Adult Workshops | Jewelry Workshops

Saturday

3/19/22 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

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

12/18/21 - 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

12/11/21 - 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 18 and up.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00


Saturday

2/19/22 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Maxon, Susan

The effect of a Lazy Squaw pattern is a cross between a Herringbone and a Chevron and a Foxtail pattern. The Lazy Squaw pattern lends itself to a number of adaptations. Students will learn this simple and mesmerizing technique for chain making in this fun and challenging workshop. You will find yourself “in the zone” and time will fly by. The double version of the technique will be demonstrated and time will be available for those comfortable with the torch to explore this. We will learn how to make consistent oval jump rings with half-round wire. We will make soldered, yet movable, links and the bracelet catch will be integrated and invisible.
A list of tools that we will be using is available. Bring what you already have and avoid waiting to share a tool.
A materials fee of $25.00 is paid directly to the instructor the first day of the workshop. This fee includes required sterling silver wires and an illustrated written instruction folder.
Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $135.00

Non-Member: $155.00