Adult Classes | Jewelry

Monday

This is a guided independent studies class for the intermediate to advanced metalsmith student. Bring in your jewelry projects or start something new! We'll troubleshoot both design and technique challenges and critique designs both one-on-one and as a group. This class is loaded with great bench tips and technical demonstrations to guide students through projects with success.

Bring your own materials or you may purchase materials from the instructor. A $15 materials fee, payable to the instructor, helps to defray the cost of miscellaneous supplies.

Levels: Advanced,Professional

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Monday

1/11/21 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

In this Intermediate Metalsmithing class, students will be introduced to technique-based projects designed to increase confidence with the torch and expand and hone their jewelry fabrication skill set, with a focus on torch control and more advanced stone setting techniques like unusual bezel and tube settings. Basic metal fabrication skills are a must! This class builds on the skills learned in the introductory Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication I and II classes or equivalent and is appropriate for advanced beginner to intermediate metalsmiths. This is a limited entry class, so sign up early to ensure your spot. A $15 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.Additional materials may be purchased from the instructor or you may bring your own.

Levels: Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

1/12/21 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

In this Intermediate Metalsmithing class, students will be introduced to technique-based projects designed to increase confidence with the torch and expand and hone their jewelry fabrication skill set, with a focus on torch control and more advanced stone setting techniques like unusual bezel and tube settings. Basic metal fabrication skills are a must! This class builds on the skills learned in the introductory Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication I and II classes or equivalent and is appropriate for advanced beginner to intermediate metalsmiths. This is a limited entry class, so sign up early to ensure your spot. A $15 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor. Additional materials may be purchased from the instructor or you may bring your own.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

3/2/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

This class builds on the skills learned in Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication I. In addition, you will learn how to create a bezel and basic stone setting along with lots of demonstrations and hands-on work. You'll create beautiful pieces of jewelry while expanding and building your metalsmithing skills. All students will be following the same curriculum.
A fee of $85 will be paid to the instructor to cover the cost of metals used in class.

Levels: Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

1/12/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

Refresh the fundamentals or learn from scratch! In this introductory metalsmithing class, you'll learn the fundamental skills of metal jewelry fabrication. Learn good studio habits while learning how to solder with a gas torch, sawing, filing, using the flex-shaft, riveting techniques, finish work and other common bench and studio necessities. All students will be following the same curriculum.

You'll complete unique jewelry projects in copper, brass and sterling silver while learning the proper techniques necessary to build a solid foundation in the metal jewelry arts. this is a limited entry class, so sign up early to ensure your spot.

A $85 fee will be paid to the instructor for the metals and supplies used in class.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

1/13/21 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monitor

Enjoy the use of DFAC’s newly updated jewelry studio with endless thanks to our creative partners, the West Coast Florida Society of Goldsmiths. This open studio allows both currently enrolled DFAC jewelry students & WCFSG members time to continue their jewelry-making pursuits outside of the designated class time. Open Jewelry Studio registration entitles you to an additional 18 hours of studio time. A monitor is present to oversee the proper use of studio equipment only. No instruction provided.Tuition includes a $10 lab fee designated to a common studio fund.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $90.00


Friday

1/15/21 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rivolta, Barbara

Metal clay is made from powdered metal and binders mixed with water. Fired in a kiln or with a torch, metal clay allows for deep textures, sculpted and molded elements, and great details that can be combined with traditional metal smithed components. It is ideal for mixed media jewelry combining CZ's, glass, ceramic and other materials. Projects in bronze and silver clays emphasize technique, construction and design while allowing for different skill levels, creativity, and personalization. A materials fee of $120 is paid to the instructor and includes bronze and silver clays and other materials used in class.

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Saturday

2/6/21 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thayer, Gail

First time in the jewelry studio? No problem. Learn to solder sterling silver wire, form it into a circle and shape it using a steel bangle die and the hydraulic press. Beginners can expect to complete 3 bangles during this workshop. Instructor will have a variety of sterling silver wire for sale ranging from $6 to $16 per bangle (cash or check is paid directly to the instructor).

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00


Saturday

Where a thing is = Positive Space; where a thing is not = Negative Space.
Using this premise, two distinctively different bracelets will be made from one piece of metal. Studetns will learn to make a pancake die and use it to make several positive shapes from a peice of silver. The resulting negative spaces will become the positive spaces in bracelet #1. The cut out shapes will become links in bracelet #2. We will make fast and simple soldering clamps. Students will solder, form, fit, design, link and be amazed as the bracelet forms seem to appear on their own. There will be leeway for students to adapt the components to their own designs.
A $150 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $225.00

Non-Member: $255.00


Saturday

1/23/21 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abernathy, Diane

Students will be making two pairs of earrings, one with kyanite the other with a pearl and a crystal. Both will be made in silver. Students will learn wire work and the cutting and forming of silver sheet. We will discuss the best way to drill pearls and the necessary precautions.
A $35 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor for the metals and stones.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00