Friday, Saturday and Sunday; January 5th through 7th, 10-5pm
Join our new Intensive Metalsmithing 1 course, we're calling Weekend Warrior! In this three day, weekend version you'll be introduced to a variety of new techniques. You'll make a riveted pendant, charm bangle bracelet, and dangle earrings all while learning (in no particular order): studio safety, sawing and piercing, bangle measurements, metal stamping, texturing, tube and wire riveting, making your own jump rings, sweat soldering, butt joint soldering, soldering jump rings, dapping, disc cutting, earring wire fabrication, patina and polishing. We are going to teach you all of the above, and tips and tricks to be successful every time!
Students will choose from a pre selected variety of images for their pierced charm (see Minnesota state charm as an example, all images coming soon).
The 1st and 2nd day will be focused on building your foundation skills. The third day will be a work day during our regularly scheduled Open Studio hours. You will be welcomed to start your own project with your newly found skills. Your instructor will be available to assist you through the process, and answer questions.
Included in your class fee: supplies including solder, fuel, flux as well as all finishing supplies such as sand paper, sanding discs, and polishing burs. The kit fee is extra and will be payable on the 2nd day of class. Average material fee is $75 and includes all the materials you will need for the class projects; pricing is subject to change. Additional materials can be purchased at the studio as needed. All tools are provided for the class.
Bring a bag lunch, notebook and pen AND come ready to learn and have fun!
This is a fast-paced introduction to metalsmithing and we highly encourage note taking as it will be a future guide for you. Once you've taken this course you will be eligible to use our Open Studio which gives you access to our tools and equipment. Open Studio is independent study time.
This course is perfect for the beginner on a tight schedule, those who might live outside the Twin Cities area OR those of you wanting a refresher of MS1 with more techniques and projects covered as well as extra work time and one-on-one time with the instructor.
If you need to cancel your registration for this Metalsmithing 1 session a full refund will only be given if you contact us one full month prior to the class. If you cancel with less than a months notice you will receive a credit for half of the workshop price to be used toward a future offering. If you cancel with less than a weeks notice no refund or credit will be given.
5 Students Minimum to Hold Class, Max of 8. If the class fills up and you would like to be added to our wait list, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org