautiful relief pendants, earrings or links for jewelry. You will learn how to create silicone molds, how to use clay to create relief sculptures and then you will learn how to mix and color resin to use in finishing your work.

Dates & Times

June 1, Saturday 11 am-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Printmaking Studio

Skeined Willow Bracelets

Bracelets are made from skeined willow wrapped over a pre-formed ring. Embellishment of hand skeined willow braid added to wrapped bracelet ring completes the project. Both natural (white) and buff (red-brown) willows skeines are used for the braid.

Dates & Times

July 13, Saturday 11 am-4:30 pm
Ages: 13 & up
Instructor: Robert Roeder
Location: Schack Art Center, Studio 2

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

August 4, Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: 12 & up
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Sublime 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.

*Please note: this date is different than listed in the catalog. Class is 8/31.

Dates & Times

August 31, Saturday 10:30 am-3:30 pm
Ages: 16 & up
Instructor: Julia Lowther
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

Teen Lapidary

Students will learn techniques to shape a slab of stone into a cabochon suitable for use in jewelry or other art work (hardness no greater than 7). 

Properties of types of stone and recognizing optimum shape for a cabochon will be taught. 

Dates & Times

#1: July 20, Saturday 12 noon-4 pm
Ages: Ages 13-19
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: August 10, Saturday 12 noon-4 pm
Ages: Ages 13-19
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Totally Fun Mixed Pendants

Colorful alcohol inks and cute charms are the perfect complement to making impactful and practical pendants!

This class will cover composition and elements of color. You will leave with several finished pendants to "wear & share"!

Dates & Times

May 15, Wednesday 6-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Jennifer MacLean
Location: Schack Art Center, Painting & Drawing Studio

Wax Carving & Casting

Design and learn to carve a wax pattern, cast it in silver, finish and polish work.

Students will learn to design from 2d to 3d, work with wax carving tools including the flex shaft, and the casting process.

Dates & Times

Jul 18-Aug 15, Thursdays 7-9 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
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: Apr 27 & Apr 28, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#2: Jun 22 & Jun 23, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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

#4: Aug 17 & Aug 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

#1: Apr 13 & Apr 14, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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

#3: Jun 8 & Jun 9, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

#4: Jul 13 & Jul 14, Saturday & Sunday 9 am-1 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Bonnie AuBuchon
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio

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

Wood & Resin Pendant

In this unique class you will learn how to make a resin pendant that combines wood with alcohol inks, oil paints and resin to create a dynamic work of art. You will custom cut your wood to fit snugly into a pre-made mold from which you will create your resin masterpiece. Once the resin is poured, the color is added and the work has set up over night you will remove the piece from the mold and learn a variety of resin finishing techniques such as filing, sanding, drilling and polishing.

Dates & Times

Jun 23 & Jun 30, Sundays 2-5 pm
Ages: Teen - 13+, Adult - 18+
Instructor: Samantha Slater
Location: Schack Art Center, Metalsmithing Studio