Jewelry Classes

Metal Bead Making, Donna Carrion

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

Experience the fun of fabricating your own metal bead to wear on a chain. In this class you will learn the tips and trick to making a bead from sheet metal with wire elements. You will also learn the most efficient way to set up your bead for soldering and how to hold your bead for a beautiful detailed polish. Please print your supply list. For safety, open toe shoes are not permitted. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Nov 14 & 15

$165 ACM members
$215  Future members

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Jewelry Independent Study, Donna Carrion

Donna Carrion I-A
Fridays 10:00-4:00

This class is geared towards students who can complete basic metal working skills. 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 am to 4pm, with a 1/2 hr lunch break. Closed toe shoes are required for safety. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Sep 4, 11, 18
S2: Oct 2, 9, 16
S3: Nov 6, 13, 20
S4: Dec 4, 11, 18
S5: Jan 8, 15, 22
S6: Feb 5, 12, 19
S7: Mar 5, 12, 19

$245 ACM Members
$270 Future Members

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Flush Mount Stone Setting, Donna Carrion

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

Flush mounting stones can add a crisp modern look to any jewelry design. We will use a series of flexible shaft tools to create a mounting right into a piece of sterling silver. Using round faceted gemstones you will increase your stone setting skills. Please print your supply list and bring the items listed to class. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Jan 16 & 17

$165 ACM Members
$215 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 polishing abilities. Challenging designs and techniques will be presented. Bring a sketchbook, notebook, your tools, metals and your imagination. Metal can be purchased in class. Be sure to bring a check in the evening to purchase supplies. Closed toe shoes are required. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Sep 3, 10, 17, 24
S2: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22
S3: Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19
S4: Dec 3, 10, 17, 31
S5: Jan 7, 14, 21, 28
S6: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25
S7: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25

Day (4 hr/4 wk):
$133 ACM Members   $158 Future Members

Night (3 hr/4 wk):
$101 ACM Members   $126 Future Members

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New Directions In Fused Glass Jewelry, Liana Martin

Liana Martin  B-I
Tuesdays or Thursdays 10:00-12:00

Discover the fun of making unique fused glass jewelry. This 5 week class covers the beginning of creating one-of-a-kind jewelry by using dichroic glass, frits, stringers, decals, paints, micas, CZ’s and silver foils. Techniques covered include cutting, grinding, layering and drilling holes to make earrings, pendants, bracelets, rings, and cabochons. Supply fee of $60, payable to the instructor, covers glass, dichro, findings and supplies. MASK REQUIRED

S1: Thursdays: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
S2: Tuesdays: Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$94 ACM Members
$119 Future Members

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Working In Argentium Silver, Donna Carrion

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

A relatively new metal, Argentium is desired for its tarnish resistant properties. In this class you will learn the important differences between working with sterling silver and argentium. Techniques needed to successfully solder and fuse this metal will be demonstrated as we create a beautiful pendant. This class is geared towards students who can complete basic metal working skills. Please print your supply list. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Mar 13 & 14

$165 ACM Members
$215 Future Members

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Ring Shank Making, Donna Carrion

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

This class will take you beyond making a simple band. We will make a variety of rings shanks using sheet metal or wire. The ring shank is the portion of the ring that fits around the finger. Please bring in stones with settings prepared if you wish to leave with a completed ring or completely focus on the many styles that can be made with basic materials. Please print your supply list. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Jan 9 & 10

$165 ACM Members
$215 Future Members

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Hydraulic Press Jewelry, Donna Carrion

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

Learn how easy it is to make pillow forms using the hydraulic press and silhouette dies. We will take sheet metal and transform it into a three dimensional shape within minutes. I will demonstrate how to solder identical forms together to make a hollow pendant. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Oct 31 & Nov 1

$165 ACM Members
$215 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 that you acquired in Beginner’s Foundation. You will learn new ways to shape both sheet metal and wire. More advanced stone setting techniques will be taught while you improve on your current skills. You will learn to design pieces that are uniquely you. Bring your sketchbook, notebook, tools and imagination. If you attend the evening class, be sure to bring a check in order to purchase supplies. Closed toe shoes are required in all jewelry classes for safety. MASKS REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: 5 wk: Sep 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S2: 4 wk: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28
S3: 4 wk: Nov 4, 11, 18, 25
S4: 5 wk: Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
S5: 4 wk: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
S6: 4 wk: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
S7: 5 wk: Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Day (4 hr/4 wk):
$133 ACM Members
$158 Future Members

Day (4 hr/5 wk):
$165 ACM Members
$190 Future Members

Night (3 hr/4 wk):
$101 ACM Members
$126 Future Members

Night (3 hr/5 wk):
$125 ACM Members
$150 Future Members

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Beginning Jewelry Foundation, Donna Carrion

Donna Carrion   B
Tuesdays 12:00-4:00 or 6:00-9:00

Get to know the basics of jewelry making 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 such as metal and saw blades will be purchased during class and supply fees are paid as needed. 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. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTION

S1: 5 wk: Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
S2: 5 wk: Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov 3
S3: 5 wk: Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8
S4: 5 wk: Dec  15, 22, 29, Jan 5, 12
S5: 5 wk: Jan  19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16
S6: 6 wk: Feb 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Day (4 hr/5 wk):
$165 ACM Members
$190 Future Members

Night (3 hr/5 wk):
$125 ACM Members
$150 Future Members

Day (4 hr/6 wk):
$198 ACM Members
$223 Future Members

Night (3 hr/6 wk):
$150 ACM Members
$175 Future Members

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Copper Enameling, Liana Martin

Liana Martin B-I
Thursdays or Saturdays 9:00-12:00

Discover the ancient art of fusing glass to metal. You will learn techniques in metal preparation and fabrication for enameling, kiln properties and firing methods, properties of enamel, and dry and wet applications. Walk away each day with a few enameled pieces. Supply fee $50 payable to instructor.

S1: Thursdays: Nov 5, 12, 19
S2: Saturdays: Jan 23, 30, Feb 6

$101 ACM Members
$126 Future Members

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Corrugating Metal For Jewelers, Donna Carrion

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

Corrugation is a method that has been used in the packaging industry to provide extra strength without adding weight. We will use this process in sterling silver to create beautiful jewelry out of light weight sheet metal. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Sep 19 & 20

$165 ACM Members
$215 Future Members

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Fold Formed Jewelery, Donna Carrion

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

In this class, we will treat metal as if it is paper by folding, unfolding and refolding it. You can create impressive forms in a relatively short time. This relatively new technique was invented in the 1980s by Charles Lewton-Brain. Fold forming proves to be an exciting skill for any jeweler. Please print your supply list from our website and wear closed toe shoes for safety. Handmade tools will be available for a $15 purchase each if you wish. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Oct 10 & 11

$165 ACM Members
$215 Future Members

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Jewelry Design, Wendy Thurlow

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

This workshop will begin with a drawing exercise and students starting a creative journal. Discussions of jewelry deign theory and artistry will be covered. Day two will be focused on fabrication and starting the project from your chosen design. Develop sources of inspiration and turn it into wearable art. Students will learn the seven basic principals of design and how to apply them to your work. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Jan 23 & 24

$165 ACM Members
$215 Future Members

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Mixed Level Intermediate/Advanced Jewelry, Wendy Thurlow

Wendy Thurlow I-A
Mondays 12:00-4:00

In this class, students will expand on existing skills. Focus on craftsmanship and finishing will be emphasized. Complex soldering techniques, fabrication, forming and more will be introduced. New techniques will be shown each session. Learn new skills while developing your creativity. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: 5 wk: Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12
S2: 5 wk: Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16
S3: 5 wk: Nov 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21
S4: 5 wk: Dec 28, Jan 4, 11, 18, 25
S5: 5 wk: Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1
S6: 4 wk: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29

4 wk: $133 ACM Members
$158 Future Members

5 wk: $165 ACM Members
$190 Future Members

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Acid Etching, Wendy Thurlow

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

Etching is the method of using chemicals to cut a design into the surface of metal. Etching and texturing can add creative interest and depth to your work. This workshop will have a focus on acid etching for silver. We will also be making texture plates to be used in jewelry making. Students will create a library of new etched patterns and textures. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Feb 6 & 7
S2: Mar 6 & 7

$165 ACM Members
$215 Future Members

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Unconventional Settings, Wendy Thurlow

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

This workshop will focus on design and techniques to hold uniquely shapes stones, found objects, river rocks, pearls or enamel. Thinking outside the box students will explore many creative settings to showcase unique objects. Prongs, tabs and different types of bezels will be covered. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Dec 5 & 6

$165 ACM Members
$215 Future Members

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Advanced Jewelry, Wendy Thurlow

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. 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. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: 5 wk: Sep 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12
S2: 5 wk: Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16
S3: 5 wk: Nov 23, 30, Dec 7, 14, 21
S4: 5 wk: Dec 28, Jan 4, 11, 18, 25
S5: 5 wk: Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1
S6: 4 wk: Mar 8, 15, 22, 29

4 wk: $101 ACM Members
$126 Future Members

5 wk: $125 ACM Members
$150 Future Members

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Creative Earrings, Wendy Thurlow

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

Students will explore the many design possibilities and creativity of making artful earrings. Hoops, asymmetrical and stone set earrings will be the focus. Learn to integrate ear wires into the design of your earrings. Forging, texture, bezel setting and design will also be covered. MASK REQUIRED-NO EXCEPTIONS

S1: Oct 3 & 4

$165 ACM Members
$215 Future Members

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