Jewelry 1 – Cold Connections
This journey into jewelry making includes an introduction to tools and materials with an emphasis on a variety of cold joining techniques. In this hands-on class, students work with sheet metal, wire and beads as well as with found objects. Techniques include sawing, piercing, adding texture, metal forming, cold-connection fabrication and photo resist acid etching. A lab fee of $30 covers basic supplies; experienced students that work with silver will be able to make their own purchases through Sarratt Art Studios.
Class size limited to 10 students
Jewelry 2 – Wire Works
Create amazing jewelry as you explore how to bend, twist and attach wire parts together to make bangles, bracelets, necklaces and more. Explore the qualities of different metals and learn basic forged jewelry techniques. As you build a vocabulary of shapes you’ll be creating your own original designs. A lab fee of $30 covers basic supplies; experienced students that work with silver will be able to make their own purchases through Sarratt Art Studios. Class size limited to 10 students
An example of wire jewelry from Chain Maille Projects
Jewelry 3 – Basic Torch Techniques
A new jewelry class open to students of all levels. This course will start with some of the basics in cutting and shaping metal and then move to the use of torches to explore soldering, annealing, bezel setting, chains and more. Students explore the techniques with copper, brass, and nickel. Each week will allow students the opportunity to learn “hot” techniques as well as design their own jewelry. A $30.00 lab fee will cover the costs of basic metals, tools and use of the torches. Silver is available at an extra charge. Class size limited to 10 students.
Jewelry 4 – Intermediate Torch Techniques (Pre-requisite: Jewelry 1 and 3 or permission from the instructor)
Coming in Fall of 2012 this course will expand your jewelry and metal skills with the torch and introduce you to enameling, box forms, basic hinges, and small vessels. Class size limited to 10 students
Examples of enamelled work by Sarratt Art Studos Instructor, Susan Moody
Special Projects in Jewelry (Pre-requisite: For Spring 2012 students must know how to bezel set)
This course is being offered to experienced metal artists that would like to explore their own ideas in jewelry or sculpture. Group demos, individual attention, sharing ideas, incorporating “found objects”, and exploring new approaches are among the many things that can lead you to creating your own unique art work. Class size limited to 10 students