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All Classes and Workshops (listed chronologically):

Beginning Jewelry Workshop Sat Dec. 14 10:00am - 4:30pm $100.00
Five Golden Rings Sun, Dec. 15 10:00am - 5:00pm $100.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive Fri,Sat,Sun, Dec.20,21,22 10:00am - 5:00pm $325.00
Metal Inlay, Overlay and Applique Sat,Sun Dec. 28,29 10:00am - 5:00pm $215.00
Adventures in Enameling Sat. Jan. 4 10:00am - 5:00pm $100.00
Metal Embossing Basics Sun. Jan. 5 10:00am - 5:00pm $75.00
Blacksmithing Weekend in Yelm Sat,Sun Jan 18,19 10:00am - 6:00pm $300.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive Sat,Sun,Mon Jan. 18,19,20 10:00am - 5:00pm $325.00
Forging Jewelry Forms Sat. Jan. 25 10:00am - 5:00pm $125.00
PMC Freeform Stone Settings Sun. Jan 26 10:00am - 4:00pm $90.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metalsmithing Weds, Jan 29 - March 3 6:00pm - 9:00pm $235.00
Colored Pencil on Copper Sat. Feb. 1 10:00am - 5:00pm $95.00
Enamels on Copper Sun. Feb 2 10:00am - 5:00pm $105.00
Keum-boo:Gold Overlay on Silver Sat. Feb 8 10:30am - 3:00pm $65.00
Bezel Setting Workshop Sun. Feb 9 10:00am - 5:00pm $100.00
Classical Wire Wrapping Sat. Feb. 15 10:00am - 4:00pm $80.00
Metal Etching Made Easy Sun. Feb. 16 10:00am - 4:00pm $85.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive Sat,Sun,Mon Feb. 22,23,24 10:00am - 5:00pm $325.00
Rivets for Metal Jewelry Sat. Feb 29 10:00am - 5:00pm $100.00
Five Golden Rings Sun. March 1 10:00am - 5:00pm $100.00
Cloisonné Enamels Sat/Sun. March 7, 8 10:00am - 5:00pm $245.00
Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive Fri,Sat,Sun. March 13,14,15 10:00am - 5:00pm $325.00
Bronze Metal Clay Sat. March 21 10:30am - 5:00pm $95.00
Intro. to Jewelry Casting Sats. March 21 - May 2 5:30pm - 8:30pm $320.00
Making Metal Beads Sat,Sun. March 28,29 10:00am - 4:00pm $200.00
Precious Metal Clay: PMC Rings Sat. April 4 10:00am - 4:00pm $85.00

 

All Classes- Full Descriptions- Listed Chronologically

 

Beginning Jewelry Workshop

Saturday, Dec. 14
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

$100

Instructor Amy Reeves **Class is Full**Please email to be placed on the wailist.

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Course description: A great starter class for absolute beginners. Learn to design and make your own jewelry step by step!  Amy will cover many metalsmithing fundamentals, including sawing, filing, stamping, hammering, soldering and texturing.  Students will be guided step by step in the use of studio equipment like torches, hand tools, and rolling mill.  No prior jewelry experience is necessary, students of all levels are welcome. 

Materials included: Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver available for purchase.

Prerequisite: none

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Five Golden Rings

Sunday, December 15
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$100 plus materials

Instructor Jennifer Stenhouse**Class is Full**Please email to be placed on the wailist.

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Five Gold Rings at TMAC

Course description: Learn to use gold-filled wire to create stunning stacking rings. Jennifer will show you how to work yellow and pink gold-filled wires of different shapes and gauges to create stunning rings. Get the rich look of gold without the cost! You'll learn how to measure, solder and shape the metal, then learn different ways to finish your rings: hammered, plain, matte finish or high shine! Make a set of stacking rings for yourself, or to give as gifts. Jennifer will also show a great trick for adding a tiny tube set stone!

Materials: Students may bring 14/20 pink or yellow gold-filled wire in different shapes and gauges (2-3" is enough for one ring), and 10K or 14K yellow gold solder (hard, medium or easy), or purchase enough for their projects in class-approximately $10 - $30. Optional-1.5 mm round faceted stones. Students may opt to bring solid 14K gold wire to work with.

Prerequisite: Beginning jewelry or equivalent.

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Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive

Intensive- 3 days

December 20, 21 & 22
Friday/ Saturday/Sunday
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

$325

Instructor Amy Reeves**Class is Full**Please email to be placed on the wailist.

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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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NEW!:Metal Inlay, Overlay and Appliqué

Sat/Sun Dec 28 & 29
10:00am - 5:00 pm

$215

Instructor Jane Martin

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Metal Inlaymixed metals

Course Description:
Mixed metals, marriage of metals, overlay, inlay, there are many ways to combine different metals together. This class will explore many of them. Make earrings or a necklace using surface treatment techniques such as roller printing, stamping, overlay/appliqué /inlay and marriage-of-metals. Construction and forming methods will be taught. Patinas and finishes will also be covered. 

Materials: Copper, brass and nickel included. Students may purchase sterling silver or bring their own to class: 20ga sheet (3x3"), 26ga sheet (3x3"), 20ga round wire(12"), 20ga square wire(12")

Prerequisite: This is a class for anyone that has taken a beginning class (or more) before.

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Adventures in Enameling

Saturday, Jan 4
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$100

Instructor Dorin Meinhart**Class is Full**Please email to be placed on the wailist.

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how to enamel diy jewelry

Course description:  Learn all about the basics of enameling on copper. Dorin will cover how to apply and fire opaque and transparent enamels. She will cover several design techniques, including , stencils, sgraffito, foil shapes and how to embed mesh into the enamels. Learn how to create a collage of design elements with beads, millefiori and different glass elements. Great for absolute beginners as well as those with some enamel experience.

Materials: Most materials included.  Students should bring an N95 dust mask and paper and pencil for note taking.

Prerequisite: None. This class is great for all levels.

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Metal Embossing Basics

Sunday, January 5
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$75 plus materials

Instructor Glenda Dixon

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Embossing metal with glenda dixon

Course description: Learn to create decorative relief using embossing techniques in this fun one day class! Similar to repoussé metalwork in relief, students will create 3-D artwork that shines and reflects light beautifully. Learn to create quick and easy relief in thin sheet metal using minimal tools. Using simple hand tools we will cover the basics of metal embossing in this techniques-based class. Working on copper or aluminum, Glenda will show you how to make beautiful relief designs in sheet metal using only hand tools. Learn how to transfer your design on to the metal, then use simple hand tools to create dimension and detail. Glenda will also show you how to fill and mount your piece for strength. Great for mixed media, students will make a decorative tile, plaque, or other ornamental item. Book marks, book bindings, box lids, the possibilities are endless! Bring an image of your choice or use one of ours, and learn to coax wonderfully complex dimension out of thin sheet metal. Add a patina if you wish for a more dramatic effect.

Materials: ($25 fee paid in class) fee collected in class covers 12"x12"aluminum tooling metal, tool kit and embossing pad to take home. Additional metal and 36 gauge cooper foil available for purchase in class, (or students may bring their own 36 gauge copper)

Prerequisite: none, this is a great class for all levels

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--------TMAC will take a break between Jan. 6 - Jan 15 for inventory and maintenance------

Blacksmithing Weekend in Yelm

Sat/Sun, Jan. 18 & 19
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

$300 plus $60 materials

Instructor Mike Mathewson

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new location, see below

Blacksmithing Workshop

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. Minimum 4 students, maximum 10

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.

NEW LOCATION!: 20 miles south of Tacoma on highway 7. Directions provided on registration.

Prerequisite: None

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Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive

Intensive- 3 days

January 18 & 19, 20

Saturday/Sunday/Monday
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

$325

Instructor Amy Reeves**Class is Full**Please email to be placed on the wailist.

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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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NEW!:Forging Jewelry Forms

Saturday, January 25
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

$125 includes materials

Instructor Julia Lowther

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Forging Jewelry Forms

Course description: Forging is a great way to add dimension and detail to your work. Discover the secret to twisting brass rods like silly putty and form them into an elegant cuff bracelet. Julia will also show you how to make a beautiful forged silver wave ring to remind you of the calming swish of the sea. You'll learn to do basic jewelry magic (aka: forging, shaping, sawing and soldering) in this fun class. When friends exclaim over your lovely new jewelry, they'll be impressed with both your taste AND your new skills! If you have never used a torch before, this is an excellent class to start with. The instructor will be with you every step of the way.

Materials: included: 4" 10 gauge sterling wire, bronze rod for projects.

Prerequisite: None, all levels welcome. Suitable for absolute beginners.

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Precious Metal Clay: PMC Freeform Stone Setting

Sunday, January 26
10:00 am- 4:00 pm

$90 plus $65 materials

Instructor Ruth Greening

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Freeform Stone setting in PMC

Course description:  The majority of cabochons can not be fired in the Precious Metal Clay.  This class will show you how to create settings to accommodate those stones and to have the freedom to use wonderful freeform stones, sea shells and other interesting pieces that would be destroyed in the firing process.
Students should bring a flat back cabochon freeform shape, or a shell that is not too thick.  If not sure, bring several to choose from or see Amy’s selection of fine stones.

Materials:. $65 fee paid to instructor in class (cash/check preferred) includes two 15g packages PMC3 clay, the use of all tools to finish pendant.

Prerequisite: At least one class working with PMC

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Beginning Jewelry/ Metalsmithing

Wednesday nights, Jan. 29 - Mar. 4
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$235 - 6 sessions

Instructor: Glenda Dixon

 

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Beginning Jewelry

Course description: Learn the basics skills needed to create jewelry of your own design. We will use a jeweler's saw, rolling mill, hammers and mallets, and torches to cut, texture, shape, and solder metal sheet and wire into unique jewelry pieces. Possible projects include things like cuff bracelets, textured earrings, and a ring or pendant with a bezel-set cabochon stone.

Materials: Copper and brass included. Students may buy silver and stones from instructor for ring project, or bring their own.

Prerequisite: None

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Colored Pencil on Copper

Saturday, Feb. 1
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$95 includes materials

Instructor Glenda Dixon

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Make a colored pencil on copper pendant at TMAC!!

Course description: Learn to enhance your copper creations with color the easy way, with colored pencils! In this class you will learn cold connection construction to make a colorful hollow form pendant. First Glenda will show you how to cut and form the copper sheet. Then you will learn how to add colorful designs using colored pencils! After your design is applied you will learn to attach it to a brass backing to create one-of-a kind pendant! Glenda will show different cold connection options such as tabs, prongs and stitching with wire as well as how to create a built in bail so your art can be worn around your neck.

Materials included: Copper, colored pencils to use in class, patterned brass sheet and all the supplies needed to complete the pendant project provided for in class use.

Optional materials to bring: Bring a pencil sharpener and prismacolor colored pencils (soft core) if available.

Prerequisite: none, all levels welcome

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Enamels on Copper

Sunday, Feb. 2
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$105

Jean Tudor

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learn enamel on copper at tacoma metal arts center

Course description:Enameling is a great way to incorporate color into your jewelry.  Learn to add contrast and impact using images and lines in your enamel pieces.  This class will cover enamel application basics such as cleaning copper, applying liquid enamel, sifting powdered transparent enamel, and firing the work in a kiln.   We will work with various effects in enameling such as stencils, sgrafitto, the use of transparent dry enamels, liquid enamels. You will leave this class with a few pieces ready to wear as jewelry or a decorative tile.

Materials: Most materials included.  Students should bring an N95 dust mask and paper and pencil for note taking.

Prerequisite: None!

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Keum-boo: Gold Overlay on Silver

Saturday, Feb. 8
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

$65 plus $35 supplies

Instructor Suz O'Dell

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Keumbo earrings by Suz O'dell

Course description: Add the luster of gold to fine silver fabrications with very little expense. In the ancient Korean technique of keum-boo (pronounced kum-boo, meaning attached gold) pure gold foil is bonded to the surface of another pure metal such as fine silver or PMC. Gold foil is chemically bonded to fine silver in a heat process using heat and pressure. This technique is low tech and easy to do in your home studio. No experience necessary. Suz will also talk about (but not demonstrate) how this can be used on sterling jewelry that has had the fine silver raised. Advanced students may bring a sterling piece with the fine silver already raised if they wish. Questions on how to do this prior to class? Just call or email us at TMAC!

Materials: $35 for 24K gold foil, paid to the instructor (cash or check only)

Students should bring to class:

1. a small piece of 20 - 22 g fine silver sheet for experimentation (approx. ¾” x 2”, bring your own or purchase from TMAC) cleaned and sanded fine, or a completely finished piece of fine silver jewelry. Deeply textured pieces are NOT advised.

2. bring your own or share the ones in the studio: tweezers, sharp scissors, small paper punch, stone (agate) burnisher

Prerequisite: None, open to all levels

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Bezel Setting Workshop

Sunday, February 9
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$100 plus materials

Instructor Amy Reeves

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Bezel Setting- Jewelry Making Classes at TMAC: Tacoma Metal Arts Center

Course description: Learn how to create settings for flat backed objects and cabochon cut stones. Bezel setting is also perfect for setting beach glass, coins, buttons, almost anything!  In this class we will cover selecting appropriate bezel wire, silver soldering, fitting irregular and freeform objects, making a ring band or pendant bail, polishing and stone setting.

Materials: Bring a stone or object to set or purchase one from our assortment. Students should bring $10-$20 to cover the cost of silver.

Prerequisite: No experience necessary!

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Classical Wire Wrapping

Saturday, Feb. 15
10:00 am- 4:00 pm

$80 plus $25 materials

Instructor Ruth Greening

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Classical Wire Wrapping

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 in a clean wire-wrapped setting and how to integrate a streamlined bail as part of the pendant design. Learn the technique step by step while you create one (or two) gorgeous pendants that you can wear home!

Materials: $25 paid to instructor in class (cash/check only)for stone and Silver Fill wire. Tools provided for use in class. 

Prerequisite: none

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Metal Etching Made Easy

Sunday, Feb. 16
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$85 + $40 materials

Instructor Meredith Arnold

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Etching Made Easy

Course description: Discover creating raised patterns in metal without any special equipment! This is the full meal deal. Meredith will cover everything from transferring images onto metal to etching a variety of alternative metals using a low toxic and safe method. The results are a beautiful bracelet and the knowledge for how to make your own unique texture sheets or patterned metal for signature designs.
Class covers a variety of resist processes including different heat transfer methods, ink transfer techniques and free hand solutions. Drilling, filing, refining, and a variety of polishing and sealing methods will also be covered.

Materials: Kit fee: $40 includes red brass, wire, booklet on etching, etching solution and tank, neutralizing bath, transfer film, inks, and more. Each student will take home everything they need to continue metal etching at home.
Instructor will supply hot plate, hammers, drills, pliers, etc. for use in class.
Students Should Bring: rubber stamps if you have some small patterns you especially like (please put your name on your stamps).

Prerequisites:None

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Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive

Intensive- 3 days

February 22, 23, & 24
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

$325

Instructor Jennifer Stenhouse

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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. Jennifer will cover 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 eight 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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Rivets for Metal Jewelry

Saturday, February 29
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$115

Instructor Glenda Dixon

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how to rivet metal jewelry with glenda dixon at TMAClearn to make rivets with glenda dixon at TMAC

Course description: Learn all about rivets in this fun one day class! Rivets are a great solution whenever solder is not an option. Glenda will cover standard rivets, flush rivets, tube rivets, all kinds of rivets! Learn to make rivets with spacers for a shadow box effect. And, you'll learn step by step how to make a spinning pin wheel pendant, no soldering necessary! Whether you want to incorporate found objects such as glass and wood, or add movement to your pieces, or just add another technique to your metalsmithing tool box, you'll love rivets!

Materials: Copper and brass provided, students may opt to bring silver to work with. Optional to bring, found object to incorporate into projects.

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry skills are helpful, but not required

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Five Golden Rings

Sunday, March 1
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$100 plus materials

Instructor Jennifer Stenhouse

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Five Gold Rings at TMAC

Course description: Learn to use gold-filled wire and solid gold wire to create stunning stacking rings. Jennifer will show you how to work yellow and pink gold-filled wires of different shapes and gauges to create stunning rings. Get the rich look of gold without the cost! You'll learn how to measure, solder and shape the metal, then learn different ways to finish your rings: hammered, plain, matte finish or high shine! Jennifer will also talk about how to work with solid gold. Make a set of stacking rings for yourself, or to give as gifts. Jennifer will also show a great trick for adding a tiny tube set stone!

Materials: Students may bring 14/20 pink or yellow gold-filled wire in different shapes and gauges (2-3" is enough for one ring), and 10K or 14K yellow gold solder (hard, medium or easy), or purchase enough for their projects in class-approximately $10 - $30. Optional-1.5 mm round faceted stones. Students may opt to bring solid 14K gold to work with.

Prerequisite: Beginning jewelry or equivlent.

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Cloisonné Enameling

Sat/Sun, March 7 & 8
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$210 + $35 material fee

Instructor Jean Tudor

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cloisonne enamels with jean Tudor

Course description: In cloisonné enamel, fine lines of metal wire create patterns and images.

The patterns are then filled with vibrant colors of glass that is then fused to the surface through firing. In this class Jean will show you how to create a design with wires as well as tricks for how to bend and apply the cloisonné wires. Jean will also show tricks to create patterns with copper mesh, silver foil and gold leaf. Learn the process step by step including how to achieve a matte finish or high polish on the glass surface. You will leave the class with a new creation- a gemlike 'cabochon' suitable for setting in jewelry or metalwork. Students should be able to finish one possibly two projects.

Materials: $35 (paid with tuition) includes enamels, 18g copper shapes (circles, squares and ovals), silver cloisonné wires, silver and gold foil and tools to share.

Optional to bring: fine point watercolor paintbrushes, manicure scissors, fine point tweezers, paper and pencil for designing, or a drawing to work from.

Prerequisite: None!

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Beginning Jewelry/ Metals Intensive

Intensive- 3 days

March 13, 14 & 15
Friday/ Saturday/Sunday
10:00 am- 5:00 pm

$325

Instructor Amy Reeves

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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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Bronze Metal Clay

Saturday, March 21
10:30 am -5:00 pm

$95 plus $25 materials fee

Instructor Suz O'Dell

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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 pieces of their own design. Make earrings, pendants, and clasps. Learn about stone setting techniques and mold making with Bronze Metal Clay. Students are encouraged the bring items with interesting textures to mold onto their bronze clay creations. Almost anything with texture will work: tree bark, feathers, leaves, shells, etc. We will do one firing during class, those pieces will be ready to wear same day! 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 Center one week after class.

Materials: $25 paid to instructor in class (cash/check only) includes 30 grams Fast Fire Bronze metal clay, findings, CZ's, use of tools. Additional clay will be available for purchase.

Prerequisite: none!

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Introduction to Jewelry Casting

Saturdays, March 21 - May 2, no class March 14

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$320 - 8 sessions/ $270 - 6 sessions

(includes $25 materials fee)

Instructor Joni Joachims

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Introduction to Jewelry Casting

Course description: In this informal class you will learn to design and make jewelry using the lost wax casting method. Joni will help you take your design and teach you to carve your model in wax. Then you will be guided through how to make a mold. Then, replicate your model in sterling silver or ancient bronze using centrifugal casting. Students will be guided step by step in the process in order to make unique pieces of jewelry. Upon request the instructor will also cover vacuum casting and making rubber molds of your finished piece so you will have production options for making multiples.

Materials: Students should bring and a dust mask rated P100 or N95 (or purchase at the studio). Students who want to cast in silver should bring sterling casting grain or scrap. Ancient bronze casting grain is included.

Prerequisite: Beginning jewelry or equivalent. Students should know how to saw, solder, file and polish metal.

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Making Metal Beads

Sat/Sun, March 28/29
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$200

Instructor Jane Martin

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Making metal Beads with Jane Martin

Course description: Learn all about making metal beads and hollow forms while advancing your soldering skills in this fun 2-day class. You will learn punching out circles, dapping and forming, soldering 2 halves together and finishing will be covered.  Learn how to make a perfect sphere in this class. Jane will also show how o make cubes, free forms and wire beads amoung other shapes to be made as well. 

Materials included: Copper and brass provided for in class use, silver available for purchase.

Prerequisite: Beginning Jewelry or previous jewelry soldering experience.

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Precious Metal Clay: PMC Rings

Saturday, April 4
10:00 am- 4:00 pm

$85 plus $40 for materials

Instructor Ruth Greening

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PMC Rings

Course description: Rings are a favorite with everyone, fun to make and fun to wear! Learn basic handling, forming and firing of this amazing silver in this hands on introduction to Precious Metal Clay Rings.  Ruth will show you how to size and assemble a band that will fit after firing. You'll also learn how to build a setting around a faceted stone to set it in the clay and then fire it into place. Keep for yourself or give them as gifts!

Materials: $40 paid to instructor in class (cash/check only) for 15g PMC3,CZ stones, sizing patty for 1 ring. The instructor will also supply tools to use and all necessary supplies to complete your ring.

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

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