Metalsmithing Foundation: Beginner
Five Session Class
Class meets five Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm:
Tuesday, June 25
Tuesday, July 2
Tuesday, July 9
Tuesday, July 16
Tuesday, July 23
This course is designed to give students a foundational understanding of basic metalsmithing skills and will serve as a prerequisite for Intermediate Level classes offered at our studio.
The first three classes will be technique heavy as each student creates a riveted silhouette pendant/keychain from copper or brass and a sterling band ring.
The following two classes will be studio time with guided help as students work on an independent project of their design, combining techniques they have learned. Students will leave class with finished pieces and samples.
Students will learn to use a jewelers saw, hand files, texturing with hammers and the rolling mill, cold connections using rivets, silver torch soldering, forming tools, metal stamping, flex shaft, bench tools and more. We will discuss safe practices for working in the studio.
Attendance to the first three classes is mandatory as these classes will be full of techique demos and practice that cannot be repeated.
Class Fee $275, includes:
15 hours of instruction and guided assistance in the studio
All required tools and equipment
Workshop Materials Fee: $25
payment due at first class
Consumable materials (sawblades, sandpaper, drill bits, gas, solder, etc)
Brass and Copper for all project
Sterling silver for band ring
Safety glasses & Dust mask
What you should bring:
Eyeglasses for close up work
Closed toed shoes
Hairtie for long hair
Notebook and pen
Payment for additional sterling silver for independent projects - you can discuss this with the instructors.
This workshop is open to any student ages 16+. No experience is required. Good eyesight and hand dexterity are a must.
This workshop has a max of 8 students.
This workshop is located in our NEW studio, located at 1365 Grandview Avenue, directly behind Figlio.
Our studio is located only a block away from our retail shop, so you can park once to both shop and take your workshop!