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Weekend – May 20-22, 2022 Gollberg_bracelet
Embellishing Jewelry with Prong Setting
Joanna Gollberg
Through fabrication methods and proper soldering techniques, learn how create a wire prong setting to trap objects in their jewelry. Learn a variety of soldering techniques (such as sheet & wire applique, open filigree wire work, and simple kinetics) to add surprising and delightful details to your work.
A materials fee of $10 for a Kaiser Lee soldering board is payable to the instructor on the first day of the workshop.
Intermediate-Advanced (soldering skills helpful)
$380

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Weekend – May 27-29, 2022   Lechtenberg
Saw and Solder Pin: Beginner and Beyond
Zachery Lechtenberg
Receive a crash course in the process of making a saw and solder Champlevé pin. Gain an understanding of wet packing enamel and the process of how to finish and problem solve to obtain the desired surface in enamel. Learn the steps to add findings to the backs of enameled work. 
Beginner-Intermediate
$380 

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Weeklong – June 5-10, 2022  Flood_wheel
Color on Metal: Anodizing Aluminum
Frankie Flood
Learn to work with aluminum and use the anodizing process. Bring this industrial process into the studio to create colorful functional objects. Gain an introduction to annealing, forming, etching, cold connections, anodizing, and numerous dyeing techniques.
A material fee of $45 includes 12"x12" .040 aluminum sheet, 12"x12" .062 aluminum sheet, 2"x12 3/8" aluminum plate and 3"x12" 16 ga nickel sheet and is payable to the instructor on the first day of class,
Beginner-Intermediate
$700

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Weeklong – June 12-17, 2022   Szorad_enamel
Vitreous Forms
Felicia Szorad
Explore various methods of shaping metal into dimensional forms and experiment with firing enamel onto your creations. Utilize both kiln and torch firing techniques and explore layering transparent and opaque enamels over naturally occurring copper oxidation to create visual depth and color complexity.
All skill levels
$700 

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Weeklong – June 19-24, 2022  Lazure
Rings 360o
Timothy Lazure
Rings are loaded with historical meaning.  They can symbolize love /marriages, evoke nostalgia, embody authority or status, and portray accomplishments. Explore ring design, fabrication, stone setting, and assembling techniques that are related to the ring concept. Work towards creating jewelry that is unpredictable, honest, visually complex, bold, confident, and beautiful.
An optional materials fee $20-$30 for metal and stones is payable to the instructor and depends upon use.
Beginner
$700 
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Weeklong – July 17-22, 2022 Clark_hanging
Working with Steel in Jewelry
Christine Clark
Create wearable jewelry as you discover the richness and contrasting qualities of steel combined with metals such as sterling silver, bronze, brass and copper. Cover micro-welding, silver soldering, small-scale forging, riveting, patinas, and basic jump ring and chain making. 
Beginning
$700

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Weekend – July 29-31 Gieurrini_pendant
Painting with Enamel
Jess Guerrieri
Learn to prepare enamel canvases for the enamel painting process and use painting enamels in a step-by-step process.  Explore different techniques used in painting enameling to achieve a variety of results.
A material fee of $20 for a painting enamel kit - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, black and pen oil is due to the instructor on the first day of class.
Intermediate (Should know how to saw metal and enamel basic shapes front and back.)
$380 

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