SPRING SEMESTER 2024

Adult Jewelry Classes

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6762/6816/6817/6818 The Right Start: Jewelry Techniques
Instructor: Jill Hurant
6762 Mondays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
6816 Wednesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
6817 Thursdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
6818 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.
6762 10 sessions: 4/1–6/10 (no class on 5/27)
6816 10 sessions: 4/3–6/5
6817/6818 10 sessions: 4/4–6/6
Tuition: member $400, non-member $430
Materials fee: $47

6769 The Right Start & Beyond: Jewelry Techniques
Instructor: Jill Hurant
Mondays, 12:30–3 PM
Bring your jewelry designs to life! In this class, students of all levels will create and fabricate their individualized jewelry visions. Beginner students will learn basic jewelry fabrication techniques and then make their very own unique piece. Intermediate and advanced students will work on their own innovative designs with the help of the instructor. These students will be able to develop advanced skills and techniques. Some materials provided.
10 sessions: 4/1–6/10 (no class on 5/27)
Tuition: member $400, non-member $430
Materials fee: $47

6785/6824 Jewelry Fabrication
Instructor: Kelly Green Grady
6785 Mondays, 6:30–9 PM
6824 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.
6785 10 sessions: 4/1–6/17 (no class on 4/22, 5/27)
6824 10 sessions: 4/3–6/5
Tuition: member $400, non-member $430
Materials fee: $47

6788/6789 Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Instructor: Sue Sachs
6788 Tuesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
6789 Tuesdays, 7:30–10 PM
Study with working artist, master metalworker, and VACNJ instructor of more than 40 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. Some materials provided. Additional supplies to be discussed during the first class.
10 sessions: 4/2–6/4
Tuition: member $400, non-member $430
Materials fee: $47

6927/6928 NEW! Contemporary Jewelry Creations
Instructor: Jessica Garber
Tuesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Explore contemporary jewelry practices and learn to engineer your own modern jewelry. Contemporary jewelry styles—such as dainty pendants, bezel set stones, bold cuff bracelets, cage settings, and kinetic jewelry—are the inspiration for this class. Learn to make unique bails and jump ring components of your jewelry design, rather than just functional elements. Creative approaches to engineering the final designs will be taught for pieces that incorporate movement. Students will be encouraged to think outside the box and will be guided in expanding on traditional techniques and incorporating contemporary methods. Students will learn new approaches to modernize their designs. All materials provided. Please bring a sketchbook to the first day of class. Students who wish to work in silver must purchase their own and bring to class. Recommendations on where to purchase silver will be provided in class.
6927 5 sessions: 4/2–5/7 (no class on 4/30)
6928 5 sessions: 5/14–6/11
Tuition: member $227, non-member $247
Materials fee: $30

6835/6836 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 a silver-based metal clay. Learn how to model, texture, and set stones in clay 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.
6835 5 sessions: 4/3–5/1
6836 5 sessions: 5/15–6/12
Tuition: member $227, non-member $247
Materials fee: $76