WORKSHOPS: JEWELRY & SMALL METALS


Swann | Sun | 8/22 & 8/29 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Discover the ancient technique for decorating metalwork.  Work with copper while you kiln fuse powered glass onto the metal. While you create a design in wire, you will then apply the in segments. Repeated firings build up the design in layers and since firing take only minutes, you will see results right away.

Pricing
Member Cost | $165
Non-Member Cost | $195
Dept. Fee | $60

$255.00
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Swann | Sun | 1/23 & 1/30 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Discover the art of lost-wax casting by molding natural objects such as twigs, vines, bugs and seed pods to be cast in metal. We will form a plaster mold around the object, heat the mold until the object burns away and pour molten metal into the remaining cavity.

Bring your favorite, dried, natural items or use ours.

All tools and supplies are provided.

Please bring a lunch.

Pricing
Member Cost | $135
Non-Member Cost | $165
Dept. Fee | $45

$210.00
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Swann | Sat & Sun | 4/2 & 4/3 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Focus on recreating natural forms in copper in this two-day workshop. Forms from nature such as flowers, leaves, feathers and seed pods will be created using a variety of techniques including die-forming, forging and fold forming.

All tools and supplies are provided.

Please bring a lunch.

Pricing
Member Cost | $185
Non-Member Cost | $215
Materials Fee | $40

$255.00
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Swann | Sun | 3/13 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Students will work with sterling silver, brass, and copper wire to design and produce a beautiful and dramatic chain consisting of mixed metal rings of assorted sizes and textures. Soldering loops and constructing a toggle will be covered. Even experienced jewelry students can benefit from the intense practice of repeatedly soldering chain loops.

All tools and supplies are provided.

Please bring a lunch.

Pricing
Member Cost | $105
Non-Member Cost | $135
Materials Fee | $60

$195.00
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Swann | Sun | 2/13 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Students will be able to create up to five bracelets in only one day. You will have the opportunity to learn to make wire links, hammered cuffs and soldered bangles. Work will be done in a combination of metals including copper, brass and sterling silver. Tools and metal will be provided.

Member Cost | $105
Non-Member Cost | $135
Dept. Fee | $40

$175.00
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Swann | Sun | 7/11 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn this cold-joining technique to join metal without using a torch. This is a technique you can repeat at home without purchasing a lot of equipment. Cold-joining also allows you to incorporate materials that could not be exposed to the heat of soldering such as wood, plastics or your favorite found objects.

All tools and supplies are provided.

Please bring a lunch.

Pricing
Member Cost | $105
Non-Member Cost | $135
Dept. Fee | $30

$165.00
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Swann | Sun | 5/8 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Delve into the techniques that will allow you to put any pattern or photographic image into metal. The image is copied onto transparency then ironed onto the metal. Immersion in an etching bath cuts the white areas of the image into the surface. Metal, images and etching supplies will be provided.

NOTE: Please bring a lunch.

Pricing
Member Cost | $105
Non-Member Cost | $135
Materials Fee | $40

$175.00
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Swann | Sun | 11/14 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Create small, metal, square or rectangular boxes with hinged lids.  You will learn to make mitered, soldered corners and tubing hinges. Boxes may be wearable lockets or mini gift boxes. Tools and metal provided.

Pricing
Member Cost | $105
Non-Member Cost | $135
Dept. Fee | $40

$175.00
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