Adult Classes | Jewelry

Sunday

3/26/23 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thayer, Gail

No metalsmithing experience? No problem! In this class we will anneal and pattern a piece of metal sheet, cut and shape it into a cuff bracelet and finish it into a beautiful piece of jewelry. You may also patina the cuff to bring out the pattern.
Please see the supply list for cost of materials. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00


Sunday

1/22/23 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 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. Ages 17 and up.
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


Sunday

2/19/23 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Abernathy, Diane

Learn to make a variety of oval-shaped earrings from brass and copper. This is a fun filled workshop for someone who has never made jewelry and for those who have some experience. There will will be plenty of choices of beads and textures to mix and match. A $40 materials fee will be paid directly to the instructor for materials. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00


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. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Advanced,Professional

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Monday

9/12/22 - 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: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Monday

9/12/22 - 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. This class is for students new to the Intermediate level.
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 Beginning Intermediate metalsmiths. This is a limited entry class, so sign up early to ensure your spot. Ages 17 and up.
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: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Tuesday

9/13/22 - 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. Ages 17 and up.
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: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Tuesday

11/1/22 - 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. Ages 17 and up.
A fee of $120 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: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Tuesday

9/13/22 - 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. Ages 17 and up.

A $120 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: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Wednesday

9/14/22 - 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

9/16/22 - 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.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Friday

11/4/22 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rivolta, Barbara

Learn to make hollow form, molded, and hand-formed porcelain beads. Use silver metal clay to add decorative elements and glaze them with lustrous Raku and colorful low-fire glazes. You will learn how to make your own porcelain paper clay for strong, lightweight jewelry. First used in 16th century Japan to make simple wares for the tea ceremony, today’s Western style Raku emphasizes intense metallic colors and is known for the wonderfully spontaneous and unpredictable results of this firing technique. The resulting copper reds and metallic lusters are highly sought after and are perfect for jewelry. We will be using an ingenious smokeless firing technique adapted for firing small jewelry pieces. Beginners welcome but those with experience in ceramics or metal clay will also be challenged. A materials fee of $140 payable to the instructor includes silver metal clay, porcelain, glazes, bead firing rack, and findings.

Levels: Beginner, Intermediate

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Friday

1/13/23 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rivolta, Barbara

Metal clay is an exciting medium that allows you to easily create jewelry in silver, copper, bronze and other metals. Made from recycled powdered metal mixed with an organic binder, it can be rolled, sculpted, molded and more. Once fired in a kiln, the metal pieces are finished using tradi-tional metal smithing techniques. It is especially suited to mixed media since glass, ceramics and other materials can be co-fired with metal clay.
A materials fee is paid directly to the instructor, please see the Student Note for amount (either $150 or $220).

Levels: All Levels

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00


Saturday

This is a weekend workshop meeting on Saturday and Sunday.
Add the beauty of gold to your sterling silver jewelry with 24 karat gold! Students will be introduced to the Korean art of Keum-boo - an ancient gilding technique used to apply thin sheets of precious metal to silver and other metals. Aura22 - a 22 karat yellow gold "paint" will also be demonstrated. Traditional and unconventional methods of Keum-boo application and the advantages/disadvantages of each will be discussed to help the student find the application technique that serves them best. Learn how to achieve a dark patina on silver to make the gold pop! Students will create a pair of earrings or a pendant of Sterling silver embellished with 24 karat gold using the Keum-boo technique. Add the richness of gold to your jewelry designs with minimal expense!
Students must be comfortable with a torch. Ages 17 and up.
A materials fee of $125 is paid directly to the instructor (average depending upon the metals market at the time of the workshop).

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $175.00

Non-Member: $205.00


Saturday

11/12/22 - 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). Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00


Saturday

2/18/23 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

Because all good jewelers go to finishing school!

The finish on a piece of jewelry can make all the difference between breathtaking and so-so. Learn the steps of metal finishing and surface textures such as mirror polish, satin, tumbled, texture brushed, solder removal, etc. Discover ways to get different finishes using the flex-shaft, tumbler, buffer or by hand. Learn the different buffs, abrasives, brushes, tricks and techniques to achieve your perfect finish.
A $20 material fee is paid directly to the instructor. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced,Professional

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

Member Tuition: $85.00

Non-Member: $115.00


Saturday

10/1/22 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thayer, Gail

No metalsmithing experience? No problem! In this class we will anneal and pattern a piece of metal sheet, cut and shape it into a cuff bracelet and finish it into a beautiful piece of jewelry. You may also patina the cuff to bring out the pattern.
Please see the supply list for cost of materials. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00


Saturday

10/8/22 - 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. Ages 17 and up.
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


Saturday

10/22/22 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Abernathy, Diane

Learn to make a variety of oval-shaped earrings from brass and copper. This is a fun filled workshop for someone who has never made jewelry and for those who have some experience. There will will be plenty of choices of beads and textures to mix and match. A $40 materials fee will be paid directly to the instructor for materials. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00


Saturday

1/21/23 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

In this fast-paced workshop, you'll create and finish one Spinner-style ring! Simple or elaborate; you may feature one spinner or a few! For the more advanced student, you may wish to set a stone or two on your spinners. A selection will be available or you may bring your own tiny cabochons.
Simple ring or band making incorporates a good number of basic jewelry fabrication skills such as sawing, fitting joints, filing, shaping, texturing, soldering and of course finishing and polishing. A perfect beginner project, but good for those with more experience too!
A $55 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $90.00

Non-Member: $120.00


Saturday

3/25/23 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

Using only basic wire skills, you can finish this complex-looking but simple necklace in only a day! You have a choice of creating your masterpiece from copper as shown or Sterling silver. In this one-day workshop, you'll learn to make beautiful spirals with simple hand tools and the tricks for creating consistent and matching components in wire. You'll also be introduced to 2-in-2 chainmaille and how to create your own unique clasp! Some basic wire jewelry know-how is recommended, but not necessary. Ages 17 and up.
A $30 materials fee is paid to the instructor for copper, $95 Sterling silver.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $85.00

Non-Member: $115.00