Winter Semester 2021

Jewelry Classes

3917 Explorations in Jewelry Techniques & Design
Instructor: Elizabeth Tokoly
Mondays 9:30 AM–12:00 PM
Move through a series of projects to build foundational jewelry-making skills. Students will learn to: use jump rings and rivets for step bezel setting and cold connections; create a chain with a toggle clasp using texturing and soldering; and fabricate bamboo and facet file rings. Appliqué jewelry, hollow forms, easy prongs, and tube settings will also be covered. Completion of projects will vary based on your designs and pace of progress. Advanced students are welcome to use time for individual projects while overseen by instructor. At the end of the class session a curriculum will be created for each student specific to their design style and technical direction for future endeavors.
10 sessions: 1/11–3/15
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $45

3940 NEW! Split Shank Rings
Instructor: Elizabeth Tokoly
Mondays 12:30 PM–3:00 PM
Learn how to use square wire to create a low-dome split shank ring with either a tapered bezel or six-prong stone setting. First roll square wire to form a split shank ring. Then use the same square stone bezel sheet to be made into a tapered bezel, or take it a step further and make it into a six-prong setting.
10 sessions: 1/11–3/15
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $45

3902 The Right Start: Jewelry Techniques
Instructor: Kelly Green Grady
3902 Mondays, 6:30–9 PM
3906 Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
3903 Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
3904 Thursdays, 12:30–3 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.
3902 10 sessions: 1/18–3/22
3905 10 sessions: 1/20–3/24
3903/3904 10 sessions: 1/21–3/25
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $45

3810/3812 Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Instructor: Sue Sachs
3812 Tuesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
3810 Tuesdays, 7:30–10 PM
Study with Sue Sachs who is a working artist, master metalworker, and instructor of more than 30 years at the Art Center. 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: 1/12–3/16
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $45

3906 The Right Start & Beyond: Jewelry Techniques
Instructor: Kelly Green Grady
Wednesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Stones are a great way to add color and dimension to your work, and there are design options for stone setting other than a bezel. This course will introduce students to different methods of stone setting including tube setting with stacking rings, channel wire setting, and two different techniques of flat-back stone prong setting. For intermediate to advanced level students. Materials will be discussed in the first class.
10 sessions: 1/20–3/24
Tuition: member $350, non-member $380
Materials fee: $45

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