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Metal Jewelry Basics
Watch your ideas transform into finished pieces as you learn the basic techniques in this introductory course. Create your own ring, bracelet, necklace, earrings, or other non-jewelry project using copper, brass, bronze, or silver. Basic jewelry skills are introduced to the class through demonstrations and hands-on experience, including sawing, filing, soldering, stone setting, riveting, polishing and various texture and coloring processes. Many tools are available in the studio for class use. A supply list will be reviewed in the first class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Jun 19 - Aug 14
spring
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Metal Jewelry Basics
Watch your ideas transform into finished pieces as you learn the basic techniques in this introductory course. Create your own ring, bracelet, necklace, earrings, or other non-jewelry project using copper, brass, bronze, or silver. Basic jewelry skills are introduced to the class through demonstrations and hands-on experience, including sawing, filing, soldering, stone setting, riveting, polishing and various texture and coloring processes. Many tools are available in the studio for class use. A supply list will be reviewed in the first class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Jun 23 - Aug 11
spring
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
The Glass Fusing Experience: Beginners
Melting glass to make artwork has been around for over 2000 years. You too will get hooked on this enduring art form in this four-week workshop. Learn to cut, layer, and stack glass that will be melted (fused) in a kiln. Learn the difference between a full fuse and tack fuse, and create pieces with color and depth that can only be achieved with this medium. No experience necessary. $45 materials fee due at first session. Dichroic glass available for an additional fee. Pendant by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Jul 24 - Aug 14
summer
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Wax Carving: Summer
Wax is a medium that lends itself to creating jewelry with a sculptural feel. Projects include bands, drop and stud earrings, and pendants. Incorporate cast clasps, connections, hinges, and stones into old designs. Learn to carve wax, apply heat, add design elements to your model, and techniques to obtain a clean casting. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Jul 29 - Aug 19
summer
10am18 - 0weekly
Creating Jewelry from Wax Models: Initial Letter Pendant
In these beginner-friendly workshops, learn how to sketch a design, carve, hollow, apply heat, create different textures and finishes, and other wax carving techniques. You will make a wax jewelry model, take it to a caster to have a mold made and the metal casting done, and then have it polished. Design and sculpt your own initial letter pendant featuring your initial or that of a loved one. Make more than one letter, time permitting. Click here for Wax Workshop supply list (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Sun, Aug 3 - Aug 17
summer
10am18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Mini-Terms: August/September
Miss being in class between spring and fall terms? Sign up for these mini-classes before the next round starts! Prospective new students should contact Sigrid Orr at sorr@jccmanhattan.org prior to registering. Ring by Ann L., student. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Aug 4 - Sep 29
summer
10am18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Mini-Terms: August/September
Miss being in class between spring and fall terms? Sign up for these mini-classes before the next round starts! Prospective new students should contact Sigrid Orr at sorr@jccmanhattan.org prior to registering. Ring by Ann L., student. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Aug 4 - Sep 29
summer
2pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Mini-Terms: August/September
Miss being in class between spring and fall terms? Sign up for these mini-classes before the next round starts! Prospective new students should contact Sigrid Orr at sorr@jccmanhattan.org prior to registering. Ring by Ann L., student. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Aug 5 - Sep 2
summer
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Mini-Terms: August/September
Miss being in class between spring and fall terms? Sign up for these mini-classes before the next round starts! Prospective new students should contact Sigrid Orr at sorr@jccmanhattan.org prior to registering. Ring by Ann L., student. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Aug 7 - Oct 2
summer
10am18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Mini-Terms: August/September
Miss being in class between spring and fall terms? Sign up for these mini-classes before the next round starts! Prospective new students should contact Sigrid Orr at sorr@jccmanhattan.org prior to registering. Ring by Ann L., student. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Aug 7 - Oct 2
summer
2pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry Design Intensive 14-17 Years
You’ll learn a wide range of jewelry-making techniques that will create the hottest trends! Grab a pair of pliers to wrap and manipulate jeweler’s wire, leather, beads, semi-precious stones, charms, and found objects, like feathers and crystals, to create your own unique jewelry designs. (more)REGISTER
family life > teens > arts & culture
Mon, Aug 11 - Aug 15
summer
10am14 - 17daily
The Glass Fusing Experience Continues: Intermediate
Take your fused glass skills to the next level. Participants will learn Venetian-inspired techniques and try their hand at drilling and machine cutting to create intricate patterns. More advanced projects include picture frames, hanging wall vases, or more detailed, unique jewelry. Prerequisite: Beginner Glass Fusing or comparable experience. $45 materials fee due at first session. Dichroic glass available for an additional fee. Small fused plate by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Aug 21 - Sep 11
summer
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Coloring Metals: Titanium Jewelry Workshop
Titanium is a lightweight, inexpensive, hypo-allergenic metal that creates a range of wear-resistant colors from browns to vivid blues, magentas, and purples. Learn to prepare the metal for best color results, use the anodizer machine, and sample various finishing techniques. Students create a test piece to learn the basics and how to control the colors achieved and then expand their skills to create finished earrings, bracelets, and pendant pieces, or create pieces to be used in future projects. Participants will learn how cold connections and bezel setting can be used to add their titanium to other designs. $10 fee for titanium materials due to instructor; additional metal can be purchased for larger projects. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Sep 8 - Oct 13
fall
6:30pm weekly
Wax Carving Mini-Term
Miss being in class between summer and fall seasons? Sign up for Wax Carving Mini-Term as a bridge between classes. If you're a beginner and are interested in joining, just email Sigrid at sorr@jccmanhattan.org for more information. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Sep 9 - Oct 7
fall
10am weekly
Jewelry: All Levels
This class is for students of all levels, from true beginners to those with metals experience. Individual instruction allows you to work at your own pace on independent projects with supervision and guidance. Various metalworking processes will be demonstrated, including preparation, soldering, and polishing, and will develop your individual design techniques. Many tools are available in the studio for class use. A supply list will be reviewed in the first class. Detail of necklace by student Marie Jean Lederman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Oct 13 - Dec 15
fall
10am18 - 0weekly
Jewelry: All Levels
This class is for students of all levels, from true beginners to those with metals experience. Individual instruction allows you to work at your own pace on independent projects with supervision and guidance. Various metalworking processes will be demonstrated, including preparation, soldering, and polishing, and will develop your individual design techniques. Many tools are available in the studio for class use. A supply list will be reviewed in the first class. Detail of necklace by student Marie Jean Lederman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Mon, Oct 13 - Dec 15
fall
2pm18 - 0weekly
Wax Carving for Cast Jewelry
Wax is a medium that lends itself to creating jewelry with a sculptural feel. Projects include bands, drop and stud earrings, and pendants. Incorporate cast clasps, connections, hinges, and stones into old designs. Learn to carve wax, apply heat, add design elements to your model, and apply techniques to obtain a clean casting. You will receive a supply list in advance by email or download from the course description at jccmanhattan.org/jewelry. During the class we’ll discuss where to take your wax models to be cast. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Oct 14 - Dec 16
fall
10am weekly
Jewelry for Beginners
Students will be guided through the process of creating rings, necklace pendants, bracelets, and earrings using copper, brass, or silver. Over this 10-week course, participants will be introduced to sawing, filing, rivet-making, soldering, polishing and setting stones, plus hammering techniques, and surface treatments. Each of these processes will help any new student navigate the exciting possibilities of the medium. Many tools are available in the studio for class use. A supply list will be reviewed in the first class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Oct 14 - Dec 16
fall
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Enameling: Traditional + Experimental
Want to bring some color into your life? Enameling is the specialized process of fusing powdered glass to metal to create colorful artwork and jewelry. Sally creates a supportive learning environment for students of all levels to work with this unique and expansive medium. She teaches both traditional and experimental techniques, which students use to pursue their own projects. Class size is small; register early to guarantee a space. Some supplies included; students will purchase enamels that they use in large quantities. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Oct 22 - Jan 14
fall
10:30am18 - 0weekly
Enameling: Traditional + Experimental
Want to bring some color into your life? Enameling is the specialized process of fusing powdered glass to metal to create colorful artwork and jewelry. Sally creates a supportive learning environment for students of all levels to work with this unique and expansive medium. She teaches both traditional and experimental techniques, which students use to pursue their own projects. Class size is small; register early to guarantee a space. Some supplies included; students will purchase enamels that they use in large quantities. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Oct 22 - Jan 14
fall
1:30pm18 - 0weekly
Beading for Beginners: A Bijoux Odyssey
Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, lariats—they don't have to cost a fortune, but can look like they did. Participants will spend class time learning about the design process, getting introduced to beginner techniques, stringing colorful gems and crystals, and finding out where to buy what you need. No jewelry making experience required. $50 beginner's tool kit available for purchase. Necklace by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Oct 22 - Nov 12
fall
2pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry: Intermediate/Advanced
This class provides the experienced jewelry student an opportunity to increase their skill level while encouraging them to develop individualized projects. Group projects are optional but include: stone setting (prong, gypsy, stepped bezels), linkage systems and mechanical constructions, scoring and bending hollow constructions, hydraulic press, forging and bi-forms, surface texturing, patination and flex-shaft practices. Students provide their personal supplies. Ring by student Diana Gabriel. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Oct 22 - Jan 14
fall
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Beading for Beginners: A Bijoux Odyssey
Necklaces, bracelets, earrings, lariats—they don't have to cost a fortune, but can look like they did. Participants will spend class time learning about the design process, getting introduced to beginner techniques, stringing colorful gems and crystals, and finding out where to buy what you need. No jewelry making experience required. $50 beginner's tool kit available for purchase. Necklace by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Oct 22 - Nov 12
fall
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Jewelry for Beginners
Students will be guided through the process of creating rings, necklace pendants, bracelets, and earrings using copper, brass, or silver. Over this 10-week course, participants will be introduced to sawing, filing, rivet-making, soldering, polishing and setting stones, plus hammering techniques, and surface treatments. Each of these processes will help any new student navigate the exciting possibilities of the medium. Many tools are available in the studio for class use. A supply list will be reviewed in the first class. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Oct 23 - Jan 15
fall
10am18 - 0weekly
Jewelry: Intermediate/Advanced
This class provides the experienced jewelry student an opportunity to increase their skill level while encouraging them to develop individualized projects. Group projects are optional but include: stone setting (prong, gypsy, stepped bezels), linkage systems and mechanical constructions, scoring and bending hollow constructions, hydraulic press, forging and bi-forms, surface texturing, patination and flex-shaft practices. Students provide their personal supplies. Ring by student Diana Gabriel. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Oct 23 - Jan 15
fall
2pm18 - 0weekly
Metal Jewelry Basics
Watch your ideas transform into finished pieces as you learn the basic techniques in this introductory course. Create your own ring, bracelet, necklace, earrings, or other non-jewelry project using copper, brass, bronze, or silver. Basic jewelry skills are introduced to the class through demonstrations and hands-on experience, including sawing, filing, soldering, stone setting, riveting, polishing, and various texture and coloring processes. Many tools are available in the studio for class use. A supply list will be reviewed in the first class. Bowl by instructor, Pat Daugherty. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Oct 23 - Jan 15
fall
6:30pm weekly
Expert Beading Techniques: The Odyssey Continues
Your jewelry making journey continues in this four-week bonus workshop. Participants will learn advanced wire-wrapping skills to incorporate beads and charms and how to fix broken pieces. Want to duplicate expensive designs you see in stores and magazines? Then take advantage of this opportunity to make professional-looking jewelry. Prerequisite: Bead stringing or comparable knowledge. Bring your tools and supplies. Additional supplies discussed in first session. Earring and necklace set by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Nov 19 - Dec 17
fall
2pm18 - 0weekly
Expert Beading Techniques: The Odyssey Continues
Your jewelry making journey continues in this four-week bonus workshop. Participants will learn advanced wire-wrapping skills to incorporate beads and charms and how to fix broken pieces. Want to duplicate expensive designs you see in stores and magazines? Then take advantage of this opportunity to make professional-looking jewelry. Prerequisite: Bead stringing or comparable knowledge. Bring your tools and supplies. Additional supplies discussed in first session. Earring and necklace set by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Wed, Nov 19 - Dec 17
fall
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
The Glass Fusing Experience: Beginners
Melting glass to make artwork has been around for over 2000 years. You too will get hooked on this enduring art form in this four-week workshop. Learn to cut, layer, and stack glass that will be melted (fused) in a kiln. Learn the difference between a full fuse and tack fuse, and create pieces with color and depth that can only be achieved with this medium. No experience necessary. $45 materials fee due at first session. Dichroic glass available for an additional fee. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Nov 20 - Dec 18
fall
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
Wax Carving for Cast Jewelry
Wax is a medium that lends itself to creating jewelry with a sculptural feel. Projects include bands, drop and stud earrings, and pendants. Incorporate cast clasps, connections, hinges, and stones into old designs. Learn to carve wax, apply heat, add design elements to your model, and apply techniques to obtain a clean casting. You will receive a supply list in advance by email or download from the course description at jccmanhattan.org/jewelry. During the class we’ll discuss where to take your wax models to be cast. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Tue, Jan 6 - Jan 27
fall
10am weekly
The Glass Fusing Experience Continues: Intermediate
Take your fused glass skills to the next level. Participants will learn Venetian-inspired techniques and try their hand at drilling and machine cutting to create intricate patterns. More advanced projects include picture frames, hanging wall vases, or more detailed, unique jewelry. Prerequisite: Beginner Glass Fusing or comparable experience. $45 materials fee due at first session. Dichroic glass available for an additional fee. Plate by instructor, Melissa Terman. (more)REGISTER
arts + ideas > art studios > jewelry
Thu, Jan 8 - Jan 29
fall
6:30pm18 - 0weekly
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