Adult Workshops | Jewelry Workshops

Saturday

2/6/21 - 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

1/16/21 - 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

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


Saturday

3/20/21 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

Turn sheet metal into wearable art with the basic fold-forming technique called the line-fold.


By folding and unfolding sheet metal, you can quickly turn it into wonderful 3-D shapes and textures.In this 6 hour workshop, you’ll be introduced to the line-fold and make cuffs from copper sheet metal. Heat and other patinas will also be discussed and may be applied to your cuffs. Line folds and and their variations are the foundation for many fold-forming techniques.


It is recommended that all students use copper to learn the technique. Advanced students may opt to create a cuff from Sterling silver. Sorry, but due to the nature of the metals, beginners and intermediate students must use copper. A $20 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $115.00


Saturday

1/23/21 - 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