Jewelry & Metals

The jewelry-making classes taught in our Metals Department include the traditional focus on technique and materials, as well as contemporary considerations of concept, design, and experimentation.

Jewelry & Metalsmithing Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Studio Note:

No outside studio time will be permitted at this time, unless arranged by the individual class.

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Course details (meeting times, tuition, etc.) are listed below.

Metals Course Descriptions

These are the course descriptions only

 3001 | Metal Skills.1 | Studio

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Sarah T. Roberts
Dates: Mon, 6/7/2021 to 7/26/2021 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $250 | Friends: $235 | Sessions: 8

Learn the fundamental techniques and tools used to create unique jewelry and small metal sculptures as you work through a series of projects focused not only on technique, but also on encouraging individual expression. Techniques covered will include sawing, basic forming, surface textures, silver-soldering, riveting, ring-making, and surface finishes. *See Metals Supplies Note.

 3004 | Liquid Enamel Earrings | Studio

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Sarah T. Roberts
Dates: Sat & Sun, 7/10/2021 to 7/11/2021 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $180 | Friends: $165 | Sessions: 2

In this fast-paced workshop learn how to make earrings using colorful liquid enamel. You will begin by sawing shapes out of metal and then use a variety of liquid enamel techniques to add color and texture to your work. In addition, learn how to create earring wires and how to solder earring posts. Explore how to make unique pieces of jewelry-from big and small to studs and dangles-the possibilities for adornment are endless. *See Metals Supplies Note. Please bring a bag lunch.

 3028 | Chain Making | Studio

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Laura Quiñones
Dates: Wed, 6/2/2021 to 7/7/2021 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $195 | Friends: $180 | Sessions: 6

In this course students will explore what types and styles of wire that can be used for chains. They will learn the basic physical properties of the metal itself and what materials work best for chain making. A variety of hand tools, skills and processes for this technique will be covered. The instructor will also demonstrate how to incorporate other materials such as beads and stones into the chain and ways to attach a pendant to a chain to create a complete necklace. *See Metals Supplies Note.

 3110 | Introduction to Jewelry-Making | Studio

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Laura Quiñones
Dates: Sat & Sun, 6/12/2021 to 6/13/2021 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160 | Friends: $145 | Sessions: 2

What does it take to make a ring? Construction of handmade rings will be the focus of this two-day course in metal. Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of working with non-ferrous metals (copper, brass, and silver), basic hand tools, forging, forming, silver-soldering using a torch, surface embellishment, and finishing techniques. In two days, students should expect to walk away with at least two finished projects. *See Metals Supplies Note. Please bring a bag lunch.

 3200 | Advanced Metals Studio Projects | Studio

Level: Advanced | Instructor: Sarah T. Roberts
Dates: Wed, 6/2/2021 to 7/21/2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $270 | Friends: $255 | Sessions: 8

For the advance student wishing to pursue a new or continued topic of metalworking and/or jewelry-making or to create a small body of work. Although projects are self-directed, the instructor will work with each student to assist with design, aesthetic, and/or technical decisions. Open studio time will be available after the class session ends. *See Metals Supplies Note. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least three metals courses or equivalent intermediate metals experience.

 

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If registering during Member's Priority registration, login to the website with your username and password (open registration does not require you to be logged in). To find classes, visit the Adult Class pages to read class descriptions.

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Click the Department Class Type (ex. Ceramics)

 Step 3

Click the “Register Now” button. Note: Each area of concentration will have separate registration forms.

 Step 4

Choose your class by clicking the box to the left of the class name. Scroll to the bottom of the page to click Continue and complete the student information form. Once this form is submitted, you will receive a final e-mail with confirmation of your registration. .

 

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