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All Classes and Workshops:

       
Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville Sat,Sun. Sept. 12, 13 10:00am - 6:00pm $300.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive Fri, Sat, Sun. Sept 11, 12, 13 10:00am - 5:00pm $375.00
Tool Making Workshop Fri, Sept. 18 9:00am - 6:00pm $175.00
PMC Rings Sat, Sept. 19 10:30am - 4:30pm $90.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive Fri,Sat,Sun. Sept 25, 26, 27 10:00am - 5:00pm $375.00
Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville Sat,Sun. Oct.3, 4 10:00am - 6:00pm $300.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive Fri,Sat,Sun. Oct. 9,10,11 10:00am - 5:00pm $375.00
Intro to PMC Pendants Sat, Oct. 17 10:00am - 4:00pm $90.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive Fri,Sat,Sun. Oct. 23, 24, 25 10:00am - 5:00pm $375.00
Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville Sat,Sun. Nov. 7, 8 10:00am - 6:00pm $300.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive Fri,Sat,Sun. Nov. TBA 10:00am - 5:00pm $375.00

 

Classes- Full Descriptions-listed chronologically

As WA state begins to reopen we are holding small classes with a maximum 4 students. Most of you know the studio is very small at 900 sq. ft.  We have spaced out the work stations to allow for social distance guidelines, however maintaining 6 feet apart at all times will not be possible.You will be required to wear a mask at all times, and asked to stay 6 feet from others as much as possible. We have KN95 dust masks available for $3.  We have free paper masks and gloves. Eating in the studio is not allowed, there is an outdoor table behind the building and a park nearby if you want to take a break to eat. Drinks with a lid are okay.


 

Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville

Sat/Sun, Sept. 12/13
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

$300 plus $60 materials

Instructor Mike Mathewson

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

max 4, to allow for social distancing

Blacksmith classes

Course description: You will learn basic blacksmithing techniques with a variety of hands on projects ranging from decorative to functional. Possible projects include plant hangers, candlestick holders, fire pokers, decorative hooks and barbeque skewers, just to name a few.  You'll even learn to make your own blacksmithing tools! Mike will cover safety and operation of a gas forge and all the tools, as well as basic hammering and heating techniques. Learn how to determine what type of steel to select for your projects, ferrous vs. non-ferrous metals, different types of steels and the pros and cons of scrap steel sources. Mike will also have forges for sale if you want to continue on your own. maximum 4 students until we enter phase 3.

Materials: $60, payable to the instructor (cash/check only). Each student has his/her own forge and anvil to work with during the class.  Students should bring safety glasses and leather work gloves.

Location: Eatonville, WA  98328, complete address provided upon registration

Prerequisite: None

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Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive

Intensive- 3 days

Sept 11, 12 13
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

$375

full/ max 4, please email for the wait list

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

Beginning Jewelry Jewlry Making Class

Course description - An in-depth workshop in three days, perfect for anyone who has always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. You will learn all of the metalsmithing fundamentals, including sawing, filing, soldering, hammering, and texturing. We will also cover bezel setting stones, making stacking rings, and lots of soldering. Students will be guided step by step in the use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, and rolling mill. The instructor will also talk about how to set up a home studio so you can continue on your own after the class. No prior jewelry experience is necessary, students of all levels are welcome.  Small class size of four students ensures plenty of one on one instruction. Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver available for purchase.

Materials: Most materials included. Students may opt to purchase silver to work with approx. $10 -$20

Prerequisite: None.

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Tool Making Workshop

Friday Sept. 18

9:00 am- 6:00 pm

$175 plus materials

Instructor Jesse Bert

full/ max 4, please email for the wait list

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

tool making workshop

Course description: Students will explore the attributes of carbon steel to create unique and exciting tools much in the same way that has been done by artisans and jewelers for generations. As well as looking at some traditional forms and shapes of tools used in Mexico, the instructor will also explain the value of exploring form and design to create your own tool designs that will enhance, embellish, and personalize each metal creation or piece of contemporary jewelry that leaves your bench. Tools will be made by grinding, filing, or cutting with the jewelers saw to give form. Sanding and polishing will be used to give final finish, followed by a 2-step heat treatment process so that the tools will last a lifetime.

Students should bring: A pair of thin flexible leather gloves that are comfortable to wear while filing

Optional to bring: shop apron to protect your clothes

Materials: $30 fee, payable to Jesse Bert in class (cash or check only please)

Prerequisite: Basic jewelry skills: sawing, filing, annealing.

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Precious Metal Clay: PMC Rings

Saturday, Sept. 19
10:30 am- 4:30 pm

$90 plus $55 for materials

Instructor Suz O'Dell

full/ max 4, please email for the wait list

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

PMC Rings

Course description: Learn the techniques of this amazing material. Suz will show you how to build your ideas in clay and kiln-fire your pieces into finished bronze metal jewelry! Each student will have the opportunity to construct several rings of their own design.  Suz will show you how to size and assemble a band that will fit after firing. You'll also learn how to place a faceted stone to set it in the clay and then fire it into place. Additional firings will be done by the instructor after the class; the second round of pieces will be available for pick-up at Tacoma Metal Arts approx. one week after class.

Materials: $55 paid to instructor in class (cash/check preffered)
The $55 materials fee will includes one 25 gram package of PMC+, class handout, embeddable CZs, slip jar, sandpaper,  and use of texture mats and tool kit during class.  

Prerequisite:No prior jewelry experience is necessary, but students of all levels are welcome.

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Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive

Intensive- 3 days

Sept. 25, 26, 27
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

$375

Instructor Amy Reeves

full/ max 4, please email for the wait list

Beginning Jewelry/ Metals intensive

Course description - An in-depth workshop in three days, perfect for anyone who has always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Amy will cover all of the metalsmithing fundamentals, including sawing, filing, stamping, hammering, and texturing, and that is just the first day! We will also cover bezel setting stones, making rings, and lots of soldering. Students will be guided step by step in the use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, rolling mill and hydraulic press. The instructor will also talk about how to set up a home studio so you can continue on your own after the class. No prior jewelry experience is necessary, students of all levels are welcome.  Small class size ensures plenty of one on one instruction. Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver available for purchase.

Materials: Most materials included. Students may opt to purchase silver to work with approx. $10 -$20

Prerequisite: None.

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Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville

Saturday, Sunday, October 3 & 4
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

$300 plus $60 materials

Instructor Mike Mathewson

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

max 4, to allow for social distancing

Blacksmith classes

Course description: You will learn basic blacksmithing techniques with a variety of hands on projects ranging from decorative to functional. Possible projects include plant hangers, candlestick holders, fire pokers, decorative hooks and barbeque skewers, just to name a few.  You'll even learn to make your own blacksmithing tools! Mike will cover safety and operation of a gas forge and all the tools, as well as basic hammering and heating techniques. Learn how to determine what type of steel to select for your projects, ferrous vs. non-ferrous metals, different types of steels and the pros and cons of scrap steel sources. Mike will also have forges for sale if you want to continue on your own. maximum 4 students until we enter phase 3.

Materials: $60, payable to the instructor (cash/check only). Each student has his/her own forge and anvil to work with during the class.  Students should bring safety glasses and leather work gloves.

Location: Eatonville, WA  98328, complete address provided upon registration

Prerequisite: None

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Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive

Intensive- 3 days

October 9, 10, 11
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

$375

Instructor Amy Reeves

full/ max 4, please email for the wait list

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

Beginning Jewelry/ Metals intensive

Course description - An in-depth workshop in three days, perfect for anyone who has always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Amy will cover all of the metalsmithing fundamentals, including sawing, filing, stamping, hammering, and texturing, and that is just the first day! We will also cover bezel setting stones, making rings, and lots of soldering. Students will be guided step by step in the use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, rolling mill and hydraulic press. The instructor will also talk about how to set up a home studio so you can continue on your own after the class. No prior jewelry experience is necessary, students of all levels are welcome.  Small class size ensures plenty of one on one instruction. Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver available for purchase.

Materials: Most materials included. Students may opt to purchase silver to work with approx. $10 -$20

Prerequisite: None.

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Introduction to PMC
Precious Metal Clay Pendants

Saturday, October. 17
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$90 plus $55 materials

Instructor Ruth Greening

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

Ruth Greening teaches Precious Metal Clay Intro Workshop at Tacoma Metal Arts

Course description: You have heard about PMC for so long, now is the time to find out what the excitement is all about! This intro class will let you get your fingers on the most amazing silver in the world: Precious Metal Clay! You will learn how to form, texture, dry and torch fire your piece. Ruth will even show you how to set a stone in your creation! Go home with beautiful fine silver earrings and pendant or two pendants that you designed and made. It will be the start of a love affair!

Materials: $55 paid to instructor in class (cash/check only) for one 25g package PMC+, CZ’s and use of tools, firing and polishing in class.

Prerequisite: None!

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Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive

Intensive- 3 days

October 23/24/25
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

$375

Instructor Amy Reeves

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

Beginning Jewelry/ Metals intensive

Course description - An in-depth workshop in three days, perfect for anyone who has always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Amy will cover all of the metalsmithing fundamentals, including sawing, filing, stamping, hammering, and texturing, and that is just the first day! We will also cover bezel setting stones, making rings, and lots of soldering. Students will be guided step by step in the use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, rolling mill and hydraulic press. The instructor will also talk about how to set up a home studio so you can continue on your own after the class. No prior jewelry experience is necessary, students of all levels are welcome.  Small class size ensures plenty of one on one instruction. Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver available for purchase.

Materials: Most materials included. Students may opt to purchase silver to work with approx. $10 -$20

Prerequisite: None.

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Blacksmithing Weekend in Eatonville

Saturday, Sunday, November. 7 & 8
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

$300 plus $60 materials

Instructor Mike Mathewson

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

max 4, to allow for social distancing

Blacksmith classes

Course description: You will learn basic blacksmithing techniques with a variety of hands on projects ranging from decorative to functional. Possible projects include plant hangers, candlestick holders, fire pokers, decorative hooks and barbeque skewers, just to name a few.  You'll even learn to make your own blacksmithing tools! Mike will cover safety and operation of a gas forge and all the tools, as well as basic hammering and heating techniques. Learn how to determine what type of steel to select for your projects, ferrous vs. non-ferrous metals, different types of steels and the pros and cons of scrap steel sources. Mike will also have forges for sale if you want to continue on your own. maximum 4 students until we enter phase 3.

Materials: $60, payable to the instructor (cash/check only). Each student has his/her own forge and anvil to work with during the class.  Students should bring safety glasses and leather work gloves.

Location: Eatonville, WA  98328, complete address provided upon registration

Prerequisite: None

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Jewelry/ Metalsclass detail TBA

Intensive- 3 days

November dates tba
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

$375

Instructor Amy Reeves

enrollment opens soon.....

By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy

Beginning Jewelry/ Metals intensive

Course description - An in-depth workshop in three days, perfect for anyone who has always wanted to learn jewelry-making but never had the time. Amy will cover all of the metalsmithing fundamentals, including sawing, filing, stamping, hammering, and texturing, and that is just the first day! We will also cover bezel setting stones, making rings, and lots of soldering. Students will be guided step by step in the use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, rolling mill and hydraulic press. The instructor will also talk about how to set up a home studio so you can continue on your own after the class. No prior jewelry experience is necessary, students of all levels are welcome.  Small class size ensures plenty of one on one instruction. Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver available for purchase.

Materials: Most materials included. Students may opt to purchase silver to work with approx. $10 -$20

Prerequisite: None.

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