Adult Classes | Jewelry

W-JW105 - Introduction to Resin Jewelry Making

Instructor: Glass, Velina

Day of Week: Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Skill Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

Students will learn how to make open and 2 part molds for their resin jewelry. They then color, cast, cure and finish the resin pieces which can be a bangle or other jewelry shape. If desired, bring small found objects to use in mold-making. There is a $75 materials fee payable to the instructor.

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JW201 - Real Jewelry I - Beginning Silversmithing

Instructor: Maxon, Susan

Day of Week: Wed 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Structured for the beginner with no previous jewelry instruction. Students will learn necessary skills in class such as handling tools and torches and setting semi-precious stones. Individual attention allows students to progress at their own pace through the creation of 3 beautiful sterling silver jewelry pieces. Metals and stones are available for purchase from the instructor at an extra cost.

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JW216 - Real Jewelry II

Instructor: Maxon, Susan

Day of Week: Wed 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Structured for students with basic jewelry skills. Students will be introduced to a variety of metals, more complex construction and basic casting methods. Individual attention allows students to progress at their own pace through a series of projects that are designed to build skills. Metals and stones are available for purchase from the instructor at an extra cost.

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JW202 - Real Jewelry II

Instructor: Maxon, Susan

Day of Week: Wed 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Structured for students with basic jewelry skills. Students will be introduced to a variety of metals, to more complex construction and basic casting methods. Individual attention allows students to progress at their own pace through a series of projects that are designed to build skills. Metals and stones are available for purchase from the instructor at an extra cost.

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JW217 - Open Jewelry Studio

Instructor: Monitor

Day of Week: Tues 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Skill Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $90.00

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.

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W-JW265 - All That Glitters! An Introduction to Keum Boo and Aura22

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $175.00

Non-Member: $205.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

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.

A materials fee of $85 is paid directly to the instructor (average depending upon the metals market at the time of the workshop).

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JW206 - Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques I

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Thur 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 1

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

In this fun class, you'll learn the basic skills needed to design and create your own beautiful wire art jewelry. You'll become familiar with the "tools of the trade" and their proper uses.

Not to be confused with traditional wire-wrapping, this class teaches a style of wire jewelry that incorporates forging, texturing and different wire manipulating skills. You'll also learn about patinas and finishing techniques, all while creating a variety of jewelry components and unique wire bracelets and earrings. $45 Material Fee to be paid to instructor at time of class.

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JW205 - Basic Wire Jewelry Techniques II

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Thur 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2,Level 3

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00

Create beautiful and unique jewelry using wire and beads. Build on the fundamental skills learned in Basic Wire I. In this class, you will learn many of the finer details that will make your jewelry stand out from the ordinary. Learn advanced links, clasps, wire wrapping techniques and finishes, and take your wire jewelry art to the next level! A $50 material fee is paid directly to the instructor at the start of class. Please check the instructor's website www.hodgepodgerie.com for a complete supply list.

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JW101 - Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication I

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Thur 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 1

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

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 $75 fee will be paid to the instructor for the metals and supplies used in class.

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JW102 - Fundamentals of Jewelry Fabrication II

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Thur 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 2

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

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 $75 will be paid to the instructor to cover the cost of metals used in class.

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JW221 - Metal-Smithing-An Independent Jewelry Study

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Mon 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

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.

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JW222 - Metalworks II- Intermediate

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Tues 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00

In this Metalsmithing II 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.

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JW223 - Metalworks II- Intermediate

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Mon 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $149.00

Non-Member: $179.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

In this Metalsmithing II 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.

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W-JW210 - The Art of the Finish

Instructor: Perry, Stacy

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 2,Level 3,Level 4,Level 5

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $85.00

Non-Member: $115.00

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.

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W-JW103 - Bangles! Bangles! Bangles!

Instructor: Thayer, Gail

Day of Week: Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Skill Levels: Level 1,Level 2

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $45.00

Non-Member: $55.00

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 2-3 bangles during this workshop. A materials fee of $8 will be paid to the instructor to cover the cost of sterling silver wire.

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