Adult Classes | Jewelry

Monday

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.

Levels: Advanced,Professional

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Monday

3/2/20 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

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.

Levels: Advanced

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

3/3/20 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monitor

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.

Levels: All Levels

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

Member Tuition: $60.00

Non-Member: $90.00


Tuesday

3/3/20 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

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.

Levels: Advanced

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

3/4/20 - 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jenrette, Carol

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of metalsmithing. In this class, students will be introduced to the basics of working with sterling silver. We will discuss jewelry design and cover metalsmithing techniques; correct use of tools, simple forming, texturing, soldering, finishing and shop safety.

Level 1 Students will fabricate a pendant in sterling silver that will combine the techniques covered in class. A materials fee of $65 is to be paid to the instructor.

Level 2 In Level 2 you can choose to create an original piece with individual instruction or participate in the class project. The fabricated link bracelet, our class project, will be a combination of 5 unique links, each highlighting a different technique; simple bezel setting, roller and hammer textures, keum boo, riveting and patination finished with a toggle. A materials fee of $85 is to be paid to the instructor.

Levels: Beginner

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

3/4/20 - 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Jenrette, Carol

This class is designed for students who have completed Level 1 of Introduction to Silversmithing or have had prior experience with silver fabrication, soldering and bezel setting. We will build on basic skills with demonstrations in advanced fabricating techniques, dapping and forging, cold connections, as well as bezel setting, closures and alternative methods suspension. Students can choose between the bracelet project designed to elevate your skill level or you can design your own original piece with individual instruction. Materials fee varies from $15 to $85 and is paid directly to the instructor.

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Wednesday

3/4/20 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hammers, Karen

In this class you’ll learn the basic stitches in bead weaving necessary to create bead woven jewelry using needle, thread, and glass seed beads. You’ll learn peyote, herringbone, ladder and netting stitches along with their variations. After learning the basic stitches, you’ll design and create a piece of jewelry such as a bracelet, necklace, or earrings. Basic supplies necessary to learn the stitches will be provided. You may wish to purchase additional beads for the jewelry project you design. A $25 materials fee will be paid to the instructor in the first class.

Levels: Beginner

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

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

4/16/20 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

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.

Levels: Beginner

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

Lab Fee:   $5.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

3/5/20 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

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.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

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

Lab Fee:   $5.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

4/16/20 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

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 $85 fee will be paid to the instructor for the metals and supplies used in class.

Levels: Beginner

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

3/5/20 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

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 $85 will be paid to the instructor to cover the cost of metals used in class.

Levels: Intermediate

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

3/5/20 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

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 $85 will be paid to the instructor to cover the cost of metals used in class.

Levels: Intermediate

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Thursday

4/16/20 - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

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 $85 fee will be paid to the instructor for the metals and supplies used in class.

Levels: Beginner

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Friday

3/6/20 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rivolta, Barbara

Metal clay is a made from microscopic particles of metal mixed with an organic binder that is worked much like pottery clay. The binder burns off during kiln firing, fusing the particles into a solid piece of metal. Metal clay allows for deep textures, sculpted and molded elements, and great details that can be combined with traditional metal smithed components. It is ideal for mixed media jewelry combining CZ's, glass, ceramic and other materials. Projects in bronze and silver clays emphasize technique, construction and design.
A fee of $100 will be paid to the instructor for bronze and silver clays and other materials used in class.

Levels: Beginner

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Friday

3/6/20 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rivolta, Barbara

In this class students will build on skills learned in Designing with Metal Clay. Explore adding color to your copper, bronze, or silver metal clay creations polymer clay and other materials combined with UV resin.
$50 materials fee paid to instructor plus the cost of metal clay (available from instructor or may be purchased from on-line vendors).

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Friday

4/17/20 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rivolta, Barbara

In this class students will build on skills learned in Designing with Metal Clay. Learn a more economical way of working with silver metal clay by combining it with ceramics including commercial bisque beads, your own pottery creations and even Grandma's broken china. Make and set your own colorful glass cabochons in silver metal clay.
$40 materials fee paid to instructor plus the cost of metal clay (available from instructor or may be purchased from on-line vendors).

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Saturday

4/25/20 - 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