In-person Jewelry and Metals Classes

ANODIZING NIOBIUM AND TITANIUM [Workshop]

Instructor: Amy Veatch

Anodizing Niobium_Amy VeatchLearn how to texture and color niobium and titanium using electrical current. Colored niobium/titanium can be used as a piece of jewelry on its own or added to other metals to create more complex jewelry pieces. Students will do both things in this workshop, making two pairs of earrings and a pendant or brooch. All levels welcome; intermediate and advanced students encouraged. Supplies included.
View Amy’s work on Instagram: @amyveatch.art..

Saturday, March 6: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, March 7: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $95     Public – $150      Register for this class»

 

BASICS OF BEADED JEWELRY

Instructor: Carrie Jones

Have you ever been to the craft store and saw strands of jewelry beads, but didn’t know how to get started? Do you have “found objects” that you would like to turn into beaded jewelry? If so, this introductory class is for you! In this class, you will learn the basic tools needed to get started, how to string aesthetically, and different closure techniques. Each week will focus on different skills, and by the end you will have completed at least a bracelet, necklace, earrings, and a ring. No prior beading experience is necessary. Supply kits may be purchased from the instructor for each class for $5-10, or you can bring your own materials [a list of required supplies will be sent after registration].

Wednesdays [5 weeks] February 10 – March 10: 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $60     Public – $120     Register for this class»  

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

 

BASSE-TAILLE ENAMELING [Workshop]

Instructor: Ndidi Kowalczyk

Basse-TailleTurn simple designs into eye-catching gems of color. Learn to use transparent enamels and a torch to highlight low relief textures on metal. Students will texture copper either mechanically or chemically then apply enamel to create elements for earrings, pendants, or bracelet charms. Experience with vitreous enamels is helpful. Instructor will provide etchable images and etching material. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor during class for etchable images and etching material. View Ndidi’swork at www.instagram.com/hothouseposey.

Saturday, March 20: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, March 21: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: Some experience with vitreous enamels

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $105     Public – $170      Register for this class»

 

BEGINNING METALSMITHING

Instructor: Amy Veatch

Design and construct a pendant and earrings by learning basic metal working techniques. Students will learn to saw, file, texture, rivet, and solder using sheet metal and wire in this basic techniques class. Knowing these skills and completing these projects is a great first step to feeling comfortable in the Jewelry/Metals studio!  Supplies included.
View Amy’s work on Instagram: @amyveatch.art.

Section A – Thursdays [6 weeks] February 11 – March 18: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Section B – Tuesdays [6 weeks] February 16 – March 23: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $105      Public – $170      Register for this class»

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

 

COLORED PENCIL ON METAL [Workshop]

Instructor: Ndidi Kowalczyk

Colored Pencil on MetalThis versatile technique adds color to any metal without heat or chemicals. Each student will create a small pendant or brooch and a pair of earrings.  A materials fee of $8 must be paid to instructor at the start of the workshop. View Ndidi’s work at www.instagram.com/hothouseposey.

Saturday, April 24: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 25: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $100      Public – $155      Register for this class»

 

FABRIC JEWELRY [Workshop]

Instructor: Roberta Morgan

wool-quilling-jewelryLooking for something relaxing and fun to do on a University Wellness Day?  Try this fun class making necklaces, bracelets or pins using recycled tie-dyed T-shirts. When cut, rolled and glued into colorful shapes they are transformed into unique jewelry. This is a fun and easy way to recycle. We will also use this technique with strips of recycled wool fabric.  All supplies provided.

Friday, March 5, 10:00am – 2:00 pm  

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $25     Public – $50     Register for this class»  

 

FORM, FUNCTION, COLOR [Workshop]

Instructors: Ndidi Kowalczyk and Amy Veatch

FormFunctionColorJoin us to fire up your imagination and press ahead with your creative spirit to make a set of jewelry – earrings and a pendant or brooch! In this two day workshop students will learn several specialized jewelry techniques such as using the hydraulic press to form a copper base with dies like wire, Plexiglas, or old decorative interior hardware. By adding colorful torch fired glass enamel to the base students will complete the jewelry pieces. Supplies included.

Saturday, April 10: 9:00am – 4:00pM
Sunday, April 11: 9:00am – 4:00pm                   

Skill Level: Open to all

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $90     Public – $145      Register for this class»

 

INTRODUCTION TO TORCH-FIRED ENAMEL

Instructor: Ndidi Kowalczyk

Intro to Torch-Fired EnamelIn this introduction to enameling, learn a traditional method of fusing powdered glass on copper using a torch while creating simple charms for earrings, bracelets, or necklaces. Supplies included.
View Ndidi’s work at www.instagram.com/hothouseposey.

Wednesdays [6 weeks] February 3 – March 17: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites:  None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $105      Public- $170      Register for this class»

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

 

PRECIOUS METAL CLAY FOR BEGINNERS [Workshop]

Instructor: Gail Kenyon

In this three-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 third 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 $45 materials fee*, payable to instructor on first day of the workshop, includes 15 grams of PMC3 [*fee may change based on changes in the market price of silver] . Additional precious metal clay will be available for purchase from the instructor.

Friday, April 16, 6:30 -9:30pm
Saturday, April 17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 18, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fee:     NC State Students – $70     Public – $130      Register for this class»

 


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Cancellations

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.

Absences

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.