Metalsmithing Foundation: Level One
Five Session Class
Class meets five Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm: 5 seats left
Wednesday, September 18
Wednesday, September 25
Wednesday, October 2
Wednesday, October 9
Wednesday, October 16
Prerequisite: No experience needed.
This course is designed to give students a foundational understanding of basic metalsmithing skills and will serve as a prerequisite for Level Two classes offered at our studio.
The first three classes will be technique heavy as each student creates a riveted silhouette pendant/keychain from copper or brass and a sterling band ring.
The following two classes will be studio time with guided help as students work on an independent project of their design, combining techniques they have learned. Students will leave class with finished pieces and samples.
Students will learn to use a jewelers saw, hand files, texturing with hammers, cold connections using rivets, forming tools, metal stamping, bench tools and more. Students will get an introduction to using flex shaft tools and basic silver torch soldering. We will discuss safe practices for working in the studio and can advise on setting up a studio at home.
Attendence to the first three classes is mandatory as these classes will be full of technical instruction, demos and practice that cannot be repeated. Please note that we are not able to provide make up classes.
An optional Open Studio class will be available for students of this course on October 23 from 6:30-9:30 for a fee. This is additional time for students to continue working on their independent projects. Tools will be available for use, and instructors will be there to assist. New techniques will not be taught during open studio date. You may choose to sign up for the open studio at the time of registration, or you may opt to attend the open studio date after the course begins.
Class Fee $275, includes:
15 hours of instruction and guided assistance in the studio
All required tools and equipment
Workshop Materials Fee: $25
payment due at first class
Consumable materials (sawblades, sandpaper, drill bits, gas, solder, etc)
Brass and Copper for all projects
Sterling silver for band ring
Safety glasses & Dust mask
What you should bring:
Eyeglasses for close up work
Closed toed shoes
Hairtie for long hair
Notebook and pen
Payment for additional sterling silver for independent projects - you can discuss this with the instructors.
This workshop is open to any student ages 16+. No experience is required. Good eyesight and hand dexterity are a must.
This workshop has a max of 8 students.
This workshop is located in our NEW studio, located at 1365 Grandview Avenue, directly behind Figlio.
Our studio is located only a block away from our retail shop, so you can park once to both shop and take your workshop!
Please allow extra time for parking, as it does get busy on Grandview Avenue in the evenings and on weekends. There is a parking lot adjacent to the studio behind the Grandview Carryout at the corner of Grandview & 3rd, as well as a parking lot between the Post Office and Figlio. There is also a large parking lot directly across the street from The Smithery's retail location, located behind Spagio and Staufs. Street parking can be found along Grandview Avenue.
Workshop Cancellation Policy:
Due to the small class sizes and demand for each seat, if you are unable to attend a class for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible to allow another student to register for the class.
Please note, we cannot offer refunds for student cancellations, but we can offer credit to be applied toward a future workshop based on the timeframe in which you have notified us of your cancellation.
Please notify us at least 72 hours prior to the workshop date and time for full credit towards another workshop.
Less than 72 hours notice from class date and time, you will receive a 50% credit towards another workshop.
If cancelled within 24 hours of workshop or if you are a no-show to class, we cannot offer any credit.
Workshop cancellations are decided three days before the start date. In the rare event that The Smithery must cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment, currently enrolled students will have the option to have the entire class fee refunded or held as credit for future workshops.