In-person Jewelry and Metals Classes



Instructor: Amy Veatch

Students will continue building skills by using basic metalsmithing techniques while learning to bezel set a stone and make hollow forms using soldering and forming techniques. This class offers a chance to further skill and meet the imaginative challenges of making jewelry from sheet metal, wire, and tubes.
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Tuesdays [6 weeks] October 20 – November 24: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Completion of Beginning Metalsmithing class or equivalent.

Class fee:     NC State Students – $105     Public – $170      Register for this class» 

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]



Instructor: Barbara Gautreaux

For intermediate level beaders. Glitz up a leather bracelet with a beaded bezel cab slider! Learn to make a beaded bezel around a cabochon [cabochon provided by the instructor] or bring your own cab/special object (the object must have a flat back to glue to the beading fabric). If you bring your own cab/object, it should be round in shape (square or rectangle will also work) approximately ¼ inches to 1-1/4 inches in diameter. You will learn to bezel a cabochon/object with Delica and seed beads; make and attach a leather slider to the back of the cabochon [the slider makes the cabochon removable from a leather bracelet]. Also, you will make your own leather bracelet and customize it to fit your wrist; dye the leather and attach hardware. Materials costs $10 will be paid to instructor.

Saturday, October 17: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all skill levels

Prerequisites: This workshop is for intermediate level students with experience and knowledge of beading with needle and thread.

Class feel:     NC State Students – $50     Public – $85      Register for this class» 



Instructor: Amy Veatch

Hydraulic PressLearn to use the hydraulic press with several different tools that texture, press, and form thin metal. Make a textured, anti-clastic bracelet and textured forms that can be used to make earrings, a locket, or a bead. Basic instruction to build skills using the hydraulic press will be given.
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Saturday, November 7: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, November 8: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Completion of Beginning Metalsmithing class or equivalent.

Class fee:     NC State Students – $90     Public – $145      Register for this class» 



Instructor: Gail Kenyon

In this two-day workshop you will learn what PMC3 is and how to handle the medium. You will learn techniques for forming, texturing, and molding PMC3, how to dry and finish your pieces and how to prepare the pieces for firing. Then you will learn how to use patina and various methods for polishing your pieces. Interested students can explore making rings on the second day of the class. The instructor will use demonstration, examples, and oral instruction to give you the opportunity to design and construct two PMC3 objects or pieces of jewelry. Finally you will take your knowledge and your 0.999% fine silver pieces home. A $34 materials fee, payable to instructor on first day of the workshop, includes 15MG OF PMC3. Additional precious metal clay will be available for purchase from the instructor.

Saturday, October 24, 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday, October 25, 12:00 – 5:00pm 

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fee:     NC State Students – $55     Public – $95      Register for this class» 


Register for classes

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Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 10 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space.
• If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.
• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of  payment will be issued.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, you must drop the class via Reporter», our new online registration system

Cancellation requests will not be accepted at the main desk or via phone or email.


To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists via Reporter» after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.