Offering instruction in metalsmithing and jewelry making
At Tacoma Metal Arts Center you can design and create unique jewelry and small-scale sculpture. Our expert instruction will help you develop the skills to make the jewelry that you have only imagined. The majority of classes offered at TMAC are techniques oriented, rather than project oriented. What that means: our students make individualized projects and our instructors are able to help them succeed in any direction they wish to go. Whether you come to class full of ideas or with no ideas, you will leave with your own unique creation! The small class size, generally limited to eight students, means you will get the one on one instruction you need to succeed!
What the students say:
"Playing with metal and playing with fire - this is so fun! ~Darleen
"This place is so cool-they have open studio, and you can use all of the tools at the works stations" ~ Alicia
"Very fun, I learned so much and can't wait to practice!"
"Great job, nice balance of student work time and demonstrations of new techniques." ~ Brian
Featured Classes & Events
Classical Wire Wrapping
Saturday, March 22
10:00 am- 2:00 pm
$55 plus $25 materials
Instructor Ruth Greening
Course description: Classical wire wrapped jewelry is a great way to make stunning designs using simple techniques, minimal tools and no soldering. In this class we will learn the basics for a precision wire wrapping technique - classical wire wrapping. Using square and half-round wire, we will learn to build a light weight, open back setting that will really show off the stone. Ruth will show how to capture the stone using small prongs and how to integrate a streamlined bail as part of the pendant design. Learn the technique step by step while you create a gorgeous pendant that you can wear home!
Materials: Kit fee $25 for stone and Silver Fill wire. Tools will be provided for use in class.
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