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Taking Jewelry Making to the next step with Seeds Center's Wire wrapping at Level 2. Students will learn how to create wire wrapped rings and how to embellish with crystals and precious stones. You will also learn how to create designs, learn gemology, and color theory. Depending on your skill level and timing while learning, more than one or...
Learn the basics of silicone mold making, creating 1-part molds and 2-part molds from a variety of different silicones and rubbers. Cast plastic or wax into your mold, and manipulate it further through carving, heat, or paint, which can then be hand-painted. Mold making is a key technique for those interested in production. All molds created...
Create in silver, copper and brass! Learn Basic and intermediate level contemporary metalsmithing and design. Start with simple techniques, and learn through demonstrations to expand your skillsets in various stone setting techniques, soldering, shaping metal through forging, and adding color to metal with glass enamel. Creative linkage, etching and...
Make a beautiful forged hammer ring or two, working with brass, copper or silver and different hammers for shaping and texture. Use a torch, solder and polish to wear all in one session. Copper, brass or silver can be purchased from instructor.
This is a unique opportunity to sign up for a single day art class. This is designed for potential students who want to gain basic-level exposure to the visual arts at the Evanston Art Center. We want this to be a low stress, low commitment way to experience EAC offerings. One-day workshops in other disciplines are also available.
Intended for students who are interested in unique ways to finish off a bracelet or necklace. Sick of store bought mechanisms? In this six week class we will focus on making our own clasps to really give the final touch to your handmade, 1-of-a-kind piece of jewelry.
Transform scraps of silver left over to jewelry sitting in your drawers into new and exciting jewelry designs. With one-on-one instructor time, you will learn how to repurpose your old and unused metal and jewelry into new metal and design elements for new jewelry fabrications. Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
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This class is intended for students with previous fabrication experience. The techniques taught during this course will help you further your creativity and aesthetic judgment when creating your jewelry. Surface treatments explored throughout this session will include: keum boo granulation reticulation hydraulic press marriage metal...
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Jewelry rendering is equal parts inspiration, technique, and communication. In this online class you will develop the technical skills required for hand drawn and painted jewelry renderings. Beautiful, effective renderings allow the designer, client, and fabricators of jewelry to experiment with materials without committing to metal, and to ensure...
Create your own beautiful, holly-inspired bracelet and earring set using Swarovski crystal, pearls, and bicones. This class will walk you through basic jewelry methods like beading, crimping, and designing. By the end of class, you will have a stunning bracelet and earring set perfect for the holidays. Additional supplies required.
Learn how to fabricate your own unique chain bracelet and clasp, from brass or copper. Basic sawing, riveting, filing, twisting, and sanding skills will be taught. This is a great way to get your foot into metalsmithing. Expect to walk away with at least one unique bracelet!
This class explores hand building one large object over the course of 3 weeks, and then the last week explore surface design. Students will transform 25 lbs of clay into a large form . During this course Liz will trouble shoot issues and strategies for building big. The dimensions of the kiln are 21" diameter and 23" tall, so forms will not be able...
Students will learn to fabricate mounting and stone setting like a professional. Start with a simple bezel setting then move on to more complicated settings such as a flush, prong, tube, backset, and ready mades. We will learn to work with cabochon, faceted, and unusual shaped stones.
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