Metal + Jewelry

All classes held in the Art School Metals Studio.

  • Metals Lab Independent Open Studio

      Fall 2018 ScheduleSun 1–4pm • Sep 9–Dec 9, Not open on Oct 7Tue 1–4pm • Sep 11–Dec 11, Not open on Oct 9Wed 9:30am–12:30pm • Sep 12–Dec 12, Not open on Oct 10Fri 1–4pm • Sep 14–Dec 14, Not open on Oct 12 &...

     
    Apr. 1-Aug. 10
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  • Wax Carving and Lost Wax Casting • Mon 9:00am–noon • MJJF191L15

    In this introductory class students will learn to use wax carving tools, sprue and tree strategies, and the investment and casting process. Develop your skills and expand your jewelry design horizons. No previous experience needed basic tool kits provided. No class Mar 18 Supply List

    Jim Friedman  
    Jan. 28-Apr. 22
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  • Wax Carving and Lost Wax Casting • Mon 6–9pm • MJJF191L16

    In this introductory class students will learn to use wax carving tools, sprue and tree strategies, and the investment and casting process. Develop your skills and expand your jewelry design horizons. No previous experience needed basic tool kits provided. No class Mar 18 Supply List

    Jim Friedman  
    Jan. 28-Apr. 22
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  • Basic Silver Jewelry Making • Tue 9:30–12:30pm • MJKV191L06

    Become familiar with basic jewelry making tools such as hand files, saws, torches, flex shafts and more. Throughout the semester you will learn about designing, sawing, filing, soldering, stone setting, polishing and how to solve basic jewelry-making problems. No class Mar 19

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Jan. 22-Apr. 16
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  • Advanced Wax Carving • Tue 6–9pm • MJDS191L03

    This class is for advanced students and will include a number of projects to develop skills. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue personal projects with guidance as needed. The class is limited to students who have taken wax carving classes from the instructor or have solid carving e...

    Donna Shimazu  
    Jan. 22-Apr. 16
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  • Hollow Ring and Bead • Wed 9:30am–12:30pm • MJBC191L09

    We will make a ring of great volume but without the heavy weight of metal. Explore the possibilities that the hollow form can offer. If time or inclination allows, hollow beads can also be made. Students must be able to saw, sand, file, anneal, and solder.   Supply List

    Brenda Ching  
    Feb. 6-Mar. 13
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  • Intermediate Jewelry Making • Wed 6–9pm • MJBC191L10

    Refine your soldering skills, go beyond bezel settings, finish those unfinished projects and try something new. Some topics may include etching, various stone settings, and anticlastic and synclastic forming. Individual projects encouraged. Prerequisite: Students should know basic skills and mus...

    Brenda Ching  
    Jan. 23-Apr. 17
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  • Beginning Metalwork • Thu 9:30-12:30pm • MJSS191L07

    Emphasizing hands-on learning of practical, basic fabrication techniques, new students can choose from assorted project outlines to develop specific skills. Elements of design will also be discussed. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace and be inventive with their designs. Experience...

    Stacy Siu  
    Jan. 24-Apr. 18
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  • Basic Jewelry Making • Thu 6–9pm • MJET191L04

    Gain a well-rounded, solid foundation in basic metalworking techniques such as soldering, piercing, forging, centrifugal casting, fabrication, and finishing. No class Mar 14 & 21

    Evan Tottori  
    Jan. 24-Apr. 25
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  • Intermediate Metal Fabrication • Fri 9:30am–12:30pm • MJKV191L11

    This class is for anyone who has already taken at least one metals class. You must know basic soldering, sawing, piercing, texturing, filing and polishing. In this class, you will learn how to resolve problems and how to translate your idea into an actual metal piece. Please bring your own design...

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Jan. 25-Apr. 19
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  • Basic Metal Fabrication • Fri 6–9pm • MJKV191L05

    This is a basic metal fabrication class for anyone who wants to try metal fabrication.  You will learn about sawing, piercing, texturing, filing, soldering, polishing and other fabrication techniques. This class also includes stone setting techniques. Please bring your design or picture idea...

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Jan. 25-Apr. 19
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  • Advanced Jewelry Making • Sun 9:30am–12:30pm • MJKV191L01

    Open to advanced students, this jewelry-making course will expand upon metal fabrication techniques and creative tool making. Students are required to have basic metal fabrication skills. No class Mar 17

    Kaori Vaughn  
    Jan. 20-Apr. 14
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  • Introduction to Metals: Some Like it Hot • Sat 1–4pm • MJJS191L12

    This class will focus on creating hollow-form jewelry through soldering.  By the end of this 6-week course students will have developed skills to create a pendant or ring using copper sheet and wire forming techniques, metal annealing, piercing, soldering hollow forms, and simple bezel techn...

    Juvana Soliven  
    Jan. 19-Feb. 23
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  • Hand Engraving • Sat 1–6pm • MJJD191L08

    Learn how to engrave by hand script lettering and ornamental patterns directly into metal. This course is for the beginning engraver—you will learn how to set up and use basic engraving tools. You will first learn to shape and sharpen your own chisels or "gravers." Next, you will practice c...

    Jason Dow  
    Mar. 2-Mar. 23
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  • Advanced Stone Setting – Pavé and Threadwork • Sat 1–6pm • MJJD191L02

    Learn how to add professional stone setting to your jewelry designs and projects. Students will use drills, burrs, and gravers to fashion complex settings for round gemstones. Layout subjects include carreau (square), triangular, star, thread (stones aligned in a row), and the challenging pav&eac...

    Jason Dow  
    Mar. 30-Apr. 20
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  • Shippo Enamel Class • Sat 4–8pm & Sun 11–4pm • MJKI191L13

    Learn the ancient art of shippo (“seven treasures”) to produce works with jewel-like enamel color on a metal or ceramic base. Beginning projects include small boxes and accessories. Experienced students may have a chance to participate in an exhibition in Tokyo. Silver clay works well...

    Kazuko Inomata  
    Feb. 9-Feb. 17
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  • Silver Clay Class • Fri 5–8pm • MJKI191L14

    You will create your own silver jewelry with silver clay, a new material. Silver Clay consists of binder and silver. Just like any other clay, it is easy to handle. Even those with no previous artistic experience can learn to mold complex shapes and designs. After the clay is molded, it then goes...

    Kazuko Inomata  
    Feb. 15-Feb. 15
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