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.

Metals Course Descriptions

These are the course descriptions only. Please scroll down to Quantity and Pricing to register.

 3001 | Metal Skills.1 | Studio Class

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Sarah T. Roberts
Dates: Mon, 2/1/2021 to 3/22/2021 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $250.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $235.00

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.

 3024 | Basic Skills.2 | Studio Class

Level: Intermediate | Instructor: Sarah T. Roberts
Dates: Tues, 2/2/2021 to 3/23/2021 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $250.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $235.00

In this follow up course to Basic Skills.1, students will hone their sawing, soldering, forming, and surface finishing skills and apply those basic metalsmithing techniques to create more complex projects. Demonstrations will include how to etch a pattern or texture into metal, how to create a bezel for stone setting or found objects, and how to make jump rings and chains to complete a wearable object. Students can anticipate completing at least two projects. See Metals Supplies Note.

 3043 | Sterling Silver with Metal Clay: Realistic Gardens | Studio Class

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Gail Stouffer
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/13/2021 to 3/14/2021 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $215.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $200.00

Creating realistic, cohesive, nature-inspired collections of jewelry can be challenging and intimidating for even the most experienced jewelry designer but using molds for Precious Metal Clay makes it a breeze. Seasoned beginners, intermediate level students, and even advanced art jewelers will love this workshop which incorporates PMC and metalsmithing techniques. Expand your skill set with mold making techniques, multi-stage, and multi-component soldering, working with custom tube settings and findings. Your pieces will highlight unique natural elements made from molded sterling clay set on sterling silver structures with faceted semi-precious stones. Students will need to purchase a kit from the instructor during the workshop for $95; please plan for lunch. *See Metals Supplies Note. Please register by Mar 1.

 3110 | Weekend Intro to Jewelry-Making | Studio

Level: Beginning | Instructor: Laura Quiñones
Dates: Sat & Sun, 2/27/2021 to 2/28/2021 | 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $145.00

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.

 3200 | Advanced Metals Studio Projects | Studio

Level: Advanced | Instructor: Sarah T. Roberts
Dates: Fri, 2/5/2021 to 3/26/2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Willson Metals Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $255.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $240.00

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. See Metals Supplies Note. Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least three metals courses or equivalent intermediate metals experience.

 ON-3034 | Explorative Jewelry Materials | Online

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Dongyi Wu
Dates: Sat, 3/6/2021 to 3/27/2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Studio: Online | Building: Online
Tuition: $140.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $125.00

Work from home using materials you have on hand. This course will allow students the freedom to work in alternative materials and create unique wearable pieces using simple materials that don't require a torch or an equipped metals studio. Conversation on color and texture of materials, as well as overall design, will help guide students step-by-step to transform and repurpose simple materials into a unique wearable jewelry pieces. The instructor will share a list of items that could make for interesting jewelry; see materials list. Registration closes Mar 1.

 ON-3196 | Cold Connections from Home | Online

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Sarah T. Roberts
Dates: Thurs, 2/25/2021 to 4/15/2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Online | Building: Online
Tuition: $205.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $190.00

Successful jewelry projects don't require a torch or a professional metals studio. With a few simple tools-jeweler's saw, drill, dremel or flexshaft, and a few files-you can learn to connect metal pieces without the use of a torch. In addition, learn how to set a stone or found object without applying heat to your project. Different methods of cold connections, tab setting and construction, riveting, staples, and more will be explored through class session demonstrations and all can be easily adopted for working from home. Students may select to practice techniques covered independently outside of classtime to share during class discussion. See materials list for a suggested tool and supply kit. Registration closes Feb 14

 9510a | Introduction to Welding | Studio Class

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Tues, 2/2/2021 to 3/9/2021 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. You will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. The six-session class will allow for more project time. You may use the scrap metal provided or supply your own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list. To register visit the Sculpture and Integrated Media webpage.

 9510b | Introduction to Welding | Studio Class

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Wed, 2/24/2021 to 4/7/2021 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. You will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. The six-session class will allow for more project time. You may use the scrap metal provided or supply your own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list. No class Mar 10.To register visit the Sculpture and Integrated Media webpage.

 9510c | Introduction to Welding | Studio Class

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Sat, 3/20/2021 to 4/10/2021 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. You will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. The six-session class will allow for more project time. You may use the scrap metal provided or supply your own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list.To register visit the Sculpture and Integrated Media webpage.

 
 

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3001 | Metal Skills.1 | Studio Class (Full)
Date/Time: Mon, 2/1/2021 to 3/22/2021 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 2/1/2021 and ending 3/22/2021 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.

3024 | Basic Skills.2 | Studio Class (Full)
Date/Time: Tues, 2/2/2021 to 3/23/2021 | 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 2/2/2021 and ending 3/23/2021 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 250.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.

3043 | Sterling Silver with Metal Clay: Realistic Gardens | Studio Class
Date/Time: Sat & Sun, 3/13/2021 to 3/14/2021 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 3/13/2021 and ending 3/14/2021 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 200.00 ea.

3110 | Weekend Intro to Jewelry-Making | Studio Class (Full)
Date/Time: Sat & Sun, 2/27/2021 to 2/28/2021 | 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 2/27/2021 and ending 2/28/2021 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

3200 | Advanced Metals Studio Projects | Studio Class (Full)
Date/Time: Fri, 2/5/2021 to 3/26/2021 | 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Friday starting 2/5/2021 and ending 3/26/2021 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 255.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 240.00 ea.

ON-3034 | Explorative Jewelry Materials | Online
Date/Time: Sat, 3/6/2021 to 3/27/2021 | 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
See description above.
Classes scheduled every week on Saturday starting 3/6/2021 and ending 3/27/2021 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 140.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 125.00 ea.

ON-3196 | Cold Connections from Home | Online
Date/Time: Thurs, 2/25/2021 to 4/15/2021 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
See description above
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 2/25/2021 and ending 4/15/2021 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 205.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 190.00 ea.

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