Workshops

Virtual Workshop: GETTING A HANDLE ON HAMMER CONTROL with JACK DE SILVA

Virtual Workshop: GETTING A HANDLE ON HAMMER CONTROL with JACK DE SILVA July 23 & 30, 2022 with 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET This workshop will focus on understanding the principles and dynamics of successful smithing. Explore how a comfortable…

Virtual Workshop:EXPERIMENTAL ENAMELING – SEARCHING FOR EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES with NORA KOVATS

Virtual Workshop: EXPERIMENTAL ENAMELING – SEARCHING FOR EXPRESSIVE TECHNIQUES with NORA KOVATS July 23 & 30, 2022 from 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. ET We will start with conventional dry-sifting with a focus on color theory, then quickly move into…

Virtual Workshop: BEAD EMBROIDERY ON A USED BASEBALL with MARA COLECCHIA

Virtual Workshop: BEAD EMBROIDERY ON A USED BASEBALL with MARA COLECCHIA July 21 & 28, 2022 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET Students will be shown how to “skin” a baseball (removing its heavy core) and stitch the two halves…

Virtual Workshop: BRILLIANT TRANSPARENT COLOR WITH HANDMADE TEXTURED SILVER FOIL with RICKY FRANK

Virtual Workshop: BRILLIANT TRANSPARENT COLOR WITH HANDMADE TEXTURED SILVER FOIL with RICKY FRANK July 15 & 22, 2022 from 11:00 am – 2:00 p.m. ET Take your transparent enamel color to a new dimension. Make your enamel images more unique…

Virtual Workshop: FERROUS TO FINE: SMALL SCALE WELDING with APRIL WOOD

Virtual Workshop: FERROUS TO FINE: SMALL SCALE WELDING with APRIL WOOD July 9 & 16, 2022 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET We often think of welding as an industrial process, utilized on a large scale or for structural fabrication….

Virtual Workshop: EXPERIMENTS WITH RUST with AMANDA DENISON

Virtual Workshop: EXPERIMENTS WITH RUST with AMANDA DENISON July 9 & 16, 2022 from 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. ET The workshop will explore how you can enhance enamelled steel pieces with the introduction of rust. It will cover the…

Virtual Workshop: GRANULATION RINGS with VICTORIA LANSFORD

Virtual Workshop: GRANULATION RINGS with VICTORIA LANSFORD July 8 & 15, 2022 from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET In this intensive, online workshop learn to fuse sterling silver and 18K gold granules and wire in the manner of the ancient…

Virtual Workshop: MASON MAGIC with ANNE HAVEL

Virtual Workshop: MASON MAGIC with ANNE HAVEL July 6 & 13, 2022 from 9:30 am – 12:00 p.m. ET Using a torch, line creation, and imagery using graphite, mason stains, and a small amount of Thompson acrylic enamels will be…

Virtual Workshop: INSTAGRAM-COURSE FOR ARTISTS with CARINA SHOSHTARY

INSTAGRAM-COURSE FOR ARTISTS with CARINA SHOSHTARY July 1 & 8, 2022 from 11:00 am – 1:00 p.m. ET In this online workshop for artists, designers, and people working in other creative fields you will learn how to use Instagram optimally…

Sculptural Transformations with Juan Carlos Cabellero-Perez

This workshop will focus on the exploration of 3D forms for the creation of sculptural jewelry and metal objects. A variety of fabrication techniques for hollow-forming will be demonstrated including scoring, bending, forming, and the use of dapping tools. We…

Workshop with C James Meyer

Small Scale Casting with C. JAMES MEYER On-Campus: June 27 to July 1, 2022 This class is designed for beginning and intermediate students interested in lost wax casting. We will cover model-making, preparation of the mold, burnout, and both centrifugal…

Enamel Workshop with Kelly Jean Conroy

Explore new ways of bringing color to jewelry and other metal objects by painting with enamel! Discuss enameling basics, then delve into creating the perfect surface for enamel painting, explore transparent and opaque colors, and learn sifting techniques. See how…

Workshop with Tanya Crane

Crunchy Tips: Adventures in Dimensional Enameling with TANYA CRANE June 20 to June 24, 2022 This five-day extravaganza will explore creating dimensional forms in thin-gauge copper as well as the thicker gauges. Students will start with model-making to develop their…

Virtual Workshop: ALTERNATIVE SETTINGS / ENGASTES ALTERNATIVOS with Nicolas Estrada

English: May 6 & 13, 2022 9:30 – 11:30 am ET Spanish: Junio 1 y 8, 2022 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET Description: In this workshop, we will create an alternative setting for all kinds of stones. A setting…

Virtual Workshop: THE ARTIST STATEMENT: BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS TO WRITING ABOUT YOUR WORK with MICHAL LANDO

June 24 & July 1st, 2022 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET Artists often have a conflicted relationship with the written word. We think our art should speak for itself. But, regardless of where you are in your artistic path, every…

Virtual Workshop: ICING ON THE CAKE- EXPLORING COLOR ON METAL with MARILYN DA SILVA

June 18 & 25, 2022 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET This workshop will explore the use of gesso and colored pencils on metal as a method for applying color. Acrylic gesso is ready-to-use liquid grounds formulated for the use of…

Virtual Workshop: GRAPHIC GRAPHITE—IT’S NOT JUST BLACK AND WHITE with ANNE HAVEL

June 15 & 22, 2022 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. ET Using a torch, line creation and imagery using graphite and color within your enamel piece will be demonstrated. We will start by sifting an opaque base and from there, material…

Virtual Workshop: RAISING AND FABRICATING PEWTER with LOGAN WOODLE

June 9, 16 & 23, 2022 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET Pewter’s unique molecular structure presents makers with a nearly overwhelming range of forming and fabrication techniques. In this course students will learn to exploit this structure through raising and…

Virtual Workshop: CARRYING SOUVENIRS: ALTERNATIVE SETTINGS FOR FOUND MATERIALS with LUCI JOCKEL

June 4 & 11, 2022 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET Souvenirs are meant to materialize a moment in time and space; they are tangible memories. How does one carry a memory? Using alternative stone setting techniques, such as prongs +…

Virtual Workshop: GILDING THE LILY: PLIQUE A JOUR EMBELLISHED WITH GEMSTONES with AMY ROPER LYONS

June 3, 10 & 17, 2022 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET This workshop will explore the luminous, exciting technique of plique a jour, and setting CZ’s or diamonds into the work. Students will construct a framework of fine silver and…

Virtual Workshop: “1+1 = 3” CONCEPTS AS A CREATIVE TOOL with KATJA PRINS

June 2 & 9, 2022 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET How can we use an overarching “Big Idea” in our creative process? What is the importance of a concept? How can we organize the process of research, expand ideas and…

Jewelry/Metal Arts Workshops at the Mendocino Art Center

Registration for our summer 2022 jewelry/metal arts workshops is open, and we are excited to welcome folks back to our studio by the sea! Visit our website for more information on course offerings, or get in touch for information on…

Mokume Gane Workshops with Eric Burris

2022 Mokume Gane Workshop Schedule April 29-May 1 (Online) Kiln Fired Mokume Gane hosted by Silver Jewelry School June 10-12 (In-person) Torch Fired Mokume Gane at Flux Metal Arts July 8-10 (In-person) Torch Fired Mokume Gane at Denver Jewelry Studio…

In Relief: Carving Wooden Jewelry Workshop

July 22-26, 2022 (In-person) Instructor: Steven KP Explore techniques of woodworking and wood carving as they relate to making wearable works of art. This workshop will teach you to carve imagery, textures, and form into hardwoods for use in jewelry….

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