Weekend - May 20-22, 2022
Embellishing Jewelry with Prong Setting
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)
Weekend - May 27-29, 2022
Weeklong - June 5-10, 2022
Color on Metal: Anodizing Aluminum
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 nicket sheet and is payable to the instructor on the first day of class,
Weeklong- June 12-17, 2022
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
Weeklong- June 19-24, 2022
Weeklong - July 17-22, 2022
Working with Steel in Jewelry
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.
Weekend - July 29-31
Painting with Enamel
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.)