Metalsmith Basics

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The ability to make and repair your own jewelry is a rewarding and lucrative skill to have.  There are concepts to learn and skills to acquire first.  This class is intended to provide a beginner with the basic skills of making jewelry and working with non-ferrous (non iron) metals.  Students are  introduced to  essential bench tools, workspace, and techniques of a metalsmith or bench jeweler such as  sawing, piercing, riveting.    This is a technique focused class.  Design and fabrication (intermediate level) are dependent on a mastery of the basic techniques and the knowledge of what metal can do.

If you have a desire to create your own work in metal,  this is an excellent beginning.

Class size is limited to 4 students for maximum instructor/student ratio and individualized attention.

Choice of copper, yellow or  red brass included in class fee.   Sterling available from the instructor.

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Prerequisite:   none other than an interest in creating awesome jewelry

Studio 34 Instructor:  Maya Postell, Shannon Hooper,  Zach Taillie

Level: Beginner

Cost: $99


February 3, 2018      SOLD OUT

March 11, 2018    10:00-1:00     Available space:  1 student

April 22   11:00-2:00    SOLD OUT

May 5   10:00-1:00

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11 replies »

  1. I am interested in taking the Metalsmith basics class. Please let me know when there is a spot available. Thank you. Julie

  2. I also would like tontakenthis class and don’t see anything for November. Please let me know when there is something available.
    Margaret Bachelor

  3. I also would like to take this class and don’t see anything for November. Please let me know when there is something available.
    Margaret Bachelor

    • Hi Margaret,
      Our winter schedule is posted. There are two Intro to Metalsmith Basics workshops coming up.
      Happy New Year to you!

  4. So how do I register click on register and I’m repeatedly brought back to this page. I want the last spot for January 16th class.

    • Hi Julie
      If you are still interested in taking class on Saturday, please call today to register. 737-5858
      We are working on website registration but there is still a glitch.

  5. I see there is one spot on Saturday 3/19. I would like both my boys to attend. They both have experience in working with metal. I want them to work in your shop with an instructor, so they get introduced to your tools and space. Marilynne, I promise they would both be there! Would you consider letting both of them come Saturday?
    Thank you!

    • Hi Margaret,
      Lets’ talk about a better option for your sons. Metals basics on March 19 is an introduction to hand tools.
      Hayden’s neck piece speaks to the fact that he knows how to saw and he does it very well.

      Our metals studio is set up for one to four students. They could both attend, but this class on March 19 is geared for those who have no hand tool experience. We can set up another class ,for your sons, that same day, the following day, or another mutually good date/time.
      Private classes are priced by the hour (minimum two hour commitment). Metals and solder available for purchase at student pricing.

      All our classes include a review of the basics. That is, anyone who is self taught or has taken a class here or elsewhere, is provided with a review of basic skills and techniques. Intermediate level students are encouraged to bring earlier projects and grow their skills from there.
      Let me know your thoughts, okay?


  6. Marilynne,
    Thank you for your thoughts. I would love to have the boys come in and get a feel for what the shop has to offer for metal work. I love the idea of them coming in at a different time together. They do both have pretty good experience with tools. Anyway, I will continue to sign them up for other classes as well. Hayden was thrilled with what is there at the studio, and the possibilities that exist. Anyway, what can we set up for Saturday?

  7. Myself, my sister and another friend would like to take a class together. Can I get emails of up coming classes?
    Thank you,

    • Hello Stacy,
      I apologize for taking so long to respond to your email.
      I’m not sure why your message via our website took more than a week to get to me. I’ll look into that delay.

      Received your registration and your sisters’ and Tracy’s. Thank you!! What is your sister’s name?
      I’ll be sending an email (directly, not via the website) with more information the week before class.

      Thank you,

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