Adult Workshops | Jewelry Workshops

Sunday

4/2/23 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thayer, Gail

Titanium is a great metal for earrings. It is strong, lightweight, inexpensive and it anodizes to an array of marvelous colors. Precut components will be available or you may cut components using the shear and disk cutters in a variety of shapes. Experienced metalworkers may also saw shapes. Then we will texture using hammers, the flex shaft and/or roller printing with a variety of steel and brass pattern plates. Then the fun begins with coloring. Each component can be one or multiple colors. Findings can be colored to match or contrast with components. Lastly, components will be joined with jump rings. Most students will have time to make 3 pairs of earrings if they desire. A materials fee of $10 per pair of earrings is paid directly to the instructor. Please bring cash or check. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00


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

5/14/23 - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Abernathy, Diane

Students will be making a variety of earrings from brass and copper which you can design yourself. This is a fun filled class for someone who has never made jewelry to those who have some experience and to come and make earrings! There will will be plenty of choices of beads and textures to mix and match. A $40 materials fee is paid to the instructor the day of the workshop and covers all 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


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


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

12/10/22 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thayer, Gail

Titanium is a great metal for earrings. It is strong, lightweight, inexpensive and it anodizes to an array of marvelous colors. Precut components will be available or you may cut components using the shear and disk cutters in a variety of shapes. Experienced metalworkers may also saw shapes. Then we will texture using hammers, the flex shaft and/or roller printing with a variety of steel and brass pattern plates. Then the fun begins with coloring. Each component can be one or multiple colors. Findings can be colored to match or contrast with components. Lastly, components will be joined with jump rings. Most students will have time to make 3 pairs of earrings if they desire. A materials fee of $10 per pair of earrings is paid directly to the instructor. Please bring cash or check. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

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

12/17/22 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thayer, Gail

First time making a ring? No problem.
Learn to solder wire, form it into a ring and shape it using a steel ring die and the hydraulic press. Combine die shapes and different metals to make a stunning ring stack. Beginners can expect to make 3 to 6 individual rings (1 to 2 sets) in this workshop.
Instructor will have a variety of sterling silver, copper and gold filled wire for sale ranging from $1 to $6 per ring. Please bring cash or check to class for payment. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00


Saturday

10/29/22 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Abernathy, Diane

Students will be making two pairs of earrings using silver sheet and wire as well as beautiful turquoise and coral beads. A $40 material fee is 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

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

10/15/22 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Abernathy, Diane

Learn to make a variety of rectangle-shaped earrings from brass and copper. Students can choose from different patterns and textures, and mix and match several types of beads. This is a fun workshop for someone who has never made jewelry and for those who have some experience. A $40 fee is 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


Saturday

2/4/23 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Abernathy, Diane

Students will be making two pairs of Valentines Day themed earrings in brass and copper with semi-precious stones and glass hearts. More earrings may be made for an additional fee as time allows. A materials fee of $50 is paid directly to the instructor. Ages 17 and up.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00