Jewelry Classes

Drawing On Metal Workshop with Deborah Karash

Drawing On Metal Workshop with Deborah Karash B-A
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun
10:00 – 5:00
Feb 1, 2, 3, 4, 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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Jewelry Foundation 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. Learn to identify and use basic jewelry tools and supplies. You will make a variety of jewelry from rings to pendants and from bracelets to earrings. You’ll also learn the language of jewelry and it’s components. Proper use of tools and safety will be discussed while learning to use hand tools such as the jewelers saw & files. Soldering, stone setting and polishing will be covered. Important: print online supply list or request at front desk. Materials will be purchased at the beginning of each class.

Session 6: Mar 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

Session 1: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Session 2: Jun 6, 13, 20, 27*
Session 3: Jul 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8

$120 ACM Members
$145 Future Members

*4 Week Class:
$97 ACM Members
$122 Future Members

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Intermediate Jewelry Techniques

Donna Carrion   I
Wednesdays 12:00 – 4:00 OR 6:00 – 9:00pm

In this class you will begin to create your own designs, expand on the techniques you are already familiar with while learning more advanced methods of stone setting and jewelry construction. Learn to move and manipulate both sheet metal and wire to create unique wearable works of art. Important: print your online supply list or request at front desk. Materials will be purchased at the beginning of each class.

Session 6: Mar 29, Apr 5, 12, 19, 26

Session 1: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Session 2: Jun 7, 14, 21, 28*
Session 3: Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9

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

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

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

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

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Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Marcia Wisehoon B-I
Saturdays 1:00 – 4:00 OR Wednesdays 6:00 – 9:00pm

Students will create seven pieces of jewelry with just a coil of precious metal wire (Sterling Silver) and three types of pliers and a cutter. An overview of wire and the creation of simple jewelry findings will prepare the student for wire wrap projects (earrings, ring, bracelet, 4 pendants) in netting, framing, and wire sculpture, all without solder or torches. Silver wire fee payable to instructor: $45; Pliers available from instructor: $30.

Session 1: Saturdays 1:00-4:00
May 6, 13, 20, 27, Jun 3

Session 2: Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm
Jul 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2

$115 ACM Members
$140 Future Members

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Advanced Jewelry Design & Fabrication

Donna Carrion    A
Thursdays 12:00 – 4:00 OR 6:00 – 9:00pm

Take your jewelry to the next level by learning about balance & composition while creating your own original designs. Learn new jewelry techniques while improving on others. Important: print your online supply list or request at front desk. Materials will be purchased at the beginning of each class.

Session 6: Mar 30, Apr 6, 13, 20, 27

Session 1: May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1
Session 2: Jun 8, 15, 22, 29*
Session 3: Jul 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10

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

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

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

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

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Russian Filligree

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

In this workshop you will learn the basic techniques of Russian styles of filigree. You will learn to make filigree wire from 24 gauge fine silver wire. Frame construction will be made out of 18 gauge square sterling wire. Many soldering techniques will be presented. Help and individual instruction will be given as needed to complete a finished piece.

Session 1: Jun 16 & 17

$135 ACM Members
$185 Future Members

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More Low Tech Casting

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

During this class you will learn to create sand casting molds and learn to pour liquid metal. We will also work with your hand carved charcoal blocks. There is a $30 supply fee for this class. Please wear closed toe shoes to this class & print your online supply list.

Session 1: Jun 3 & 4

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Unique Settings

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

Explore the many possible ways to showcase unique gemstones. This class will focus on stones with curves, raw edges, corners, squares and odd shapes. Several different prong making techniques will be shown as well as advanced and creative bezel making. Please review online supply list.

Session 1: Jun 10 & 11

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Fusing Argentium Silver

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

Discover the advantages of working with Argentium. This class will be an introduction to fusing. We will explore pattern making, chain making and granulation techniques. Easy to learn – no soldering! Please review online supply list.

Session 1: Jul 15 & 16

$160 AcCM Members
$210 Future Members

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Setting Larger Faceted Stones

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

Large stone to sit on top of a ring or a chunky pendant? In this class you will learn both. Create and play with large colorful gemstones for the weekend. Students will gain knowledge, make wire prongs and chunky pedestal prongs. Please review online supply list.

Session 1: Jun 24 & 25

$160 ACM members
$210 non-members

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Salt Water Etching

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

Explore the benefits salt water etching has to offer by using copper, brass and nickel. This non-toxic etching technique is safe and simple. In this workshop you will create texture plates to be used in the rolling mill as well as finished pieces of jewelry. We will explore different patterns, textures and resists. You will also learn how to set up your own portable etching bath to be used at home. Supply fee of $15-$20 to be paid to instructor.

Session 1: Apr 29 & 30

$160 ACM members
$210 non-members

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Advanced Intensive Jewelry

Wendy Thurlow A
Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm

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.

Session 1: Feb 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 2: Apr 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8
Session 3: May 15, 22 (no may 29), Jun 5, 12, 19
Session 4: Jul 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7

$120 ACM Members
$145 Future Members

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