Jewelry Classes

Jewelry Open Studio

Join fellow students in this open studio format. Enjoy the amenities of our amazing studio and finish up those projects! No instruction provided. Half day pricing available. Must have completed Beginners Metalsmithing at ACM and be an ACM or FSG member. Pre-registration preferred. Check with front desk for added open or cancelled studio dates.

Studio space is limited – Please register at least 24 hours prior to your desired Open Studio time.

Saturdays, 10:00-1:00 and 1:00-4:00

Session 1: May 16
Session 3: Jul 11
Session 4: Jul 25
Session 5: Aug 01
Session 6: Aug 08

Fees:

ACM Members:
Half Day: $10.00 per person
Full Day: $20.00 per person

FSG Members:
Half Day: $5.00 per person
Full Day: $10.00 per person



 

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The Great Composer

Barbara Lewis B-A
Saturday 10:00-4:00

Take your enameling to the next level with a series of decorative techniques. White liquid enamel, tinted liquid enamel, ceramic decals and firescale decoration unite to create a rich architectural design. The decorative enamel techniques in The Great Composer is the reason why it is one of the most popular projects from my book, “Mastering Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: the Next Steps in Painting with Fire.”

*$20 material fee payable to the instructor the day of class.

Session 1: May 9

$150 ACM members
$200 non-members

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Sculptural Copper Mesh Enameled jewelry

Barbara Lewis B-A
Saturday 10:00-4:00

Work with copper “fabric” to create a sculptural design that is lightweight, beautiful & strong. Take advantage of the immersion process of torch-fired enameling to fire delicate metals while creating strength through the addition of enamel. From my book “Mastering Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: the Next Steps in Painting with Fire”, this project takes advantage of the malleability of copper mesh to explore new & exciting metal.

*$30 material fee payable to the instructor the day of class.

Session 1: Jun 6

$150 ACM members
$200 non-members

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Resin Inlay Workshop For Jewelry

Elise Mankes   B
Friday &
Saturday 11:00-4:00

Resin inlay is an easy and inexpensive way to add color to jewelry and other projects, including mixed-media art works. In this 2-day workshop, you will learn the basic techniques and produce at least one finished product. Resin technique is versatile, allowing you to explore creative ideas of your own. Recommended for both beginning jewelers and experienced artists who may have existing pieces they wish to enhance with resin inlay.

*A $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Session 1: May 15 & 16

$105 ACM membes
$125 non-members

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Metal Carving For Jewelry Makers

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

Burs, mandrels and snap on discs: what does it all mean? Learn the art of using the flexible shaft to reveal your creative potential. A simple wire ring or bangle will change into a beautiful work of art. We will also learn how to transform sheet metal with a few simple techniques.

*A $10 supply fee will be due the first day of class.

Session 1: Jun 20 & 21

$155 ACM members
$205 non-members

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Leapin’ Lizards Polymer Bead Workshop

Colleen White B-I
Saturdays 1:00-3:00

Use inexpensive polymer clay to create a lampwork style bead wrapped with adorable striped geckos. Once you learn the technique for creating “Leapin’ Lizards” they can be applied to pins, earrings, bracelets, even made into dangling earrings! Celebrate our local wildlife with these charming little guys!

Session 1: Apr 18
Session 2: May 16

$35 ACM members
$55 non-members

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Jewelry For Beginners

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

Get to know the basics of jewelry design and fabrication. You will learn skills such as soldering, sawing and polishing while creating your own jewelry. Materials are purchased during each class and supply fees are paid weekly.

Session 1: Apr 7, 14, (no Apr 21 & 28), May 5, 12, 19
Session 2: May 26, Jun 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 3: Jun 30, Jul 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4*

$115 ACM members
$140 non-members

*6 week class
$138 ACM members
$163 non-members

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Intermediate Jewelry: Design and Construction 2015

Donna Carrion   I
Wednesdays 9:00-12:00 or 1:00-4:00

Build on the skills you learned in beginner’s jewelry as you expand your abilities to design and create jewelry.  This class will enhance your techniques while teaching you new ways of working in metal. You will learn how to form and manipulate sheet and wire using a variety of forming techniques.  We will set stones and pearls to create beautiful works of art. Materials are purchased during each class and supply fees are paid weekly.

Session 1: Apr 1, 8, 15, 22*
Session 2: Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20*
Session 3: May 27, Jun 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 4: Jul 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5

5 week class
$115 ACM members
$140 non-members

*4 week class
$92 ACM members
$112 non-members

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Intermediate Jewelry 2015

Renee Davis I
Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm

Sharpen your soldering skills and strengthen your design creativity in this class with new projects being introduced each week. Using texture and dimension, we will focus on stone setting, metal beads, bracelets and connections.

Session 1: Apr 1, 8, 15, 22*
Session 2: Apr 29, May 6, 13, 20*
Session 3: Jun 3, 10, 17, 24*
Session 4: Jul 8, 15, 22, 29*

*4 week class
$92 ACM members
$112 non-members

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Forging 101 For Jewelers

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

Learn a variety of forging techniques in this dynamic class. We will discuss the many hammers used by silversmiths and blacksmiths alike. Simple wire and sheet metal will be transformed into complex volumetric forms.

*A $10 supply fee will be due the first day of class.

Session 1: Jul 18 & 19

$155 ACM members
$205 non-members

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Ease Your Way Into Lapidary

Silvie Waals  B Tuesdays 5:00-8:00pm

Learn lapidary stone cutting: the fun and exciting way to form a (stone) slab into a useable cabochon with amazing results! Beginner lapidary class will offer stones to cut or bring your own if you like.

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS OFF-SITE. See front desk for location/address.
*There is a tool fee of $25.00 paid to the teacher at first class.

Session 2: May 5, 12, 19, 26

$88 ACM members $108 non-members

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Crystal Bracelet

Liana Martin  B
Fridays 10:00-12:00 or 1:00-3:00

Join us in this 2-hour class and create a stunning crystal and dichroic glass bracelet. Various dichroic color center pieces are available. No experience necessary!

Session 1: Apr 10 10:00-12:00
Session 2: May 22 1:00-3:00

$35 ACM members
$60 non-members

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Beaded Jump Ring Bracelet

Colleen White B-A
Saturday 1:00-3:00

For beginners or experienced students: Create a custom bracelet with the look of beaded chainmaille from beads and jumprings with a button closure. Kits come in silver and gold color jumprings with a variety of bead colors. This easy but stylish design can be easily adapted for either men or women with a variety of materials. Materials: $5. per bracelet.

Session 1: Apr 25

$35 ACM members
$55 non-members

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Advanced Jewelry: From Concept To Completion 2015

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

Sharpen your jewelry design skills as you create a new body of work. You will be encouraged to develop your own design sensibility as you incorporate elements that inspire you. Bring a notebook, tools, materials and your imagination. Metal can be purchased during each class and supply fees are paid weekly.

Session 1: Apr 2, 9, 16, 23*
Session 2: Apr 30, May 7, 14, 21*
Session 3: May 28, Jun 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 4: Jul 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6

Note: Day classes are 4 hours each
5 week class
$155 ACM members
$180 non-members

*4 week class
$125 ACM members
$150 non-members

Evening class only:
5 week class
$115 ACM members
$140 non-members

*4 week class
$92 ACM member
$112 non-member

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Jewelry: The Perfect Polish

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

Take your jewelry skills to the next level as you learn to make your creations shine! Finishing jewelry is often over looked. You will learn when and how to use the flexible shaft, polishing machine and the many attachments to achieve great results.

Session 1: May 30 & 31

$155 ACM members
$205 non-members

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