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

4/12/21 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

In this Intermediate Metalsmithing 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: Intermediate

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


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


Tuesday

4/13/21 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Perry, Stacy

In this Intermediate Metalsmithing 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: Intermediate,Advanced

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00


Tuesday

11/2/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 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 $120 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


Tuesday

4/13/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 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 $120 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


Wednesday

4/14/21 - 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


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


Thursday

9/16/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 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.
$50 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

11/4/21 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 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 $60 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

9/16/21 - 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 $120 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

11/4/21 - 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 $120 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


Friday

4/16/21 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rivolta, Barbara

Metal clay is made from powdered metal and binders mixed with water. Fired in a kiln or with a torch, 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 while allowing for different skill levels, creativity, and personalization. A materials fee of $120 is paid to the instructor and includes 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

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


Friday

6/11/21 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rivolta, Barbara

Explore the magic of precious metal clay jewelry making and earn discounts on future purchases of PMC products. Camp PMC101 is a certification program designed for beginners as well as those with metal clay experience. Upon completion of the projects and a short multiple choice quiz, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be entitled to a discount on future purchases of all PMC products at participating suppliers, enrollment in advanced Camp PMC certification and artisan classes, and contact with Camp PMC students and instructors via dedicated Facebook groups.

Students will learn all of the fundamental skills required to work with metal clays and be successful with PMC. These techniques include rolling, texturing, cutting, carving, sculpting, molding, refining, firing and polishing. Extra time is devoted to discuss firing processes and you will learn torch firing and kiln firing techniques.

You will make five projects including a of pair earrings with a firable stone, a double textured pendant with syringe detail, wrapped beads, a sculpted toggle clasp and a wrapped ring with a firable stone.
A student manual is provided. There will be time for independent projects.

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

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

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $195.00


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