Jewelry Classes

Glass Bead Making

Liana Martin B
Saturdays 9:30-12:00

Play with fire and make your very own glass beads for beginners and intermediate students. This course covers basic flame working skills using a torch to melt rods of glass into beads. Students will learn through lecture, demos and and hands on experience. Topics include learning how to set up a work station and safety tips. Techniques covered include various designs using dots, pulling stringers and twisties, raking, basic shapes, millefiori and applying frits. Those with experience will learn techniques including using foils, encasing, decorative canes, color reactions, hollow beads and dichroic glass. Supply fee $35 payable to instructor.

S1: Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5
S2: Jun 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$96 ACM Members
$121 Future Members

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Wearable Vessel

Donna Carrion I-A
Saturday & Sunday 10:00-4:00

This class is geared towards students who can complete basic metal working skills. This workshop will increase your soldering skills and your ability to fabricate. During this class you will encounter many problem solving techniques to assist you in achieving a positive result. This vessel will be able to hold small objects or an affirmation. The lid will open easily along a cord necklace. Be sure to print your supply list. Closed toe shoes are required in order to participate in
this class. Please note that there will be a supply fee of $5 payable to the instructor. It will be due at the beginning of the 1st day of class.

S1: Jul 14 & 15

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Volume & Texture

Donna Carrion B-A
Saturday & Sunday 10:00-4:00

This class is geared towards students who can complete basic metal working skills. Sandbags can be used to create amazing amounts of volume in your jewelry. I will teach you how to improve your ability to form metal in one short weekend. You will learn to use the right tools combined with the correct technique. By the end of class you will have completed a pendant; ready to wear home. Be sure to print your supply list. Closed toe shoes are required.

S1: May 19 & 20

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Advanced Jewelry: Designed For Success

Donna Carrion    A
Thursdays 12:00-4:00* or 6:00-9:00

Sharpen your jewelry design skills as you create a new body of work. You will be encouraged to develop your craftsmanship and finishing abilities. New and challenging designs and techniques will be presented. Bring a sketchbook, notebook, your tools, metals and your imagination. Metal can be purchased in class. Evening students please bring a check in order to purchase supplies. Closed toe shoes are required.

S1: 5 wk: Apr 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3
S2: 5 wk: May 10, 17, 24, 31, Jun 7
S3: 5 wk: Jun 14, 21, 28, Jul 5, 12
S4: 4 wk: 12:30-4:30* Jul 19, 12:00-4:00* Jul 26, Aug 2, 9

Day (4 wk/4 hr):
$130 ACM Members
$155 Future Members

Day (5 wk/4 hr):
$160 ACM Members
$185 Future Members

Night (4 wk/3 hr):
$97 ACM Members
$122 Future Members

Night (5 wk/3 hr):
$120 ACM Members
$145 Future Members

Night (4 wk/3 hr):
$97 ACM Members
$122 Future Members

Night (5 wk/3 hr):
$120 ACM Members
$145 Future Members

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Ring Shank Making Workshop II

Donna Carrion B-A
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 4:00

This class is geared towards students who can complete basic metal working skills. I will teach you the techniques needed to create fun and exciting ring shanks. These rings will be ready for you to add your stone and setting to. We will work with both wire and sheet metal as we create a series of rings. Be sure to print your supply list. Closed toe shoes are required in order to participate in this class.

S1: Jun 23 & 24

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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The Perfect Polish

Donna Carrion B-A
Saturday & Sunday 10:00-4:00

Take your jewelry to the next level as you learn how to make your creations shine! Finishing jewelry is often overlooked. You will learn when and how to use the flexible shaft, polishing machine and the many attachments they have to achieve great results. Please print supply list & bring in jewelry ready to polish. A $25 supply fee payable to the instructor the 1st day of workshop.

S1: Apr 21 & 22

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Intermediate Jewelry: Creating With Confidence

Donna Carrion   I
Wednesdays 12:00-4:00* OR 6:00-9:00

Build on the skills acquired in Beginners Foundation. You will learn new ways to shape sheet metal and wire. More advanced stone setting techniques will be taught while you improve on your current skills. You will learn to create your own sense of style while learn to design pieces that are uniquely you. If you attend the evening class, be sure to bring a check in order to purchase supplies. Closed toe shoes.

S1: 5 wk: Apr 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2
S2: 5 wk: May 9, 16, 23, 30, Jun 6
S3: 4 wk: Jun 13, 20, 27, (no Jul 4), Jul 11
S4: 4 wk: 12:30-4:30* Jul 18, 12:00-4:00* Jul 25, Aug 1, 8

Day (4 wk/4 hr):
$130 ACM Members
$155 Future Members

Day (5 wk/4 hr):
$160 ACM Members
$185 Future Members

Night (4 wk/3 hr):
$97 ACM Members
$122 Future Members

Night (5 wk/3 hr):
$120 ACM Members
$145 Future Members

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Beginning Foundation For Jewelers

Donna Carrion   B
Tuesdays 1:00-4:00 or 6:00-9:00

Get to know the basics of jewelry fabrication and design. You will learn basic skills such as soldering with a torch, sawing, forming metal and polishing. New projects will be made during each session. Materials can be purchased during class and supply fees are paid weekly. If you attend the evening class please bring a check. Please print your supply list. Closed toe shoes are required.

S1: 5 wk: Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1
S2: 5 wk: May 8, 15, 22, 29, Jun 5
S3: 5 wk: Jun 12, 19, 26, Jul 3, 10
S4: 4 wk: Jul 17, 24, 31, Aug 7

4 wk: $97 ACM Members
$122 Future Members

5 wk: $120 ACM Members
$145 Future Members

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Intro To Copper Enameling

Liana Martin B
Saturdays 10:00-3:00

Enameling is the art of fusing powdered glass to metal at high temperatures using a kiln. In this course you will learn to: prepare copper for enameling; make several sample pieces using a range of techniques; explore the use of opaque and transparent enamels; use decorative inclusions (e.g. frit, glass threads, millefiori, and copper wire) Supply fee $40 payable to instructor first day of class.

S1: May 19
S2: Jul 21

$79 ACM Members
$129 Future Members

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Hammer Setting Stones

Wendy Thurlow I-A
Saturday & Sunday 10:00-4:00

Students will be hammering and using punches to set stones in this class. Using sterling silver you will learn how to create a more durable and professional setting. We will start the class by making the necessary tools needed to set stones in sterling silver. You will also learn the many ways of securing the work prior to setting.

S1: Apr 14 & 15

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Stone On Stone

Wendy Thurlow I-A
Saturday & Sunday 10:00-4:00

Embellish your gemstones! Learn the necessary techniques to bezel set a gemstone on top of another stone. Combine color and stones together for a unique look. Learn to drill holes in stones, custom fit bezels and set them successfully. Mounting smaller gemstones on top of larger stones will give you the ability to add dimension to your work. We will explore they many ways of layering gemstones. Bezel setting skills needed.

S1: Jul 28 & 29

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Adjustable Rings

Wendy Thurlow I-A
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 4:00

Learn to create comfortable and sizable rings for all. Students will be learning different forming techniques such as, forging, wrapping, overlapping. We will be using sheet metal and wire to fabricate a various rage of adjustable rings.

S1: May 5 & 6

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Artful Earrings

Wendy Thurlow I-A
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 4:00

Learn the art of earring making. Mixed metals, textures and complex forms will be covered in this class. Learn the skills to create stunning earrings from the simple hooks, lightweight dangles to post and stud. Students will learn how to create
and integrate the ear wire into part of the design.

S1: Jun 9 & 10

$160 ACM members
$210 Future members

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Advanced Jewelry Intensive

Wendy Thurlow I-A
Mondays 6:00-9:00

Students must be independent, advanced and equipped with skills to solder alone. New soldering techniques will be covered as needed. Each session will cover a different jewelry making technique. No projects will be given. Students will have time to develop creativity while practicing or learning a new skill. Class will be focused on finishing what you start or re-visiting unfinished projects. Time will also spent on craftsmanship, cleaning and polishing of your jewelry. Knowledge of ACM studio required: proper tools usage and studio safety is a must. Advanced students only.

S1: 5 wk: Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S2: 4 wk: May 7, 14, 21, (no May 28), Jun 4
S3: 5 wk: Jun 11, 18, 25, Jul 2, 9
S4: 4 wk: Jul 16, 23, 30, Aug 6

4 wk: $97 ACM Members
$122 Future Members

4 wk: $97 ACM Members
$122 Future Members

5 wk: $120 ACM Members
$145 Future Members

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