Jewelry Classes

Ring Shank Making

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

This class will take you beyond making simple bands. We will make various split shank rings using sheet metal or wire. Bring in stones with settings prepared if you wish to leave with a completed ring or completely focus on the variety of ring shanks that can be made with basic materials. Please print your supply list.

S1: Sep 30 & Oct 1

$160 ACM members
$210 non-members

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Drawing On Metal Workshop with Deborah Karash

NEW SESSION ADDED
Drawing On Metal Workshop with Deborah Karash B-A
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun   10:00 – 5:00
S1: Feb 1, 2, 3, 4, 2018 Full

Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri   10:00-5:00
S2: Feb 6, 7, 8, 9, 2018

Who doesn’t want to add a little color to their jewelry, or maybe your own patterns and images? This class focuses on my technique for drawing on metal with colored pencils. Learn to add color and excitement to your work with my special technique. In this 4-day class you should finish at least one pendant and several sample pieces. Fabrication techniques will be covered as time allows. Must be able to saw. All levels welcome. Note: Beginners must have previous experience with sawing and filing. $50 fee payable to instructor. Above Image: Sanders Visual Images.

KARASH tuxedo.dragonfly.300

$575 ACM Members
$625 Future Members

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Mosaic Jewelry

Liana Martin B
Wednesday 10:00 12:00

Using various items such as beads, millefiori, fused glass, small shells, tumbled glass and stones, create miniature pieces of wearable artwork. Supply fee $20

S1: Dec 6

$38 ACM Members
$63 Future Members

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Dichroic Glass Jewelry

Liana Martin B
Thursdays 9:30-12:30 or Saturdays 12:00-3:00

Make your own beautiful dichroic pendants, earrings, pins, etc. You will learn the basics of cutting, layering and fusing glass. Supply fee $40.

S1-Thurs: Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16
S2-Sat: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24

$93 ACM Members
$118 Future Members

 

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Dichroic & Copper Bracelet

Liana Martin B
Monday or Thursday 1:00-4:00

You will create two fused dichroic glass focal pieces and a copper bangle bracelet. The bracelet is made so that you can switch the centerpiece. Basic glass cutting and fusing skills will be covered. Supply fee $25.

S1: Monday, Oct 23
S2: Thursday, Mar 8

$45 ACM Members
$70 Future Members

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More Low Tech Casting

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

This class will teach you to work with sand casting. We will mold and cast items that you bring in. There is a $30 material fee for this class paid to the instructor. Please print your supply list for details. Closed toe shoes are required for safety purposes. Please note that this class is geared towards both intermediate and advanced students.

S1: Feb 24 & 24

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Advanced Jewelry Design & Construction

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’ll be encouraged to develop your design sensibility. New and challenging techniques will be demonstrated. Bring a sketchbook/ notebook, your tools, metals and your imagination. Metal can be purchased in class.

S1-5wk: Sep 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5
S2-6wk: Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16
S3-4wk: Nov 30, Dec 7, 14, 21
S4-4wk: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25
S5-3wk: Feb 15, 22, Mar 1
S6-4wk: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29

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

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

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

Day (6wk/4hr): $192 ACM Members
$217 Future Members

Night (3wk/3hr): $73 ACM Members
$98 Future Members

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

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

Night (6wk/3hr): $145 ACM Members
$170 Future Members

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More Working In Gold

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

Working in gold can be fun and rewarding. This workshop is geared towards intermediate and advanced students. The focus will be on the differences and similarities of gold and silver. Students please print your supply list. Students must bring the metal listed on the supply list in order to participate in this dynamic class.

S1: Mar 10 & 11

$160 ACM members
$210 non-members

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Flush Mount Stone Setting

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

Add a modern touch to your designs with the addition of flush mount stones (formally called gypsy set stones). We focus on setting cubic zirconias and spinels. This is a fun workshop & will add a new skill in your “toolbox”. Please print your supply list for details. Closed toe shoes are required in the studio.

S1: Jan 27 & 28

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Intermediate Jewelry Techniques

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

This class will enhance the skills you learned in beginner’s jewelry as you learn new ways to form and shape sheet metal and wire. We will expand your abilities to design and create your own style of jewelry. We’ll set stones and pearls to create beautiful works of art. Materials are purchased and paid for during class.

S1-5wk: Sep 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4
S2-5wk: Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8
S3-5wk: Nov 15, (no Nov 22), 29, Dec 6, 13, 20
S4-5wk: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
S5-3wk: Feb 14, 21, 28
S6-4wk: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28

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

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

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

Night (3wk/3hr): $73 ACM Members
$98 Future Members

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

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

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Jewelry Foundation For Beginners

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

Get to know the basics of jewelry design and fabrication. You will learn skills such as solder with a torch. Sawing, forming metal and polishing will put the final touches on creating your own jewelry. Materials are purchased during class and supply fees are paid weekly. Please print the supply list. Closed toe shoes are required for safety.

S1-5wk: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3
S2-6wk: Oct 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14
S3-5wk: Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19
S4-5wk: Jan 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S5-3wk: Feb 13, 20, 27
S6-4wk: Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

3wk: $73 ACM Members
$98 Future Members

4wk: $97 ACM Members
$122 Future Members

5wk: $120 ACM Members
$145 Future Members

6wk: $145 ACM Members
$170 Future Members

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Wire Sculpture Pendants

Marcia Wisehoon  I
Thursdays 6:00-9:00

Wire wrapping is manipulation of wire into elegant settings, is sometimes referred to as Wire Sculpture. Using several techniques – simple to
elaborate – we’ll create unique jewelry. These methods rely on hand manipulation of wire, using a minimum of tools. No solder or torches are used
in this ancient art form. Please print the supply list. Gemstones available for purchase. There is a fee of $50 for Sterling Silver wire.

S1: Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16
S2: Jan 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15

$115 ACM Members
$140 Future Members

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Introduction To Copper Enameling

Liana Martin  B
Monday or Saturday 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.

S1: Monday, Nov 6
S2: Saturday, Jan 13

$75 ACM Members
$125 Future Members

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The Ancient Art Of Granulation

Don Roberts   I-A
Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 3:00

Granulation is an ancient decorative process to which a metal object is ornamented with the application of tiny spheres (or granules) to it’s surface. This is achieved by having small round granules adhere to a surface with the aid of heat and special hyde glue by fusing. It was highly developed in ancient times by the Greeks and Etruscans.

S1: Jan 5 & 6

$140 ACM Members
$190 Future Members

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Small Stones

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

Working with small stones is not as hard as you think. Add a pop of color to your work and gain confidence using small stones. Discover tips and techniques for handling and setting small gems. Instruction will include flush, tube and bezel settings.

S1: Jan 20 & 21

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Keum Boo

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

Combine texture and gold! Keum Boo is an ancient Korean technique for bonding gold foil to silver. This amazing technique can bring limitless design possibilities to your jewelry and add beautiful gold accents at minimal cost. Learn to bond thin sheets of pure gold to sterling silver. Instruction will also included texture and rolling mill techniques.

S1: Dec 9 & 10

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Flex Shaft Tips & Techniques

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

Gain confidence using the flex shaft. Learn how to make the most of this versatile tool. Discover tricks, and learn how to clean and maintain your flex shaft. Cutting, polishing, stone setting, drilling glass and more! Learn which attachments to use for different jobs.

S1: Oct 21 & 22

$160 AcCM Members
$210 Future Members

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Rings & Stones

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

Adorn your fingers in this creative workshop. Learn to cut, form, solder and size rings properly. Bezels will be hand fabricated and added to your rings. Soldering and set up will be a focus as well as forging and texturing ring shanks. Stone setting tips and tricks will be covered.

S1: Mar 3 & 4

$160 ACM members
$210 Future members
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Advanced Jewelry Intensive

Wendy Thurlow 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.

S1-3 wk: Sep 11, 18, 25
S2-5 wk: Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13
S3-4 wk: Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18
S4-6 wk: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 Feb 5, 12
S5-6 wk: Feb 19, 26 Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

3 wk: $72 ACM Members
$97 Future Members

4 wk: $97 ACM Members
$122 Future Members

5 wk: $120 ACM Members
$145 Future Members

6 wk: $145 ACM Members
$170 Future Members

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