FALL SEMESTER 2022

Adult Jewelry Classes

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5341/5342/5343 The Right Start: Jewelry Techniques
Instructor: Jill Hurant
5341 Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
5342 Wednesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
5343 Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Bring creativity and concentration to metalworking! Beginners learn the basics and intermediate students will learn new techniques. Some materials provided; additional materials to be discussed in the first class.
5341 10 sessions: 9/19–11/28 (no class on 9/26)
5342 10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 10/5)
5343 10 sessions: 9/22–12/1 (no class on 11/24)
Tuition: member $380, non-member $410
Materials fee: $47

5340/5344 The Right Start & Beyond: Jewelry Techniques
Instructor: Jill Hurant
5340 Mondays, 12:30–3 PM
5344 Thursdays, 12:30–3 PM
Bring creativity and concentration to metalworking! Beginners will be shown the basics and intermediate students will learn new techniques. An introduction to working with gold will be available for those who want to explore it. Materials will be discussed in the first class.
5340 10 sessions: 9/19–11/28 (no class on 9/26)
5344 10 sessions: 9/22–12/1 (no class on 11/24)
Tuition: member $380, non-member $410
Materials fee: $47

5368/5369 Jewelry Fabrication
Instructor: Kelly Green Grady
5368 Mondays, 6:30–9 PM
5369 Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
This comprehensive class will cover the foundational skills and techniques of jewelry making, while also offering more experienced students the opportunity to build their skill set. Students will learn how to plan and fabricate jewelry pieces of their own design in a fun and encouraging environment. Some materials provided. Additional materials will be discussed in the first class.
5368 10 sessions: 9/19–11/28 (no class on 9/26)
5369 10 sessions: 9/21–11/30 (no class on 10/5)
Tuition: member $380, non-member $410
Materials fee: $47

5366/5367 Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Instructor: Sue Sachs
5366 Tuesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
5367 Tuesdays, 7:30–10 PM
Study with working artist, master metalworker, and Art Center instructor of more than 30 years, Sue Sachs. Learn jewelry and metalsmithing techniques through demonstrations, discussion, and individualized instruction using silver, copper, brass, or all three in combination. Start by designing your own piece and learn core techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering, texturing, and polishing to bring it to life. Students will be led through a skills-based curriculum, enabling them to learn and grow skills at their own level and pace. Please bring a sketchbook to the first class to work on your design and take notes. Other materials will be discussed in class.
10 sessions: 9/20–11/22
Tuition: member $380, non-member $410
Materials fee: $47

5355 NEW! Explorations in Chain Making
Instructor: Jessica Garber
Tuesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Using basic jewelry-making skills, learn how to transform wire into statement jewelry chains. Students will learn how to make jump rings, solder simple joints, and create their own chain link patterns. Various link patterns and handmade clasps will also be covered. Students will complete a bracelet or necklace by the end of this class.
5 sessions: 11/8–12/6
Tuition: member $217, non-member $237
Materials fee: $24

5444/5445 The Magic of Metal Clay
Instructor: Kelly Green Grady
Wednesdays, 6:30–9 PM
Metal clay is a unique material that consists of particles of metal suspended in an organic binder. It can be formed like clay, but when fired yields a solid metal object. Students will be introduced to working with PMC3, a silver-based metal clay. Learn how to model, texture, and set stones in PMC3 that will be fired to create beautiful finished pieces of jewelry. No jewelry experience necessary! Some materials provided. Additional materials to be discussed in first class.
5444 5 sessions: 9/21–10/26 (no class on 10/5)
5445 5 sessions: 11/9–12/7
Tuition: member $217, non-member $237
Materials fee: $68