For jewelry & metals classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older and have health insurance. Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes. All classes include a pass for access to the jewelry studio for the semester. Workshops do not include a studio pass but workshop participants may purchase a studio pass at the level I price. The studio is available for use without taking a class. More information>
Cancellations: For a refund, the Crafts Center staff must be notified of a cancellation at least 7 days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.
Absences: To receive the best experience and get the most out of your class, attendance at all classes is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.
Instructor: Mary Ann Scherr
For all skill levels. Explore a mix of tools with a strong emphasis on design and personal expression. Boundaries for accomplishment will be determined by the complexity of technique to be learned. Experimentation is encouraged. Supply fee covers basic lab needs and Nu-Gold (bronze) used in making the initial project. Purchase of additional metals will be discussed during the first class. Visit Mary Ann’s website at maryannscherr.com.
Tuesdays for 6 weeks, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, May 26 – June 30
I = $83
II = $150
III = $167
Instructor: Naomi Profesorsky
Whether you’ve never threaded a needle or have advanced skills, you’ll love this class! As much fun to make as they are to wear, we’ll create an elegant right angle weave bracelet in week one and a spiral rope bracelet in week two. Visit Naomi's website: www.jewelrybynaomi.com.
Thursday evenings for 2 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, June 11 & 18
I = $17
II = $30
III = $33
Suitable for beginners as well as more advanced metalsmiths. Learn to move metal with a hammer to form unique 3-dimensional sculptures and use corrugation to add ripples. A considerable amount of hammering will be involved. You'll also learn to use a torch to anneal metal and be introduced to patina for oxidizing the metal. A $15 materials fee paid to instructor at the end of the workshop includes enough copper and supplies for ten or more projects. Additional metal and supplies will be available for purchase from the instructor. All necessary tools will be available for use in the workshop, although you might want to bring an Optivisor. Visit John’s website: bijoux-de-terre.com.
Saturday, June 13, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
I = $22
II = $40
III = $44
A great start for the absolute beginner as well as those who have taken the cabochons class! Use non-ferrous metals such as copper, brass, and silver to fabricate your own pendant showcasing a non-flat, odd-shaped stone. A materials fee of $25 - $50 (depending on stone and metal chosen) is payable to the instructor at the start of the class includes solder, metal, stones and other materials. Visit Linda’s website: lindasearcydesigns.com.
Wednesday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, July 8 – 29
I = $33
II = $60
CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457