Jewelry Classes

Jewelry: The Elements Of Design, Donna Carrion

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

We will discuss what makes a jewelry design successful. Elements such as balance, color, proportion and craftsmanship are a few of the topics that will be covered. You will use this design language to begin to create a pendant. Please print your supply list. Closed toe shoes are required for safety. A $15 supply fee payable to the instructor the day of class.

S1: Oct 20 & 21

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Jewelry: Volume & Texture, Donna Carrion

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

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 for safety.

S1: Mar 23 & 24

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Jewelry Independent Study, Donna Carrion

Donna Carrion I-A
Fridays 10:00-4:00

Enjoy a full six hours of jewelry class every Friday. This a great time to create your own designs while receiving expert advice. Topics and techniques will be discussed as needed. Form, function, creativity and craftsmanship are the focus of this student-driven class. This is a great time to explore your creative path. Please note that this class runs from 10:00 to 4:00, with a 1/2 lunch break from 12:30 to 1:00. Closed toe shoes are required. Need basic metal working skills

S1: Jan 11 & 18
S2: Mar 1 & 8
S3: Apr 5 & 12

$140 ACM Members
$165 Future Members

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Jewelry: Metal Bead Fabrication, Donna Carrion

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

Experience the fun in fabricating your own metal beads to wear on a necklace. We will make a variety of styles, sizes and textures. You will learn the most efficient way to set up your beads to be soldered while eliminating the need to clean up a lot of excess solder. Please print your supply list. Closed toe shoes are required for safety.

S1: Jan 12 & 13

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Advanced Jewelry: Designed For Success, Donna Carrion

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: 6 wk: Sep 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 4, 11
S2: 5 wk: Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15
S3: 4 wk: Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20
S4: 6 wk: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
S5: 6 wk: Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21
S6: 5 wk: Mar 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

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

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

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

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Jewelry: Forged Wire Earrings, Donna Carrion

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

When attending this class you will learn the ins and outs of forging round and square wire into beautiful new earrings. We will cover how to make left and right handed curves that match. You will learn how to decide which areas to accentuate. We will also cover how to finish and polish for the best results. Please print your supply list. Closed toe shoes are required for safety.

S1: Dec 8 & 9

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Working In Argentium, Donna Carrion

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

A relatively new metal, Argentium, is desired for its anti-tarnish properties. In this class you will learn the techniques needed to successfully solder and fuse this metal. Both sheet metal and wire will be utilized to create a beautiful pendant. Please print your supply list. Closed toe shoes are required for safety.
S1: Sep 15 & 16

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Jewelry: Working With Gold, Donna Carrion

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

Working in gold can be fun, rewarding and profitable. This class is geared towards intermediate and advanced students. The focus will be on both the differences and similarities of gold and silver, Please print your supply list. Students must bring the metal listed on the supply list in order to participate in this dynamic class. Closed toe shoes are required for safety.

S1: Feb 9 & 10

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Jewelry: Metal Carving, Donna Carrion

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

Burs, mandrels and snap-on discs, oh my. What does it all mean? Learn the art of using the flexible shaft to reveal your creative potential. A simple wire ring & bangle will change into a beautiful work of art. Please print your supply list. Closed toe shoes required for safety. $20 supply fee payable to instructor 1st day of class.

S1: Apr 13 & 14

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Intermediate Jewelry: Creating With Confidence, Donna Carrion

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

Build on the skills you’ve acquired. You’ll learn new ways to shape sheet metal and wire and more advanced stone setting techniques. You’ll learn to design pieces that are uniquely you. Evening class, be sure to bring a check to
purchase supplies. Closed toe shoes required.

S1: 6 wk: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10
S2: 4 wk: Oct 17, 24, (no Oct 31), Nov 7, 14
S3: 5 wk: Nov 21, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19
S4: 6 wk: Jan2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6
S5: 6 wk: Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20
S6: 5 wk: Mar 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24

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

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

Day (6 wk/4 hr):
$192 ACM Members
$217 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 (6 wk/3 hr):
$145 ACM Members
$170 Future Memb

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Foundation For Jewelers, Donna Carrion

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

Get to know the basics of jewelry fabrication and design. You’ll learn basic skills such as solder 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 as the items are needed in the first class. Closed toe shoes are required for safety.

S1: 6 wk: Sep 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9
S2: 5 wk: Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13
S3: 5 wk: Nov 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18
S4: 5 wk: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5
S5: 6 wk: Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12, 19
S6: 5 wk: Mar 26, Apr 2, 9, 16, 23,

5 wk: $120 ACM Members
$145 Future Members

6 wk: $145 ACM Members
$172 Future Members

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Jewelry: Sand Casting, Donna Carrion

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

Sand casting is a technique that has been used since the earliest days of humanity. We will use items from nature to produce smaller replicas. I welcome hand carved pieces (without undercuts). Your castings will be ready to be used in your jewelry designs or as a small sculpture. Please print your supply list. Closed toe shoes required for safety. $30 supply fee payable to the instructor at the 1st class.

S1: Nov 3 & 4

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Intro To Copper Enameling, Liana Martin

Liana Martin B-I
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, and use decorative inclusions – frit, glass threads, millefiori, and copper wire. Supply fee $40 payable to the instructor the day of class.

S1: Oct 27
S2: Jan 12

$79 ACM Members
$129 Future Members

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Catches & Findings, Don Roberts

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

There are many cases where a custom-made catch or finding is needed to properly finish a necklace or bracelet. There are many variations and sizes of toggle clasps, barrel clasps, spring plungers clasps and box catches. We will cover as many as possible in the 2-day workshop

S1: Sep 22 & 23
S2: Jan 5 & 6

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Lo Tech Casting, Wendy Thurlow

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

Small metals casting is a technique that dates back thousands of years. Come play with molten metal, enjoy the fun and creative process. Utilize your scrap silver by learning unique ways to cast sterling silver. Pour ingots to make wire, explore textures with charcoal and cuttle bone casting. Discover organic forms with water or broom casting.

S1: Mar 9 & 10

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Gold Bezels, Wendy Thurlow

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

Gain the necessary skills of working with gold and stones. Add value and rich color to your work by learning how to make gold bezels. Students will be introduced to the different working properties of gold. We will form, solder and finish setting a stone in this workshop.

S1: Feb 23 & 24

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Gold & Silver, Wendy Thurlow

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

Get creative with gold and silver. Gain the skills needed to incorporate gold into your silver jewelry designs. Students will have the opportunity to melt and reuse any gold scrap brought to class. Application of gold, fluxes, soldering and patina will be covered. Be sure to download the supply list.

S1: Oct 13 & 14

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Soldering 101, Wendy Thurlow

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

Learn the steps for successful soldering. Silver soldering is a fundamental skill to make jewelry. Come brush up on existing skills or develop new ones. Important techniques for soldering, set up and annealing will be covered. Students will also be introduced to different fluxes, types of solder and soldering surfaces.

S1: Jan 19 & 20

$160 ACM Members
$210 Future Members

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Advanced Jewelry Intensive, Wendy Thurlow

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: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5
S2: 6 wk: Nov 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17
S3: 5 wk: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4
S4: 5 wk: Feb 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11
S5: 6 wk: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 22

5 wk: $120 ACM Members
$145 ACM Members

6 wk: $145 ACM Members
$170 Future Members

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