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: $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

8/15/22 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

This 5-day workshop is for the advanced beginner and focuses on the fundamentals of jewelry design and execution. Studio habits, safety and design elements will be covered in detail. Perhaps you want to hone your basic skills in metal jewelry fabrication but a busy schedule keeps you from committing to a 6-week course. Or, you simply prefer a short, intensive metal jewelry workshop. If either of these describes you, then this five day class is the place to be! We'll focus on some of the most important basic metalworking skills such as sawing, soldering, filing, texturing, hammering, setting cabochons in bezels and finish work. As you learn the proper techniques to help you build a strong foundation in the metal jewelry arts, you'll make fun and unique jewelry such as a spinner-style ring, earrings featuring bezel-set cabochons and a multi-linked bracelet. You'll also take home a full-color information-packed booklet complete with tutorials for the week's projects. You'll be working in copper, fine and Sterling silvers. A $130 Material Fee includes all materials and is paid directly to the instructor.

A complete tool list will be sent a week prior to camp in case you wish to use your own. However, all tools used during the week will be available for you to borrow during the camp, so there's nothing to buy except an apron and a Sharpie marker with your name on it!

Ages 17 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $345.00

Non-Member: $375.00


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. 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.
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.


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

6/8/22 - 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


Thursday

9/15/22 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 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


Thursday

11/3/22 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 $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


Friday

6/10/22 - 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

6/10/22 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rivolta, Barbara

Jewel like colors will make your jewelry creations pop. Learn how to design and construct metal clay pieces for enameling, how to apply and fire enamel, and how to finish your creations. You will learn different forms of enameling including champleve’, cloisonné’, and plaque a’ jour to decorate pendants, earrings, and brooches. A materials fee of $140 is payable to the instructor and includes silver clay, enamels, findings, and basic enameling tools. Ages 17 and up.

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


Saturday

This is a weekend workshop.
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

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00


Saturday

9/10/22 - 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).

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00


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

6/11/22 - 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