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

Unless noted, tuition for metals classes covers basic studio supplies, chemicals, tools and equipment. However, students should anticipate additional fees for other tools, metal and findings for their samples or projects. Most supplies are available for purchase directly from the Metals Department during class time or Open Lab. 

Open Lab:

Students who are currently enrolled in a metals class can use the studio for practicing techniques taught in the classroom any time the studio is open and a class is not in session, and only during the date range of their class duration.
Jan 22 – Apr 10 (No open studio Jan 25, Feb 8, 29 & Mar 28)
Wed: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Fri: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Sat: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Please note that while there will be a lab monitor on duty during open studio sessions, for safety reasons, there is no official instruction provided during these times, unless agreed upon between you and an instructor. Students should use only the tools, equipment and materials demonstrated and covered by your instructor during the course. 

Registration Dates

At Southwest School of Art, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is of utmost importance. We recognize the challenges that the COVID-19 crisis poses for our existing programs including our Adult Community Classes. It is our hope that we will be able to resume some classes during our summer term, however we remain cautious and plan to follow mandates and advisories of our state, county, and city officials. At this time, our summer registration will remain closed until we know if it is advisable to move forward in a way that assures continued protection for our students while maintaining the quality of our classes. It is important to note that should classes resume this summer; the offered courses may be different than those originally published in the catalog. Please continue to check our website for updates.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation.


How to Register

 Step 1

Review all of the policies and guidelines below. By continuing to Step 2, you acknowledge you have read and understand the polices and guidelines outlined in Step 1.

 Step 2

If registering during Member's Priority registration, login to the website to purchase the classes that you would like to attend. To find classes, visit the Adult Class pages. Be sure to read the descriptions before selecting your class(es). Note: Each area of concentration will have separate registration forms. If you're registering for more than one area of concentration, please follow the prompts shown in the registration form. 

 Step 3

Complete your payment information. Once your credit card payment is submitted, you will receive a e-mail with confirmation of your registration.


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  Guidelines for Students

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