Jewelry Classes in Great Falls
Now Enrolling for 2020
Jewelry Making & Design | An Introduction to Silver Metal Clay
February 5, 2020 - March 11, 2020$300
Wednesdays 9:30am–12:30pm | 6 Weekly Sessions
Local Jeweler JJ Singh will open her studio to new beginning students interested in exploring the world of metal clay and its design possibilities. The 6-week, intensive introduction to silver metal clay* will cover basic techniques including rolling, stamping, cutting, forming, sanding and finishing. Projects will include constructing a hollow form pendant, designing and making custom clasps and connections, hand carved rings, and more. The materials fee is $125 and includes complete silver metal clay toolkit and 25g of silver. Additional silver may be required and can be purchased in class.
Open Studio - Intermediate / Advanced
February 10th - March 16th 2020
Monday's 9:30am–12:30pm | 6 Weekly Sessions
Prerequisite: Silversmithing / Metal Clay experience
Open Studio is a chance for creative minds to come together and work on their own jewelry and leather projects in a collaborative and creative environment. Traditional silversmithing tools (sawing, soldering, finishing) and metal clay equipment (kiln, tumbler, flex shaft) are all available for use. In addition, the studio now has a Silhouette Curio machine that can be used to cut metal clay, leather, acrylic and more. (Familiarity with Silhouette software is required). Basic familiarity with jewelry making techniques is also a pre-requisite. Bring your sketches, ideas, and partially completed projects and and we will figure out how to make your designs a reality in a collaborative and supportive environment.
We also offer seasonal classes in Precious Metal Clay in our Northern Virginia Studio. Please call 703-216-6726 or email us for more information and scheduling.
Introduction to Bronze Metal Clay –
Materials fee is $95 and includes complete silver metal clay toolkit and 25g of silver. Additional silver can be purchased at market pricing.Class Fee $300
Independent Study Design Studio–
(Prerequisite is Introduction to Metal Clay I or similar experience)
Students will have access to the studio tools and equipment while they pursue independent creative projects with guidance from the instructor. Students need to bring their own tool kit from previous classes.Intro to Jewelry Design with Metal Clay - A beginning level 6 week course (class meets once a week) covering an introduction to Precious Metal Clay. Students will make between 3-5 projects including earrings, a ring, and a pendant.
Intermediate Jewelry Design with Metal Clay - An intermediate level 6 week course (class meets once a week) going deeper into techniques of metal clay. Students will make between 3-5 projects including cuff links, bracelets, hollow form objects, and beads.
Earring Envy - A beginner workshop in earring design. Students will make a pair of fine silver earrings using precious metal clay. Class covers the use of texture plate, cutting, forming, sanding, firing, and finishing.
Introduction to Bronze Clay - A beginner workshop exploring the use of bronze clay. Bronze clay is significantly less expensive than silver clay, so students can try more techniques without the associated cost of silver.
Private Classes:Earring and Wine: We also offer private classes for small groups upon request. Gather up to 5 friends and come make your own earrings while sipping on wine an appetizers. Call 703-216-6726 for more information or send us a message!