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.

“Mary Ann Scherr taught me several times. Her work with unusual jewelry materials like industrial metals was very inspirational to me. She and I were in an art collective at the end of her life and I got to know her on a more personal level sharing that experience. It’s an honor to teach a technique she taught here at the Crafts Center.”  Amy Veatch

Saturday, June 12: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, June 13: 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»

 

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.

Thursdays [6 weeks] May 20 – June 24: 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]

 

CONTINUING METALSMITHING

Instructor: Amy Veatch
Continuing MetalsmithingStudents 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. View Amy’s work on Instagram: @amyveatch.art.

Wednesdays [6 weeks] May 26 – June 30: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Completion of Beginning Metalsmithing class or equivalent.

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]

 

CREATING TEXTURE WITH VITREOUS ENAMEL [Workshop]

Instructor: Ndidi Kowalczyk
Enhance your knowledge of fusing powdered glass to copper with your torch. In this class, students will explore adding dimension to their work with appliqué, separation and crackle enamels as well as embedding techniques. Previous enamel experience is necessary. Knowledge of torch use and basic metalsmithing skills is helpful. Students will pay a $15 materials fee to the instructor at the start of class. View Ndidi’swork at hothouseposey.com.

Friday, June 4: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, June 5: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, June 6: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Some enamel experience required.

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $65     Public – $130      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 hothouseposey.com.

Tuesdays [6 weeks] June 8 – July 20 [skip June 22]: 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]


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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.