Adult Workshops | Jewelry Workshops

Monday

7/26/21 - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

Techniques for Reticulating, Fusing, Dusting and Granulation, Casting, Hammering and Roller Printing.

There are SO many ways to create wonderful textures on silver! There are numerous techniques one can apply to add texture to metal. With the use of a torch, one can create magic! Fusing, dusting and reticulation creates beautiful and interesting textures on metal. But let's not stop there!
In this workshop, learn how to better control and manipulate the process of reticulation to create unique and beautiful patterns. Then learn how to fuse precious metals - from larger pieces to granulation and tiny precious metal dust. You'll explore primitive forms of casting to create beautiful one-of-a-kind textured pieces to use your jewelry masterpieces. Charcoal, cuttlebone, broomstick and water will all be explored. Proper application of the rolling mill can further enhance your designs to create unique surface textures to take your designs to the next level!
Students must be comfortable with a torch. There is a $25 materials fee paid to the instructor.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Member Tuition: $345.00

Non-Member: $375.00


Wednesday

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


Friday

8/6/21 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rivolta, Barbara

Metal clay is a relatively new product consisting of microscopic particles of metal in a moist organic binder. It is pliable like clay and fired in a kiln to burn off the binder and fuse the particles into a solid piece of metal. It is a very versatile material that lends itself to mixed media combinations with glass, ceramics, and other materials as well as with traditional metalsmithing techniques. Accessible and easy to learn, beautiful pieces can be made by the average crafter in a few hours. In this workshop, you will design your own texture plate and templates to make a one-of a kind pendant and earring set. Add some sparkle to your creations with your choice of CZ. Learn how to roll and texture the clay, make a bail, set a stone, and finish and polish your pieces.
A $95 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor. See supply list for details.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $115.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $95.00


Saturday

5/15/21 - 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

10/2/21 - 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.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00


Saturday

4/24/21 - 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


Saturday

9/18/21 - 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.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00


Saturday

9/25/21 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thayer, Gail

No jewelry experience necessary!


Titanium is a great metal for jewelry that is lightweight, inexpensive and, best of all, anodizes to an array of beautiful colors.


After designing your bangle you will learn to cut titanium strips and then pattern them in the rolling mill. We will drill holes to join the strips and then color the pieces. Last we will assemble using tiny nuts and bolts.


Instructor will have all materials for sale. A basic bangle will cost less than $15. Please bring cash or check to the workshop.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $55.00

Non-Member: $65.00